Bah Humbug! Covid may be trying its hardest to stop us enjoying Christmas – but our men’s gift guide is full of ideas that may take the grumpiness out of the situation.
Due to Covid restricting large events and parties, dressing up for this year’s Christmas festivities is all about mixing sartorial style with comfort as we celebrate at home. So give the men in your life the gift of a relaxed debonair look in couture designer Karen Gold’s tartan tracksuit with matching face mask.
In festive red or green plaid this urban tracksuit features a bomber jacket and slim fit bottoms both in ultra soft polyester blend containing elastane for stretchy comfort and elasticated cuffs. Not forgetting the essential matching face mask.
Price £89.99 from Karen Gold.
Ensure he’s never late again with a new watch he won’t be able to stop looking at!
Briston Clubmaster Classic Chronograph watch’s unusual case shape is in tortoise shell acetate with sunray olive green dial and rose gold dressings. The NATO strap is also in olive green. Other colours range from bright burgundy red to pale minty water green. Price £265 available via Wolf & Badger.
Although we may be all staying in, drive his olfactory sense to the great alpine outdoors with Bentley’s new fragrance SilverLake. Price 89 Euros.
Top notes: Ice cool lemon essence and peppermint for a gust of pure invigorating mountain air.
Heart: Moist earth accents of violet leaves to evoke the alpine forest; a frosty bite of pink pepper and cool lavender hints at the silver water of a lake.
Base notes: Woody amber and white musks for a crisp trail on a mountain landscape.
Half transparent, half opaque, the bottle reflects like the mirrored surface of a mountain lake whilst its silver metal shoulders are embossed with the Bentley emblem and the silver cap is ringed with Bentley’s signature knurling.
For the gent who prefers blazers to the puffer jacket when taking a Christmas Day stroll, check out Benetton’s padded blazer. Price £119.
This lightweight padded blazer has lapels, button closure, patch pockets and a left breast pocket so he can still display a pocket square!
Available in dark blue, black or dark green.
A silk pocket square can give a simple jacket a flash of individuality and flair.
Bestow on him the magic touch of dapperness with Simon Carter’s Victorian Dogs pocket square.
This 30×30cm silk pocket square shows a variety of dapper dogs in Victorian costume and similar era styled photography. Price £35.
He’s not a fan of novelty Xmas jumpers? Then give him a plain seasonal red Henley ribbed jumper from Whale of a Time. Price £95.
There are two subtle contrasting stripes in navy at the cuffs and hem plus the Whale of a Time embroidered logo on the front. Crafted from merino wool in the classic ribbed fisherman style.
Also available in navy with two white stripes.
Keep his feet toasty warm with a pair of Sockshop’s double layered Heat Holders Christmas Pudding Slipper socks. Price £11.99.
Not only do they look sweet, they also have an official 2.6 tog rating for warmth and a thickly cushioned second layer for extra luxurious comfort.
He’ll also have an excuse to relax and put up his feet to show off the festive non-slip ‘Merry Christmas’ gripper design on the soles!
Also available in Rudolph and Santa styles.
Bring out the eco animal in him with Sockshop’s Lazy Panda’s bamboo boxer shorts. Price £11.99 for a pack of 3.
Made from pure 95% bamboo fibre, these boxer shorts are soft, smooth and silky.
Bamboo fibre is naturally odour defying, non irritating and has built in moisture and temperature management too so skin stays dry and comfortably cool.
Bring out his inner kid with Cyberjammies playful Arthur pyjama set featuring penguin print bottoms. Price £45.
This set is perfect for lounging as well as sleeping. The long sleeve knit t-shirt is 50% cotton and 50% modal. The penguin bottoms are 60% cotton & 40% modal with button fly front opening.
Wrap up this kit bag in Christmas paper or actually use it to store all of his other presents – a cool alternative to the Santa sack. The retro style Tilman Kit bag from Billy Ruffian Shoes is crafted from hemp brown cotton canvas trimmed with dark brown leather. The genuine Manila rope strap allows it to be worn either as a backpack or slung over the shoulder. Price £50.
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is Eclipse Magazine’s Fashion & Beauty Editor.
You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com
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