1 | London's Most Stylish Pop-Up: Jermyn Street
From now until Christmas Eve, Jermyn Street is playing host to a pop-up of serious sartorial proportions. A series of designers have taken up temporary residence on the famous road; first there’s Tusting, the leather goods specialists that have ben in operation for over 135 years, and Alice Made This, the luxury accessories designer that makes fantastic cuff links, among other things. Then there’s Fourth & Main, a young menswear brand with a knack for making great basics and straight-forward wardrobe staples, and Hamilton & Hare, designers of particularly great underwear and loungewear. Lastly, but by no means least, there’s Marwood; an accessory designer that looks to fuse British production tradition with modern materials and fabrics. All in all, the street has been transformed into a one-stop shop for all your style needs. It’s a sound option for picking up presents ahead of the big day, but if you indulge in a couple of treats for yourself, we wouldn’t blame you.
The New Generations pop-up at 39c Jermyn Street runs until 24 December.
2 | New Links of London Store
One of the most respected names in the jewellery industry, Links of London has just opened a new store on Oxford Street. The space stocks the full men’s and women’s collections, but we’re most concerned with the range of watches, which seems to get better season on season. Most notably, this rose gold plated driver’s watch (£395), which features handy day and date indicators and tan alligator strap would be a fine addition to any wrist.
Links of London store, 491 Oxford Street, W1C.
3 | Hentsch Man’s Soho Christmas
If you go down to Soho’s Walker’s Court today (better known as ‘sex alley’), you’re sure of a big surprise. Hentsch Man, one of Esquire’s favourite designers, has set up a pop-up store in an old sex shop. The full AW14 collection is available amidst wonderfully seedy surroundings, and there’s a host of accessories (including sunglasses, books and scarves) on show too. We particularly like this single breasted coat, but feel free to make your own selection, because it’s all good.
Hentsch Man Pop Up, 8 Walker’s Court, W1F. Until December 24th.
4 | Falke’s New (Extremely Expensive) Vicuna Socks
It’s easy to understate the importance of socks. All it takes is the combination of a rainy afternoon and some bad footwear and you’ve got trench foot. With that in mind, you need to make some sound investments, and clearly, there are no bigger investments than Falke’s new Vicuna wool socks. At £495 a pair (you read that correctly), they aren’t cheap, but the cloth is lighter, warmer and softer than any other on earth. If you cherish your feet (and we mean really cherish), they might be just the ticket.
Falke Vicuna socks, £495, exclusive to Selfridges.