There’s a plethora of items that I’ve had my eyes on for the past months and any one of them could creep onto a Christmas wishlist, however for my 5 items I’ve tried to keep it as diverse as possible, so here they are:
Bang & Olufsen – BeoPlay A9 – $2,600
I used think B&O had slipped off the pace a bit with their over-priced and impractical approach to home stereo. However, their new BeoPlay series has revived my appreciation for their intelligent design aesthetics and superb functionality. In a time when home audio is becoming an artform, B&O have produced one of their most beautiful speakers to date, the BeoPlay A9. It’s a complete stereo system in one very neat package, no extra amp, speakers or cables needed, just plug and play wirelessly over your phone or tablet. If you are more of a cable guy, of course you’ll find both mini jack and phono connector in the rear.
Brioni make some of (if not the) best shirts in the world, and this brown and white piece caught my eye just this week. Not everyones go-to colour combination, but paired with the right suit this shirt will look fantastic. Fine Italian cotton hand crafted for that soft feel makes this an excellent Christmas present for any discerning gentleman.
GoPro Hero 3 – Black Edition – $399
I used to think the only people who needed a GoPro were those participating in extreme sports, however it’s occurred to me that these tiny and truly incredible cameras are so versatile that there should be space in everyones stocking for at least one. Whether you’re skiing in japan, surfing in Bali or simply running after your dog in the park, a GoPro will capture every moment in absolute clarity and perfection.
We’ve featured KJP a few times on TVG over the last 6 months. This Rhode Island brand producers simple, elegant and sophisticated wrist wear and belts. This particular piece is from The “Quartermaster Collection” – carefully hand-knotted in Rhode Island from locally twisted nautical cord and high quality leather cord. Perfect for any occasion.
Cologne is a difficult wishlist item because ideally you’d pick your own, and only you know what you like the smell of. However, my old man picked this one off the shelf for me and it’s been my go to for the last 6 months. If you’re scouring round for yourself, or even that distant cousin you’ve pulled in the family secret santa – you can’t go too wrong with The One by Dolce & Gabbana.