The Ottaway Christmas Gift Guide
THE OTTAWAY CHRISTMAS GUIDE GUIDE IS HERE!
Although Christmas might look a bit different this year for most of us, Ottaway Style has got you covered. Here at Ottaway Style HQ, we’ve been busy creating the ultimate Gift Guide, to cater for every gent. We’ve curated the guide around different personalities, to make it easy to navigate and find exactly what you need. We’ve also included a guide for gifts under £100, so all bases are covered.
If you want to give him a little luxury this Christmas, look no further than Ottaway Style.
Enjoy, and happy shopping…
BENNETT WINCH – The Weekender
For the weekender, this stylish bag from Bennett Winch sits best in the back of a vintage sports car on route to a country retreat. It can comfortably accommodate all essentials for an entire week’s travel, but also works for a weekend away.
MR PORTER – Globetrotter 20″ Leather-Trimmed Carry-On Suitcase
Globetrotter has become iconic in British craftsmanship, each piece of luggage is handmade, taking 10 days to perfect. This durable carry-on trolley has the signature details of reinforced leather straps, corners and handles.
JOSHUA ELLIS – Lock & Co – The Baseball Cap
This tweed baseball cap, a collaboration between two iconic British heritage brands, is a modern take on the classic flat cap and one that is perfect for the gent on the go. Versatile and comfortable, it’s the perfect addition to a globetrotter’s wardrobe and a fool-proof gift.
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – Grosgrain-Trimmed Lightweight Felt Hat
Channel the glamour of travel from yesteryear with this grosgrain felt trilby in chocolate. Lightweight and comfortable, it’ll soon become a go-to favourite.
BENNETT WINCH – Luggage Tag
A stylish addition to any case, this leather luggage tag from British bag makers Bennett Winch is classy and practical in equal measure, and a luxurious stocking filler for the travel lover in your life.
THE RAKE – C.QP Chocolate Brown Otium Sneaker
A brilliant low top sneaker with asymmetric panels for a sporty, relaxed and sleek look, this is the perfect shoe for travelling, and a modern classic.
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – Double Breasted Knitted Jacket
Gift the perfect balance between formal and contemporary with this double-breasted wool cardigan from Anderson & Sheppard. This is the perfect modern day substitute for the double breasted blazer.
MR PORTER – Brunello Cuccinelli Reversible Quilted Suede Down Gilet
You don’t have to be a sartorialist to admire the beauty of this Cuccinelli gilet – equal parts smart and relaxed, it’s cut slightly loose to allow for layering, and is a piece that will last a lifetime.
MR PORTER – De Petrillo Herringbone Sahariana
The sahariana jacket is popular with all fans of the new world of sartorialism. This jacket is stunningly made in a cashmere and wool herringbone, so it seems rude not to gift the sartorial fan this new staple for the colder months, and the optional belt ensures you can wrap up and stay warm in style.
PRIVATE WHITE – Umbrella
The perfect accessory for a rainy day, and stylish to boot. As at home on the streets of Pitti as it is for a grey office commute, in a great shade of dark green.
THE RAKE – Rubinacci Flannel Genny Trouser
Any sartorialist worth his salt would be thrilled with a piece from one of the most storied names in Neapolitan tailoring. These flannel Ghurkha trousers are hard to beat.
THE RAKE – Cordone 1956 Cotton Striped Oxford Shirt
A classic oxford is an important staple in any style aficionado’s wardrobe, blurring the lines between smart and casual, it can be dressed up or down and goes with anything.
THE DEDICATED FASHION FOLLOWER
MR PORTER – Common Projects
The classic Stalwart has been a mainstay on the sneaker scene over the past few years. This new track sneaker would be an invaluable addition to any fashion follower’s collection of high quality kicks.
MR PORTER – Fear of God X Zegna Tapered Sweatpants
The Zegna x Fearless God collaboration is the perfect gift idea for the trend setter in your life. These sweatpants, crafted in Italy from tactile black wool-felt that’s flecked with white, will have any dedicated follower of fashion giving you a high five on Christmas morning.
MR PORTER – Tom Ford Cashmere Hoodie
This chap will want to do extended periods of lockdown and working from home in style, Tom Ford loungewear has been crafted and designed with the equal amount of care and attention than Tom’s exquisite runway collections and iconic tailoring collections.
MR PORTER – Dunhill Cotton Jersey Polo Shirt
Dunhill’s white polo shirt, tipped with navy at the collar to give it a retro feel, is the epitome of understated cool. Woven from lightweight Pima cotton in a regular fit, it fastens with a row of premium mother-of-pearl buttons.
