Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2017: 7 Gifts for the Discerning Gentleman

Valentine’s Day is a time to give a nod to the special man in your life. But it can become challenging task when he is sartorially selective. To help you find a gift that is both elegant and something he will actually use, we have put together this list of 7 gifts for the discerning gentleman. These are thoughtful items at several price points to suit your budget and his taste.

From a perfectly fitting, Italian-made wool suit from Eidos to statement monk-strap shoes, there’s a unique gift for him.

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Eidos Basic Lana Wool Suit $1625

Helmed by young creative director Anotonio Ciongoli, Eidos is a line that fuses Neapolitan tailoring and American sportswear. Beautifully crafted in Italy, the Eidos Basic Lana Wool Suit will keep him equally warm and sharp for special occasions during the winter. A simple notched lapel and comfortable silhouette prevent the suit from looking too severe.

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Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum $135 for 1.7 oz.

Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum presents a captivating duality: oriental notes of Bulgarian rose and Italian bergamot intertwine with softer, classic notes of vanilla and nutmeg. The company describes Noir as a fragrance that “captures the twin facets of the Tom Ford man – the refined, urbane sophisticate who everyone gets to see and the intriguingly sensuous, private man they don’t.” It’s the perfect cologne for cool weather or a night out.

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Kindle Paperwhite $99.99

If he always has his nose in a book, the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader will dramatically multiply his reading options, while lightening the load. The Paperwhite holds thousands of books and features a glare-free screen and high-resolution 300 ppi display. He can easily slip it into his messenger or backpack for the commute home.

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Trunk Club (Price Varies)

No matter his sartorial expertise, when he gets busy it can be hard to make a trip to the store – or spend hours browsing the internet – to purchase new pieces for his collection. That’s where Trunk Club comes in. The subscription service asks him a series of questions to create a style profile. From there, he’ll get matched with a stylist who will help pick clothing that fits his look, size, and spending preferences. Trunk Club carries pieces from Jack Erwin, Bonobos, Ralph Lauren, and Belstaff, to name a few.

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Penhaligon’s Maduro Leaf Candle $135

At the end of the day, there’s nothing more relaxing than lighting a candle and unwinding with a glass of wine. Penhaligon’s makes this ritual even more luxurious with their Maduro Leaf Candle, a triple-wick candle that fills his space with a scent reminiscent of a smoking room in an elegant gentlemen’s club. This warm and comforting scent evokes cigars, soft leather armchairs, and a fire burning in the grate.

Spicy top notes open to a heart of cedarwood, patchouli, and oakwood. Base notes of white musk and amber anchor the fragrance.

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Dovo Inox 5/8” Full Hollow Straight Razor – Olivewood $160.81

An exquisite straight razor, the Dovo Inox 5/8” Full Hollow Straight Razor in Olivewood makes a fine gift for seasoned shavers and novices alike. The 5/8” full hollow carbon steel blade holds its sharpness, while the handle has a one-of-a-kind grain pattern that’ll make his razor uniquely his.

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John Lobb William Leather Monk-Strap Shoes $1300

The John Lobb William Leather Monk-Strap Shoes in Oxblood are for the gentleman who’s looking to step out of the classic Oxford comfort zone. With two monks and buckles, these monk-strap shoes are an adventurous alternative to Oxfords. This pair looks particularly charming in Oxblood. Best yet, he can match monk-strap shoes to casual denim and sharp suits alike.

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Grooming Artist News Roundup: February 2017

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Welcome to February!

With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, we’re sharing ideas for beautifully crafted, thoughtful presents for your significant other that don’t come from the mall or the neighborhood drug store. If you’re in a long term relationship and really want to impress her, we’ve included an article featuring the most romantic hotels in the world. From Marrakesh, Morocco to Shima, Japan, these hotels are destinations in and of themselves.

In wet shaving news, the Sharpologist talks about the allure of luxury razors and explains what you’re getting for the money. And we interview Barbershops of America author and photographer Rob Hammer about why it was important for him to document traditional barbershops across America. Hammer captures these community watering holes – and their barbers – in a way that honors this slowly disappearing institution.

We hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Sharpologist does a roundup of 11 high end, luxury razors. (Sharpologist)

We interview Barbershops of America author Rob Hammer about documenting the disappearance of traditional barbershops around the country. (Grooming Artist)

Five vintage wet shaving products you should be using today. (Grooming Artist)

Stumped about what to get her for Valentine’s Day? Ask Men has a long list of non-cliché ideas that will exceed her expectations. (Ask Men)

If you’re looking to really splurge this Valentine’s Day (or to go big for the next one), these destination hotels are some of the most romantic in the world. (MR PORTER Journal)

Chances are you’ll be watching the big game this Sunday. This year, skip the vats of queso and pizza pockets and instead enjoy the elegant fare suggested by Food & Wine, like a beet slider with goat cheese. (Food & Wine)

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Enter our Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

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Love is in the air, and we’re here to help you look debonair on the 14th and beyond with our Valentine’s Day Giveaway! Make your day extra special with these exquisite wet shaving products from The Art of Shaving, RoyalShave, D.R. Harris & Co., and more!

Submit your entry by 11:59 PM PST on February 13th, 2017.

DETAILS:

WE WILL BE CHOOSING 2 WINNERS! YOU CAN ENTER ON BOTH FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT.

PRIZES:

Each prize package includes a carefully curated selection of wet shaving favorites, worth over $200!

Products in each prize package differ slightly*, but here’s an idea:

  • The Art of Shaving After Shave Balm
  • The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream
  • D.R. Harris & Co. Arlington Bath Soap
  • V76 Clean Shave Gel Cream
  • RoyalShave Chrome Shaving Brush Stand
  • RoyalShave PB2 Best Badger Shaving Brush
  • RoyalShave Special Edition Origami Shaving Mug
  • RoyalShave Alum Pen
  • Hairgum Moustache Wax
  • Hairgum Shaving Soap
  • Tons of samples!

HOW TO ENTER:

Facebook

  1. Like us on Facebook.
  2. Finish this sentence:

“The most romantic date I’ve ever been on was ___________.” Share a couple details about your date!

Enter Now on RoyalShave’s Facebook >

Instagram

  1. Follow us on Instagram.
  2. Post a photo and finish this sentence in the caption:

“The most romantic date I’ve ever been on was ___________.” Share a couple details about your date and tag us @RoyalShave and #RoyalShaveGiveaway.

Enter Now on RoyalShave’s Instagram >

RULES:

No purchase necessary. You may enter as many times are you’d like on both Facebook and Instagram.

Last day to enter is 11:59 PM PST on February 13th, 2017. The RoyalShave staff will announce winners on February 15th, 2017 via Facebook and Instagram. Limited to residents of the United States of America.

*Prizes may vary slightly from photo.

The Grooming Artist News Roundup: December 2016

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With your social calendar undoubtedly filling up, it’s prime time to ensure you’re looking your best as well as throwing jolly good holiday bashes, should you be hosting. Since proper presentation begins with a clean shave, we’ve included tips from Liverpool barber Ronaldo de Silva for a satisfying wet shave, as well as a quirky trick to try: supposedly, putting shaving cream on your mirror before you shower prevents the mirror from fogging up. If you’re in the habit of shaving after you shower, that means faster shaves, without the annoyance of not being able to see yourself. (We suggest doing this with old shaving cream foam from another life).

For those holiday parties, Bartender Tristan Willey of Brooklyn’s Long Island Bar creates a menu of 13 cocktails, all with a wintery twist (think vodka and cointreu mixed with cranberry juice and allspice). Meanwhile, MR PORTER enlists the help of jet setter Mark-Francis Vandelli for his best posh party tips.

Finally, we get to the bread and butter of the season with our picks for Christmas presents for the discerning gentleman.

Enjoy, and have a great holiday season!

Thinking about shaving off that Movember moustache you grew for charity? Liverpool barber Ronaldo de Silva offers tips for the perfect wet shave. (Liverpool ECHO)

Do you shave after a shower? Putting shaving cream on your mirror before you shower can stop it from fogging up. (The Star)

Bartender Tristan Willey of Brooklyn’s Long Island Bar shows you how to create 13 cocktails with a winter-friendly twist. (Esquire)

GQ’s favorite travel-sized grooming products list includes the lovely Marvis Toothpaste, which we carry on the site. (GQ)

Shopping for the man with a refined taste is daunting, to say the least. We help you out with 7 Gifts for the Well-Groomed Man. (Grooming Artist)

Dos and Don’ts for throwing a posh party from socialite Mark-Francis Vandelli. (MR PORTER Journal)

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