This one’s for the Kens in your life, both the charming gents and fashion-forward trendsetters who seem to know everything there is to know about a classic, elevated wardrobe; and the sweet but clueless boys who might need some gentle nudging in the right direction. Thing is, we’re not here to judge — only to inspire with gifts that will appeal to impeccable tastes! Other than tailored essentials and their accompanying accessories, we’ve included off-day wear, active gear for the sporty types, and under-the-radar cool gadgets for the tech enthusiasts too.
G2000 COMPACT MULTI-WAY STRETCH SUIT IN TWILIGHT INK
No dapper guide is complete without a couple of picks from G2000‘s fine collection of workwear, including this versatile blazer in a low-key shade of Twilight Ink. It’s made of multi-way stretch fabric for easy movement and comfort, while still keeping to a smart fit that’s modern and sleek. Our favourite detail though is that the suit’s machine-washable, making it a lot easier to maintain!
$249, available at g2000, plaza singapura #01-06.
BENJAMIN BARKER BBYC MISURA EMBROIDERED WHITE LINEN SHIRT
Benjamin Barker is known for apparel and accessories that’d appeal to the modern-day gent, so it’s no surprise that the items from their ‘Benjamin Barker Yacht Club’ collection exudes that same understated luxury. Here, the Misura Embroidered White Linen Shirt, made from 100% linen, is particularly suave, as it sees subtle stripes and a nautical logo, worn with cuffed sleeves and buttoned collar.
$99.90, available at benjamin barker, plaza singapura #01-09.
BENJAMIN BARKER SEBASTION SILVER CUFFLINK
As classic as it gets. These silver-toned metal cufflinks, done in a T-bar design, are just the missing piece needed to complete a formal ensemble.
$29.90, available at benjamin barker, plaza singapura #01-09.
PEDRO LEATHER BROGUE OXFORD SHOES
Gentlemen can absolutely wear brogues — and yes, this one falls in that category as the slim-fit formal shoes feature a pointed round toebox and an elegant perforated detailing throughout the shoe. While brogues were typically meant for casual affairs, these days, they’re a staple in any man’s wardrobes as they, particularly these in burnished calf leather, can be paired with anything from chinos and denim to formal suits.
$135.90, available at pedro, plaza singapura #01-03.
ORIS X CERVO VOLANTE BIG CROWN POINTER DATE MECHANICAL WATCH
For the man who’s worth the splurge. This collaboration between storied watchmakers Oris and handcrafted leather accessories brand Cervo Volante, both respected Swiss labels, features three Big Crown Pointer Date watches, each with a gradient dial inspired by Alpine hues. The mechanical watch’s strap then taps on Cervo Volante’s expertise as purveyors of sustainable deer leather, beautifully tanned using vegetable dyes to keep to their green initiatives.
$3,100, available at Oris, Plaza Singapura #01-30A.
LEVI’S® MEN’S SILVERTAB™ LOOSE CARGO PANTS [GIVEAWAY]
The ’90s and ’00s are in full swing again, and Levi’s has got just the jeans for ya. Part of the Levi’s® SilverTab™ series, the Loose Cargo Pants style brings back the oversized, relaxed fit and attitude of the 1990s, with its wide, tapered leg and utilitarian patch pockets.
$134.90, AVAILABLE AT LEVI’S®, PLAZA SINGAPURA #01-04.
FILA CORE MEN’S FLUID 4 FASHION ORIGINALE SNEAKERS
Dad sneakers aren’t going anywhere despite the rapid rise of the adidas Sambas, and just as well since FILA has launched a edgy, chunky style that consists of a unique wavy sole, as well as tones of grey, olive and cream across the sneaker’s upper. Perfect with wide-legged jeans!
$168, available at fila, plaza singapura #01-05.
COTTON ON RESORT SHORT SLEEVE POLO
Instead of an oversized t-shirt, you know which one, opt for a collared polo shirt in a loose fit and with just enough knit detail to keep the look interesting. In a shade of earthy clay, this hue of red is ideal for casual Christmas affairs, perhaps during CNY visiting too, or just a regular weekend — how versatile!