MR PORTER – Grenson Leather Hiking Boots
The hiking boot is the new go-to for the fashion set. These Grenson boots are designed for comfort and performance, whether you’re hitting the trails or venturing into town. They are crafted from durable full-grain leather, insulated with shearling, with a lightweight rubber sole.
THE RAKE – G. Inglese Navy Pinstripe Safari Jacket
Pinstripes coupled with four modern, rounded pockets, give this tailored wool jacket a sharp edge. The perfect gift for the fashion follower in your life, pair this with a hiking boot and drawstring trouser for effortless cool.
THE CLASSIC CAR FAN
PRIVATE WHITE – The Twin Track
I can confidently say that any self-respecting petrol head will be jumping for joy when he receives the this iconic jacket. Made in Britain using a 6oz waxed cotton from the Scottish border, the Twin Track will transport you straight to Glencoe, conjuring thoughts of Daniel Craig racing through the Scottish highlands in his vintage Aston Martin. What more could a guy want for Christmas?
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – Suede Leather Gloves
Any car fan will appreciate that accessories are a key part of driving in style. There is no point in being a luxury car owner without the right kit, and when it comes to driving through the English countryside with the roof down, there is no better way to keep warm yet stylish with these soft suede leather gloves from Anderson and Sheppard.
TAYLOR MORRIS – Henry Frederick Morgan
No racing outfit is complete without a proper pair of sunglasses. Trade in the usual aviators for this collaboration between Taylor Morris and the famous Morgan Motor Company. Taking its name from the initials of founder Henry Frederick Morgan, this frame was designed in partnership with the head designer of Morgan Motors, inspired by the 3 wheeler with its unique eccentricity.
JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN – Geometric Rib Cashmere
This rib knit scarf is knitted with the very finest cashmere, a decadent gift for the motor fan in your life. Warm but lightweight, this will pair easily with a driving jacket or gilet.
CONNOLLY – Navy Cotton Drop Back Car Vest
Every self-respecting motor enthusiasts should be the proud owner of a car gilet. Crafted in England, naturally water repellent, with a built in iPhone pocket and a two way zip, this practical piece is perfect for a country drive.
JOSHUA ELLIS – Lock & Co – The Tremelo
An iconic must have accessory for any car aficionado, the flat cap makes a great gift. Joshua Ellis and my favourite hat maker, Lock & Co., have teamed up to produce an exquisite collection. This tremolo should be in the glove compartment of every Jaguar E Type. Or any car for that matter.
THE LOVER OF THE
FINER THINGS IN LIFE
THE RAKE – Adriano Meneghetti Cognac Leather Belt
This belt will will elevate a pair of jeans just as well as a tailored pair of trousers. Any lover of the finer things in life will appreciate the devil is in the detail, making this an excellent choice of gift.
BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT – Tag Heuer Monaer
Every gent needs a forever watch in his life, and what better way to tell someone you love them than with a Tag Monaco heritage timepiece from Bamford Watch department, a modern take on the timeless iconic Steve Mcqueen watch.
THE RAKE – Baudoin & Lange Tan Suede and Nubuck Crocodile Loafers
A modern day gent’s best friend is the luxury loafer, and these sagan loafers, crafted in England from Baudoin and Langes, are so special they will be replacing the angel on top of the Christmas tree this year.
MR PORTER – Barbanera Cashmere Long-Sleeved Polo Shirt
Dedicated to one of the great intellectuals, Pier Paolo Pasolini, this polo shirt is entirely made in Italy of the finest Italian 100% cashmere. It doesn’t come finer than this.
BENNETT WINCH – Watch Roll
Handmade in London by a team of master craftsmen from hand-selected Tuscan leather, this is the perfect vessel for any well-made watch and comes in a choice of black or brown.
MR PORTER – Tom Ford Bannister Leather Sneakers
For a gent with a taste for the finer things in life, these luxurious sneakers are an excellent investment piece. Made in Italy from supple leather, this is luxury at its best in sneaker form, and comfortable to boot.
THE HOME BOY
BRUNELLO CUCINELLI – Cotton-Blend Jersey Hoodie
The importance of quality loungewear shouldn’t be underestimated – the genre has come into its own in recent times. Made in Italy, Brunello Cucinelli’s hoodie is cut from the smoothest cotton-blend jersey and has a piqué interior that makes it particularly breathable.
JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN – Seamless Cashmere Joggers
At the moment, staying at home is the new normal, so why not do it in luxury? These cashmere joggers are the way to go. Go the whole mile, and pair with one of their matching hoodies for maximum comfort and luxury.
MR PORTER – Tom Ford Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan
This cardigan strikes the perfect balance between refined and casual. Spun from soft, ribbed cashmere, with a shawl collar, this is as good as a piece of knitwear gets. Not your average Christmas jumper, this one will have the recipient jumping for joy.
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – Check Print Soft Brushed Cotton Pyjama
Made in Italy with the softest brushed cotton, these check print pyjamas are luxury and comfort combined. Trust one of the world’s most respected tailors to keep you well dressed for bed.
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – Thick Woollen Ribbed Socks
The perfect stocking filler for the Home Boy. These thick, cosy socks are ideal for lazy days around the house or falling asleep with a nightcap in front of the fire. These olive green ones are a strong favourite but they come in a variety of colours.
HAMILTON & HARE – Relaxed Flannel Robe
Nothing says comfort like a good robe. Every gent deserves a good dressing gown, and this makes a fantastic gift. Brushed cotton, deep and generous pockets, and a modern cut, this one’s a winner.
GIFTS FOR UNDER £100
THE LONDON SOCK COMPANY – SHAKEN & STIRRED II, 3-PAIR BOX
A modern twist on a traditional English Houndstooth, these luxury cotton socks provide a striking design and strong colour palette. Not your average boring Christmas socks…
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – HEAVY MERINO WOOL CABLE KNIT HAT
This is a beanie with a difference. Heavy merino wool, sure to keep you warm on colder days, and made on a small island off the Irish coast, using traditional Irish knitting methods and knitting pattern of local fishermen. Authenticity at its finest.
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – WOOLLEN PAISLEY PRINT POCKET SQUARE
This intricately patterned cotton pocket square features a Moroccan-inspired mosaic design, perfect for adding a pop of colour and detail to soft tailoring. A decadent stocking filler for the sartorially-minded gent in your life.
HAMILTON & HARE – Long Sleeve Polo Navy Stripe
This long sleeve polo with a microstripe detail is a perfect addition to a downtime wardrobe. Slim, but not skinny fit, this easy piece makes wearing pyjamas in the day acceptable.
HEMINGSWORTH – Pablo Breton Raglan Sweatshirt
A classic Breton is a necessity in every man’s wardrobe. This one from Hemingsworth is a steal, and is a great Boxing Day go-to.
REISS – Tyne Jersey Shorts
This soft-grey jersey short is ideal for long and relaxed days at home in front of the fire, or for knocking up a bacon sarnie on boxing day. They have a relaxed fit, with a drawstring waistband and handy side pockets.
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – Fair Isle Knitted Beanie
Another steal from Savile Row icons Anderson & Sheppard. This Fair Isle beanie is mad e in England from 100% Lambswool and is the perfect winter accessory.
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – Cashmere Knitted Gloves
Cosy and luxurious, treat the chap in your life to a pair of cashmere gloves. As the winter knits draw in, these will come in very handy, and who can say no to a bit of cashmere?
REISS – Sicily Wool Medallion Pocket Square
Add a splash of festive cheer to a stocking with this Bordeaux pocket square. Made in Italy from pure wool and in a classic medallion print, it’s an easy hit.
REISS – Reversible Leather Belt
Two for the price of one, this functional and elegant leather belt is a great stocking filler and a great addition to a practical wardrobe.
REISS – Merino Wool Rollneck
An easy wardrobe staple and welcome addition to under the Christmas tree, this grey merino wool rollneck gives versatility and value in equal measure.
REISS – Barstow Monokel Eyewear Keyhole Sunglasses
Conjure thoughts of holidays and sunnier climates with these scandi-inspired keyhole frames. A good mix of simplicity, functionality and design.
LONDON SOCK COMPANY – Cotton Braces
Add some colour to Christmas morning with this three pack from luxury sock purveyors, London Sock Company.
ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – Cotton Braces
These elasticated braces are made by the oldest manufacturer of braces in the world. Sturdy, comfortable and easily adjustable, these make a great stocking filler and come in a variety of colours.
HAMILTON & HARE – Jersey Pyjama Trousers
Christmas morning is taken care of thanks to these Hamilton & Hare pyjamas, part of their new sustainable sleepwear range made from lyocell, a fabric made from Eucalyptus trees, which is beautifully soft.