Merry Christmas readers, today is actually the last day of festive online shopping – worth knowing if you’re hoping to get your hands on any last-minute gifts. With this in mind here’s a few cool wares that I’ve come across this past month. There’s a top male grooming brand moving to ethical packaging, a new timepiece brand launch, and staff uniforms designed by Christopher Raeburn. So, following on from my November round-up, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite product releases for the month of December 2017 – enjoy.
Bulldog’s New Sugarcane Packaging
Constantly challenging the male grooming category, Bulldog Skincare is now revolutionising the way it packages its products. The new generation of Bulldog tubes uses plastic derived from Brazilian sugarcane. This innovative concept makes Bulldog the first men’s skincare brand in the world to use sugarcane as a raw material in packaging.
James Derby Watches
The exciting new watch brand, James Derby, have launched their debut classic range. Founded by James Harrower, James Derby was created in London with one simple mission. To create stylish, refined, fashionable and innovatively designed affordable watches. James has always been intrigued and fascinated by the style and sophistication that the right watch can bring, but has never found the right mix of affordable style and charm, so he decided to create it himself.
V&A Staff Uniforms by Christopher Raeburn
New uniforms for V&A staff by award-winning British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn have now been unveiled. Consisting of garments and bespoke accessories that can be mixed, matched and layered, and featuring a print inspired by the V&A’s collection, the new uniforms will be introduced at the V&A in South Kensington and Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green this week.
This brand has found a sweet spot between bespoke and ‘ready to wear’, so you can enjoy trousers with uncommonly good fit – without the hassle or the cost of traditional tailoring. The secret? SPOKE cut clothes in more sizes, and they finish to order – meaning the clothes fit you, and not the other way around. After entering a series of simple questions they’re able to crunch the numbers and make a recommendation from our 200 size alternatives and deliver within 2-3 working days.
Johnnie Walker ‘Artist Series’ Packs
The Big Bang and the creation of the universe, proud beasts of the animal kingdom, and glittering, celestial vistas are just some of the breath-taking elements by acclaimed street artist Tristan Eaton that adorn the new, limited-edition and collectable ‘Artist Series’ gift packs from Johnnie Walker. The Scotch Whisky maker has collaborated with the renowned American artist to create a unique design for each of its trademark whiskies.
Ralph Lauren Oxford Shirt
The Oxford shirt is a classic versatile menswear garment that every guy should have in his wardrobe. Roll those sleeves and opt for a button down for a cool preppy look. This version of the iconic Oxford shirt by Ralph Lauren is garment-dyed and washed for a broken-in look and feel. It features a slim fit cut close to the body, with fitted sleeves and higher armholes finished off with the signature embroidered pony at the left chest.
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