You know we have to do it. There is nothing worse than receiving shitty presents on the 25th. I get way too excited to get crap things that are not practical nor functional. So, here is the Renaissance Man's guide to 'how to keep your boyfriend this Christmas', ladies pay ATTENTION!
From Top Left -
MUSIC: ROISIN MURPHY'S Overpowered -
This has been a good year for good music especially from brave female artists. Clearly, amy winehouse leads the back with the brilliant 'Back to Black'. The solo debut from Moloko's style-front woman, Roisin Murphy is sublime pop. We cannot see how anyone can fail to appreciate this even if he/she were a hardcore grime fan.
DESTINATION: A TRIP TO TOKYO -
A holiday is always the ideal eyebrow raiser as a present. No one says no to a free holiday even if you were heading to Cornwall. Our ideal destination is Tokyo, only 22 hours on an airbus plane but the experience is like no other. So, if your relationship is on the rocks, this might be the perfect place to break up. Only kidding! We're lovers here not fighters.
MUSIC: SUGARLAND -
Country music is possibly the most honest music genre. every once ina while, Nashville unveils a new act - this time it's a duo with a lead singer with the most enthralling voice since Norah Jones. Just listen without prejudice. It's remarkable.
BOOK: THE BLAIR YEARS -
Hate him or love him, Tony Blair was an institution and his New Labour, New Britain regime might have been flawed but produced some great PR moments. 'The peoples' princess speech', 'The Putin visit', name it Alistair Campbell orchestrated it. This is the supposedly 'tell-all' book about publicity strategies behind the doors of No. 10. We've read it and we feel in love with Cherie's portrayal.
JEFFEREY WEST -
Patrick Cox, Churchs, John Lobes - you need Jefferey on your feet. Ideal for the man who has a well-fitted suit.
ATERLIER OLU -
For the flyest assessories visit www.aterlierolu.net. Great belts, hats made with the most distinct fabrics. You can't go wrong!
Wallets are always ideal, try our selections from Hermes and Bottega Veneta
LOUIS VUITTON -
This document 'pocket' is a must-have for the new year. Somehow it makes your documents feel like they might actually make you the millions you've always dreamt of.
EYE WEAR -
We love Tom Ford but this new collection from Marc Jacobs is something else. Enough to make you book a holiday.
NUDIE JEANS -
There isn't a better pair of denim out there at the moment. Go for the Slim Jim or Thin Finn, this is the only way to wear skinny jeans - if you must that is.
We hope that helps!