WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY

Yes, it is the season to be jolly and what is the best way to do this? Well, obviously it is to bust out your best and most ridiculous Christmas jumper that you have or can physically find. Christmas is creeping up on us incredibly quickly so here is a gentle reminder that if you haven’t brought any presents yet you should really be getting your rear in gear and checking out some of our most recent posts.

1) A classic cable knit is the perfect jumper for this festive period being both warm, stylish and a great alternative for those of you not to keen to wear a penguin on your stomach. However, sometimes these knits can be too heavy but we have found one with the perfect balance! FatFaces Men’s classic cable crew neck jumper is a level above the rest as it offers the same look in a medium weight jumper whilst being incredibly soft. It was incredibly hard to pick but you should defiantly have a look at their knitwear section.

2) Now we are going full-on granddad on you with this awesome sleeveless jumper from M&S, they have taken some classic knitwear pieces and taken a very fun approach in the designs this year with many of them allowing your inner child to come out over the Christmas period! Don’t be boring go extravagant with some fishing penguins and dependant upon how festive you are feeling chuck some tinsel in there.

3) Doesn’t everyone love a bit of a pun? Well if you remember LMFAO from you may have heard of ‘I’m sexy and I know it’ but what could potentially be better than that, well something which includes a snowman and says ‘I’m sexy and I snow it’. Boohoo men are offering some of the more humorous jumpers that we’ve seen and they won’t break the bank so check them out.

4) When you think of Santa Claus you think of a rather large gent who has an obsession with mince pies and milk but what if we told you that he had a six-pack, classic biker tattoos and looked as though he drinks protein shakes? Let’s face it you wouldn’t believe us! Well, maybe you should check out Burton and change the classic Santa look. For the price of £25, you can’t complain.

5) Christmas dinners can take an incredibly long time to cook and I’m sure that many of you get bored cooking them, so board games are always something fun to result too but carrying them around is slightly annoying. This jumper from M&S allows you to carry a game around at all time but on the front of your jumper so no worries about forgetting it.

6) Now we are going for something which will bring out everyone’s inner child this Christmas jumper has a bit of everything from Snowmen, Santa Clause, Christmas tree’s and ho ho ho! Next, have offered something for all in one jumper, you should really check out their latest Christmas jumper collection.

7) For those of you with a higher price point we have found two incredibly cool jumpers that will definitely make you stand out from the crowd for their bold patterning and colour. Mr Porter is always a store, which you should check out.

Firstly the Acne Studios Slim-Fit Fair Isle Knitted Sweater is the perfect standout knitwear piece with a vibrant mustard colour found throughout with blue and red patterning. For the brands A/W 18 collection they got a group of 14-year-olds to sketch and well this piece came out amazing.

8) Kent & Curwen has always been a brand, which we at Clothes Make the Man love, and this piece is no exception! The Davidstow Fair Isle Wool And Alpaca-Blend Sweater is a classic Cricket sweater made in Italy. Made from a mixture of Wool and Alpaca it is one of the softest in the fashion game!

Whether it be for ourselves or for a gift,  Christmas gets the Grooming brands a thinking, whether fashion houses or grooming brand specific they have really surpassed themselves this year, in terms of productions creative and interesting gifting inspiration.

The Wahl Beard Care Kit contains the essentials you need to maintain a well groomed beard. The rechargeable cordless trimmer provides freedom of movement and a run time of 60 minutes from a single charge. 4 guide combs will help you create your desired look, with a beard brush to keep your facial hair in shape and beard oil to smooth, soften and condition. Store your kit in the stylish carry case. With precision ground blades and ergonomic shape, the rechargeable cordless trimmer provides a superior cut every time with the freedom of movement to style your beard effortlessly.

Christmas Stress takes a toll on our body and skin? Discover our anti-ageing stress resist red range with 4 simple steps to help you fight the signs of ageing and fight against stress. 100% designed for men with ageing skin. L’Oreal Men Expert Vita Lift Bundle Includes: 

L’Oreal Men Expert Stress Resist Roll On Deodorant 50ml. L’Oreal Men Expert Stress Resist Shower Gel 300ml. L’Oreal Men Expert Vitalift Eye 15ml. L’Oreal Men Expert Vitalift 5 Moisturiser.

