Ten stylish men’s gift ideas for Father’s Day… and beyond

From a state-of-the-art time-saving watch and an ultra-luxe motoring jacket to a vinyl subscription that’s music to the ears – something for every father’s taste

Aston Martin by Hackett nappa leather jacket, £995
Aston Martin by Hackett nappa leather jacket, £995

A gear change

It’s only recently that drivers of today’s ultra-sleek, high-performance supercars have had a wide choice of clothing that looks as slick away from the steering wheel as it does behind it. The new order was strengthened more than a decade ago when Aston Martin Racing (AMR) joined forces with the quintessentially British men’s outfitter Jeremy Hackett to create the Hackett x AMR collection. “The British core running through both brands made them a perfect fit,” explains Hackett. As well as the original AMR products, the brands have now collaborated on a collection of more luxurious clothing, called Aston Martin by Hackett (jacket, £995), and AMR Pro, which is high-end performance wear inspired by the new sports-car line-up. hackett.com. SIMON DE BURTON

Devoción coffee’s artisanal beans are handpicked and dry-milled in Bogotá
Devoción coffee’s artisanal beans are handpicked and dry-milled in Bogotá
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Hidden perks

The aromatic “farm-fresh” blends from Colombia’s Devoción coffee are sought-after by cold-brew connoisseurs and Michelin-starred chefs alike. The beans, of purest artisanal quality, are handpicked and dry-milled in Bogotá and shipped at 10-30 days old; the industry average is three months to one year, but Colombia is one of the few countries in the world where coffee is a year-round crop. At the Brooklyn warehouse, roastmaster Sergio Muñoz creates both classic and quirky blends, such as the Citrus with its uplifting essences of mandarin and lemongrass. Choose the grind appropriate for your method of preparation. Two-bag ($34 for 680g) and three-bag subscriptions ($51 for 1kg), or monthly gifts (from $17). devocion.com. CHRISTINA OHLY EVANS

Vacheron Constantin platinum Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar on alligator strap, £195,000
Vacheron Constantin platinum Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar on alligator strap, £195,000
Loraine Rutt of The Little Globe Co makes miniature ceramic globes that are cartographically accurate, from £160
Loraine Rutt of The Little Globe Co makes miniature ceramic globes that are cartographically accurate, from £160 | Image: Gareth Sambidge

The gift of time

The result of four years’ work, Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar watch (platinum, with an alligator strap; £195,000) can run for up to 65 days before needing rewinding. Its power reserve – the autonomy that movement has when fully wound – is a technical tour de force. If one thinks of it like miles per gallon, this is akin to driving from Moscow to Marbella on a single tank. vacheron-constantin.com. NICK FOULKES

Gieves & Hawkes embossed-leather card holder, £125
Gieves & Hawkes embossed-leather card holder, £125
Van Cleef & Arpels gold, diamond, sapphire, golden mother-of-pearl and wood Lion et Lionne clips, price on request
Van Cleef & Arpels gold, diamond, sapphire, golden mother-of-pearl and wood Lion et Lionne clips, price on request

A worldly view

Loraine Rutt trained and worked as a cartographer before studying ceramics at Central Saint Martins. After working on ceramics inspired by maps for 30 years, she founded The Little Globe Co in 2016. “Rather than making maps,” she explains, “I started making ceramics from a cartographer’s viewpoint. I decided to do something involving scale, to focus on making scientifically accurate globes that are cartographically correct.” The miniature globes (from £160) are exquisite – delicate and detailed. Once fired, each piece is burnished with a diamond polisher to make it as smooth as a sea-washed pebble. Handling them creates a Blue Planet-style moment: a heightened awareness of the precious nature of the earth and how as human beings we hold that responsibility in our hands. thelittleglobeco.com. ALYSON WALSH

Watch Out! by Wells Fargo from the Vinyl Me, Please Essentials collection, subscriptions from $25 a month
Watch Out! by Wells Fargo from the Vinyl Me, Please Essentials collection, subscriptions from $25 a month
Arthur Sleep velvet Glowing Gods slippers, from £650
Arthur Sleep velvet Glowing Gods slippers, from £650

