For the Guy: Black on Black Minimalism

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Whether you’re an art gallery curator or a hip-hop mogul, we know how much you love to rock black on black. Here are few of our favorite items to give—or better yet—ask for, this holiday season:

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  • Dior Homme Black Fine-Grained Wet-Look Lambskin Jacket

  • Swarovski Revolution Black Leather Cuff

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  • Rick Owens Drkshdw Level Long Sleeve Tee in Black

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  • WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Mozart Gloves

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  • C'N'C CoStUME NATIONAL Ankle Boots ($297): A modern take on the classic Chelsea Boot with textured soft leather, a rounded toeline, and square heel. Available online at Yoox and for purchase at CoSTUME NATIONAL boutiques.
  • Dior Homme Black Fine-Grained Wet-Look Lambskin Jacket ($4500): An asymmetrical-zip motorcycle jacket embellished with a Dior Homme stamp on the shoulders and an inherent edge throughout the entire piece. Available for purchase at Dior Homme boutiques and Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Swarovski Revolution Black Leather Cuff ($180): A stainless steel and woven leather cuff with two Jet Hematite crystals that add just the perfect touch of attention to any wrist. Available for purchase at Swarovski.
  • Basco Leather Sweatshirt ($895): A fitted lambskin leather crewneck pullover that has a refined, yet athletic-wear feel. Available exclusively at Barneys New York.
  • Broste Pillar Candle in Charcoal ($17.60): A textured wax candle that hints at Tim Burton, but hopefully smells a whole lot better. Available online at The Good Hood Store.
  • St-Germain Vintage Parisian Bicycle ($1000): A limited edition vintage rework bicycle in black featuring a custom leather bottle holder, North Road polished aluminum handlebar, double alloy rims with stainless steel spokes and Brooks accents. Just don’t drink and bike Available for a limited time online at St-Germain.
  • Rick Owens Drkshdw Level Long Sleeve Tee in Black ($328): Slim fitting with Owen’s signature stitch detailing, and a below-the-waist length that adds drama without swallowing you up. Available for purchase at OAK.
  • Saint Laurent Paris Court Classic High Top Sneakers ($575): Black leather sneakers with a padded ankle and paneled side. Available for purchase at Saint Laurent Paris.
  • WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Mozart Gloves ($295): Cashmere lined with a leather exterior and suede thumbs, these luxurious gloves are sure to keep your hands warm and your friends’ hands jealous. Available online at Mr. Porter.
  • Kris Van Assche Black Vinyl Hiking Backpack ($615): Large enough to fit all the essentials and sleek vinyl with black stitching; you’ll want this backpack for more than just the Mountain. Available online at Kris Van Assche.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Stretch Briefs ($36.50 for two): Low-rise and made from stretch cotton jersey, these briefs are as comfortable as they are subtle. Available for purchase at Ralph Lauren.
  • Acne Max Cash ($200): Black denim with a low rise and slim fit, these tapered jeans are perfect for work and play. Available at Acne Studios.
  • Alexander Wang Wallie Change Purse ($195): A black embossed crocodile flat coin purse with rhodium metal corners and side flat pocket that allows it to double as a wallet. Available for purchase at Alexander Wang.

To alleviate some of the stress of holiday shopping—or even just to help kill time at work, For the Guy is a new weekly column where we’ll be sharing some of our most favorite gift ideas for every possible guy you know. With products ranging from designer ready-to-wear to ready-to-plug-in tech devices, we hope you and your love ones enjoy these as much as we know we will! Hint, hint.

Images courtesy of their respective brands.