Long-Sleeve Performance Undershirt in Black, £96
Whether you’re dedicated to fitness at the gym or in the great outdoors, you’re going to need a bit of extra protection on these cold winter mornings. Thankfully, Swedish underwear-crafter CDLP has just released Mobilite, its first line of dedicated performance undergarments.
Cut from recycled polyester, the range has been designed with mesh ventilation, non-chafing seams, no-tag constructions, and superior moisture-wicking and quick-drying properties. The black long-sleeve performance shirt with a bang-on-trend mini funnel neck is not only chillbeatingly practical, but is also – in my humble opinion – one of the coolest-looking items you could possibly add to your workout wardrobe right now.
Available at CDLP.
Houndstooth Wool Raglan Coat, £495
Founded in Wales in the late 90s, womenswear label Toast has achieved a kind of cult-like status thanks to its emphasis on craftsmanship, quality and creating pieces that feel as though they will last a lifetime. Now, after over two decades, the brand has branched out into menswear – and it’s been worth the wait.
This first collection is imbued with a beautiful sleek’n’slouchy vibe, and packed with pieces that feel both exciting and timeless (check out the Burnt Orange and Blue Fair Isle Yoke Sweater, the Golden Brown Single Pleat Tapered Cords and the Lavender Organic Cotton T-shirt). However, it’s the outerwear that steals the show, most notably the insulated Green Cotton Herringbone Jacket and sumptuous houndstooth raglan-sleeved wool coat.
Available at Toast.
Jo Malone Starlit Mandarin & Honey Cologne, £105 (100ml)
Much like your wine, it feels like now’s the time to swap out your fresh, sparkling summer scents for something a little more full-bodied and mellow. Jo Malone London’s new festive release, Starlit Mandarin and Honey, is like a hug in a bottle.
It hits the skin with a warm burst of fragrant, sweet citrus, then dries down into a vanilla-y, rich scent thanks to undertones of honey and coumarin (a note that gives a wonderful caramalised edge to the juice). Much like your Christmas Day panettone, this scent is something that you’ll keep going back to again and again. Plus, that limited edition bottle is going to look superb on your nightstand.
Available at Jo Malone.
David Gandy’s Wellwear Collection
After fronting campaigns for some of the most recognisable design houses in the world, supermodel David Gandy is now doing it for himself by launching Wellwear, a leisurewear-focused label with sustainability (and comfort) front and centre.
Featuring slick takes on downtime items like joggers, jumpers, pyjamas and even a rather incredible sweat gilet, the superb pieces are cut from pima cotton, lyocell and modal, and infused with anti-odour and antibacterial treatments. This will not only keep you feeling fresh, but also mean they need to be washed less. Fewer trips around your washing machine means fewer microfibres entering our water supply and increases the longevity of the garments themselves. Win win.
Available at David Gandy Wellwear.
Harlesden High Crewneck “Marylebone”, £135
Founded by Veeraj Haria-Shah and Alexandra Richards, Coconut Residence aims to explore their combined Kenyan-Indian and Guyanese-St-Vincentian roots through the lens of modern British style. There’s the new Harlseden sweaters, for example, which take their inspiration from the classic pullovers many first-generation Caribbean and Indian settlers wore when arriving on chilly UK shores.
The colours, a cool navy-cream stripe (Kennington) and a jazzy red-yellow stripe (Marylebone), are inspired by traditional cricket club colours – a sport close to the heart of many Commonwealth citizens. Woven from Shetland wool and finished with a traditional teasel technique for a superbly soft handfeel, it’s the Christmas jumper you deserve.
Available at Coconut Residence.
Darwin Dolomite Hiking Boot, £290
Duke & Dexter’s latest drop is a pan-European collaboration between the London shoe label and legendary Italian hiking boot manufacturer Fracap. Handmade in the Fracap family workshop in Monteroni di Lecce, these Darwin boots are cut from a biodegradable leather upper and fitted with a custom recycled plastic Vibram sole – something that not only looks seriously cool, but will also help you grip the streets when the show hits.
There are three styles on offer, but my pick of the pack is the grey iteration with its striking dual-colour sole and high-shine metal hardware. Rugged, refined and just right for keeping your feet protected this winter.
Available at Duke & Dexter.