Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gift Guide: London

Image by Ben Thomas
He's a particular sort of gentleman whose style is both classic and classy. Outfit his person and habitat with tasteful provisions that reflect his heritage with just a little bit of Bond. 

In case there was any doubt. Dapper dopp bag from Izola.

The perfectly proper way to eat his breakfast. Breakfast in Bed collection by Rockett St. George

A sleek notebook for the ultimate sophisticate. Charming Notebook by Smythson. Want something more Bond, try this one.

Leather, wood, pine and bourbon. A manly mix. Encre Noire Cologne by Lalique on Amazon.

A cool homage to his city by way of a vintage airline bag tag. Choose from London or many other favorite destinations. Flight Tags by Neil Stevens.

A sleek simple watch, a must for any man. The SVT-CN38 from Tsovet.

A set of cards that teaches you the tricks of the intelligence trade while you play some poker on the side. The Spy Deck from Cool Material.

A subversive shaker. From Izola. For something slightly less bold, try toasts in every language

For adding a level of complexity to any cocktail or spirit. Barrel aging kit from Uncommon Goods.

To round out the bar, a pewter rimmed shot glass. From Ewin's Dry Goods.

Sophisticated socks. From Steven Alan.

Some psychoanalysis with his morning cuppa. Ink Blot mugs from Everything Begins.

Fill those cups with quarterly deliveries from his own adopted Darjeeling tea garden so he can enjoy the champagne of teas year round. From Nudo Darjeeling.

So his travels are never without a soundtrack, the simple, elegant and powerful portable Hi Fi. Sound System Model XS from Geneva.

A classic razor for a classy shave. Harry's Shave Set .

An unusual imperialist knife, originally designed for sale in the colonies. Douk Douk knife from Best Made Co.

A shoe shine kit to ensure he always puts his best foot forward. From Redecker on Fellow Barber

A one-time permission slip, the excuse for no excuses. Gift carefully. Off Scot Free Card from Jack Spade

A wallet that handles a couple of cards, currency and his smartphone with ease (and looks good doing it). Mighty Phone Fold Wallet from hard graft.

The only kitchen tool he needs, whether his signature dish is saltimbocca or scrambled eggs. The Chopula from Amazon.

A pop of color to brighten a basic suit. Blue Foulard Pocket Square from Bonobos.

A beautiful design-centric rendition of a classic game. Scrabble Typography from Amazon.

Finally a larger than life wall map of the British Empire. For reference. From Modern Anthology.