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Christmas 2019 gift guide: Trendy accessories for the fashion-forward men in your life

Christmas 2019 gift guide: Trendy accessories for the fashion-forward men in your life

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Text: Nathanael Hsieh

Editor: Joan Kong


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Shopping for your oh-so-stylish friends is anything but a challenge with our picks

Christmas is a time of joy, love, and giving. It's also a time when we're plagued by the stress and struggle of finding the perfect gifts for everyone on our list - what more for the fashionable ones in our life? While we admit that most gifts for men can be somewhat repetitive (there's nothing wrong with being practical!), it doesn't necessarily have to be boring. Instead of the typical socks, wallets, ties, and briefcases, take a pick from our list of stylish accessories for him, inspired by trends that are (still) hot right now. Your significant other, brother, best guy friend, or even your dad's wardrobe might just get a trendy upgrade this Christmas. Our only warning? You might be tempted to keep them for yourself instead.

 

Man Purse

 

Don't be deterred by its name. Man bags (or 'murse' for man purse, as some call it) have made their appearances on the menswear runways for a few seasons now, but it wasn't until early this year when the trend blew up on the streets. Essentially another mini bag trend, the men's version is typically rectangular-shaped and worn crossbody. Choose between a classic woven piece from Bottega Veneta, one in a bold graphic print a la Burberry's or anything in between. Either way, it'll be of the best picks to gift (and receive) this year.

 

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Man Bling

 

Men's jewellery is nothing new, but in recent years, the category's sales have seen a significant increase as menswear becomes more experimental. Instead of the typical chained necklace and leather bracelets, opt for bigger and bolder blings to up their style ante. Switch it up with chunky jewellery in the form of logo cuffs, enamel rings and thick chained necklaces for a statement-making finish - this is a trend worth experimenting in.

 

 

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Chunky Sandals

 

We can't deny our love for sandals, but this holiday, instead of the usual flip-flops, gift your stylish friend or family a chunky pair that's reminiscent of "dad sandals" - a trend influenced by its sneaker counterparts. The thick soles and straps give your feet the much-needed support for long-wearing. Valentino's collab with Birkenstock is a fail-proof option to start with, but Gucci's leather and mesh sandals are the ones we're eyeing this season

 

 

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Bucket Hat

From being one of '90s most iconic accessories to getting cemented as one of 2019's comeback items, bucket hats have come a long way, and they surely deserve a spot on our list. They're perfect in our tropical weather, or if you'd just like to add that street-cool edge to your ensemble. Psst... Fendi's bucket hat is reversible, so you get two styles in one!

 

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