When Grandpa/Grandad/Pops/Grandfather/Grumpa/Pater etc. etc. already has the full L’Étale collection (lucky chap) it’s hard to know what to buy the man who has everything for Christmas. There are plenty of men’s xmas gift-guides doing the rounds, so we’ve compiled one specifically for the older gentleman. The man who has a nose for quality and a certain swagger to his step. Think Gianni Agnelli, Muhammad Ali, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Robert Redford and any other damn stylish man you can think of.
First up, we’ve often thought that a man who has everything can always start a collection. These Patrick Mavros elephant hair silver bangles, can either set him off with an amassment of elephant related silverware, or start a love affair with wrist-wear.
He may however be more of a practical creature and prefer a timepiece on his wrist. But practical doesn’t have to be boring and the build-your-own customised selection of completely bespoke luxury watches from Bamford Watch Department are unique, fun and pretty damn special.
A box from Dundas Shirts under the tree is always appreciated. And you can never have too many shirts, especially when they’re pure linen or cotton. Plus with Prince Harry a fan, they’ve got the royal seal of approval.
When your favourite old-duffer (meant affectionately of course) heads to the slopes, there’s only one ski outfit he needs with him. Huski is another great new British brand who’ve brought the old reliable all-in-one (onesie) into the 21st century. With touchscreen-friendly clear inside pocket, a Pealess whistle to work in sub-zero conditions and inbuilt Recco rescue reflector, the adventurer in him will be ever ready for hors-piste.
Founded in 1897, Globe-Trotter's hand-crafted, lightweight suitcases have been used by countless explorers including Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Edmund Hilary. Sir Winston Churchill used a Globe-Trotter Dispatch Case whilst he was Chancellor of the Exchequer and HM Queen Elizabeth II chose Globe-Trotter for her honeymoon luggage in 1947 and continues to use her cases to this day. With their influential and global list of clientele, we’re sure Grumps will find them a fitting gift.
Finally, every man needs a pair of on-point sunglasses. And when your sights starting to go, it helps if they have prescription lenses. Handcrafted in Italy, Kite is a new eyewear brand by the founders of London restaurant Dishoom. They’re glasses are transforming the tired styles so often regurgitated by other brands and there are plans afoot to kit the sunglasses out with the same technology you now find in a smartwatch.
Your grandpa may already have one or more of the above ticked off, but hopefully there’s something in there for him, or at least an idea has been triggered.
Jemima & Edouard