#Valentines2017: All-leather gift guide for the men in your life

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By Wei Yeen Loh

#Valentines2017: All-leather gift guide for the men in your life


The first and most obvious leather apparel piece to get is a biker jacket, especially one that sports a classic design and cut. Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket comes in smooth, supple leather and polished silver hardware. Perfect for him to ace the rugged aesthetic with a dash of attitude.

A roomy backpack is a must-have for any man, one that doubles up for everyday wear or for his travelling needs. Louis Vuitton Christopher PM backpack comes in sleek red Epi leather, and boasts a cowhide leather trim and multiple pockets for his gadget needs (from iPad pockets to pen loops).

If he’s one who prefers leather in classic hues (read: tan, brown, or anything muted), Loewe’s Bifold Wallet in textured leather might just be what he needs to replace his current purse. Its embossed anagram material makes it a standout in its own right—plus it isn’t overly bulky with seven slots to fit all his essentials. 

So he isn’t afraid of adding colour to his ensemble, switching things up once in a while with a sprightly-hued accessory when he feels like it. Gift him a pair of Gucci Leather Loafers with the signature GG hardware in silver-tone to make his shoe dreams come true—he’ll likely not resist that navy blue shade.

A duffel bag is a convenient choice to make travelling seamless for him. Get him Bottega Veneta’s Tote Bag in a new light grey, intrecciato nappa lambskin with embroidered details. This doesn’t sport the usual intrecciato effect you’d see on the Milanese house’s leather goods, and sports a new graphic print and tactile crisscross stitching for a shaded effect.  


Leather gloves would come in handy when he globe-trots for work and/or leisure. This pair of cashmere-lined gloves from Prada made from a blend of leather and twill guarantee to warm his hands while complementing his chic getup.

Apart from a wallet and bag, why not get him a tech case to keep his tablet safe and secure? This stunning Coach leather tech case comes in the house’s signature Canyon Quilt design (inspired by Americana quilting) looks good enough to carry as a statement accessory.

Fitness junkies would love to own this set of wood, steel and leather dumbbells from German label Hock Design in collaboration with luxury brand Berluti. Crafted from sustainable wood and polished steel with Venezia leather inserts, these handsome dumbbells prove that luxe can very well have a place in his workout space. 

We didn’t forget about the sneakerheads in this list. Dior Homme’s sleek high-top sneakers from the Spring 2017 collection would be his new weekend favourite. We love how its tone-on-tone materials are assembled from three variations of leather: black smooth calfskin, perforated calfskin and suede calfskin.

A card holder in this shade of bottle green is impossible to resist (at least, in our eyes). Tod’s leather cardholder is a simple yet nifty gift for him to keep his credit cards in check.


A shoe horn in this size might just be a useful bring-along for last-minute getaways. This Burberry shoe horn is made of grainy leather and comes in a protective leather case as well.


What better way for him to sit back and relax at home than with this ingenious-shaped chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen? The iconic piece of furniture is a sculptural beauty aptly named the “Egg“—a perfect addition to have in his contemporary workspace. 


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