The Northampton Gent’s Christmas Wishlist
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses
The iconic aviator sunglasses were first developed in 1936 for US Air Force Pilots to protect their eyes whilst flying by Ray-Ban. The brand has gone from strength to strength since, and with films such as Top Gun popularising the classic pair of shades, they are now a style essential. You may not get the opportunity to show them off in the winter months, but the sun has to come back some day and these shades will be a summer necessity.
Apple iPad Air
With competition heating up in the battle of the tablets, it was looking like iPad’s days at the top might have been numbered. That was until they released the sleek and sexy Air. With an ultra-light chassis, it is the thinnest and lightest full sized tablet in the world and is far more powerful than its predecessor. It truly is the tablet of tablets.
Hugo Boss Goatskin gloves ‘Kranto2’
If you have read our guide to winter accessories then you already know that having the right accessories in the winter period is essential, not only for fighting off the bitter cold but also completing your winter style. When it comes to protecting your hands, look no further than the BOSS Kranto2, made from genuine goatskin. The gloves are durable yet wonderfully stylish and sophisticated, with the inner lining being made of finely knit wool.
Assouline: Craft Cocktails by Brian Van Flandern Hardcover Book
You won’t find any ‘Sex on the Beach’ or ‘Blue Lagoon’ in this tome. World renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern, the former chief cocktail creator at the Michelin starred Per Se in New York, takes you through some of his incredible and innovative cocktail recipes. With insider knowledge on the perfect glassware, garnishes, balance and temperature, this book will have you crafting world class cocktails to friends and family in no time.
The Dalmore Patterson Collection
If you have this magnificent collection sitting underneath your tree this Christmas then you must be on Santa’s good list. That’s because the Dalmore Patterson Collection is priced at just shy of a million pounds, at a staggering £987,500! A collaboration between Harrods and The Dalmore has led to the creation of this 12 bottle collection; bringing some of the world’s most rare and valuable whisky together with each bottle personally nosed, tasted and selected by Richard Paterson, The Dalmore’s Master Distiller. £987,500 buys you the 12 unique whiskies, a bespoke wooden cabinet, a hand written ledger book of Paterson’s journey to create the collection, a bespoke calfskin leather book and handcrafted crystal and silver decanters. If you are waiting for this to drop in price in the Boxing Day sales, we would suggest not to hold your breath.