Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Winter Fashion: Top Picks For 2014

With Christmas only a few weeks away, a few of us will be scrambling around and making that mad dash to find the perfect present. Gift giving is no easy task particularly if you have an infamously fussy person in your life which is why a little help and support can go a long way.

I am sure you all agree, as I do myself, that it is often us men that can be the most fussy of the bunch. After years of receiving ties and socks with shocking prints and beer glasses and board games that we probably will never play; my aim is to ensure that you the gift giver, actually get on the right path and give something memorable and worthwhile this year.

It is never too late to find a gift that is appreciated and most importantly; actually used which is why I have put together my top picks that will either give you the right answer or at least nudge you towards it.

With winter well and truly underway, keeping warm is what matters to even the most fussy man and hopefully my top winter picks will help...
  • Paul Smith Socks- If you are insistent on giving a pair of socks then why not give a designer pair that scream quality and style? The Paul Smith socks are made from soft cotton and nylon and are available in a range of stunning signature stripe designs that are sure to change the way you look at socks forever!
  • Paul Smith Scarf - This long running British brand is renowned for its quality and those loveable signature stripes which is why their selection of scarves is a must have for any man this winter. My personal favourite is the navy mixed pattern, wool blend scarf but there really is an incredible selection to choose from so you will easily be able to find one for you.
  • Hugo Boss V-Neck Jumper- A jumper is always appreciated but a stylish, quality designer jumper can finally make you the gift giver that actually gave right. Made from 50% polyacrylic and 50% virgin wool; this is quality at its best. My personal favourite has to be the one in this season's hottest colour red however there are plenty to choose from.
  • Hugo Boss Leather Glove- Another Hugo Boss selection on my list but the brands quality really cannot be debated. Gloves are a simple gift to give but when of real quality and made with 100% goat leather like these particular gloves are; you will be sure to impress with a gift that will last for years to come.
  • Armani Jeans Hooded Jumper- Another jumper on my list but this one stuck out for me because of its beautiful design, quality and the essential funnel neck that is ideal for keeping the warmth in. Available in a range of colours my personal favourite is the green for its outdoorsy feel but whatever you chose, this is style and comfort at its best.
These are my personal choices but hopefully, if they don't exactly hit the nail on the head they at least give you an idea of what you can give to your loved one this Christmas. Think practical with the winter weather but keep style and comfort in mind and you will no doubt find something that will make even the fussiest man, a happy one.

Richard Atkinson is the director at leading mens designer clothing store Ted Williams Menswear, specialising in everything from leading fashion designers including Armani Jeans and Paul Smith.

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