The Blog from Oi Polloi presents: by Sebastian Beesley •

Stone Island / 3L Performance Cotton Mac / Beige
Epperson Mountaineering / Parachute Tote / Moss
Norse Projects / Hestra Ivar Gloves / Earth

We’ve done our young guns gift guide, we’ve done our ladies and lasses gift guide, and now we’re proud to present our ‘dignified man about town’ gift guide. Whether you’re a dignified man about town yourself, or you’re looking for something decent for your dad, there should be something in here to get those cogs turning.


Stone Island / Quilted Overshirt / Ottanio
Y.M.C. / Space Dye Pocket Tee / Grey
Levi’s Vintage Clothing / 1960’s 606 / Rigid


Anonymous Ism / Indigo 2 Tone Crew Sock / Light Indigo
Clarks Originals / Wallabee Boot / Maple Suede


Armor-Lux / Duffle Coat / Rich Navy
A.P.C. / Mac Sven / Gris Clair
Mackintosh / Dunoon Jacket With Hood / Khaki

Here we’ve got three of the slickest jackets known to man. Remember that feeling you got many years ago… that feeling when you woke up starry-eyed on Christmas morning, ran down the stairs and ripped open that wrapping paper to reveal that fully-posable Frank Spencer action figure you’d dreamt about for months? You’re not too old, cynical and world-weary to recapture that feeling — beg and plead for one of these amazing jackets and once again you will piss your pyjamas with joy.


Engineered Garments / Primaloft Liner Vest / Khaki NYCO Poplin
Polo Ralph Lauren / Padded Overshirt / Sapphire Star
Stone Island Shadow Project / Garment Dyed Hollowcore Down Body Warmer / Bordeaux

Nothing says Christmas quite like an Engineered Garments vest lined with Primaloft insulation — it’s the modern day partridge in a pear tree… it’s 2014’s answer to two front teeth… it’s what Mariah Carey really wanted for Christmas. Not since the Furby has one item been so hankered for.


National Athletic Goods / V Pocket Tee / Mid Grey
OrSlow / 107 Ivy Fit Denim / Used Wash


A.P.C. / Chino Classique / Camel
Stone Island / Melange Slub Jersey T-Shirt / Bleu

T-shirts may not be the first things that springs to mind in the middle of winter, but you can’t wear big jackets, wool shirts and swanky jumpers without them (unless you’re in a 90s boy band). Jeans are good too — just imagine the patina you’d get with a well-placed turkey-dinner gravy spill.


Filson / Tote Bag with Zipper / Navy
Barbour / Leather Travel Explorer / Dark Brown

Bags are pretty much the ultimate Christmas present. Not only do they look good in their own right, but they’re great for storing other, lesser Christmas presents in a neat and tidy manner. Whilst many living rooms, lounges and designated-present-opening-zones across the country resemble bombsites during the festive season, the houses of bag recipients are notoriously spotless.


Paraboot / Chambord / Honey Suede
Sanders / Marylebone Chelsea Boot / Snuff Suede
Barleycorn / Classic / Honey Suede
Fracap / Monkey Boot / Camel Suede

Dignified men need dignified shoes — shoes with class, style and fancy leather uppers — shoes that will stand up to the obligatory post-turkey walk whilst still looking suave enough for the inevitable Boxing Day run-in with the in-laws. All of these shoes tick those boxes.


Industry Of All Nations / Alpaca Beanie / White
Universal Works / Monroe Mittens / Brown Leather
Norse Projects / Hestra Ivar Gloves / Earth
Uniform Wares / 351 Series Wristwatch / Brushed / Oxford Blue
MWC / 21 Jewel 300m Auto Submariner / Black PVD / Tritium GTLS
Anderson’s / Perforated Leather Belt / Tan Leather
Oi Polloi / Blaster Belt / Rust Suede
Fox Umbrellas / RGS2 Malacca Handle / Navy

This is proper present material here — the sort of stuff it would be impossible not to be chuffed with. Gloves keep fingers from frostbite, belts keep trousers from falling down and umbrellas keep acid rain from melting skulls and ruining lives.


Northern Monkeys By William Routledge
Lacoste L!VE / Multi Plaid Scarf / Marine / Vitrail
Hypebeast Magazine / Issue 6 / The Rhapsody Issue
Barbour / Tartan Lambswool Scarf / Dress

And if for some insane reason none of this fits the bill… don’t burst into tears just yet — WE SELL GIFT VOUCHERS.

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