MENSWEAR STYLE X BRENT CROSS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
TOP PRESENTS FOR THE SARTORIAL AND DAPPER GUY IN YOUR LIFE
With the MenswearStyle office once being located on Hampstead High Street, naturally Brent Cross was a bit of a stomping ground for the team. Brent Cross is the only shopping destination in London to offer free customer parking all year round and we had many lunch meetings at Leon. Since it opened 40 years ago it has been an iconic and revolutionary shopping centre and whilst conducting this Christmas shopping guide for our readers, we found out about forthcoming plans to redevelop the site with a £1.4 billion budget that will turn the area into a new urban village with homes and 150 new retail stores. Anyway, back to the gift guide; for all those who’re shopping for men (partner, father, uncle, brother, friend or son) and would like a bit of retail inspiration, then we have you covered. Here you will find 7 great gift ideas for the sartorial and dapper guy in your life, which can all be purchased from the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London.
Charles Tyrwhitt Cufflinks (£39.95)
These rose gold octagon metal cufflinks by Chalres Tyrwhitt are elegant, stylish and full of refined personality. They are Rhodium plated with genuine rose gold, featuring a swivel back and come in an impressive cufflink box. The unique colour shows that the wearer is both classically refined yet has a subtle eye for modern trends. Perfect for the 2019 wedding season, teamed with a navy suit and black shoes.
Happy Socks Gift Box at Fenwick (£30)
These 4 sock designs will let a man’s inner self guide their look with this festive season socks gift box by Happy Socks. The marine pattern gets a light blue makeover that's part sea salt and part Swedish sweetness; for a perfect combination. Yes, we know that men always get socks for Christmas, but we’ve begun to rely on this rather than buying any throughout the year. And these will spread happiness by turning an everyday essential into a colourful and quirky design piece.
Murdock London Cologne at Fenwick (£88)
The iconic London barber shop has its own range of aftershaves and Patchouli by Murdock London is British bohemian (decadent, intense and intriguing). Top Notes of Cardamom, Nutmeg, Black Pepper and Petitgrain blend with Middle Notes of Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Base Notes of Indonesian Patchouli, Suede and Olibanum. Murdock Patchouli is complex, rich and velvety. A great gift for someone wanting to add a little mystery to their daily scent.
Hawes & Curtis Shirt (£49)
Part of the Weekend Collection this understated slim fitting button down shirt by Hawes & Curtis can be bought for £49 or four for £120. Made from Oxford fabric it exudes classic leisurely style. Crafted from 100% cotton for softness and comfort, this blue shirt features single cuffs and is gently tapered across the waist and chest, creating a relaxed yet defined silhouette.
Timberland Boots (£190)
This heritage 6-inch boot celebrates 45 years for Timberland, with new shades and textures added, sapphire highlights and embossed details. These boots will see any man through a number of harsh winters, with top-notch full-grain leather and seam-sealed waterproof build features. The showstopping attribute however, is the PrimaLoft eco insulation that’s made using recycled plastic bottles.
Ted Baker Wallet at John Lewis (£55)
We love the tan colour and striking blue lining of this 100% bovine leather bifold wallet by Ted Baker. The classic design features eight card slots, two slip pockets and two note compartments. The proud owner will boast style and versatility with this on their daily travels. A perfect gift idea for the quirky everyday man this Christmas.
Daniel Wellington Watch at John Lewis (£159)
This is a great watch brand and one that appeals to many men due to their simple and classic design ethos. The men’s classic Bristol model by Daniel Wellington is minimal but equally stunning and easy to wear, so a top gift choice for Christmas. With an egg-shell white face, the dial is set with simple baton hour markers and strong, straight shaped hands with pointed tips.