Posted on December 12 2019
The holidays are often an opportunity for reflection, for gathering close and reminiscing on the traditions we’ve built and memories we’ve created. These rituals become the foundation of community, of celebration, and of expression. This year, Gallery Aesthete is examining ritual, the classic and traditional— the act of giving, the act of dressing, and presenting here our selection of gifts that re–interpret tradition in their own way.
P|4 Chrysalis Nympha Mega Pave — Gifting diamond jewelry is an enduring holiday ritual. This season, we offer you a sophisticated and unexpected take on tradition: this exquisitely crafted Part of Four pendant necklace in matte sterling silver, studded with completely unique, individually placed diamond fragments, encapsulating organic form and beauty.
Homme Plisse Ties— Issey Miyake subverts the necktie, a classic men’s gift, creating a piece that brings whimsey to a sophisticated wardrobe staple. These asymmetric ties feature Miyake’s signature pleating and are available in Bordeaux and Khaki Gray.
m.a+ Skinny Belts— Available in white, red, and classic black, these slim, cross–studded, cow leather belts add an elegant and playful touch to any outfit. Beautifully hand–crafted, these belts are equal parts statement and staple.
Gary Girin: Circle Bag— Created individually by hand in Moscow, these artisanal, vegetable–tanned leather bags offer a beautiful and timeless option for keeping essentials close–at–hand throughout your holiday travels. (Available In-store only)
Cedric Jacquemyn: Guidi Leather Shirt— The classic button up shirt is redefined in the Atelier of Cedric Jacquemyn. With an updated cut and fit, gorgeous raw seam finishes, buffalo horn buttons, and constructed from a supple horse leather exclusive to the legendary Guidi Rosselini tannery in Italy. This is a true rarity and will become an enduring piece in any wardrobe for years to come.
Guidi: Crocodile Box— This preciously sized box is made from 100% genuine, full–grain crocodile, featuring stunning natural variations in texture. Equipped with a polished metal mirror, this case is perfect for holding a lipstick, jewelry, or anything else in need of elegant safekeeping.
Rick Owens: Larry Shearling— Shearling has a long history of providing ruggedly warm and stylish clothing, and this jacket is no exception. A cropped, close fit, long sleeves and a high collar maintain the edge and sophistication you’d expect from Rick Owens, while delivering the warmth and durability of a luxury shearling.
Werkstatt München necklaces— These takes on the traditional silver chain necklace are all handcrafted from uniquely finished sterling silver. Featuring a range of timeless designs including beautifully rendered pendants and various lengths and sizes of chain, each Werkstatt piece is made with care to incorporate tradition with function and design. (Available In-store only)
Army of Me: Scar Stitched Tees— These tees from Army of Me are an easy piece to fold into any wardrobe, offering a relaxed fit and 100% cotton softness, with scar–stitched seam details to add a twist to an otherwise classic piece. Available in Charcoal and Black.
Black Asteroid Record— “Thrust” is the debut album from the techno artist Black Asteroid, whose storied music career includes working with PRINCE, Depeche Mode, Michele Lamy and Rick Owens. Besides being an incredible auditory experience, the packaging alone, created through collaboration with Rick Owens and Parts of Four, makes the Thrust album the perfect gift for the aesthete audiophile in your life.