The Designer Gift Guide - Christmas 2020

Will your Christmas be city dwelling, keeping to yourself amongst the buzz of city noise, or will you be enjoying the rural countryside? At Accent we know depending on where you are and what you do, your needs will always differ. For the coldest of spaces, you need Nobis, Barbour or Belstaff in your life... city dwellers, a good pair of shoes from Mallet or Grenson needs to be a staple in your 2021 wardrobe. Discover more gift ideas from Leeds' oldest independent...

1. Belstaff Leather Jackets

Available for Men & Women alike, Belstaff is a cut above the rest with their British Craftsmanship, fine leather sourcing and superb cuts which translate to contemporary style. At Accent Clothing we believe no biker, traditionalist, or fashionista's wardrobe is complete without a classic Belstaff Leather. Leather not your cup of tea? Try a Belstaff Trialmaster, also available for Men & Women with a refined but classic cut. After something abit more rugged? The 'Sammy' jacket has the perfect transitional appeal for women, and the Field-master is the top of it's game for Men, worn belted or open to give versatility all year round. Belstaff jackets do not stick to seasons, therefore can never go out of style. Want something that lasts forever? You've found the perfect gift.

2. Wax Jackets

Established by the Barbour family and a Royal favourite for over 100 years, Wax Jackets are here to stay. From deep in the country, walking the dog and going to the pub for a roast, to dressed up city style, there is a wax jacket for everyone. Is your recipient more traditional? Olive greens from Barbour capture the authenticity of the wax jacket aesthetic, whereas Barbour International jackets and faded blacks present a more contemporary approach. Also, consider the fit your recipient likes. Do they wear lots of layers or want to stand out from the crowd? Opting for a more oversized fit can cater to their existing style and also give a more modern look. 

3. Boots or Slippers (depending on what year they had...)

Is the recipient a fan of the great out doors? Do they like to be stylish or remain abit rugged? Grenson has something for everyone, ranging from sleek Nanette's (which are a celebrity favorite in black) and leopard print, to hand painted Fred Commando boots fit for a wedding day. Barbour also provides excellent quality footwear, designed with walking the dog in mind. Fancy something for the city? Mallet and Replay Footwear has you covered, mixing quality with contemporary design and popular trends. Does the person love nothing more than getting cozy on the sofa? Emu Australia will go down a storm! Made from breathable ethical fibres, the Sharky Collection has something for everyone. 

4. Logomania Accessories

From the runways to under your tree.. Valentino by Mario Valentino, Love Moschino & Barbour present a range of on-trend accessories for everybody style. Show off the brand with key logo details, or keep it subtle by opting for a classic item, utilising print instead of logo for brand recognition. 

5. Investment Coats

Warmer than the rest, these coats are a slightly higher price point for a reason. Engineered within an inch of their life, Nobis, Parajumpers & Moose Knuckles are leaders in their field for outerwear. Founded in Canada by the same founder as Canada goose, Robyn Yates has dedicated the past 20 years to ensuring a Nobis can take you from ice fishing, to the warm bars in the city. 

6. Jeans that Last

Here at Accent Clothing, denim is out speciality. Originating as a menswear boutique in 1984, we still stock some of the same key brands now as we did then, purely for their superb quality, fit and design. Replay Hyperflex are one of the top jeans, and one of our best sellers for a reason. The elasticity provides soft superior comfort and only gets comfier with age. Alternatively, Scotch & Soda and Jacob Cohen provide a firmer denim which is guaranteed to keep its shape and look classic for years to come. Edwin denim is crafted in Japan and provides more contemporary cuts, including wider legs and dyed colour hues. Freddy denim is designed to accentuate the female form, whilst providing comfort and style. Jeans may seem like a strange gift, but when you really think about it... they are always needed and will never go out of style.. so really, they are the perfect gift!

7. Cozy Designer Knitwear

With this year being one for the history books, one thing is for sure, if you don’t own loungewear now, what have you been doing all year? Elevate your loungewear game this Christmas with soft designer knitwear, sweatshirts and cozy layers to snuggle in next to the fire. Intended for all year round, throw on a cozy jumper on cold summers evenings and guarantee your gift is a wardrobe staple. 

This year has been tough, but the best presents needn't break the bank. Explore quality gifts at affordable prices from Leeds No 1 independent boutique. 

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