These are the best gifts for style aficionados

From a pair of bold Chelsea boots from Church’s to a knitted tie from Turnbull & Asser, here’s what to gift any fashion fanatics in your life this Christmas…

There’s more to a man’s wardrobe than socks — not that you’d know it around Christmastime. Because, while we all may be hoping to be gifted jackets, jumpers, trousers or ties by our nearest and dearest, the most commonly-given garment at Christmas remains a simple, somewhat uninspiring pair of socks. 

And that’s not good enough. Even the most mundane man doesn’t like unwrapping a pair of socks on Christmas morning. But for style aficionados? It’s like a drab dagger to their haute couture hearts. That’s why, to ensure you put a smile on the fashionable faces of your friends and family this year, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best garments to gift — for budgets both big and small.

Mr Marvis ‘The Flannels’ Trousers

It’s a warm and wintry start to our style gift guide; courtesy of Amsterdam-based brand Mr Marvis. This year, the style brand took another trimly-tailored step in its mission to abolish the trouser-based woes of modern men. These, ‘The Flannels’, are woven from slightly-milled fabric for warmth, and have a partly elasticated waistband for an extremely comfortable fit. As colours go, we like ‘The Lakes’ — a deep, dark green. 

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Mr Marvis ‘The Flannels’

£119.00

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Edward Green ‘Lanark’ Chukka Boots

For our second gifting step; a pair of Edward Green’s long-lasting, hard-wearing chukka boots. This ‘Lanark’ design is cut from waxed suede and stands on dependable Dainite soles for a relaxed-but-contemporary style. Those uppers are a traditional choice for work boots, guaranteeing durability, while the softly curved, classically English fit guarantees style.

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Edward Green ‘Lanark’ Chukka Boots

£925.00

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The Cambridge Satchel Co. ‘The 15 Inch Batchel’

This ‘Batchel’ is a revelation. With all the features and style of The Cambridge Satchel Co.’s core offerings, this particular design also boasts a top handle — meaning it can be carried around like a suitcase. If you’ve got someone in your friendship circle or family starting a new job in January, this double-buckled, deep-red, generously proportioned bag makes for the perfect gift. You can even get it embossed with their initials.

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

The Cambridge Satchel Co. ‘The 15 Inch Batchel’

£200.00

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Jaeger Trench Coat with Detachable Gilet

Because there’s no better gift in Britain than a waterproof jacket, especially during winter. This water-resistant trench coat from Jaeger also comes with an added surprise — and one suited to the season. Inside its button-up front, you’ll find a detachable zipped gilet, for an extra layer that fits seamlessly underneath.

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Jaeger Trench Coat with Detachable Gilet

£279.00

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Luca Faloni ‘Nocciola’ Roll Neck

Speaking of keeping warm, you can never go wrong with knitwear. Another perfect present during the festive season, Luca Faloni does the woven side of your wardrobe better than any other brand. This roll neck, in particular — shown here in a versatile shade of light brown called ‘Nocciola’ — is an excellent option for gifting: fitted and flattering, yet comfortable.

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Luca Faloni Nocciola Roll Neck

£260.00

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Aurélien Suede Jacket

If you want to give your giftee something they can look forward to, nothing sets up the promise of springtime like a fine suede jacket. This, from Aurélien, falls somewhere between a bomber and a blouson, is crafted in Italy from butter-soft suede — and is trimmed at the collar, cuffs and hem with gentle ribbing. 

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Aurélien Suede Jacket

£426.00

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Bennett Winch Leather Tote

With more rugged practicality than the ‘Batchel’ above, this Bennett Winch leather tote is an ideal versatile gift for any stylish men-on-the-go in your life. Perfect for everyday use, it features a padded laptop compartment and convenient phone pocket — as well as a full-grain Tuscan leather construction to keep any would-be tote-toters well ahead of the style curve.

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Bennett Winch Leather Tote

£575.00

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Church’s ‘Amberley’ Chelsea Boots

How’re these for statement-making? We’d forgive you for buying a pair of Church’s ‘Amberley’ Chelsea boots for yourself before you consider gifting them. But, thanks to that bold, high-shine tan leather and green elasticated side insert, they’ll also make a bold, bombastic present to any footwear fanatics in your life. 

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Church’s ‘Amberley’ Chelsea Boots

£790.00

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Oscar Deen ‘Pinto’ Sunglasses

Who said sunglasses weren’t for winter? Certainly not Oscar Deen. The British brand has always been inspired by vintage frames — and the ‘Pinto’ sunglasses are no different. Borrowing style cues from a classic French shape called the ‘Crown Panto’, this design has a slightly raised keyhole bridge, a lower frame and a suitably sparkling seasonal colour; ‘Champagne’.

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Oscar Deen ‘Pinto’ Sunglasses

£130.00

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Emma Willis ‘Deep Denim’ Shirt

Think a shirt is too ‘basic’ a present? Think again. Especially when it’s a sumptuously brushed cotton option from Emma Willis, worth £240. This ‘Deep Denim’ design takes the rich blue hue, and imbues it with formality — finished with iridescent mother of pearl buttons and stitched with a single needle to create a tiny seam.

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Emma Willis ‘Deep Denim’ Shirt

£240.00

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New & Lingwood Herringbone Double-Breasted Coat

Luca Faloni above may have brought warmth, and Jaeger brought chic outerwear credentials — but New & Lingwood here combine the two. If your pockets are deep enough (and, with this coat, they will be) why not gift this beautiful herringbone design to someone this Christmas? It’ll likely last a lifetime — and they’ll remember you every time they pull it on.

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

New & Lingwood Herringbone Double-Breasted Coat

£995.00

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Scarosso ‘Marzio Abisso Scamosciato’ Penny Loafers

The name may be a bit of a mouthful, but Scarosso’s ‘Marzio Abisso Scamosciato’ penny loafers are worth the strain of every syllable. Handcrafted by skilled artisans in Italy, the shoes are crafted from dark blue suede leather and have a perforated leather lining to ensure comfort and breathability. Like the suede jacket above, they’re a gift that says; ‘See you again in summer’. 

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Scarosso ‘Marzio Abisso Scamosciato’ Penny Loafers

£235.00

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Turnbull & Asser Cashmere Knitted Tie

Christmas doesn’t last forever. At some point — beyond the board games and port — we’ll all have to head back to work. Thankfully, some gifts, such as this knitted tie from Turnbull & Asser, will cushion the blow of the commute for your nearest and dearest. And, woven from the finest cashmere, it’ll cushion it in soft, sumptuous style.

These are the best gifts for style aficionados

Turnbull & Asser Cashmere Knitted Tie

£145.00

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Huntsman Cashmere Scarf

Finally, let’s wrap up with something you can wrap up — and that they’ll wrap up in, too. This scarf, from Savile Row’s Huntsman, is woven from cashmere as fine as the Turnbull & Asser tie above. But, rather than being office-specific, you can wear it wherever and whenever you want this winter — thanks to that ultra-versatile grey ‘four point’ design. 

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Huntsman Cashmere Scarf

£310.00

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