Explore our curated selection of the best new pieces to give – and receive – as we welcome the Year of the Dog.
The New Must-Haves
For men, it’s hard to go past a favourite jumper. Cable knits are an evergreen style with heft and texture, like Kent & Curwen’s vintage-style knits, which have a comfortable, worn-in look thanks to careful stonewashing and deliberately aged and used detailing. If that’s too casual, turn to Santoni for some of the smartest footwear on the planet. Like the best shoes, these get better and more comfortable with time, almost like fine wine
From left: Santoni Carter shoe (HK$8,900); Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendrier 1948 (HK$285,000)
Vinyl records have made an astonishing comeback, with music record sales at levels not seen for decades. The Hym Seed music system brings you the best of analogue and digital worlds, an all-in-one player with turntable, amplifier, and loudspeaker, which can be played via your smartphone or computer. Great music can be enhanced with great whisky, so why not get him a bottle of Scallywag 13-year-old Speyside malt whisky by independent Scotch whisky firm Douglas Laing & Co.
From left: Kent & Curwen vintage cable knit jumper (HK$4900); Universal Audio & Video Centre Hym Seed music system (HK$5980); The Whisky Library Scallywag 13 year (HK$960)
Home Is Where The Heart Is
You could be practical and say it with a Magimix Patissier Multifunction food processor, which does almost everything except cook for you, or indulge in a lovingly restored 1930s antique blanket trunk, handy for storage or lending character to your room. The whimsical ceramics from French workshop Gien, who have partnered with artist and illustrator Soledad for an unashamedly romantic collection of tableware, has particular charm, and many of you will find that the sparkling appeal of glassware can be irresistible, especially if it’s from venerable artisans Baccarat, who have been creating the most sought after crystalware for more than 250 years.
Baccarat Petit Palais Atlantic Service limited edition (HK$55,800)
From left: Pan Handler Patissier Multifunction (HK$6380); Common Room antique blanket trunk from the 1930’s (HK$19,800)