MAYFAIR CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR MEN | THE MAYFAIR MUSINGS 2018 EDIT
I have to admit that I have always struggled with buying Christmas gifts for men. Women are somehow easier to buy for. I can’t think of many women who wouldn’t be happy with a luxury long-lasting candle or a festive hamper. My brain associates shopping for men with the following: socks, whiskey, question marks and maybe something experiential but probably not - what if the dates didn’t add up and we couldn’t get the money back? This year I have spent a little time compiling the ultimate Mayfair-inspired ‘Gifts for Him’ round-up. Known and loved globally for truly great craftsmanship and in particular, bespoke menswear, Mayfair really is a great place to start for your Christmas shopping this year.
New and Lingwood Dressing Gown, £1250-£2500
For the quintessential English gentleman, it has to be a AW18 dressing gown from New and Lingwood! Left: Stalking Leopard Lined Velvet Dressing Gown, £2,500.00. Right: Navy & Orange Exotic Unlined Silk Dressing Gown, woven in England by a mill which traces its history back to the Huguenots, £1,250.00. Handmade in England.
Orlebar Brown Snapshorts, £395
Orlebar’s Snapshorts are your opportunity to get wildly creative. Upload an image to the Snapshorts generator and give someone a brilliant surprise when they are confronted with custom swim shorts featuring a special memory, an embarrassing revenge or other personal meaning!
Gieves and Hawkes One Savile Row Book, £60 and Bespoke Candle No.1, £55
This book comes with bespoke foiled slipcase and traces the rich history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes’ vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and ready-to-wear collections; this is an indispensable book on classic men’s style and fine tailoring.
The bespoke 1-wick candle contains notes of Vetiver, Cedar, Cardamon, Jasmin, Tobacco leaf, Lily, Clove, Patchouli, Cumin, Leather, Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Amber, Whisky and Wood Smoke. It will burn for approximately 60 hours.
A Deep Tissue Massage at The Refinery, £89
“Fine grooming is the mark of a modern gentleman. It is the way a man presents the best version of himself to the world.” - Tom Ford. The Refinery offers traditional barbering and contemporary grooming in the heart of London. If the man/men in your life have had a tough year, this Deep Tissue Massage treatment will help them to rejuvenate and relax ahead of the new year.
Creed Royal Mayfair Fragrance 100ml, £170
This fragrance is dreadfully ‘Mayfair’. “Top notes of gin and lime are blended with aromatic pine in an uplifting burst of green glassy freshness. The heart is a bouquet of dewy rose in all its multi-faceted grace & opulence contrasted with the creamy headiness of tuberose. Blue mentholated eucalyptus & bitter orange give another stylish twist to this unique and unorthodox fragrance.” - Creed, Mayfair. Yum.
Loro Piana Girocollo Diamond Intarsia Jumper, £1,930
The crewneck sweater in baby cashmere is crafted with the mousse technique. Warm and ultra-soft, it features an inlaid diamond pattern and is the perfect addition to a stylish winter wardrobe. Cruelty-free shearing and excellent craftsmanship are just two reasons to invest in a Loro Piana piece.
Penfriend’s Special Edition Classic 205 Olivine Fountain Pen, £150
For avid and stylish writers rejecting the mobile notebook apps, this beautiful Classic 2-5 Olvine Fountain Pen should spark some glee! Much anticipated since the launch of the Edelstein® Ink of the Year 2018 is this matching colour series. Ballpoint also available.