are you struggling to find ideas for xmas for the men in your life? mine have such strong individual tastes it gets harder each year!
for classic men’s clothes with style, then visit J.Simons shop on chiltern street – it brings together a handpicked selection of American, Continental and British brands, classic loafers, harrington jackets, jeans and even includes a few vintage pieces – perfect if you want to find your male partner or friend a gift that never dates. i love the pendleton shirts! you go in there wishing that they did the same things in womens sizes.
a lot of men hate bits and pieces, collective memoirs, so finding something to buy them can become a bit of a challenge. a guess this means that you have a limited list; here are a few places that i know robert will always be pleased to receive from -any products from aesop and kiehls, scarves and silk handkerchieves from peckham rye, or Anderson and Shepherd. my son likes a comme des garçons wallet, from Dover Street.
vintage books and out of print books from glyn’s books, or anything from the numerous antiquarian book shops on cecil court, poetry and art books from daunts , i still think that they have the best choice of books, and the re issues of classics such as Agatha Christie and Dickens are so beautifully presented that they can be the start of a collection, travel notebooks from smythsons – you can even have your own initials embossed on the beautiful leather covers, margaret howell for small house accessories and classic tops, rapha for absolutely anything cycling, brooks for classic cycling bags, chapmans for classic bags. classic film posters is another favourite for young men.
vases from my wonderful friend rhonda paster corte – she ships them safely to you and they are very affordable. another good idea is to buy a wet shave and massage from trumpers or at murdock in liberty. or for watches i visit portobello on a saturday, all the dealers are there and they all give you a 6 month guarantee – i bought a vintage rolex for robert’s 50th, which has been a big hit and still gets worn for occasions out. if that doesn’t help you find a gift , then please let me know your great finds……i’d love to extend that list.