Men’s Gift Guide: For the Sophisticated Man

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With Father’s Day right around the corner, we’ve put together a gift guide of men’s specialty ideas from the latest in electronic gadgets to ultra-luxurious grooming and styling products to traditional and lifestyle gifts guaranteed to pay homage to the special man.

Electronic

With the gizmo's and gadgets available, necessary today obsolete tomorrow, the newest electronic must have in every man’s life the Weego, a portable charger that not only charges all electrical devices this lightweight portable carrier also provides a jump for auto batteries.

Self-contained with jumper cables neatly hidden, a must for auto’s and long trips. Not only will you never go without a charge on the road, for all the devices, you can also self-jump the car battery without the help or roadside assistance.

The Weego Jump Starter Battery+ line, including accessories, are powering the automotive, power sports, motorcycle, outdoor and marine industries. Weego is the ideal tool for all drivers, bikers, off-road trailblazers, and boaters by eliminating the need for jumper cables, bulky jump packs or calling for a tow. Worrying about dead batteries is a thing of the past – high-quality, ultra-convenient, portable power is in! And when we say power, we mean power, as in jumping a 500 cubic-inch, big-block engine.

Of the three Jump Starter Battery+ models available, the Professional model can jump start gas engines up to 9.6L (4.8L diesel). Now that’s big power!

Plus, Weego jump starters are incredibly long-lasting – created to withstand 1,000 charging cycles and losing only 2 to 5 percent charge per month when stored. All models feature a built-in flashlight to help you see through the jump and the two largest models have SOS and strobe light functions for emergencies.

Outside of emergencies on the road or water, Weego is there no matter what. Jump Starter Battery+ will also charge anything with a USB port: phones, speakers, tablets, etc. And the two largest models also charge laptops. No more excuses traveling salesperson!

For more information about Weego and their full line of products, including fun videos, please visit www.myweego.com.

 

SAFEGO - Portable Travel Case

Ever wonder what to do with all the necessities we need for a simple day at the pool/beach? We all feel the need to keep our belongings safe and sound, whether traveling or even at home. Being on-the-go is when things tend to get lost, stolen or misplaced.  But SAFEGO has the solution: With SAFEGO, the portable and lightweight travel safe and custom combination lockbox, you can feel comfortable knowing that your valuables are protected near and dear. 

The innovative design and interior space focuses on durability, specifically to prevent theft.  When you are outside exercising, traveling and staying in hotel rooms or on the beach, you no longer have to feel frightened of taking your eyes off of your wallet, keys, ID, or other belongings.  Simply take your SAFEGO along, attach it to anything, put your belongings inside, lock it and feel free knowing that your things will be right where you left them.

Features:Combination + Key Access (comes with 2 keys and a wrist coil band), Ear Plug Opening, Splash Resistant, Portable Safe Easy to Use, Impact Resistant Heavy Duty ABS. The SAFEGO is available in Pink, Blue, Black & White.

For more information, please visit:  http://safego.us/ 

 

The Ultimate in Distinctive Luxury - Hadoro Exotic Skin Accessories

Hadoro accessories and they have some of the world’s most luxurious phone cases and Apple Watch straps. The Paris based luxury brand features high quality materials from Ostrich, Alligator, Python and Stingray so as you can imagine they run anywhere from $350 to $10,000.

And if you’re into quality protection for your phone but not as flashy, Hadoro also offers cases brushed in gold or rose gold as well as cases with Hard Anodization and PVD Technology, to give an ultra-matte color but still with a nice soft-touch in the hand!

Health, Wellness

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, we wanted to reach out with the perfect last minute gifts from Martone Cycling. For Summer 2016, the three-year old style-driven brand is offering 2 new bike designs: one multicolored Olympic-inspired cycle and the other with a fresh, warm weather monochromatic colorway as well as a collapsible helmet, all perfect picks for the modern Dad.

New Summer 2016 Collection:

With the Summer Olympic Games in Rio edging ever-closer, Brazilian-born designer Lorenzo Martone has created two new styles of the signature MC2 bikes in colors inspired by his native country. The new “Carioca” bike is the first multi-colored bike to be offered by the company, a medley of colors directly interpreting the iconic red, yellow, green, blue and black Olympic rings.