The ‘Colonia Sandalo’ gift set includes a eau de cologne concentrée, a refreshing shower gel and a mini glass candle, infused with this long lasting, captivating, modern and refined woody aromatic scent. The collection is presented in a festive gift box decorated with a seasonal design by the British artist Clym Evernden. The Set contains:

‘Colonia Sandalo’ Eau De Cologne. ‘ Refreshing Shower Gel and a Mini ‘Colonia Sandalo’ Scented Candle.Opt for Braun’s efficiency and comfort with the 8-in-one precision face and head trimming kit. Included with the trimmer are four combs covering 13 precision length settings, a detail trimmer for achieving fine, close-up looks and an ear and nose trimmer. There is also a free Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor with Flex Ball technology included.

The ‘High Performance’ duo set featuring two of LAB SERIES’ best sellers paired for powerful results – the Multi-Action Face Wash 100ml and the ‘Pro LS’ All-in-One Face Treatment 100ml. Every day skincare made easy. The Set contains:

Multi-Action Face Wash  and Pro LS’ All in One Face Treatment.

 Filled with a carefully curated line-up of favourites from Selfridges’ Beauty Workshop, The Men’s Grooming Headliners Bag is ready to amp up your grooming regime. Among this show-stopping selection worth £275.50, you’ll find the likes of Hanz De Fuko, Peter Thomas Roth and Dermalogica  – perfect for a little festive self-indulgence, or as a gift.

The perfect gift for any man on the go including ‘Aveda Men Pureformance ‘ Shampoo, Shave Cream and Dual Action After Shave. Suitable for all hair types, Paraben free, Cruelty free, Natural ingredients, Suitable for vegans. The Set contains:

Men Pure-formance Shampoo, Men Pure-formance Shaving Cream  and Men Pure-formance Dual Action After Shave.

EXCLUSIVE AT MR PORTER.COM.Harry’s shaving set includes everything you need for a close, comfortable shave. The rose gold-tone razor handle has a rubberised grip for optimal control. Each cartridge is fitted with five German-made blades, a flex hinge and lubricating strip for a smooth, close shave. Enriched with hydrating Aloe and Cucumber, the shave gel lathers up into a rich foam that helps the razor glide across your skin. The logo-stamped cover will keep your blades protected while travelling.

Talking of travelling, Every traveller has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it even more from his wandering. The Murdock London A Gentleman of two cities travel Kit
Contains:

Texture Paste with travel sized Sea Salt Spray, Black Tea Body Wash, Quince & Oakmoss Shampoo, Black Tea Cologne.
Take a little piece of home with you with our grooming fundamentals in carry-on friendly sizes. Shampoo and Body Wash to keep fresh, Sea Salt Spray and Texture Paste to look sharp, Black Tea Cologne to add intrigue

Ahhh we get to a real heart warming post today. There is something genuinely magically at this time of the year, that you don’t get at any other time of the year. Magic is in the air and if you are out to impress or trying to re-impress someone that you might have been neglecting of late we have some inspiration which we guarantee won’t fail to have the desired effect.

OK first up we have a corker, German Traditional Christmas Markets have far outgrown its native territory and now you’ll find them from Cork to Cardiff and Manchester to  Marseille and London’s South Bank to Paris’s Left Bank. In fact you are pretty much guaranteed to find one near to wherever you live. Unique Gifts, tasty food, mulled wine and the one you love what more could you want ?

Like the Christmas Market phenomena, pop up outdoor Ice rinks are, well, popping up all over the place. This truly is a magically experience and even better when you are sharing it with someone you love. No matter if you are showcasing your prowess on the ice or basically just about keeping each other upright.

Ahhhh at this sentimental time of year, who can resist a Christmas themed concert whether it’s remembering the true meaning of Christmas at a Gospel Choir blasting out all those olde favourites, a classical rendition by candlelight or a more contemporary event like the Capital Jiggle Bell Ball, with all our favourites banging out their Cristmas Classics.

Now I do have to say, not everyone celebrates or likes Christmas, for one or another reason and if you do want to just escape the madness associated with this time of year. We have just the thing, kinda. For one night only on 11th Dec we have the opportunity to see,”Once upon a Deadpool” in his very own festive offering. I mean who can resist the merke with the mouth and his offbeat humour.

