The scarf has hitherto languished in the wilderness as a grey or navy dullard, purely functional, rarely interesting.
The last few years have seen people sign up to the possibilities of wearing something with a bit more flourish, and
you should try it too.
When people get a special bottle of whiskey given to them at Christmas, the magic is removed when the only nice
glassware they have to drink out of is customarily for wine or beer. A beautiful tumbler is as important a part of
the ritual as the intoxicant itself.
We in the UK have yet to subscribe to the United States’s twisty bottle cap, and so our institutional brands such as
Asprey will come up with beautifully made universal items like this bottle opener. The elegance lies in the
simplicity and the practicality.
The totemic John Goldberger has written a book on the steel Patek Philippes he regards the most. It’s too much of an
understatement to say that if one of the world’s greatest watch collectors finds them interesting, you will
A button down Oxford is an essential wardrobe item that is often overlooked. It’s versatility and sturdiness does
make it a remarkably good go-to and usually you can’t live without it once you’ve got one. I would recommend light
blue as it will be something you will want to wear both casually and formally. We designed this specifically with
the old elegance of Agnelli and JFK.
Knitwear is an artform and made all the better for being a source of comfort and joy in the season of giving. This
from Cifonelli is so striking in its design and a beautiful, cosy colour too.
For the cigar smoker with more time to make your way through your humidor, make sure you have something remarkable to
rest the cigar in and to put the mountains of ash, this is a beautiful tray and is also good for non-smokers as a
place to put anything from accessories to business cards.
Ever since the Tudor Black Bay Heritage came out, I have loved distressed leather, it is infinitely interesting and
romantic, which is why I think it’s a great call for this design of suitcase, which has the DNA of the artist
explorer or scholar.
The enduring appeal of a gift card is that it gives the receiver free rein to choose what they want. If they happen
to have a penchant for classic menswear, TheRake.com offers a wide-ranging collection of attire, from only the very
best artisans worldwide. The gift card will be unique as many of the brands are only sold through our platform.
The Rake is having a belt moment. That’s not to say we thought them infra dig, but that we liked the
innovations of side adjusters and Ghurkha straps as a solution to our waistline presentation. But with trouser
brands producing really terrific clothes at the moment, many with belt loops as standard, it is time to buy
something that will go with all of them, and this is a perfect example.
There is no one in the world that this would not suit. Oatmeal fabrics have a habit of washing out fair-skinned folk
but any blue shirt will counteract this. Either way, if you’re buying knitwear for someone else, this from New &
Lingwood is foolproof and beautifully executed.
Bear with me on this one. I know that received wisdom is that slippers need to be velvet or cashmere, but there is
something undeniably chic about leather slippers and so I’d urge a look at this limited edition pair from Stubbs
& Wootton made from Horween football (of the American sort, not Her Majesty’s Association Football)
The problem with buying pocket handkerchiefs, especially if you’re planning on buying for someone else, is that like
the BBC, there is no shortage of choice. And you may feel that with such a saturated market, are you really going to
get one that interests and is received well by your loved one? Rampley & Co clearly saw an opportunity here and
created hankerchiefs with historic paintings and etchings printed onto them. I already own The Death of Major
Peirson, and if I were to pick another, it would be this depicting Horace Vernet‘s The Lion Hunt.
There are precisely zero cigar smokers who would not be unreservedly thrilled to receive this cutter. As a cigar
smoker, you can take my word for it, this is what you need to get them.
Travel in 2021 is something we should all feel optimistic about. However as we are all rediscovering the benefits of
the staycation, this flask is a homage to the unpredictability of U.K. weather, and the essentials to see you
through a weather turn. Never leave home without one.
An item that I have on my phone myself, a fun chicken-and-egg scenario.
The badger brush may seem antediluvian but believe it or not, men are putting more time into their morning routine
than ever before, and shaving is by far the most delicate task, and requires requisite care and attention, so take