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Harry Rosen Pro Gives Her Top Advice On Valentine’s Day Gifting For Men (Win!)

February 10, 2024

Some clichés are more true than others, and we do buy into the idea that men can be hard to shop for. Enter Renata Leung, divisional merchandise manager, footwear and accessories at Harry Rosen. Her nearly two decades of experience with the brand mean she’s a bona fide pro when it comes to men’s gifting. As Valentine’s Day approaches, we chatted with Renata to get her top tips when it comes to giving guys what they’ll truly love. —Vita Daily

Hi Renata! Please tell us a bit about yourself and your role to start.

Certainly! I recently celebrated my 18th anniversary working at Harry Rosen. I feel fortunate to have begun my career here, and over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work across various categories, including Sportswear, Outerwear, Designer Collections, and now I lead the Footwear and Accessories department.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day (and any holiday, really), the old adage is that men are hard to shop for. Do you agree or disagree, and what is some of your advice around facilitating easier/better gift-giving for the guys in our life?

As a woman who has been working in the menswear industry for 18 years, I must respectfully disagree with the myth that men are hard to shop for. In fact, I believe there are more choices than ever before! While a beautiful silk necktie or a crisp white shirt are always reliable options, at Harry Rosen, we cater to all aspects of a man’s lifestyle, including gifting. Men today are more fashion-conscious and enjoy exploring their own sense of style, and we have the expertise and merchandise to help them look and feel their best.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, it’s coming up fast! Can you recommend some top men’s gifts from Harry Rosen for the occasion, and tell us why they’d make our men happy?

  • SAXX Vibe Super Soft Boxer Briefs in red, $37 – Upgrade his underwear arsenal with these eye-catching, body-hugging boxer briefs dyed a red hue. 
  • Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit, $49 – Designed for all types of facial hair, this four-step Jack Black grooming routine cleanses, conditions, and softens facial skin and hair.
  • Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau De Parfum 50ml, $375 – A warm amber base lends a pulsing touch of sensuality, hinting the possibility of soon knowing another soul, inside and out.
  • Montblanc Reversible Leather Belt, $490 – Montblanc has carefully crafted this classic, versatile belt from textured calfskin leather. It features a rectangular silver-tone pin buckle detailed with the label’s emblem. 
  • Tom Ford VANILLA SEX Eau De Parfum 50ml, $515 – Addictive by nature, glamorous by design, a captivating interplay of deep and bright vanilla notes star in this sensual scent.
  • PRADA Saffiano Leather Oxfords, $1,250 – Meticulously made in Italy, these lustrous black Prada dress shoes combine the elegance of premium Saffiano leather with the practicality of a hard-wearing rubber sole. The perfect luxury gift!
  • Zegna Oasi Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $1,590 – This crewneck sweater is an embodiment of ZEGNA’s commitment to Italian style and fine craftsmanship. Made in Italy, it’s knitted from the brand’s Oasi cashmere; a perfect fabric of uncompromising softness and quality.

We have a Beatles lover in our life! Any gift recommendations for him?

Absolutely! We have an exclusive collaboration with Eton, featuring shirts and furnishings inspired by the Beatles. The collection includes shirts based on John Lennon’s song “All You Need Is Love,” reinterpreted for Valentine’s Day. Additionally, our pocket squares feature the phrase translated into various languages, adding a fun touch to any outfit.

What if we’re unsure of our man’s sizing when it comes to clothing? Any advice?

I’m a little biased but my advice would be to reach out to our expert team at Harry Rosen. They can provide personalized assistance and guidance to ensure you select the perfect size for your man’s clothing needs. Whether it’s shirts, pants, jackets, or any other garment, our team is here to help make sure the fit is just right.

Beyond clothes, does Harry Rosen have Valentine’s Day-worthy gifts in other categories for men?

Absolutely! Accessories make a fuss-free option, as many items, including belts from Mont Blanc and Ferragamo, are one size fits all. Fragrance and grooming products are also popular choices, with options like discovery kits from Creed or new scents from Tom Ford. Additionally, our recently introduced Lifestyle category offers unique and special gifts, such as the travel watch winder from Wolf 1834, which securely stores timepieces while traveling.

