Chic choices

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS…

ETERNAL STYLE – WITH ATTITUDE

[1In the world of style, the name Ralph Lauren carries not just a little weight. Season after season, the designs of the fashion icon continue to dazzle. For the holidays this year, the selections are as luxurious and splurge-worthy as ever — and sometimes just plain playful. Catching our eye on that last note are the Ralph Lauren Bulldog Needlepoint Slippers ($695) and the ideal-for-stocking stuffer Ralph Lauren Bear Socks ($22). On a more traditional note, why not opt for the Ralph Lauren Suede Weekender Duffle ($1,250)? Your recipients will thank you.

For more, visit ralphlauren.com.

Photographs courtesy Ralph Lauren

UP IN SMOKE

[2] For those who consider a good cigar the ultimate luxury, a new release might make an ideal gift. “The Ultimate Cigar Book” by Richard Carleton Hacker (Skyhorse Publishing, $24.99) is back in print, and this, the fourth edition, is revised and packed with nearly 400 pages of most everything a cigar lover might want to know, from cigar making to selection, whiskey pairings to smoking techniques.

For more, visit amazon.com.

Photograph courtesy Skyhorse Publishing

PRE-HISTORIC PRESENT

[3] One of WAG’s favorite jewelry designers, Samantha Levine, keeps those fun and funky styles coming, and her Mount Kisco-based Auburn Jewelry is always expanding its line of custom creations for men with tie tacks, key chains and those ever-popular cuff links. Give your man of style — and good humor — a little smile with the T-Rex Cufflinks ($145), a sterling-and-enamel design available in 18 colors.

For more, visit auburn-jewelry.com.

Photograph courtesy Auburn Jewelry

YO HO HO – AND A BOTTLE OF RUM

[4] Holiday entertaining and not sure what to pour? Or perhaps you have a rum connoisseur on your shopping list? Then maybe it’s time to look to Rum Diplomático. The Venezuelan rum brand produced by Destilerías Unidas S.A. combines traditional methods with modern technology to produce an award-winning rum noted for its aromatic complexity and elegant balance. With notes of maple syrup, orange peel, brown sugar and licorice, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva ($40 for 750-ml.) prompted our in-house reviewer to call it “one of the smoothest rums I’ve ever had.” Sounds like a solid gift idea.

For more, visit rondiplomatico.com.

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