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Beaufort & Blake Recommends: Christmas List Essentials

Winter is finally here and it’s time to start crafting that all essential Christmas list. Once upon a time your presents were selected by the benevolent, white-bearded father of Christmas, but now one must be more prescriptive to avoid that perennial issue of having to pretend to enjoy what’s under your tree. We’ve compiled the essentials every gentleman should have on his list this year:

Printed Silk Tie

Creating your Christmas list serves as an opportunity to ensure you are sartorially prepared for the year ahead. At the top of every gentleman’s list should be the all-important tie. In the immortal words of Oscar Wilde “a well-tied tie is the first serious step in life”. Hint hint

We Recommend: Beaufort & Blake Printed Silk Ties

Christmas Tipple

Well, it is the season to be jolly! This applies through to the dreaded return back to work in early January so ensure you have a well stocked cabinet to help wash down those mince pies. If you fail to consume this gift on Christmas day then simply decant into your hip flask for your Boxing Day shoot.

We Recommend: Berry Bro’s – The Kings Ginger

Socks

We all know that it is often the smallest of details that distinguish an outfit and a good pair of socks will always get noticed. Every gentleman enjoys receiving socks in his stocking – as long as they are made from the finest cotton and don’t have the cartoon character you once idolized aged 10 emblazoned on them.

We Recommend: Beaufort & Blake Luxury English Made Socks

Festive Read

Once the Christmas celebrations have slowed down and you’ve finished those second third helpings its time to sit back and relax in front of the fire. Nothing is more satisfying than rifling through the pages of a new book – our recommendation for this Christmas will have any budding entrepreneur inspired and energized for the year ahead.

We Recommend: The Idea in You by Martin Amor & Martin Pellew

Dress Shirt

Every forward planning gentleman will know that New Years Eve rides hotly on the heels of Christmas and its time you gave that black tie a revamp. To inject a bit of colour to your New Year’s Eve dinner party, or to distract fellow revelers from your newly acquired paunch, we suggest you think about a patterned dress shirt.

We Recommend: Beaufort & Blake Lord Paisley Liberty Dress Shirt

Grooming

For a gentleman to look and feel his best he must have only the finest in grooming products lined up in his bathroom. Whilst the modern man may not have time at his disposal every morning to ensure a sublime shaving routine, it is key he has the best quality razor, shaving brush and aftershave balm to hand.

We Recommend: Truefitt & Hill for all your shaving needs

Boxers

Prince William once stated: “I’ve had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I’ve even had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear.” We all know exactly where he told her to get the finest boxer shorts but its about time you informed your own grandparents…

We Recommend: Beaufort & Blake x Cordings Boxer Shorts

 

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