The breeze has started to seep through, the evenings are drawing earlier and for much longer, and your rigmarole of deadlines is likely coming in thick and fast while the Christmas calendar starts to rev up and throw you into a miasma of chaos – so, even though we’re still a few weeks away from the big, festive day, it’s perhaps time that you consider treating yourself.
Here at Gentleman’s Journal, we’ve got some good news for you: in celebration of this most wonderful time of the year, we’ve curated a tight edit of some of our favourite things from our favourite brands, including rich, chest-warming tipples to see you through the frosty weather, a wax jacket from one of Britain’s most celebrated labels, a pullover crafted from Shetland wool, and an essential grooming kit that’ll keep your complexion well-nourished while facing these harsh, cold climes – and we’re giving you the chance to win the entire selection, worth over £2,000. Here’s what’s on offer…
Barbour, Ashby Wax Jacket
A winter-wardrobe essential, the Ashby has a matte coating in Barbour’s signature 6oz sylkoil waxed cotton. It comes in a tailored fit, has a slightly lived-in feel that provides a nonchalant quality, and premium finishes include stud fastenings and a pair of bellow pockets.
Aubin, Prestwick Shetland Crew and Lysaghts Wool Overshirt
A specialist in heritage menswear, Aubin has some wardrobe foundations for you to layer up with: a bold Shetland wool pullover whose rich hues speak of autumn; and the more subdued Lysaghts overshirt made in a rugged design that takes its cues from the iron-and-steel industry.
Emma Willis, Sky Super Cotton Shirt
The workhorse of any formal wardrobe, Emma Willis’ timeless design is cut from Swiss poplin that’s been woven and dyed using Giza 45 Egyptian cotton, which blends softness with long-lasting durability. For added luxury, the collar has been trimmed by hand and iridescent mother of pearl buttons are added for a subtle hit of finesse.
Kit Blake, Aleks Charcoal Wool Flannel Trousers
These stride-making trousers are Kit Blake’s most popular model, featuring four, inward-facing deep pleats and cut to sit higher on the waist, making it ideal to wear with more polished footwear, whether it be a pair of loafers, Oxfords or Derbys. Keeping things neat and sleek, side-adjusters have been added in lieu of a belt – an apt move given the upcoming period of festive feasting.
Uniform Standard, Series 8 Earth Nubuck sneakers
When it comes to the footwear department, we’ve always strongly believed that less is more. Uniform Standard is one the best when it comes to pared-back designs, and these Series 8 sneakers arrive in premium Italian nubuck with a recycled-rubber wedge that allows for optimum support. Due to its unembellished look, it can be dressed up with a poplin shirt, or made more casual with a plain marl-grey crewneck jumper.
Aurélien, navy scarf and hat
Wrap up with these cold-weather staples, both produced from pure cashmere. Because of their timeless navy colourway, each item can be paired with myriad items and during most occasions, from rural strolls in The Hamptons to the streets of Oslo.
Gentleman’s Journal, Umbrella
Keeping your ensemble in pristine condition when the worst of the British weather hits, this Gentleman’s Journal umbrella has you covered.
TBD Eyewear, ECO Donegal in dark Havana and bottle green
Though the mercury may have dropped significantly in these shores, some of you out there may be considering escaping for some winter sun. When packing, consider TBD’s Donegal, which has a tortoise pattern and a frame that sits somewhere between rounded and squared, allowing you to stand out from the crowd of all-black-wayfarer wearers.
Aspinal of London, Slim Credit Card Holder
Slim, sharp and slick, this everyday essential has been produced from full-grain leather, features four external card slots and a central opening, and is lightweight enough to slip into your pocket without adding any unnecessary bulk to your silhouette. The croc design also provides an understated pattern to help mix up your portfolio of pared-back leatherwear.
Bennett Winch, Canvas Wash Bag
The minimalist appearance of Bennett Winch’s wash bag belies its bevy of details – from its waterproof Italian nylon lining to its clip-out compartment for wet items, such as razors. An internal pocket offers space for smaller items, and a wide-opening mouth makes for ease of access – all of which is secured by bonded canvas and a YKK brass zipper.
Dr Sebagh, The Essentials Kit
Dr Sebagh’s range of creams, masks and super serums draws upon biotech ingredients, from hazelnut ogliopeptides to sesame protein complex, all of which form part of the brand’s anti-ageing maintenance effort. The perfect travel and gym companion, this four-piece kit features a Serum Repair; a High Maintenance Cream; a purifying, gentle Foaming Cleanser; and a roll-on Supreme Eye Serum – skin-friendly slicks to prevent the big chill from damaging your complexion.
Glenmorangie, A Tale of the Forest
Glenmorangie’s debut whisky made from barley kilned with woodland botanicals, including birch bark and heather flowers, is defined by its herbaceous smack and its smokey, oaky undertones. Illustrator Pomme Chan’s whimsical, punchy design reinforces the vibrancy.
Nyetimber, Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage Magnum
The south-England climate and Nyetimber’s greensand and chalk soils allow for the slow ripening of the storied winemaker’s grapes, creating optimal flavour and acidity. A mix of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, this is the brand’s signature product, a perfectly balanced drink using varieties across all the label’s vineyards and several of its vintages.
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning this exclusive prize, simply fill out the form to enter now – best of luck!