Personal question: what are you gifting the most important guy in your life this Valentine’s Day?

I’m a fan of luxurious scents, and TOM FORD’s new fragrance, Vanille Fatale, caught my attention. With its amber and woody notes, complemented by luxe vanilla resinoid, it’s sure to make a delightful gift.

Win! A $200 Harry Rosen Gift Card!

Congrats Loretta M. of Richmond Hill, ON, who will receive a $200 Harry Rosen GC! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadailymedia. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.

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  1. Daniel Hall

    February 11th, 2024 at 9:08 am

    Looking for a new shirt for spring/summer
    @handicrapper

  2. Alan

    February 11th, 2024 at 9:32 am

    Looking for either a new shirt or new pants from BOSS and Paige!

    @tungmongold

  3. Simon Erikson

    February 11th, 2024 at 10:08 am

    Got my eye on a nice bow tie 🎀 @sky_guy763

  4. Xu Li

    February 11th, 2024 at 10:29 am

    Any button-up shirt! @xuliang889

  5. Louise

    February 11th, 2024 at 11:30 am

    Love their dress shirt @bases555

  6. Pnina Lutwak

    February 11th, 2024 at 11:52 am

    Nice sport shirt @pnina44

  7. Pnina Lutwak

    February 11th, 2024 at 11:53 am

    New sports shirt

    @pnina44

  8. Chris MacDonald

    February 11th, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    I would love to buy a new spring jacket! @kcrmb

  9. l p

    February 11th, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    Zegna Oasi Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
    @asdsafel

  10. @sashimigradephotos

    February 11th, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    The jack black beard kit

    @sashimigradephotos

  11. Kath

    February 11th, 2024 at 8:03 pm

    PRADA Saffiano Leather Oxfords
    @conkatp

  12. Leah Hagerty

    February 11th, 2024 at 9:58 pm

    I have my eye on the Bugatchi wool blend sweater.

    @leah.Hagerty.t

  13. jeff

    February 12th, 2024 at 7:00 am

    I need a new dress shirt for work
    @jefftraderc

  14. Patcharee

    February 12th, 2024 at 6:02 pm

    I love to buy a new pants for my new trip!

    @paamaa0078

  15. Amanda masters

    February 13th, 2024 at 8:20 am

    My husband can spend a lot of time in Harry Rosen enjoying the pilot shirt sections. He’s a snappy dresser.
    @Amandalmasters99

  16. jeff

    February 13th, 2024 at 11:56 am

    A new suit @jefftraderc

  17. KaLei

    February 13th, 2024 at 8:35 pm

    PRADA Saffiano Leather Oxfords
    @weelkesr

  18. Caroline McKeown

    February 14th, 2024 at 3:42 pm

    A new Canali suit

  19. Rachel C.

    February 17th, 2024 at 7:34 am

    a blazer for the hubby! @seafoodmwg

  20. Nolan S.

    February 17th, 2024 at 10:55 pm

    A new suit @sass.ls

  21. Danny M

    February 17th, 2024 at 10:57 pm

    A new shirt @maibdan

  22. Cindy zheng

    February 18th, 2024 at 11:38 am

    A winter jacket

    @cindy6869677

  23. Mandy

    February 18th, 2024 at 6:39 pm

    A dress shirt for my husband!

    @when_we_play

  24. Jiajie Dong

    February 18th, 2024 at 7:43 pm

    A new jacket

    @jayjayjay12331

  25. Kari

    February 18th, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    Love those PRADA Saffiano Leather Oxfords.
    @maildropk

  26. Shiwei

    February 18th, 2024 at 8:48 pm

    Some new shirts

    @linshiwei7

  27. Johanna Newman

    February 19th, 2024 at 12:13 am

    Prada dress shoes ♥️♥️♥️

    @JohannaNewman88

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