$59.99, available at cotton on, plaza singapura #02-21.
SAMSONITE URBAN PACKER SLING + SET OF 3 PACKING CUBES
The festive gift sets over at Samsonite are worth checking out if you’re shopping for an avid traveller, especially one who likes their checked-in baggage all neat and minimalist. That’s exactly what the set of 3 packing cubes can achieve, while they get to travel light with an everyday Urban Packer sling bag, that still remains slim despite its multiple functional pockets for stashing away personal items.
$100, available at Samsonite, plaza singapura #04-04.
GARMIN VIVOACTIVE 5
Whether it’s running, swimming, cycling, tennis, snowboarding, or wakesurfing, the sporty guy in your life will appreciate his health and fitness stats staring him right in the face, thanks to the Garmin vivoactive 5, their latest smartwatch that’s equipped with a bright AMOLED touchscreen display. More than that, it’s able to monitor one’s health via a wide range of features, sleep and nap data included; is able to gauge one’s Body Battery energy levels throughout the day for personal insights; and has over 30 built-in sports apps so one can create their own step-by-step workouts.
$449, available at garmin, plaza singapura #02-02/03.
JABRA ELITE 8 ACTIVE [GIVEAWAY]
For those who like to work up a sweat, we might not understand why, but we do know that they might require a pair of earphones that can withstand all sorts of gruelling conditions. Jabra’s Elite 8 Active has been tested to be the world’s toughest earbuds, as the dustproof, waterproof and sweatproof design even manages to stay put throughout all kinds of rugged terrain and situations, from mountain biking to a dip in the pool.
$308, available at CHALLENGER, PLAZA SINGAPURA #04-12 TO 12A.
ASICS GT-2000™ 12 TR
Meant for the outdoors, this pair of ASICS trainers is made to be versatile while running across roads and easy trails. Its midsole features a full-length FF BLAST™ PLUS cushioning unit and PureGEL™ technology, for both comfortable cushioning and an energised push with each step, while it’s also inspired by the calming colour palette of a forest.
$209, available at asics, plaza singapura #02-04.
UNIQLO U DRAWSTRING BAG
If you’re not entirely sure what to get that guy in your life, a situationship type of situation perhaps, then this off-duty cool bag from the utilitarian Uniqlo U collection ought to do fine. Made with a material that still holds its shape when stuffed, the casual shoulder bag is handy enough for school, work, and whatever life brings, really.
$49.90, available at uniqlo, plaza singapura #02-16 & 20, #03-11 & 32.
MARSHALL MAJOR IV HEADPHONES [GIVEAWAY]
Here’s a sleek device for the desk or on-the-go — let’s just say it’s a Major upgrade to regular wireless earphones as well, since headphones often provide a superior audio experience. This one definitely delivers. Marshall’s iconic Major IV headphones offer 80+ hours of wireless playtime, wireless charging and an improved ergonomic design, combined with dynamic drivers for a rich sound so audiophiles can seriously enjoy good-quality music.
$269, AVAILABLE AT CHALLENGER, PLAZA SINGAPURA #04-12 TO 12A.
MONOCOZZI MOTIF 3 IN 1 WIRELESS CHARGING STAND
In shades of Marble Noir and Cream Quartz, the MONOCOZZI Motif 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Stand is made for those who own more than one Apple device. Instead of a messy row of chargers, this sleek stand has a MagSafe charger for wireless 15W charging, and docks for one’s AirPods and Apple Watch too to have them charged up simultaneously.
$169, AVAILABLE AT ISTUDIO, plaza singapura #b1-04.
All products, available at Plaza Singapura (subject to availability in store).
Items tagged with [GIVEAWAY] will feature in our NYLON Singapore x Plaza Singapura Christmas 2023 Gift Guide Giveaway — stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram channels to see how you may stand a chance to win ’em!