The holiday season is a time for joy, laughter, friendship, family, fellowship, and of course, gift-giving. This year, for the special man in your life, select a gift that epitomizes his eclectic style and cultured nature. To assist us in understanding this man of discerning taste and selecting the perfect gift, we enlisted the assistance of international wardrobe and design stylist Patrick T. Cooper who is known for encouraging others to live authentically and celebrate originality.
Beginning his career as a wardrobe stylist, Cooper’s cutting-edge spirit of design has superbly evolved over 20 years. He consults on diverse strategies that result in thought-provoking brand content for his illustrious clients. They have included recording artist and American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, 3 Doors Down Rock Band, legendary producer and media mogul Sean Combs, and Masonite Corporation among others.
“Men of distinction are a rare breed. Out of the ordinary gifts will bring a smile to their faces as men are often neglected and dumbed down to a stale necktie or a simple pair of socks.
says Patrick T. Cooper, CEO, and Emissary of Style for Patrick T Cooper, a global fashion, lifestyle, and travel brand that defines creative strategies for Fortune 500 companies and celebrities. (https://www.patricktcooper.com/) “Gifts should be a unique reflection of your admiration for an individual. Your token of affection should be an outward expression that is a finely curated story and leaves an impression of a lifetime.”
Chic style converges with incredible comfort with this hooded bomber jacket. The GOBI Parajumper from the Masterpiece series features real fur trim and down-filled lining with both being detachable. This thoughtful gift has an inner laminated shell, adjustable, drawstring hood, two-way front zipper, PJS snap-hook at the neck, faux shearling inside of the neck, and many pockets. That includes a capacious cargo pocket, mesh pocket, two inner pockets and a zippered pocket on the left sleeve. Special touches include a PJS patch and sleeves with reinforced elbow patches as well as ribbed cuffs and bottom.
The Plaza Large Tunable White Surface Mount LED Mirror ($1,792) and tap-to-adjust Tunable White Touch Controller ($220) will be a most welcome gift for the stylish man who appreciates trendy décor. This bathroom mirror features contemporary hues from dimly cool and soft to glaring hot and bright 4000K. Created for PureEdge Lighting by Gregory Kay, an internationally renowned, award-winning designer and engineer, the mounted mirror has an LED behind the inset border of frosted glass and has a lamp life of 50,000 hours. He’ll like the glow as he dims lights will relaxing or turns it to high to give himself the last once-over will dashing out of the door.
Alongside Ergo Chef, famed restaurateur, New York Times bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning host, and international chef Guy Fieri has launched Guy Fieri Knuckle Knives. If the man in your life has a keen interest in gastronomy, the 7-in Santoku Knife ($124.99) and 8-in Chef Knife ($129.99) would be cool gifts. In a yearlong, creative passion project, Guy was intimately involved in developing these functional knives with a touch of luxury. So that food would not stick, the blades have hollow grounds. The knives are made of durable steel, have a Kydex® sheath with a belt clip storage, taper-ground blades with double-beveled razors, ergonomic comfort handles and bolster, and other sleek aesthetics and superior performance mechanisms.
If he’s all about fashion, a pair of Hari Mari boots should be under the Christmas tree. The Nokona Adobe Desert Boots are extra stylish. Yes. It is created with the same soft leather of the same renowned soft, premium leather as the Nokoma ball gloves and sports the Nogona Chief logo on the heel. These sophisticated boots feature premium leather welt and cord laces, water-resistant upper, dual-density memory foam for comfort, and DiamondTread™ molded rubber outsole for all-terrain grip and traction.
You’re likely to upgrade him for the holidays with the Lucyd Loud eyewear. Whether prescription or nonprescription, he can wirelessly speak by phone, listen to music, and use a voice assistant like Suri – all through your sunglasses. Hands-free, the Bluetooth-enabled eyewear consists of hi-fi features, is most compatible with iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 and newer have bone conduction speakers, and have options for polarized and blue light blocking.
If he needs restful sleep, consider a special gift that can offer him such. The Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet uses a natural and non-invasive technology to emit a subtle frequency for a deeper sleep. Featuring the brand’s trademark Natural Frequency Technology, the bracelet is designed to lower his stress level, enhance his sleep quality, and allow him to arise feeling refreshed.
Eone watches are the ideal gift because they are strikingly distinctive and can amazingly tell time by both sight and touch. The Bradley Element, diverging from its typical models, has a contouring three-dimensional surface with alternating raised and lowered impressions. The wearer feels the time by sliding his hand over the raised markers and tracked ball bearings revealing the hour and the minute. Having an adjustable, stainless steel mesh strap and an all-black matte finish, the Bradley Element, with its cutting-edge design, fulfills the vision of founders. Hyungsoo Kim, Nick Gu, and Tim Fleschner stressed putting accessibility at the heart of what they make.
Weighted blankets are rising in popularity. And for good reason. The Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket, recently launched by Brooklyn Bedding, would make for a really unique gift for Christmas. Its deep touch pressure support feature allows for a more relaxing and tranquil night’s sleep. The removable and flappable duvet cover encompasses a traditional, cozy blanket on one side and a weighted, cooling fabric on the other. It includes 12 individual ties with loops and is available in 15 lb. and 20 lb. weight options.
Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, social media influencer, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books: Leslie Lane The Book!: Your One-Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More ( $14.95) – How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s KDP: An Easy Way to Complete Your Manuscript in Seven Stress-Free Steps (Leslie’s Lane Inc.) ($9.95) Follow Leslie! Instagram and Amazon Author page