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La Vie Beau'eme: Valentine's Day Gifts For Men

Feb 09, 2017


Bespoke brogues from Lottusse

Chivalry isn’t dead, it’s transformed. Men and women now bear the burden of romance in equal measures, especially on Valentine’s Day. Don’t be caught empty handed at the end of the night, give your man a gift he’ll treasure for years to come.

For the Travelling Man 

If your beloved spends more time in an airport lounge than his own home, he’ll cherish Louis Vuitton’s Keepall Bandoulière 50. This iconic travel piece, with its soft, calf leather exterior and a microfibre lining, is durable, and elegant—perfect for airplane overheads, surprise business trips, or just a weekend away. Luxurious detailing, like the silver metallic pieces and monogrammed canvas handle fastener add a dashing pop of Louis Vuitton’s signature style.   

Louis Vuitton, G/F, The Landmark, Shop 7-17, Landmark Atrium, Central

Keepall Bandoulière 50 by Louis Vuitton

For the Traditionalist 

A classic fountain pen, once described by Winston Churchill as a necessary ingredient for ‘true happiness’, is a gift that taps into everyone’s inner romantic. It conjures up images of inspired letters, important business deals, and so much more. Give him Montblanc's classic Meisterstück Gold-Coated 149 model, and he’ll treasure it for years to come. The flagship pen, created in 1952, has remained mostly untouched since its introduction in 1952, and its ornately decorated nib alone is a piece of art. 

Montblanc Boutique, Pacific Place, Shop 239, 88 Queensway, Admiralty 

The classic Meisterstück Gold-Coated 149 fountain pen

For the Entertainer

If he is constantly playing host, a cigar box will quickly become a favourite treasure. Berluti, the French leather experts, have created a functional and strikingly handsome cigar box, available by special order only. Handmade in Paris, it combines rare wood with the maison’s signature leather. The box contains a traditional humidifier to protect those precious Cubans, and features two compartments with removable tops and sliders. Quality takes time, approximately 12 weeks, but you can always tide him over with a nice cigar while he waits.  

Berluti, G21-22, Landmark Prince’s Central, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central 

Handmade cigar box by Berluti

For the Dapper Gentleman 

A hand-crafted pair of bespoke brogues from famed Spanish cordwainers, Lottusse, is a thoughtful way to show your partner that you’re head over heels. Using their ‘Touche’ system you can select the leather, the sole, and even engrave a special message for a completely unique, artisan gift. The 100-year old heritage brand prides itself on unparalleled craftsmanship, and each pair of hand painted shoes takes roughly two months to create. Ready to wear options are also available in store if you simply can’t wait.  

Lottusse Hong Kong Showroom, 2/F, 10 Wellington Street, Central

Hand-crafted brogues from Lottusse

For the Thrill Seeker 

Adrenaline junkies will love a trip to the top of Macau Tower, and, of course, a jump off the edge. AJ Hackett, creator of bungy jumping, manages the world’s highest bungy jump, a daunting 233-meters high— guaranteed to get the blood pumping. Your man will buckle in to the most innovative gravity related products available, including a specially designed cord, cables and recovery system, before leaping into a fee fall. Jumps are available throughout the day, with limited night slots, and in almost all weather conditions, but booking is highly recommended.

AJ Hackett Macau Tower Bungy Jump, Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, Macau 

The world's highest bungy jump at AJ Hackett Macau Tower

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