Twelve gift ideas for stylish men – from stylish men

Running headphones, folding globes and leather card-holders for Father’s Day and beyond

Choreographer and director Wayne McGregor at home in London
Choreographer and director Wayne McGregor at home in London | Image: Harry Mitchell

Wayne McGregor, choreographer

“I’d like a Dymaxion Folding Globe. In 1946, Buckminster Fuller patented a map that presents geographical information without breaks in continental contours or distortion of their shape or size. Designer Brendan Ravenhill has reimagined it as a magnetic globe that’s beautiful, whether flat or a three-dimensional object.” £17.50, from areaware.eu

Slim d’Hermès watch, £5,355
Slim d’Hermès watch, £5,355
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Ini Archibong, designer

“I’m eyeing up a Slim d’Hermès 39.5mm watch. It is a perfect balance of simplicity, elegance and functionality, and its super-slim form makes it the perfect suit watch.” £5,355, hermes.com

Robert Storey at home in London
Robert Storey at home in London | Image: Jeff Hahn
Storey’s mustard-yellow robe by Craig Green x The Standard
Storey’s mustard-yellow robe by Craig Green x The Standard | Image: Jeff Hahn

Robert Storey, spatial and set designer 

“The best gift I’ve received recently is a towelling robe in a brilliant mustard yellow. It’s by Craig Green, who is one of my favourite designers. He created it for The Standard Hotel. It’s a very thoughtful present, as I always wear a robe at home – and it’s been the perfect thing in lockdown.” $195, from shopthestandard.com

Paul Andrew at home in Florence
Paul Andrew at home in Florence | Image: Lea Anouschinsky
Paul Andrew’s Optoma NuForce earphones
Paul Andrew’s Optoma NuForce earphones | Image: Lea Anouschinsky

Paul Andrew, fashion designer

“I recommend Optoma’s NuForce wireless headphones. They’re a necessary partner on my morning runs. They’re geared up in a way that if you start running faster, they switch to a faster track. They’re the most useful and intuitive invention I’ve ever owned.” Optoma NuForce BE6i, £101.37, from shop.bt.com

Bodo Sperlein at home in London
Bodo Sperlein at home in London | Image: Gabby Laurent
Wiener Blut Sale Marino, €160 for 100ml EDP
Wiener Blut Sale Marino, €160 for 100ml EDP

Bodo Sperlein, product designer

“Sale Marino by the Viennese artisan perfume house Wiener Blut is a beautifully fresh scent that smells of the salty sea air, thanks to ingredients like marine salt, wild pistachio and juniper. I also recommend my Filson field bag in cotton twill and leather. It combines practicality and elegance, and I’ve used it for my daily commute ever since I bought it four years ago.” Sale Marino, €160, wienerblut.at. Filson Field Bag, from £295, filson.com

David Netto at home in Amagansett, New York
David Netto at home in Amagansett, New York | Image: Weston Wells
Netto’s Swaine Adeney Brigg briefcase
Netto’s Swaine Adeney Brigg briefcase | Image: Weston Wells

David Netto, interior designer 

“I love my Swaine Adeney Brigg leather briefcase, which I started carrying when I was a kid and wanted to look like I had a job – there was just a Walkman and a toothbrush in there. I get so many compliments on it, but you never see anyone carrying them.” From £2,475, swaineadeneybrigg.com

Mutaz Essa Barshim, high-jumping world champion

“The grooming staple I’m never without is Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense. In Doha we like oud-based perfumes because it comes from the Middle East. This one mixes smoky oud wood with rose in a good balance. My wife, Alexandra, picked it out for me and I’ve loved it ever since.” £78 for 50ml, jomalone.com

Mutaz Essa Barshim’s grooming staple – Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense, £78 for 50ml
Mutaz Essa Barshim’s grooming staple – Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense, £78 for 50ml | Image: Anna Nielsen
Peter Pilotto leather card-holder, £80
Peter Pilotto leather card-holder, £80 | Image: Gabby Laurent

Peter Pilotto, fashion designer

“Everyone asks about my printed leather card-holder, which we designed last year. It adds fun and vibrancy to what is usually a very boring item, especially for a man. £80, peterpilotto.com

Matthew Hilton’s Leica CL 24 MP digital camera, £2,250
Matthew Hilton’s Leica CL 24 MP digital camera, £2,250 | Image: Mark C O’Flaherty
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Matthew Hilton, furniture designer

“I love my Leica CL camera. I used to have an M9 that was lovely, but I found it frustratingly old-school. The CL has a smaller sensor, but is great quality and quite small. Something I would never part with, however, is a ceramic mug my son made me when he was about six or seven years old.” £2,250, uk.leica-camera.com

Patrick Grant, fashion designer

“A great gift I’ve received is a day at Parade Mews pottery studio in London, given to me by my sister, where we had the opportunity to hand-build and wheel-throw pots. It’s something I used to love to do, and I had forgotten how joyous and meditative it is to work with clay.” Pottery day, £80 for three-person household, Parade Mews Pottery, 7 Parade Mews, Norwood Road, London SE27 (parademewspottery.co.uk)

Barnaby Barford, artist

“The dark-green Rapha Loopback city jacket is a breathable, windproof, water-resistant cycling jacket with reflective features that fold away – so it can be worn to meetings and galleries.” Jackets from £80, rapha.cc

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