The “Diana” bike is a sleek, monochromatic green bike, reminiscent of the Brazilian rain forests and foliage. The bikes boast a dual-legged adjustable kickstand, an SRAM system that automatically shifts gears as the rider cycles, and of course, the signature red chain.

“Carioca” retails for $1400 and “Diana” retails for $1100 - both are available for purchase at martonecycling.com

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Accessories: Inspiration for the new edition of the Martone Cycling Co. helmet draws upon a desire to eliminate hassle and heft from the daily commute with aesthetic appeal and safety remaining top-of-mind. Weighing in at just under a pound, the lithe helmets fold into a compact size of 8 ¼” x 4 1/3” x 6 ¼,” allowing style-conscious city riders to conceal the item within their briefcase or satchel of choice.

The helmets retail for $195 and are available for purchase at martonecycling.com

 

Zai Putters/Luxury Golf Tournament

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Golf Montreux - Montreux Golf Club Evian Route 54 in 1860 Aigle

With prizes special prizes for Golfing excellence including Longest Drive, Nearest to the Pin, and a hole in one prize of a Vacheron Constantin watch (Overseas model) – graciously offered by Vacheron Constantin, a weekend in Switzerland may be just the ticket.

General prizes for all players include an Aston Martin factory visit (for one player and one accompanying person, including return air tickets, welcome factory visit and lunch) – graciously offered by Aston Martin Geneva; Voucher for the private half-day cruise trip on board of a Linssen yacht on the Lake of Neuchâtel or Lake Léman (for 2 – 6 persons) with a cocktail – graciously offered by Nasta Marine;

Caviar Tasting Voucher (Boutique Caviar House in Geneva, for two persons) (two individual draws) – graciously offered by the Caviar House Prunier. Various vouchers from Zai, Versace, Golfer’s Paradise, Golf Club Montreux, Giardino Hotels, Brunch at Hotel President Wilson Geneva, and wine sponsor Domaine Burnier providing bottles of white and red to seven lucky winners.

Participation fee amounts to CHF 249 (including all taxes) and includes the following:
•Participation in the golf competition on Friday, 24 June 2016 (green fee).
•Participation in the Zai Putting Challenge.
•Champagne and caviar tasting, refreshments during the competition, dinner cocktail, souvenirs and handouts of sponsors and partners.
•Prizes to the winners (in 10 categories) and participation of all players of the golf tournament in the prize draw (20 prizes) according to The Rules of the Amateur Status. 

Registration at the tournament is handled at the first-come basis, the registration is considered confirmed only upon the receipt of the payment of the registration fee. We do not refund the registration fee. Replacements are accepted upon the written request of the player received in advance and subject to the written confirmation of organizers. Maximum number of players 100 persons. Time limit for the registration is at 19.00 on Sunday, 19 June 2016.

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Men’s Grooming

Martial Vivot Men’s Grooming Collection – For the sophisticated man a completes set of premiere men’s stylist and grooming guru. With permanent house at Barney’s in NYC and the new Brooklyn Barney’s Store, upscale New Yorkers looking for the premiere mane’s stylist need not look any further.

Martial Vivot is a world-renowned gentlemen's grooming guru and owner of the Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes on Manhattan's West 54th Street.  Touted by the New York Times as "the gentlemen's barber for many of the city's most powerful" and "the best in the city" by GQ, he is arguably the city's preeminent men's stylist.

Foreseeing a dramatic evolution in men's grooming on the horizon in the 90's, Vivot became a pioneer in Europe for what would eventually be coined the "metrosexual" approach to men's grooming. Predicting the rise of the men's salons, Vivot launched his Salon Pour Hommes in 2008, the first men's salon in New York City to offer a high caliber of full grooming services paired with privacy and the masculine environs men desire.

In 2013, Martial Vivot launched The Martial Vivot Grooming Collection, including Shampoo, Conditioner, Gel, Paste, and Creme. Most recently, the line has expanded to include Face & Beard Oil. The collection is available at Barney's New York and at MartialVivot.com.

Dapper "Grooming" Groomsmen Gifts

Trying to figure out the perfect groomsmen gift? Give a stylish luxury grooming gift from Martial Vivot

Whether you’re looking to gift high-end grooming products from the Martial Vivot Grooming Collection (expertly formulated Shampoo, Conditioner, Crème, Gel, Paste, or Beard & Face Oil made with all luxe organic and natural ingredients - maybe add it to a personalized dopp kit and a bottle of bourbon?), or give a luxury grooming experience with a trip to the Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommeswhere you can get a variety of upscale grooming treatments from precision haircuts to spa-like shaves (think warm towel over your face and a glass of whiskey in your hand), this is the ultimate gift to spoil your best buds.

