Winter is coming chaps, so brace yourselves. Suddenly everything is rather festive too. I’m sure these Christmas campaigns and celebrations are getting earlier and earlier each year. Oh, and how’s your winter wardrobes holding up? By now you should be in the routine of layering heavy fabrics to keep warm. If not, you need to sort this out ASAP. This month there’s been quite a few cool wares hit my inbox and mailroom, and I would like to draw your attention to the very best. So, following on from my October roundup, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite products and releases for the month of November 2018 – enjoy.
Woolrich Iconic Collection
Starting from the original Buffalo Check, Woolrich has developed an exclusive capsule collection which brings back authentic archive pieces shaping a new journey to the heritage. With a history of almost 200 years, the brand has always brought special designs combined with fine artisanship and selected materials. Still made of a soft yet durable wool flannel, the well-known pattern is here declined in several proportions and colourways such as grey, purple, yellow and blue.
Clergerie Callum Boots
These hiking style boots by Clergerie are available in black and natural, made from Cuoio Toscano calf and lambskin. They feature a dark brown leather articulated sole which facilitates the natural roll of the foot, ensuring ultimate comfort. The thick soles and two-tone laces are perfect for nailing down this popular winter footwear trend.
London Sock Company Video Gift Box
With Christmas just around the corner, London Sock Company have launched its personalised video messaging gift box as a way to reconnect with close family and friends. These 15 pair luxury gift boxes which are available in two styles, have an integrated audio video screen that allows customers to record a personalised video greeting. When the gift box is delivered, the video message is loaded on to the gift box for their loved ones to watch and listen to when opening.
Bell & Ross x Bape Watch
BAPE, the Japanese lifestyle and streetwear brand, has selected 25 partners including Bell & Ross to celebrate the brand’s much-awaited 25th anniversary. Rising from a common passion to design functional products with a clear identity, and a strong taste for timeless inspired military style, the two brands have linked up to play around with their closely related universes.
There was an estimated 315 gin distilleries operating in Britain alone, and a total of 47m bottles worth £1.2bn being served up last year. Rather than create yet another generic spirit for the market, young distillers Andrew MacLeod Smith and Daniel Fisher formed Sweetdram to create a range of progressive spirits that are driven by flavour instead of conforming to conventional spirit categories, starting with its gin alternative, Escubac.
Wolf & Wander Menswear
Wolf & Wander Co are a new UK brand which has a thirst for adventure and more than a slight love of all things typography, illustration and graphic design. This manifests itself in some awesome nature and wilderness inspired graphic tees that are perfect for any adventurous spirit out there.