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DISCOVER DECEMBER 2018’S COOLEST STUFF
THE MOST STYLISH PRODUCTS AND RELEASES THIS MONTH
I think I will take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas. It’s been one very crazy year, so please relax and enjoy all the festivities, and hope for 2019 to be awesome. Although the sales and gift buying offers are in full swing, there’s been a few new releases that have gone unnoticed on the MenswearStyle radar. We have a very old whisky which will cost you ten grand, a UK made jumper you’ll want to pass down and a solar watch which can run for 10 months on a full charge. So, following on from my November roundup, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite products and releases for the month of December 2018 – enjoy.
GANT Slim Twill Chinos
If there was ever a time to wear a pair of chinos in the colourway of Country Green, now is certainly the time. This autumn and winter-friendly shade is a seasonal favourite, and the shape and texture of this design by GANT makes them laidback and versatile too. Made with a touch of comfort stretch and woven in a preppy twill with dark blue chambray and cream herringbone lining, these slim fit chinos are just the ticket for understated preppy style.
Tomatin 50-Year-Old Whisky
Tomatin, the award-winning Highland whisky distillery, has announced the release of its highly anticipated single malt, the Tomatin 50-Year-Old, distilled on 24th November 1967. Following 50 years of maturation at their distillery, the deep-honey coloured expression has been bottled in its most natural form, yielding just 70 special bottles at 45.3% abv. Spare £10,000 anyone?
Nicolas Dixon x Seven Feet Apart
At the beginning of 2018, Nicolas Dixon worked on a collaboration with SEVEN FEET APART to create the DXZ Limited Edition and now it's here - The DX-7 Limited Edition is ready to buy. The new sneaker is a work of art, featuring Dixon’s unique graphic work on the side and front panels. The heel cup on each is finished by hand by Nicholas - including the DX7 logo and the number. He will also sign each box too.
Sassy Cider x Craig & Karl
This Autumn, Sassy Cidre, France’s first contemporary cider brand, has joined forces with acclaimed artists Craig and Karl to launch a Limited-Edition gifting collection in time for Christmas. The collection includes Sassy’s Original pour, as well as two new delicious flavours, Pear and Rose - all beautifully packaged in this unique collectors’ box.
Beacon & Armour #passthisjumperonto
This campaign is designed around the art of Kintsugi - It means, ‘to join with gold’. The broken pieces of an accidentally-smashed pottery are carefully reassembled and then glued together with lacquer that is mixed with very luxuriant gold powder. Because these jumpers carry the weight of history; like passing down clothing from one generation to the next, buying them for someone would be like passing heritage onto them. Combining the art of Kintsugi with this philosophy, Beacon & Armour's aim is to restore these two pieces of history with jumpers that are ethically-made here in the UK.
Seiko Prospex #StreetSeries
A timepiece inspired by the original 1975 Seiko diver's in a more compact design, perfect for urban living. Retaining the same distinctive and protective design, the 3D stainless steel casing is smaller with a 46mm face and is worn using a reinforced silicon strap which can withstand harsh operating environments. This is a watch for city, country and sea as it is fully functional to 200m/660ft underwater. Powered by Seiko's Solar technology, it will operate for 10 months when fully charged.
The Rake x FRENN
Creators of Scandi brand FRENN Antti Laitinen and Jarkko Kallio had the same goal: to update the old traditions of menswear into something fresh, exciting and rich with quality. Using only European, ecologically sourced premium materials, the label combines durability, comfort and freedom with clever detailing, placing the customer’s needs at the forefront of the design process. They've this month launched a capsule AW18 Collection on the beautiful online boutique The Rake and the line includes a range of overcoats, jackets, socks and shirts.