Now at any time of the year I can’t resist a good afternoon tea experience, but throw a Yuletide theme into the mix and I’m all over it. Whether it be the Savoy, the Ivy, The Waldorf Astoria or Patisserie Valerie. Pretty much wherever you are, you will find an aspirational, repretable hotel worth it’s salt offering a great festive take on the traditional high afternoon tea notion.

Like pretty much all of the inspirational ideas we’ve pitched to you today, our final one genuinely offers the magic of the festive season and won’t break the bank balance, well that is unless you combine a couple of the concepts into one heck of a Christmas Day/night out. Every city and town from York to New York celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by festooning it’s key shopping distincts with festive themed lighting treats which just add to the state of anticipation and excitement building in and around this time of year. Enjoy folks.

And so we get to our annual beauty gift guide, yes suggestions for what to buy the lady in your life in the form of make up, fragrances or associated tech.

Initially renowned for their unique and innovative vacuum cleaners, Dyson have now ventured into the world of beauty with their new hair dryers. The Dyson Supersonic black nickel hair dryer uses pioneering technology to disperse air evenly, reducing frizz and allowing for faster, more precise drying.

Innovative heat distribution technology means that the Dyson Supersonic black nickel dryer will reduce damage and protect your hair, whilst special acoustic silencers reduce noise to a minimum. The Dyson Supersonic black nickel hair dryer also comes with a styling concentrator, diffuser, smoothing nozzle, non-slip heatproof mat and storage hanger.

New for Christmas 2018, the Angel gift set contains an Angel Eau de Parfum 25ml refillable bottle, a complimentary body lotion 50ml and scented candle 70g. Angel is a voluptuous oriental gourmand fragrance, a delicate blend of sweet red fruits, soft caramel, honey and praline combined with the captivating power of patchouli and vanilla.

The award-winning Vibra-Sonic daily deep-cleansing brush has been pimped up to give your skin a cleansing and toning experience like no other, tailored perfectly to your needs, and leaving skin softer, smoother and beautifully behaved. BareFaced 2 uses new, improved 3D Vibra-Sonic technology which contours to skin for a more gentle, adaptive cleanse and boasts 3 modes – Sensitive, Deep Cleanse and PulseLift Toning Mode, plus it includes our new post-cleanse, silicone skin-toning brush head, ‘Tone It Up!’, and a stylish Bathroom Caddy, so your BareFaced 2 can drip dry in style.

Discover the perfect Viktor & Rolf perfume gift set for her in doors; includes Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum 50ml, Shower Gel 50ml and Body Lotion 50ml. Presented in a luxurious Viktor & Rolf gift box, this Christmas gift will not disappoint, guaranteed.

Explore the new Oral-B Limited Edition Collection in Orchid Purple. It combines our best toothbrush ever, GENIUS 9000, with a limited-edition designer travel case – so wherever life takes you, you can travel in style and with a fully charged, intelligent brush. 

The Genius 9000 electric toothbrush is the best ever toothbrush from Oral-B, the #1 dentist recommended brand worldwide. It has also been awarded Which? Best Buy 2017 and Good Housekeeping Institute Approved 2017, so you know you are getting the best clean for your teeth!Treat your loved one to the gift of Armani style with a mini perfume Christmas Gift Set set that includes: Mini Sì Eau de Parfum 7ml, Mini Sì Passione Eau de Parfum 7ml, Mini Emporio Armani Because It’s You 7ml and Mini Giorgio Armani Code Fragrance for her 4ml.

This must have set for any Estée Lauder enthusiast this Christmas.Yours for only £68when you purchase any fragrance. Beauty Box is worth over £275, and discount will be applied once you’ve added qualifying products to your bag. Quantities are limited, so shop now to avoid disappointment and get 11 full-size essentials! This is the gift you’ve been waiting for… the biggest, most beautiful collection, all in a deluxe train case and includes such key products as Advanced Night Repair – The #1 Serum, 3 Pure Color Envy Face + Eye Palettes (full-size, with 7 shades each – 21 in all), 1 Sumptuous Extreme Mascara (full-size) and  3 Pure Color Envy Lipsticks (full-size). Phew !

WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY

IT’SSSS CHRISSSTTMASSSS, well in a month’s time it is and we are putting together the perfect gift guide for all of you Men out there whether you want to treat yourself, kids or stroppy teens this is perfect for you! Everything from simple accessories through to the OTT Christmas jumpers that we all say we don’t like but actually love. Let us just start this off by saying the first thing everyone out there HAS to buy unless you want to disappoint is the classic Linx’s deodorant/ Shower gel set because this personally makes our Christmas at Clothes Make The Man.

Well accessories are a must for every Gent out there and you simply cannot go wrong with a classic trucker cap. The amount of different colours and designs that you have to choose from is simply endless, however, our pick lies with Twinzz. One of the brands pure focuses since its creation in 2014 has been to create premium quality headwear for all to wear, whilst showcasing the world throughout their designs. The 3D mesh trucker cap in Olive Green and Orange is one of our favourite pieces from their whole headwear range; you should really check them out!

As many of you are probably sure a day in smart shoes as nice as they look isn’t the most comfortable you have ever felt you simply need something for those down days so not only you but your feet can relax final feel comfortable for a day. This section depends massively on your budget with there being high-end options such as the chunky Alexander McQueen at £360.00, but we found some shoes which we love just as much for less than a quarter of the price tag. The RS-O Winter Inj Toys Sneakersfrom Puma perfect for this both summer and winter with them going with almost everything, they’re a must to step up your trainer game.

As it gets colder and colder we are all beginning to add more and more layering to our wardrobes but nothing is better for these winter months than some Sherpa. Warm and stylish you can’t really ask for much more can you?! Where can you find the best though? FatFace’s Sherpa fabric zip-up cozy fleece is just perfect, it even has cozy in the name. The brands mission was to create high quality clothing featuring unique materials and we can quite comfortably say that they have smashed it with this piece. Check it out!

Finding a moisturising product which you are able to use on a daily basis without turning your skin greasy can sometimes become a struggle and if you like so many of use commute you will understand how dirty you feel when you finally get home, however, after a shower, we believe that we found the perfect remedy. The Ultra Facial Cream by Kiehl’s is perfect for softening and hydrating all skin types whilst being perfect for daily use and at the price of £24.50 why not buy it test it out!

Is there anybody else out there who finds it incredibly annoying waking up earlier simply to shave your face? Something quick, clean and easy is often hard to come across for shaving but we have found the perfect tool! The Philips Series 3000 Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is perfectly adaptable giving high-quality finishes for both a wet and dry shave.

V Necks are something often associated with boy bands from the 2000s and not a very fashionable piece, however, this winter we at clothes make the man love the jumper alternatives. What some would call ‘Dad’ style has been on the uprise for the last couple of years, with the start of it being chunky trainers and this takes you to another level. The Golf Dad!! Boohoo man offers different colour options as well as that perfect fit.

As many of you who shop on ASOS would have seen Collusion has been a brand massively on the uprise with it showcasing a range of unisex designs as well as both men’s and women’s silhouettes. The offer a very modern style with a classic streetwear influence on the items, however, what is a stand out factor of the brands clothing is the patterns and bright colours in which they use across all designs whilst still being at an affordable price. It’s simply too hard to pick so we’ll let you decide!

Other than smelling amazing yourself it is key that your house smells as good. Forget about Fabreze and go for that higher-end option with the Tom Ford Cigar and Vanilla candle. This will send a beautiful aroma around your home welcoming guests or whilst you are relaxing in a warm bath, whatever you fancy really! One of the perfect gifts for this Christmas if you ask us.

We all know that comfort in your own home is key and finding the perfect PJ’s is easy but when it comes to luxury and comfort you simply can’t go wrong with a pair of Ugg slippers. The slippers have a soft suede outer layer with a sheepskin lining to keep your little piggy’s warm in these colder months, don’t have cold feet. Treat yourself this winter!

Christmas is just around the corner so you want to snap up these items as fast as you can, don’t let them sell out! Remember all you have to do is send this link to your partner for a little hint of anything from the list above, which is taking your fancy, then they have no excuse (ish). We will have many more Christmas posts coming out very soon so keep your eyes peeled.