What 8 Cool Guys Want For Xmas

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If you’re still not sure what to ask FC for this year, perhaps these men can inspire you. We tapped nine of the most stylish blokes we know for their wish lists…
Photography MOEEZ ALI

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Bola Odusina

Influencer

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1. Alice Made This Gold Change Bracelet
This is an extremely versatile accessory that works well with all outfits. I love fine jewellery that is understated and this certainly fits the bill.

2. Bennett Winch Leather Holdall
With a focus on materials and details, Bennett Winch make some of the best travel accessories. The holdall is made from Tuscan leather and will only get better with time.

3. Creed Gold Atomiser
I own a lot of fragrances and it is easier to carry an atomiser instead of a bottle of fragrance. I usually prefer understated accessories, but I am obsessed with the gold atomiser from Creed. Stylish and practical.

Greg Zimmerman

Model & Fonder of Rowbots

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1. Rimowa Bag
Bags aren’t just for women. Carrying keys wallets and phones in your pockets gets annoying, bulky and can ruin the silhouette of any outfit. This aluminium sling clutch by Rimowa is a stylish solution to all those problems. 

2. New Balance Trainers
These are modern wardrobe essentials that look as good with denim as with tailoring. The angular design, inspired by the 70s, creates the perfect retro-modern aesthetic – and they’re just so comfortable.

3. Hermès Cap
Headwear is a staple of any winter wardrobe. These caps by Hermès will top off your look while keeping you warm, thanks to some luxurious water-repellent cashmere.

Daniel Todd

Buying Manager, Mr Porter

1. A.P.C. X Suzanne Koller Harbor Jeans
“Everyone thinks white jeans are a summer staple but I like wearing them in winter too – they look great with chunky knitwear and boots, and dark colours can really offset the white. A.P.C has a great denim range with classic styles.”

2. Nike Running Sneakers
“Nothing kick starts a new-year fitness regime better than a new pair of trainers and Nike Running offers some of the best on the market. I’ll hopefully be sporting these frequently come January.”

3. Arc’teryx​ Shell Hooded Jacket
“Over the Christmas period, the family and I spend a great deal of time outdoors going for long walks, so this Arc’teryx jacket is the perfect cover-up to protect me from the elements.  I’m drawn to the orange which adds a pop of colour to my usual winter wardrobe of black and navy.”

Zak Maoui

Style Editor, GQ

1. Our Legacy Boots
I'm a huge fan of Our Legacy. It consistently puts out decent, timeless menswear, and these chic and sturdy boots are on my wish list this season.

2. Malin + Goetz Cannabis EDP
Ignore what it says on the package, because this doesn't actually smell all that much like the pongy stuff. Instead it's fresh, intriguing and gets people asking you what you’re wearing all the time.

Tom Couch

Head of Private Events, The Arts Club

1. Reiss Coat
I am a big fan of wearing neutrals, especially as everyone around you in winter is dressed in black. This double-breasted Reiss coat can be dressed up or down.

2. Dr Barbara Sturm Conditioner & Shampoo
I like all things grooming now I’m in my 30s. I use the Dr Barbara Sturm face cream daily and absolutely love it. The brand’s also now brought out a shampoo and conditioner. and I’m excited to try both. All of its products also look very good in your bathroom.

3. Loro Piana Suede Boots
They’re on the pricier side, but I love these Loro Piana blue suede boots – even if they’re not the best for a rainy day. They also come in a loafer but I guess those will have to wait until summer.

Aleks Cvetkovic

Journalist & Podcast Host

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1. New Balance Made In England 991s
I love New Balance, but I try to only buy from the Made in England range. I’d rather know these are sewn together in Flimby, Cumbria, than shipped in from overseas. I’ve got a few pairs in bonkers colour combinations, so it’s about time I had a sensible go-to pair like these.

2.  LEJ Quilted Hanten Gilet
I love LEJ. Everything creative director Luke Walker does feels fresh, chic and considered. With that in mind, I’ve had my eye on the brand’s luxey quilted gilets for a while. A piece like this is perfect for layering under heavy tailored overcoats in deepest, darkest winter.

Damian Paul

Head Of Menswear, MATCHESFASHION

1. Jacques Marie Mage​ Sunglasses
I am a big believer in sunglasses all year round, and these from Jacques Marie Mage are perfect for those bright winter days when the sun is low. Made in Japan to the highest quality, they’re going to look amazing as well as being super functional.

Ollie Arnold

Style Director, Mr Porter

1. Mr. P Shearling-Lined Suede Chelsea Boot
Finding the right footwear to balance a hectic schedule is not easy. I need something that can transition from the office to the bar, and the chilly walk in-between. These shearling-lined Chelseas feature my preferred chunky Vibram sole for extra comfort – and look great with tailored trousers or jeans. They really are the perfect winter boot.

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