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The Blog from Oi Polloi presents: by Sebastian Beesley •

Oi Polloi may be an esteemed retailer of men’s clothing, but there’s no reason why a lot of the stuff we sell can’t cross the gender boundary and dazzle and astound the women in your life on Christmas morn, be they your girlfriend, wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunty, niece or kindly neighbour.

Our Legacy / Knitted Hat / White Merino Wool
Beams Plus / Harris Tweed Duffle Coat / Navy
Jamieson’s / Brushed Lambswool Crew Neck / Admiral Navy
Folk / Pyjama Shirt / Charcoal Mini Dots on White
OrSlow / US Army Fatigue Pants / Used Green
Universal Works / Bucket Bag / Khaki Melton

Wigwam / Cypress
Clarks Originals / Desert Boot / Cognac Suede

Woolrich / Arctic Parka / Mill Street Olive
Armor-Lux / Mariniere Breton / Altair Blue / Grey
Levi’s Vintage Clothing / 1960’s 606 / Rigid

Beams Plus / M-65 Down Jacket / Navy
AXS Folk Technology / Long Sleeve Popover Shirt / White
A.P.C. / Jogging Central Park / Marine
Forget that fancy perfume, we know what your better half really wants for Christmas — a massive jacket designed with Alaskan temperatures in mind. Even women get cold, so buying them a decent jacket like this isn’t as mad as it sounds. And remember — a few real-deal females work here at Oi Polloi — so if you’re not too sure about sizing then our handy and helpful mail-order team is only a phone call away.

Beams Plus / Cable Crew Knit / Light Grey
Howlin’ By Morrison / Will-O-The-Wisp Cardigan / Navy Mix
Folk / Ribs Jumper / Soft Lilac
Tired of your girlfriend/wife/sister/other nabbing that jumper of yours? Why not buy her one of her own? Not only are jumpers ideal for keeping warm during winter-time television marathons, but they look great worn big and baggy, keeping sizing-faff to a minimum.

Filson / Tote Bag with Zipper / Brown
Fjällräven / Kånken / Fog with Fjällräven / Kånken Photo Insert / Black
Patagonia / Arbor Pack 26L / Copper Ore
Women love to carry things — and what better way to carry things than in a bag? Designed for Scandinavian schoolchildren, Fjällräven’s Kånkens have long been a firm unisex favourite. Filson and Patagonia also make some corkers.

Norse Projects / Bjarki Towelling Socks / Light Grey
Burlington / Yorkshire Socks / Mars Red
Anonymous Ism / Herringbone Crew Sock / Navy
Norse Projects / Bjarki Naval Socks / White
Garrett Leight / Milwood / Butterscotch / Pure Green
Ray-Ban / Wayfarer / Matt Black / Polarised Green
Folk / Harris Belt / Sand Reverse Suede
When you think about it, women aren’t really too different to men after all — they wear socks, they wear belts, some of them even wear curious glass devices to protect their eyes from sun’s harmful rays. All of these things make ideal gifts and are a damn sight more useful than the floral trinkets and dainty doilies they probably asked for.

Oi Polloi / Lambswool Scarf / Royal Stewart
Norse Projects / Twisted Yarn Beanie / Light Grey Melange
Fjällräven / Byron Hat / Dark Navy
Howlin’ By Morrison / Herbie Gloves / Navy
Universal Works / Peak Gloves / Navy Wool Nylon
Pica~Post / No.7 SS-MM-XIV
Inventory / Issue 11
Here are some more ideas for gifts for the wonderful woman in your life. Not only are these all high quality pieces, but providing you and your significant other have relatively similar head, hand and neck measurements (you do know your girlfriend’s head circumference measurements, don’t you?), you can wear them too. Genius.
Other possible presents include magazines, gift vouchers and a 1:32 scale model of the Flying Scotsman.

Big thanks to Oi Polloi girl contingent Katy B and Katie P for doing all this, the rest of us here are pretty clueless to be honest.

Still feeling unispired? Take a look at our ‘dignified man about town’, and our ‘young guns’ gift guide.

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