The team at ICON has taken the stress out of Christmas this year by curating a Christmas Gift Guide worthy of even the most pickiest of gift recipients.
Christmas is the perfect time to undergo something of a wardrobe overhaul. New season, new looks, new year’s resolutions even. Basically, it’s a chance to renew your sense of style. Clean slate and all that.
From limited edition patchwork shirts from New York darling Bode to stunning accessories from Cartier, our fashion-inspired gift guide inspired by the peacock in us all covers everything.
Just trying to one will be the toughest part. That, and deciding which to keep for yourself and which should be a gift.
Juste Un Clou Bracelet in White Gold. $11,600. From Cartier.
Men’s jewellery has come a long way from the chunky and oversized styles. Today’s man is much more open to jewellery that’s discreet and elegant as opposed to heavy and cumbersome. The Juste Un Clou bracelet by Cartier is the perfect compromise for the man who still needs an industrial touch to his bling.
Denim Jacket, $1665. From Saint Laurent.
Style is eternal and a denim jacket has remained an essential must-have piece of menswear for decades. A classic trucker silhouette, washed blue denim and soft-as-butter fit, Saint Laurent might have made the most perfect denim jacket in history.
Olive Calf Skin Pouch. $2900. From Dior.
An exquisite accessory for any occasion, any outfit. Dior’s iconic saddle bag comes in a streamlined edition for the man who likes to carry his essentials in the most stylish possible way.
Vicuna Pure Cashmere Overshirt. $3235. From Zegna.
Ermenegildo Zegna has redefined the concept of elegance in menswear. Their cashmere overshirt adds a luxurious layer to your wardrobe, made using ultra fine Vicuna, one of the most prized fibres in the world.
Canvas Tote 42 With Mummified Rexy. $350. From Coach x Michael B. Jordan
If you don’t find yourself smiling at the details in the collaboration between Coach and actor Michael B. Jordan, check your pulse. Whimsical, fun graphics and bright colours create a line of accessories for modern men that are practical and a delight to carry.
Pearl Pendant. $9280. From Paspaley.
Paspaley’s latest high jewellery collection, Dive, celebrates the sense of wild adventures of pearl divers. It’s also their most “masculine” collection to date, featuring motifs of sailors and the rigs they man on the sea.
Bode Patchwork shirt. $980. From MR PORTER.
New York-based brand Bode has become a favourite amongst sustainably minded clothes horses. Using repurposed fabrics from around the world to create limited, if not one-off, pieces means you’ll always own something unique.
Barkwood print pull-on pants. $495. From Bassike.
Australian brand Bassike has nailed the brief when it comes to Australian aesthetics – skate, surf, elegant tailored details all in one. Made here in Australia using sustainably sourced fabrics, feel as good as you look while wearing them.
Bottega Veneta biodegradable-rubber slingback sandals. From matchesfashion.
Christmas comfort but make it Bottega, these sandals are a peek at the future of footwear. Playful proportions juxtapose with their minimalist aesthetic. Made with biodegradable rubber, they’re the shoe with no footprint.
Gucci 25H watch. $3260. From Gucci.
Time is precious and this Gucci timepiece is a pleasant reminder of that. Inspired by the sharp lines of contemporary architecture, this is a piece of art for the wrist. A better Christmas gift? We’ve yet to spot it.
Tracksuit trousers. $1550. From Balenciaga.
Demna Gvasalia’s integration of rave culture into the world of couture at Balenciaga is something we love to see. The idea that luxury fashion can be something as simple as a pair of tracksuit pants begs the question of what the future of dressing “up” will mean.
Gancini Wallet. $650. From Salvatore Ferragamo.
Wallets might seem like an obvious Christmas gift idea but this little treat from Salvatore Ferragamo is anything but. Hammered calf leather for suppleness and graphic print that will age nicely – it’s not just for Christmas. It’s for life.
Oversized Unisex Bomber. $440. From Lacoste.
A gift you can share, this unisex contrast bomber from Lacoste is made from lightweight taffeta with some subtle padding for volume.
Jacquemus “La Chemise Banane” Shirt. $815. From Ssense.
Jacquemus’ eye for detail and ability to weave these into relaxed silhouettes without bogging them down is unparalleled. Unburdened by rules yet elevated, a shirt that will make Christmas Day brighter.
Ridley S sunglasses. $665. From Mr Leight.
The OG eyewear king, Larry Leight’s eponymous Mr Leight line of sunglasses are as a rule effortlessly cool. The Ridley S is, in our eyes, the creme de la creme of the collection. A contemporary style that suits all face shapes.
Jumbo GG Canvas Shorts. $1405. From Gucci.
Gucci’s current idea of menswear is refreshing. No stereotypes, no archetypes – but so fun you can’t help but smile at the sight of it. Their monogrammed shorts hits the midway point of playful and everyday style.
Leather cap. $610. From TOD’S.
Top off Christmas with a cap that’s not your average baseball cap. TOD’S has given this casual staple a luxury makeover. A modern classic, a timeless accessory.