Christmas gifting: here's what the OS team is stashing away

If you haven't already made a start on your Christmas shopping yet, or you're simply short on inspiration, we asked some of our team for input on what they're stashing away for themselves or loved ones this year. They're an eclectic bunch with an eclectic mix of clothing and accessories on their lists, so you'll definitely find plenty of inspiration here...

 Ethan Buttress

Ethan Buttress - Marketing Executive

PORTER FORCE 3WAY
BRIEFCASE BLACK

PORTER FORCE 3WAY BRIEFCASE OLIVE

PORTER FORCE 3WAY
BRIEFCASE OLIVE


The Japanese very rarely get it wrong with, well, most things, and this three-way briefcase by Porter Yoshida & Co bag is testament to that. It is a timeless piece that blends day-to-day practicality with vintage-military-influenced design. You can carry it like a briefcase, or use it as a rucksack if you're packing it with heavier items, plus it contains a removable laptop sleeve inside I would buy this for a loved one, except I'd only get jealous so it's a one-for-you, one-for-me situation. I'm all about that self-love!

BUFFALO JACKET KINGSLEY CORD NAVY

BUFFALO JACKET
KINGSLEY CORD NAVY

BUFFALO JACKET KINGSLEY CORD BROWN

BUFFALO JACKET
KINGSLEY CORD BROWN


A trucker style jacket with a premium corduroy finish is a great partnership that I fully get behind. I love the contrast stitch on this, along with the heavy wale cord. Simply put, it's just a badass jacket that you'd wear every year. Classic design, great fabric. Want to be well-loved this Christmas? Buy this for your dad or best mate.

FOLLY SCARF DANTES RED

FOLLY SCARF DANTES RED


I think this is one of the best scarves we have done in a long time. Super-soft wool and cashmere in a really luxe, on-trend colourway. You could buy this for one of the women in your life and they would love it, too. Can't go wrong really!

 

Tom Bodaly

Tom Bodaly - General Manager

TALBOT ROLL NECK JUMPER CABLE ECRU

TALBOT ROLL NECK
JUMPER CABLE ECRU

TALBOT ROLL NECK JUMPER CABLE NAVY

TALBOT ROLL NECK
JUMPER CABLE NAVY


If it was good enough for Steve McQueen… Who doesn't love a chunky rollneck? Slides into a wardrobe very easily and a doddle to style up with jeans, trousers, boots, sneakers, you name it.

COMFORT T-SHIRT YORK TEAL GREEN

COMFORT T-SHIRT
YORK TEAL GREEN

COMFORT T-SHIRT YORK TEAL GREEN

COMFORT JERSEY SHORTS
YORK TEAL GREEN


Soft, silky and ideal for lazy Sunday morning with a cafetière and the paper, our Comfort tee and shorts are made from ridiculously soft Supima cotton. All you need to do is crank up the central heating while your other half isn't looking.

IL BUSSETTO BRIGHT RED LEATHER "TACCO" COIN PURSE

IL BUSSETTO BRIGHT RED
LEATHER "TACCO" COIN PURSE

IL BUSSETTO NATURAL LEATHER "TACCO" COIN PURSE

IL BUSSETTO NATURAL
LEATHER "TACCO" COIN PURSE


The perfect gift for somebody expecting wireless earphones this Christmas – or to keep that sacred coin for the trolley at the supermarket! Il Bussetto's small leather goods make for excellent stocking fillers and these coin purses really come in handy.

 

Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson - Editor

ZIP THROUGH CARDIGAN FOYLE MIDNIGHT MULTI

ZIP THROUGH CARDIGAN
FOYLE MIDNIGHT MULTI

ZIP THROUGH CARDIGAN HENHAM NAVY/BLUE

ZIP THROUGH CARDIGAN
HENHAM NAVY/BLUE

I'm a nut for knitwear. I don't think a man can own enough good knits. I'm usually a sucker for crews and roll-necks, the big chunky types that you can wear as outerwear. But recently I tried on one of Oli's zip-throughs and I was sold. Wear it zipped up like a classic jumper or undone much like a cardigan. I love the patch colourway version this season as the muted tones will work with everything in your wardrobe (provided you're not a Liberace tribute act). If you're looking for a gift for dad, then the navy version is a no-brainer. Comfortable, classic and a safe colour for the old boy.

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BROOK SHIRT ABBINGDON FAWN

BROOK SHIRT
ABBINGDON FAWN

ELTHAM OVERSHIRT EVANSON CREAM

ELTHAM OVERSHIRT
EVANSON CREAM

Buying something for the old man can often be tricky because I typically get a completely ambivalent response when I ask him if there's anything he wants or likes. "I'll leave it to your fine judgement." Well I'm directing that 'fine judgement' to Oli's shirt collection this season, which features some beautifully soft flannel shirts in comfortable cuts. I particularly love the Eltham overshirt in Evanson cream which is perfect for winter layering. Failing that, the Brook Shirt in Abbingdon Fawn is a really nice number cut in a super-soft organic cotton cloth, and works really well in a tonal look with greens and creams.

FINSBURY JACKET LAWLEY CHARCOAL

FINSBURY JACKET
LAWLEY CHARCOAL

COWBOY JACKET LAWLEY CHARCOAL

COWBOY JACKET
LAWLEY CHARCOAL

For something a bit more substantial, a good piece of tailoring is always hugely appreciated. Our Lawley charcoal fabric is a beautiful check wool that Oli has made into the perennial twosome of Solms jacket and Cowboy jacket. I'm thinking dad and brother here, respectively. We also made a pair of drawstring trousers in the same cloth if you're feeling really generous, but either way, the jackets work really well as separates, too. 

 

Marlon Vizcayno

Marlon Vizcayno - Customer Service Manager

MARTON TRAINER PEBBLE LEATHER WHITE

MARTON TRAINER
PEBBLE LEATHER WHITE

If you're stuck on what to buy a guy who's into his casual clothes, a simple white trainer will always fit into his wardrobe. Everyone should own a good pair, even better to have a couple on rotation to keep them looking fresh. Oli's Marton trainer references the classic tennis pump - lo fi, minimalist styling. It looks good on everyone and you can dress it up or down.

BERMONDSEY BOMBER JACKET TAMWORTH MIDNIGHT

BERMONDSEY BOMBER JACKET
TAMWORTH MIDNIGHT

BERMONDSEY BOMBER JACKET WICKHAM OATMEAL

BERMONDSEY BOMBER
JACKET WICKHAM OATMEAL

 
The Bermondsey bomber is one of my favourite Oliver Spencer silhouettes and this season Oli has created some great fabric options. The Italian seersucker wool fabric, for example, used to create the Tamworth Midnight style is incredible. It's a classic style bomber jacket made modern with a good fabric and considered details. Then there's the Wickham Oatmeal version, constructed from ecological wool. I can't decide...

HALF ZIP SWEATSHIRT MILNER GREY

HALF ZIP SWEATSHIRT
MILNER GREY

HALF ZIP SWEATSHIRT MILNER MIDNIGHT

HALF ZIP SWEATSHIRT
MILNER MIDNIGHT

I've spent a good part of this year in loungewear. Who hasn't? It's not just for wearing at home - it's so much more versatile than that. These half-zip sweats that Oli has created this year can be used as great layering pieces in outdoorsy looks or of course you can rock them out like pyjamas. Your call. Either way, they're great gifting pieces.

 

Looking for more gift inspiration? Click here to explore the full collection of clothing and accessories in our seasonal gift guide.

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