What to buy the dapper man in your life

Mens gift guide

Mens gift guide

It is that time of year again – when women all over the country fuss and fumble around with gifts for their fathers/sons/brothers/boyfriends effectively ending in a stocking overstuffed with an array of socks and boxers to last them until next year. This little gift guide aims to calm the jitters, and spoil any dapper man for the year ahead.

The Mr Porter Paperback

MP Paperback

For any dapper man this is an essential and filled with the most luxurious touches in life. Written by Jeremy Langmead himself, this unique book is bound in leather in the UK by Smythson. Completed with gold-edged pages, this version is limited to just 500 copies around the world (so grab yours before it goes!)

iPad Mini (with Retina display)


This trendy little gadget is a must for all boys who love their toys and will please anyone. It runs at four times the speed of the old Mini so for those who brought the original, this is a massive jump up. For newbies to the iPad it’s the best looking, most affordable, has vibrant colours and millions of apps. Not to be reckoned with!

Smythson Panama Notebook 


Personally, I am obsessed with Smythson and a notepad for scribbles, profound thoughts and general musings is an absolute must. This panama diary comes in loads of different colours with quirky little catch phrases on the front. And for an added touch, you can have it embossed.

Cutler and Gross Brown 0734 Tortoiseshell Round Frame Acetate (Liberty.co.uk)

Cutler and Gross

These Cutler and Gross frames are quintessentially British and have been in production since the 80s. Include vintage finishing touches for a really strong effect.

Lanvin Silver-Tone Boot Cufflinks

Lanvin Cufflinks

These amazingly detailed little cufflinks add the perfect touch and balance of fun and style to a suit. Great for livening up work wear or adding a bit of glamour to an evening suit.

Nike Air Max 1 Essential iD

Nike iD

The well-dressed man does need to have a “casual” mode and Nike Air Max 1 Essentials are the way to go. Slick black based ones can still look smart, or some fresh white based ones for a more weekend look. If you want to splurge a bit, I recommend getting them personalised at iD. You can either do this online or at the flagship store at Nike where the boys are very helpful and will cater to any panicking wife/girlfriend/mother with calming words and sneaker geek knowledge a plenty.

Mulberry Small Clipper Leather Trimmed Canvas Holdall Bag


Every man needs the perfect holdall and where better to get one than from Mulberry. This stylish holdall from the new season is perfect for the dapper man’s travels, whether for business or pleasure. As always with Mulberry this is an investment piece that will go the distance and is built to last.

Bang & Olufsen Play Beolit 12 Airplay wireless speaker


Bang & Olufsen is known for its enticing and sleek designs and this trendy little number lives up to the brands name. For all music lovers this is a perfect buddy. It’s a portable Airplay speaker with a built-in battery that last for around 3 hours when using Airplay. Comes with built-in Wi-Fi and connects with IOS devices and has a USB port on the side. The Beolit 12 looks a little bit like a lunchbox, is easily portable thanks to its little strap, and comes in a sleek grey and white.

Woolrich Arctic Parka Coyote-Trimmed Down-Filled Coat


With the cold weather hitting us like a gust of wind in the face (literally) the Woolrich parka is a must-have. Introduced by Woolrich in 1972 Woolrich proves that classic, functional design never goes out of style. The body and sleeves are filled with down while the hood is lined with a coyote trim for ultimate winter cosiness. I have one of these myself and have never looked back!

SNS Herning, Breton-Stripe Wool Sweater

SNS Herning

This classic Breton sweater designed by S.N.S Herning has not changed since its introduction in 1979 – and so it should be! Neatly fitting and with metal buttons over one shoulder the piece is perfectly detailed without being too extravagant and is a staple classic.

Contributor: Annabelle Morell-Coll