All the cards

“Before we launched our new collection of small leather goods, we asked ourselves ‘What does a modern man use?’” says John Harrison, creative director of Gieves & Hawkes. “We found over and over that it was small, slim card holders.” Harrison has now added two different colours of card holder (£125), in burgundy and black. Each comes with the Savile Row tailor’s crown insignia embossed on the front, and is hand-finished by artisans in Spain to make the edges thinner, so it fits snugly into a suit pocket without ruining the line of the cut. gievesandhawkes.com. MARK C O’FLAHERTY

Roberson Wine Club wines are accompanied by tasting notes
Roberson Wine Club wines are accompanied by tasting notes
Chanel Cuir de Russie, £280 for 200ml EDP
Chanel Cuir de Russie, £280 for 200ml EDP

A walk on the wild side

Worn on a jacket lapel in the evening, on a daytime tux or on a wide silk tie or cravat, a carefully considered, perfectly positioned brooch creates a new level of sophistication, masculinity and modernity. Animal designs with charisma in particular stand out – and Van Cleef & Arpels’ L’Arche de Noé collection of pairs of creatures (price on request) simply roars. vancleefarpels.com. VIVIENNE BECKER

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Music to the ears

One US e-store catering to the growing tribe of record enthusiasts is Vinyl Me, Please, which offers subscriptions (from $25 a month) that explore myriad music genres through exclusive vinyl releases. The Essentials subscription features an appealingly wide-ranging selection of albums across genres and eras that are considered integral to any modern record collection. This could be an emerald-green version of Van Morrison’s 1974 classic Veedon Fleece or a 15th-anniversary reissue of indie-pop chanteuse Feist’s sophomore album Let It Die. For a more streamlined experience, there is also a blues-, jazz- and soul-focused Classics subscription, and a rap and hip-hop option too. vinylmeplease.com. CHERISH RUFUS

Cool comfort

Today’s custom-slipper designs extend beyond the simple monogram or classic heraldic motif and embrace a burgeoning variety of colours, fabrics and techniques. Arthur Sleep’s online custom offerings include the charming House Bear and Hanging Monkey designs (both £550) on a velvet, suede or linen upper (with a choice of quilted or leather lining), which can be personalised with subtle monogramming. The in-house illustration team is also well-versed in realising one-off customer commissions on shoes (from £650) in a wealth of fabrics and materials – including a glow-in-the-dark thread used for the company’s ready-to-wear Glowing Gods design. Delivery takes around four weeks. arthursleepers.co.uk. MARC ABBOTT

A vinous awakening

“We want every wine we sell to be the best of its type, from a £10 rosé to a £3,000 grand cru burgundy,” says Cliff Roberson, who opened Roberson Wine in Kensington in 1991 before moving the business online. Shoppers can browse by “collection” – lists such as Alternative Summer or Almost Famous, a cache of undiscovered but on-the-up finds – or by region. Those overwhelmed by the choice can opt instead for the Wine Club: a quarterly subscription service (£99 per quarter) that delivers (to residents of England, Wales and southern Scotland) a mixed case of six interesting (“or just plain delicious”) wines with accompanying notes. And Roberson continues to innovate, operating “London’s first, fully operational urban winery” in Fulham, producing own-label wines with grapes of varying provenance. The London Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (£10), for example, was made from grapes grown in southern France, but the focus is increasingly shifting to English grapesrobersonwine.com. SUE STYLE

Smoke and mirrors

Worn leather can smell smoky or sweet, reminiscent of salty tobacco or spicy wood – and leather-accented fragrances can inspire similar daydreams for the wearer. Though leather accords have the reputation of being dark and brooding, their versatility and range lend them to many styles of fragrance. Chanel Cuir de Russie (£280 for 200ml EDP) is one of the true leather classics. It is considered the gold standard for a smoky interpretation – although in comparison to modern perfumes like Comme des Garçons Black, it seems mild. Its leather accord is based around a birch tar note, a material that recalls sweet smoke and incense. Aggressive and sharp on its own, it nevertheless pairs so well with florals and musks that it can be made gentle. Indeed, in Cuir de Russie, the leather is merely the backdrop for an intricate composition centred around iris, a cool note that evokes both woods and flowers. A lingering accent of sweet tobacco finishes the composition, calling to mind the elegance of art deco and its sense of the unconventional. chanel.com. VICTORIA FROLOVA

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