Photography: Andreas Souchis
Editor: Katerina Theocharis
What are the holidays without a little bit of well-curated nostalgia steeped in the most festive color of the season?
With very little left till C-day, It’s a Man’s Class has contemplated on his Christmas Edit of Prestige Gifts for him, recapturing the magic of Santa’s go-to, and composes his list from Montblanc and ΤΖΑΝΝΕΣ S.A. that will have your nearest and dearest completely taken come Christmas morning.
Business As Usual
Getting all the time-honoured details right is hardly a task with Montblanc’s Meisterstück Sfumato Single Gusset Briefcase, crafted out of soft, slightly grainy leather, with a hand-painted cloudy-color effect. This new briefcase’s soft shape will bring cool to the work place, spacious, stylish able to hold a 13” laptop and all your precious belongings in its dedicated well-organized pockets.
We have never lost our love for the luxurious feeling of a nib on paper. Stylish from tip to clip the Montblanc M – RED Ballpoint Pen turns signing into a labour of love. Made of red precious resin, this writing instrument’s fluid lines gently flow into one another. Perhaps you can imagine yourself signing a treaty each time you sign with a Montblanc but this incredible piece comes with an extra humanitarian act as it was designed to to support RED’s fight to end AIDS in partnership with Marc Newson.
Early in the 20th century, when the penchant for minimalism dulled men’s style, cuff links were the only accessory a man could sport without significant sartorial transgression. The Timewalker Montblanc Horlogerie cufflinks celebrated understated style in stainless stell with black PVD finish and red stones inspired by the crown of the Timewalker watch, just what you need to personalize your corporate uniform.
Keys to his Kingdom
If you have scoured the shelves looking for a stocking stuffer then the Saffiano leather print Montblanc Sartorial Key Fob Pivot System featuring a simple, playful design with one metal ring an engraved Montblanc logo is a last minute appropriately festive keeper.
Quite the gifting adage the Meisterstück Wallet 6cc makes an excellent gift, simply because a gentleman cannot go without one. The Burgundy European full-grain cowhide with unique Montblanc deep shine comes with 6 pockets for credit cards, 2 compartments for banknotes and 2 additional pockets. Whether you’re heading out for a busy day or meeting some friends for drinks you need the basics. Pair it with a first class Montblanc Sartorial Pocket 4cc with ID Card Holder that will get you covered.
As a watch-company president once put it: ‘You can’t wear a Porsche on your wrist.’ We wear watches to tell the world who we think we are, and as Jay McInerney, the American author, once noted if you meet a man at the weekend his watch may be the only clue he gives as to his income bracket. The Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic 4810 39 Silver in Red Gold Numerals is a stealth choice when it comes to prestigious gifting whether the wearer to be is an aesthete or the busy action man of the year.
The One for All Seasons
During the daring Jazz Age, young men began removing their vests and donning belts, while according to Esquire’s Encyclopedia, during summer months in the late twenties, sales of belts, outnumbered suspenders four to one. Although today we’re far from the old rivalry between the two, the choice of a gent’s belt should be dictated first by the shoe color and then by the hue of the jacket and trouser. The Montblanc Black/brown reversible cut-to-size business belt comes with a self-adjustable 3 cm x 120 cm, reversible black and brown leather strap to match any business suit.
Going for the Emblematic Olfactory
Decidedly audacious, confident, influential, the striking gold Montblanc Emblem Absolu is the embodiment of success in a bottle. Following in the footsteps of its two predecessors, it ads its own opulent signature quality, with an irreplaceable note of cardamom at the heart of its fragrance trail, bringing energetic spiciness to refresh the fruity cocktail of juicy pear and tingling mandarin- a luscious combination that makes his skin good enough to eat. If you love pink pepper and honeyed fruits these warming notes will weave a cloak of mystery around you.
Special thanks to 42 Barstronomy Athens for the hospitality!