Christmas Gift Guide Week pt. III: fashion, clothing & accessories
From shoes to sunglasses, few gifts go down better than a well-thought-out, trendy fashion item
With Christmas fast approaching, this week sees Tempus compile the best gifts to grab for a family member, a friend - or even yourself. From Monday to Friday, we will be looking at the best luxury gift items available in categories ranging from indulgent food and drink to stunning design pieces for your house. In this third instalment, we hit the runway for an all-things-sartorial look at gifting.
It's a risky gambit, but opting to gift a friend or family member with an item of clothing they immediately fall in love with feels like hitting the Christmas jackpot. Each person has their own incredibly particular tastes and styles when it comes to clothing, so there's no better way of showing that you care about someone - and listen to their every word - than nailing that sartorial gift.
Here, Tempus has compiled a number of great presents in the realm of clothing and accessories that are sure to light up a loved one's Christmas.
The quirkily-named Edward by Mackage is a durable, versatile and sleek 2-in-1 down parka with a hooded bib and natural fur, offering Scandinavian style and insular efficiency.
The coat is engineered for warmth in the coldest temperatures while also being windproof, water resistant and repellent and breathable. The storm placket, hidden waist drawcord and insulated pockets deliver extra heat-insulating performance performance.
Luxury leather accessories brand Pampeano are expanding their bespoke services by offering customers the chance to create their own unique hand-made belts, using any combination of thread colour, leather, buckles and their choice of pattern.
The brand are offering this service to customers so they can choose their favourite belt styles and combinations, thanks to this cutting-edge software and to be offering something fresh and different to their customers, as well as looking to broaden their audience with this new offering. Customers can then view what their belt will look like through the real-time CAD design on the website, from there the production takes 4-6 weeks, where it is hand-crafted by master artisans and then transported from Argentina.
This quilted cycling jacket for women is perfect for chilly days due to its use of so-called “WarmWool" from Schoeller, which provides significant wind and water protection and added breathability.
The brand, known for its luxury cycling gear, has used the classic diamond quilt and have streamlined the shoulders and seams to make sure Portman doesn't have that bulky look – a common issue with some quilted jackets.
Does someone you know need a timepiece that both inspires with modernity while oozing the charm of a classic design? Breguet Watches' Tradition 7035 is the one for them. This 18-carat gold comes with a bezel set with 68 diamonds weighing approximately 0.8ct, and features a self-winding movement with retrograde seconds.
Just 88 of these spectacular pieces have been made by the Swiss horologists, so be sure to get yours soon!
Now made in ultra-high-quality silk, John Lewis' pyjamas have reached new levels of comfort. They are cut in a relaxed shape offering indulgent comfort and feature matching fabric pig-nose buttons, a rounded out revere collar for a softer silhouette and contrast piping at the cuffs, placket and for an elevated feel.
Designed in-house, these incredible pyjamas are available in a wide variety of colours including raspberry, peashoot green, electric blue, golden olive and many more.
One of the most essential piece of male jewellery is the effortlessly cool signet ring. The rise of the signet ring trend has gained momentum and meaning – for many it may be a timeless accessory that is easy to wear and a good mix of casual and formal, but it also holds sentiment that means the signet ring is forever a favourite.
Traditionally, signet rings were given as a token of affection, meaning this classic ring will make the ideal Christmas gift for your loved one this year to show them just how much they mean to you.
Newly re-launched menswear brand Aubin debuted its first collection after a nine-year hiatus just two months ago - and it's already proving a major hit in the fashion scene.
The Union Wax jacket in tan is one of the collection's flagship entries; made from British Millerain fabric it perfectly illustrates the modernisation of a classic British garment and if cherished, will last for years.
This award-winning, one of a kind Snake Knuckleduster in solid 18K yellow gold is completely handmade and made to resemble the boiga multomaculata snake, commonly known as the many-spotted cat snake.
The snake's spots are replicated on the knuckleduster using a stunning selection of natural ombré sapphires along its back, and it is caught mid-strike trying to eat a fiery zircon mined in the Gemfields, Australia. Bespoke alterations and sizing are available upon request
Acclaimed British sock brand Pantherella’s first foray into scarves is the ultimate luxury stocking filler. Crafted from the same luxury yarns as Pantherella’s famously high-quality socks, the collection comprises lightweight gauge wools, merino wools and cashmere in a deep colour palette.
Made in England, your loved one will be sporting scarves of exquisite quality with a rich British heritage of luxury design. With a superior feeling of softness, these luxurious scarves are sure to be a big hit on Christmas day.
The new Sun Lite models from Silhouette are a sleek, stylish combination merging classic and modern full-rim design with the unique lightness of Silhouette. To hear the brand describe the collection, its classic shapes "fit every face shape perfectly, deftly bringing out your personality".
The rim is made from ultra-light SPX®+ with classic glazing technology, and with its six-base curve, the design comes in three shapes – the Soft Butterfly for women, the Soft Rectangle for men and the unisex Classic Panto. You can choose from a balanced color spectrum of classic shades such as Grey, Brown, Classic Gradient, as well as fresh, stylish color combinations and mirrored lenses.
Pure silk robes actively condition skin with natural amino acids and feel absolutely divine - and they don’t come more beautiful than the new range from This Is Silk, available in Cotswolds-inspired Cream and Gainsborough blue.
The robes are crafted from This Is Silk’s award-winning, signature 22 momme silk. Every Robe has a single loop and button on each sleeve which allows for it to be tightened to prevent the sleeves draping in water or makeup when getting ready in style.
One of the newer offerings from Malone Souliers is the Musa Sneaker, which they describe as holding a "timeless appeal", adding that they are "designed for optimum versatility".
The Musa shoe utilises brand signatures, showcasing the brand's iconic wave-like shaping, a strap across the round toe and a logo crest appliqué on the side. This style is crafted from black Suede and trimmed with gorgeous tonal calf leather detailing, while a flexible rubber sole provides a durable yet lightweight foundation.
"Italian leather and handmade in London." - is there a more reassuring sentence in the English language when it comes to fashion? With these stunning gold-buckled black leather boots from Roker Atelier, your loved one is sure to stand out in both social and business settings.
The shoes, which are 100% leather, are made to order and typically take around three weeks for the shoemakers to handcraft. But we think it's well worth the wait!
Guaranteed to catch the eye are these exquisite pair of stunning amethyst and brilliant diamond earrings. Delicately crafted in 18ct yellow gold, this beautiful combination of gem and diamonds will sway glamorously.
Descended from a distinguished family of Russian jewellers, founder Arseniy Budrevich has been designing and crafting jewellery for almost 15 years. He learned his jewellery-making skills the traditional way, working alongside his father in his atelier with his brother, Eugene.