Clements and Church Travelling Tailor Service, £2,000 – £3,000
In a man’s wardrobe there’s no crown jewel quite so bright as a well-tailored suit. To have a suit fit your frame perfectly in materials you’ve helped pick out in a style that you love is a special thing indeed. However, in this busy world we call life, finding the time to head to a boutique to begin the process can be difficult. Fortunately, Clements and Church will come to you with their travelling tailor service that will see you receive a full store experience anywhere in the country, whether your office, at home, or anywhere else.
Walker Slater Harris Tweed Rucksack, £125
Walker Slater was founded in 1987 with one mission, to champion the traditional hardwearing fabrics of the Scottish Highlands. More than 30 years later with flagship stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London it’s safe to say they have been successful. While they’re best known for their tailoring service and suits for men and women, they also showcase the versatility of their favoured materials by producing items like this fabulous Harris Tweed Rucksack with zip compartment, buckle straps, and useful side pockets.
Available at Walker Slater.
Montegrappa Fountain Pen, €770 (Approx. £675)
Elegance goes beyond clothing, and having equally stylish accessories and instruments is just as important. Montegrappa produce exquisite writing implements of all varieties including gold fountain pens with artisanal resin bodies. The intricate pattern pictured here is part of their zodiac series, specifically Pisces, and it has an intriguing meld of red, white, and green that creates a rich depth of colour. A zodiac pen makes for a great personalised gift, although if that’s not to your taste then Montegrappa’s regular collections include almost any style and design you could possibly imagine.
Available at Montegrappa.
Vivvant Snowdon Camel Suede and Leather Military Boots with Handpainted Safari Sole, £345
Vivvant use signature British design with Italian craftsmanship to create sophisticated footwear for the modern, urban man. The Snowdon Camel Suede and Leather Military Boots with Handpainted Safari Soles are handcrafted in Florence with dramatic animal print soles that provide masculine character and undeniable flair to complement their rugged appearance. They’re completed with a chunky zip for comfort and security on the foot, as well as Vivvant’s signature triple V leather stitch logo on the back.
Available at Vivvant.
Seven Layer L7^ Mdo Black Jacket, £395
Seven Layer (7L) is a British brand which adheres to the military concept of the ‘seven layer system’. The system is designed to keep soldiers as comfortable as possible in hostile environments without impacting their operational capacity. If it’s hot, you have plenty of layers to take off, if it’s cold you have layers you can put on. It’s a system that works just as well for civilian explorers as it does for the military. This is the L7^ MDO Black, an outer layer designed to keep you warm and protect you from the wind while remaining lightweight.
Available at Seven Layer.
Maison Margiela Four Stitch Leather Gloves, £660
A good pair of gloves is a winter essential, but just because they’re functional doesn’t mean they can’t be lavish. These Maison Margiela Four Stitch Leather Gloves are made from a combination of cashmere, virgin wool and Italian leather. The four white stitches that can be seen on the back of each glove, hidden within the intricate grey and black crosshatching, are a reference to the anonymity of the Maison’s founder.
Available at Harrods.