Sir Plus Shelby Nehru Jacket
We wouldn’t normally advise wearing cabbage. But for Sir Plus’ jackets, we’ll make an exception. That’s because in the rag trade, cabbage means not leftover veg, but the excess fabric once an order has been made. And which the British label hoovers up from the likes of Liberty London, to fashion into pieces sharper than that nickname hints.
Take its herringbone Shelby jacket: smart, simple, with a vintage workwear feel. So good, we want seconds.
Available at Sir Plus, priced £200.
S.T. DuPont Star Wars Master Jedi Levitation Fountain Pen
There’s more Star Wars merch than actual stars, so it takes something special to stand above all the Boba Fett bobble head dolls. S.T. Dupont’s pen does that literally; dolled up as a lightsabre, it levitates off your desk.
The palladium nib probably writes well too, but you’ll be too busy convincing colleagues you control the force to find out.
Available at Wheelers, priced £16,625.
Bearded Men In Silky Kimonos Calendar
Barbers Ruffians have the ideal way to tick off that tricky Secret Santa gift. Doing precisely what it says on the tin, you get 12 months of hirsute chaps, kicking back in oriental silk.
Handy if you can’t stomach another year looking at the Pirelli calendar. Take it as a sign that we’re nowhere near peak beard.
Available at Ruffians, priced £10.
Leica M-P Safari Digital Camera Set
Even occasional Instagramers recognise Leica as the big dog in the photography pound. It’s a well-earned rep; the Red Dot’s been slung around the neck of everyone from Man Ray to Helmut Newton to Allen Ginsberg.
This model lacks that iconic spot, since the 1960s original was designed to be camouflaged safari. But even if the elephants are oblivious, everyone else will still recognise the calibre of what you’re shooting with.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £7,850.
Adidas Consortium x Pharrell Williams x BBC Stan Smith Trainers
Sound the hypebeast klaxon. Pharrell’s super spendy spotted leathers may not have sold, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the adidas execs. This time he’s brought his Billionaire Boys Club crew along, to add his signature diamonds and dollars print to the usually tame Stan Smith.
Considering the whole upper is crafted from pony hair, it’s certainly not one for the minimalist lovers. But would you expect anything less from the cat in that hat?
Available at END Clothing, priced £159.
Assouline The Impossible Collection Of Watches Book
While the kids peruse their Beano annuals this Christmas, bury yourself instead in Assouline’s ode to horology. It ticks off the last century’s most seminal timepieces, from the Dali-esque Cartier Crash on the cover to Breitling’s 1962 Cosmonaut, through to today’s most groundbreaking watches.
One to inspire that next big wrist investment.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £550.
Master-Piece Over V-6 Backpack
Backpacks remain ‘a thing’. Ordinarily, we’d be steering you towards all-black leather here, but this wine-tinted, nylon take from Japan’s Master-Piece has us feeling a touch more colourful.
Built from high-density, stormproof nylon, it’s the ideal way to inject some brightness into rain-lashed days.
Available at END Clothing, priced £135.
The Ardmore Port Wood Finish Whisky
Of course, you may prefer to fight foul weather the old fashioned way. In which case, the new drop from Scottish distiller Ardmore will help warm the most frozen bones.
Crafted on the edge of the Highlands, Port Wood Finish starts sweet before a host of cinnamon and burnt orange emerge, rounded off by apple, cranberry and honey. Making it the perfect Christmas tipple – if you can wait that long.
Available at The Whisky Exchange, priced £45.75.