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christmas-selection-hype-means-everythingI’ve decided I wouldn’t spend my next few week-ends running across Paris to find the perfect Christmas gifts, should it be for me or for my beloved ones. Instead, I would just seat behind my desk at home in my PJ and take advantage of some online resellers’ free shipping policies! I’ve started with Mr Porter, which you shouldn’t be surprised about if you’re a regular of this blog. We dudes don’t have much choice when it comes to online shops for proper menswear. If it weren’t for Mr Porter, I’d be short a few shirts and scarves and ties and shoes in my weekly rotations! Stay tuned for daily “wishlist” items in fashion, design, books, skincare, watches and many more until we reach Christmas day!

Clockwise from left:  Tom Dixon scaled-up blackened metal jack paperweight (shop), John Lobb monk-strap shoes (shop), Smythson leather watch roll (shop), Master-Piece leather-trimmed cordura backpack (shop), Aesop Mandarin facial hydrating cream (shop), Czech & Speake leather-bound manicure set (shop).

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PHARRELL- PLACES AND SPACES I'VE BEEN BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS MR PORTER

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2013 is the year of rebirth for Pharrell WilliamsIf you’ve ever wondered what the key to Mr Pharrell William‘s success is, this colorful volume will offer some insight. Through interviews with notable friends from artist Mr Takashi Murakami to Jay Z, we get a glimpse at the musician’s successful forays into multiple creative ventures including fashion and art.

PHARRELL- PLACES AND SPACES I'VE BEEN BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS open

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Nike x Undercover Gyakosou

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Cult designer and member of the Tokyo running club Gyakusou, Mr Jun Takahashi, marries his two passions with this collaborative collection from Nike x Undercover. Unbeatably lightweight and comfortable, this bright red hooded jacket is an outstanding piece to train in and is the ideal way to stand out and stay protected from the elements while being styled! What else?! Love it!

Nike x Undercover Gyakosou red jacket zip

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Braun x Dieter Rams black chronograph watch

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Good design for Braun means creating products that are highly functional, intuitive to use and enduring,” said the label’s head of design, Professor Oliver Grabes. With second, 60-minute and 24-hour chronograph dials and quartz crystal movement, this exquisite timepiece exceeds the brand’s company values with panache. Simple, functional (Dieter Rams‘ signature), black design: ideal for a day-to-day use! Available on Mr Porter

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Burberry Prorsum AW2013 tee

 

Check out the new Burberry Prorsum tees line for AW2013 available on Mr Porter. A surprising mix between British gentlemen icons (see above) and some colored animal print: didn’t quite get the link between the two but still liked both styles! See the whole collection right after the jump.

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Leather Jacket Saint-Laurent ParisNo item represents creative director Mr Hedi Slimane‘s vision for Saint Laurent more than this leather biker jacket… Available on Mr Porter

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Sales online

Many of you guys ask us what are the best online stores for men, so we decided to give you a list of the best stores to take advantage of the sales: Mr Porter // Oki-ni // LN-CC // Colette // Luisaviaroma // Opening Ceremony // Por Vovaçao // Très Bien Shop

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Year after year, the problem remains the same: what should I get him for Christmas? A gift he will appreciate is a product he wanted to buy at one point but he eventually did not because he thought it was not worth it or he had others pirorities in mind… All the stuffs we are presenting this week are typically this kind of gifts! We actually made this first selection on MrPorter’s shop:

London Undercover Navajo Umbrella (link) // Aesop Grooming Kit (link) // Cire Trudon Cinnamon Candle (link) // Fine Wines Assouline Book (link) // Lanvin Tie Clip (link) // J. Crew Crocodile Flask (link) // Miansai Leather Bracelet (link) // Anderson’s tricolor Belt (link) // The Sartorialist Closer by Scott Schuman Book (link)

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They say the old ones are the best and if Assouline‘s Vintage Cocktails book is anything to go by, we whole-heartedly agree. Whatever your poison, Mr Brian Van Flandern explores the lost art of mixing the perfect drink with simplicity and sophistication, covering all the essentials, from Brandy Alexanders to Margaritas. Available on Mr Porter for 40€. That’s another great gift for Christmas! If you’re too lazy to prepare your own cocktails, you can also check out our hotspot category. In Paris, I recommend the Prescription Cocktail Club (in the Odéon district). 

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Whether you’re dashing between meetings in the city or catching the next flight out of town, Balenciaga provides the stylish solution to keeping organised on the move with this rich burgundy creased-leather pouch (325€). With enough space for your keys, cards, phone and a passport, this accessory will effortlessly streamline your day. Indeed, this magnificent pouch looks like my Kansai MBP case by Want Les Essentiels but even more practical to handle all day long. Available on Mr Porter

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