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November 18, 2017
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Mona Chammas assembles a Christmas wishlist for men (and herself!).

My penchant for menswear surfaces during the moments that bring joy to my life. Consider my holiday gift guide a journal of happy times, dressed up. 

Whether you're in Napa Valley, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Bordeaux or Bekaa Valley, cycle through the back roads of wine country with your personal wine rack in tow. En route, pick up and pack up local produce, bread and cheese from the farmers' markets in a sensible pannier for an afternoon picnic.

Reward yourself for a hard-working week with a cosy Saturday indoors catching up on your favourite titles. Your companions? Warm knitwear, handsome wood frame reading glasses and luxuriously comfy slippers. 

The winter season is upon us, and in the run up to festive events, I've recruited Junya Watanabe, Boglioli, Duly Equipped, Handsome & Lace, and more to style you up. 

 

A PICNIC IN WINE COUNTRY

(Left: oopsmark, Bicycle Wine Rack, Leather - 1" frame, C$29; Right: Brooks England, Brick Lane Roll Up Panniers, £148.68)


COSY IT UP!

(Clockwise from top left: TAKEMOTO, Cover-M handmade stripe ebony wooden eyeglasses, US$100; Damsel and Slate, wool herringbone twill throw, £170; Bottega Veneta, Intrecciato Suede Slippers, US$480; Missoni, Shawl-collar wool-blend cardigan, US$791)


UPCYCLED

(Left: Handsome & Lace, BANG BANG Necktie in Purple-Handmade by The Neck Tie Reformatory, US$69; Right: Lost Property of London, Miles Wax Coton Traveller, £315)


THERE ARE DINNER JACKETS AND DINNER JACKETS

(Clockwise from top left: Junya Watanbe Comme des Garçons, Wool Blazer, US$2,010; Boglioli, Dover "Check" Jacket, US$838; Duly Equipped, Brown patterned wool chesterfield coat, C$1,320, Plaid wool plain front trousers, C$485; Burberry Prorsum, Cropped Waxed Cotton Bomber Jacket, USD$2,595)


More gift guides from The Genteel:

The Genteel Gift Guide: Womenswear

The Genteel Gift Guide: Jewellery (Outside the Little Blue Box)


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