February the 14th. A date you either love or hate. If you are married or in a blissful relationship it can be the chance to spoil each other with cute little presents and gifts, or head out for a romantic (usually overpriced) meal. For those of us in a relationship buying gifts either falls in to one or two camps.
Something very red, with some romantic phrase on it or involving a big doe eyed animal or something indulgent and luxurious. If you ask me what I want I am a typical romantic and would love flowers and my favourite perfume…if you happen to be reading this Mr B the perfume is B by Balenciaga.
Men are without a doubt harder to buy for than women. Socks are boring, pants well they’re just pants, a weekend away is lovely but expensive. Valentines is about buying something personal, you choosing something based on your knowledge of the other person and what they love. A good valentines gift bet for any discerning male is clothing. Secretly it gives you chance to bin that hideous character t-shirt he keeps going out to dinner in and treat him to something a bit special – like a nice shirt.
I love a man in a smart, crisp shirt and good fitting jeans – add on my favourite aftershave Mont Blanc Legend and you’ve pretty much ticked most of my boxes. I generally buy clothing for my partners for gifts and like finding something not from the usual high street retailers, so I was delighted when the guys at Guide London asked me to take a look at their gorgeous range of men’s shirts and pick my favourites. If you’ve not heard of Guide London and you want to treat the man in your life then pay their website a visit. They have a great range of shirts, tailoring, knitwear, trousers, coats; socks, underwear, belts and wallets at various price points. Guide London is all about the little subtle differences and being individual, with a strong focus on detailing, because they believe that ”every detail matters”.
Their range of long sleeve shirts is impressive, currently totaling in excess of 60 shirts there is real variety of styles. From contemporary smart shirts with eye catching detailing on the cuffs or down the buttons through to vibrant pattern shirts their range of designer shirts is impressive.
If I was choosing something for Mr B to wear on Valentines Day this year knowing already how he doesn’t do ‘high street’ clothing or following the crowd it would have to be this pink cotton sateen shirt.
I love the attention to detail with the deep colour turn back cuffs and piping down the buttons. The colour too is not too much and paired with a dark denim and tan brogue from my favourite shoe maker Oliver Sweeney I think this is a perfect Valentines Day gift for someone special.
To see the full range of designer clothing and accessories from Guide London check out their website I am sure if you end up buying something for your significant other he’d love a little treat this Valentines Day.