It doesn’t get much classier than this streamlined leather duffel. The minimalistic design is sophisticated and timeless, and the main compartment with four additional pockets makes it perfectly practical for quick business or weekend trips.
He’ll feel a kinship with former Bears coach Mike Ditka when he opens a bottle of the Chicago legend’s fine wine, whether it’s the The Icon Cabernet Sauvignon, The Hall of Famer Chardonnay, or any other varietals from the collection.
For the Fashionable Fellow: Knot Standard Custom Suit
Custom Suit, Knot Standard (starting at $795). 220 W. Illinois St., Ste. 2101, 855-784-8968
No outfit can live up to a completely customized, quality suit. Knot Standard makes every order from scratch, using the finest Italian and English fabrics, and even offers a one-year replacement policy for those guys who put their wardrobes through the ringer. Feel like you know his style as well as—or better than—he does? Design something custom for him. Not so sure? Just load up a gift card and let him do the rest.
For the Chef: Venezia Magnetic Knife Block
Venezia Magnetic Knife Block, MCA Chicago Store ($195). 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-397-4000
This modern, Italian-made knife block keeps as many as 14 knives in place with magnets, in an open-sided design that helps prevent the kitchen tools from becoming dull.
For the On-the-Go Guy: Movado ‘Large Bold’ Bracelet Watch
Large Bold Bracelet Watch, Movado ($595).Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515
This classic timepiece will add an air of mystery and sophistication to any man who wears it.
For the Grown-Up Party Animal: Casa Noble Reposado
Tequila doesn’t have the same meaning it did in his frat boy days—especially when it’s a bottle of smooth, sophisticated Casa Noble Reposado that’s been aged to distinction in French white oak barrels and arrives in a classy blue bottle.
This speaker doesn’t just offer wireless, quality amplification—it makes a visual statement, too. The three maple legs and simple front cover make it a classy and interesting visual piece without being overpowering—and for those who don’t want to take up floor space, it can be hung on the wall, sans legs, instead.
Hibiki Harmony’s blend of at least 10 malt and grain whiskies, aged in five different types of casks from Suntory’s Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita Distilleries is a nice twist on the typical manly spirit.