Men’s Apparel

New on the men’s wear apparel market, Compression Socks offer a sophisticated difference to standard men’s hosiery. In a variety of designs and colors, from sedate to bold and vibrant, Compression Socks the can be worn under suits or casual Friday apparel.

Rejuva specializes in medical grade compression socks, pantyhose, leggings and stockings for men and women that are just as fashionable as they are effective.  Kelsey Minarik launched the LA based company in 2010 after suffering from a blood clot after a long flight, at just 22.  Her struggle to find compression legwear that was not only medically sound but fashionable enough to wear every day inspired her to launch the brand.

Graduated compression stockings offer everyone from busy professionals to pregnant women to driven athletes the support their tired, aching legs need. While they are useful for those suffering from medical conditions such as diabetes, blood clots, varicose and spider veins, compression can offer a helping hand to so many more.  Additionally, those who work or travel with prolonged periods of sitting and standing benefit from pain prevention and relief on-

For additional men’s apparel challenges try https://www.bows-n-ties.com  which offer the complete guide to menswear style.

Skip The Traditional and Try TNT - ROYAL RETRO SKULL TIMEPIECE (www.pierrederoche.com)

The inherently rebellious, unique and technical TNT Royal Retro Skull reflects the highly contemporary trend for personalization, while preserving all the original qualities of its Royal Retro movement.

In the notable absence of a dial, its broad and eminently visible central bridge provides unlimited space for brand aficionados to make their individual model even more exclusive and personal. On this first limited-edition interpretation, the hexagonal central going train bridge is adorned with a skull motif that has become a classic theme in contemporary watchmaking.

The excellence of Dubois Dépraz, a renowned Manufacture of complicated movements, powers the beating heart of the TNT Royal Retro. This sporty timepiece displays the hours and minutes, seconds with retrograde function appearing on six 10-second sectors, moving retrograde hand indicator and a date window. Its 47.5 mm-diameter case is made of steel and black PVD-coated titanium, set in this version with 240 brilliant-cut totaling approx. 1.10 cts.

FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, retrograde seconds in six 10-second sections. Moving retrograde hand indicator. Date. CASE Titanium middle with black PVD treatment, 47.5 mm. Bezel set with 240 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling approx. 1.10 cts (128 measuring 0.8 in diameter and 112 measuring 1.1 in diameter), lugs, crown-guard and screw-lock crown in steel. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. Sapphire back. Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar/330 ft). BRACELET Alligator leather with safety folding clasp. LIMITED EDITION of 5 watches.

Lifestyle
Champagne Armand de Brignac (www.armanddebrignac.com) – Champagne Armand de Brignac is a range of prestige cuvées that offer uncompromising quality and taste, crafted by 11th generation champagne growers, the Cattier family.

Drawing upon more than 250 years of experience in the region, the father and son winemaking team create each champagne with exquisite attention to detail, including the selection of only the most emblematic vineyards, taking solely the first and freshest portion of the cuvée press and blending a unique trio of vintages. Each bottle is finished by hand with the application of French pewter labels and hand polishing. A small and highly skilled team of just 14 people touch a bottle from pressing the fruit to departure from the cellars in France. The result is a champagne that echoes unparalleled luxury and craftsmanship. Champagne Armand deBrignac was acquired by Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter in November of 2014.

 

The Champagne Armand de Brignac collection is available in limited quantities around the world and is comprised of Gold Brut, Rosé, Demi Sec, and the ultra-prestige single varietals, the Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs. Available at select fine retailers in the USA. SRPUS: $450

Caskers, the Spirits Club, provides members only specialties, one of a kind, not on the market, everything from Willet Pott Still Reserve Bourbon to Rare 96-point Grade A Tequila, Glenmorangie, Berkshire Bourbon, Buchanan 18 YO Scotch. www.caskers.com

Cigar.com brings members one of a kind rare Cigar offerings and Samplers. Cigar.com includes from Cuba, Nicaragua, Honduras, United States and Bahamas: www.cigar.com   

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