Give Your Guy Friends Daniel-Padilla-Cool with These 5 Gift Ideas


James Dean, Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp. And now Daniel Padilla. Cool can’t be defined, but you know it when you see it. Is it carefree abandon? A rebellious spirit? Effortless charm? Not even the psychologists know, but here are 5 items that can help your guy friends (or boyfriend) look the part.

1. Sunglasses

You’d be hard-pressed to find a dude without at least a pair of Ray-ban aviators, but what guy wouldn’t be glad to receive a sleek Signet or a cool pair of Sunnies? ray-ban-signet-frame

Ray-ban Signet Gold, P8,283


Sunnies Sloane, P499

2. Denim jacket

Trends may come and go, but denim will never die. This classic Calvin Klein will make any man feel rugged (and it’s on sale), and this one from Rafe x Bench is deliciously understated.


Calvin Klein AS Klein Jacket, P9,510


Rafe x Bench denim jacket, P1,299

3. Skinny jeans

Skinny jeans are a bit difficult to pull off for men. It looks good only on long-limbed, lanky frames, and most of them bulk their legs up in the gym. But if it fits, it looks so damn sexy. Choose a dark wash slim fit of quality fabric like this one from Penguin.


Original Penguin Slim Fit Denim, P4,355


Bench Men’s Sandblasted Slim Fit Jeans, P899

4. Hair wax

He could be running out of his trusty pot of clay. The Wella Moulding Gum and Bench Clay Doh will make him look dreamier for the holidays.


Wella Shape Shift Moulding Gum, P536


Bench Clay Doh 360, P165

5. Leather boots

You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes. Perfectly polished dress shoes are a must-own, but leather boots make him look like he can handle some rugged fun. Choose real leather like these pairs from Topman and H&M, because faux will make his feet stink.


Topman UNION Black Leather Chelsea boots, P5,145


H&M Leather Chelsea Boots, P4,990

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