The Best Christmas Gifts For Stylish Men

'tis the season to update your wardrobe

December, a month for gluttony, merriment, long walks in the country and lazy days by the fire. Oh: and buying stuff. Lots of stuff.

Clothes, preferably. Presenting: the annual Esquire menswear wish list. Ping it to your partner on Whatsapp and hope they take the hint, or treat yourself. It's what Jesus would have wanted.

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Arket

A classic blouson with some some added heft, for that eternal promise of properly cold winter weather, this cropped jacket is made out of melton wool with a stylish textured finish, with plenty of pockets and a two-way zip.

Give the gift of really good outerwear this Christmas. 

Padded Melton Wool Blouson Jacket, £150, arket.com

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A.P.C.

Christmas jumpers are rubbish, but what isn't rubbish is this A.P.C. t-shirt with a cool and subtle image of a snowflake hanging from power lines against the grey expanse of a December sky. 

Très chic.

A.P.C Printed Cotton Jersey T-Shirt, £75, mrporter.com

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Mr P.

A classic overcoat from Mr Porter's inaugural in-house collection, this single-breasted navy overcoat is made in Italy from 100% virgin wool and is a stylish reminder that winter isn't so bad when you (or a very lucky loved on) have a great coat like this to wear. 

Mr P. Double-Faced Virgin-Wool Overcoat, £595, mrporter.com

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Gucci

Look, if you don't own a pair of Gucci loafers yet then HELLO, IT'S 2017! Anyway, it's not all doom and gloom loafer-less friends. If you're late to the Gucci party then at least you're in time to get these beetle-embroidered bad boys, which will really tell the world you're in the club. 

Gucci, Embroidered Horsebit Leather Loafers, £725, mrporter.com

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COS

Along with being warm, stylish and retro (in the best kind of way) corduroy is the kind of material that gets better with every wear and adds a smart matte finish and texture to everything from trousers to outerwear. 

We're particularly fond of this unstructured black blazer from COS that can be worn as a layer under a larger outerwear piece or as soft tailoring on top of a t-shirt or classic white shirt.

It'll do a lot for you (or whoever you gift it to) basically.

Corduroy Blazer, £175, cosstores.com


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Nike

Nike's futuristic super-light, super-comfy new flagship runner, the latest iteration of the Air VaporMax is this not-quite-black not-quite-grey 'Fog' colourway, which seems sort of apt for this time of year, doesn't it?

Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit, £170, mrporter.com

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Noah

Noah is a streetwear brand for grown-ups. They make clothes that cool kids will respect, but are also sober enough that you won't be sent into an existential tumble every time you catch yourself in the mirror.

Take this hat, for example.

Noah Melange Wool Hat, £62, doverstreetmarket.com

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365 Derbies by Hudson

Constructed like a trainer – flexible sole, padding around the ankle, give in all the right places – and super lightweight, Hudson's new 365 collection puts an ends to the age-old paradox of 'nice shoes, hard to walk'.

£115

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Arket

Designed to optimise the maximum permitted carry-on size for hand luggage, this sturdy weekend tote bag will carry everything you need for a long weekend all while sticking it to the airlines. 

What's not to love?

Arket 48-hour Tote, £69, arket.com

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Oliver Spencer

Based on a vintage style from the '80s "when shirts had softer constructions" apparently, this 'New York Special' shirt from Oliver Spencer is indeed very soft, as well as stylish and safe enough that you're pretty much set, whoever you buy it for.

Unless the recipient is a cat or something. 

Oliver Spencer New York Special Checked Cotton-Flannel Shirt, £120, mrporter.com