The Ultimate Men’s Designer Gift Guide…

Written by Andy | 04/12/2012

A wintry theme has been emerging within the latest blog posts published here at Mainline Menswear recently and this one is no different.

If you’re ‘bah humbug’ then this designer gift guide probably isn’t for you. If, on the other hand, you’re seeking something extra special to bring a smile to the faces of those special gentlemen in your life this festive period then look no further.

Here at Mainline Menswear we place a great deal of emphasis on the value of the individual. Not everybody wants the same for Christmas. Some guys openly welcome fresh additions to their underwear collection at this time of year, while others may prefer a knitted accessory such as a hat or scarf. We have therefore chosen to categorise this handy gift guide in accordance with somebodies style.

Whether you’re buying for a bloke who is particular about his pyjama’s, or serious about his shirts, there really is something for everybody (at any budget) available right here on The Ultimate Men’s Designer Guide!

Without further delay, we proudly presents to you the 2012 Christmas Gift Guide:


Gifts of the Underwear Variety

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Premium quality cotton boxer shorts and socks by Ted Baker London are the perfect Christmas gift for brothers, fathers, grandfathers, boyfriends and any other male acquaintance deserving of something a little special this winter. Predominantly black, these socks and boxer shorts feature an allover snowflake pattern giving that authentic winter feel. The Ted Baker London logo features prominently on the waistband of the boxer shorts. A bargain at only £28 and it comes in a lovely presentation pack so you don’t even have to wrap it! Buy this gift here.


Grab yourself a bargain gift for that special guy this Christmas with this perfectly presented three pack box set of organic cotton socks by Ted baker London. The socks in this Ted Baker Gift Set are all different and feature both striped and spotted design patterns. Colours include navy, yellow, burgundy, black and green, with each pair displaying the Ted Baker logo prominently as part of the design. A bargain at only £22, this box set also requires no wrapping!


Give that special guy a wonderfully packaged Hugo Boss box set aimed at improving the potential for warmth this winter. This gift set includes a 65 inch x 10.2 inch black scarf with overall chunky knitted ribbing detail right throughout. Of similar high quality, the socks are also very warm. Made from a wool blend, the black Hugo Boss socks included within the gift set are the perfect winter set. The designs of both the socks and scarf are exclusive to this set and cannot be purchased separately – Ribbon included with no wrapping necessary. Yours for only £60!


The predominant colours of this beautifully presented box set by Hugo Boss are black and red, with both the designer boxer shorts and socks featuring striped red pattern which contrasts well on the black. Premium stretch cotton boxer shorts include the signature Hugo Boss logo on the waistband and the logo also features in grey stitched detail across the ankle on each sock. Again, no wrapping required as the underwear is presented in a branded gift box. Bargain at only £35.

Ted Baker Underwear Box Set, Ted Baker Socks Box Set, Hugo Boss Underwear & Socks Set, Hugo Boss Black Scarf and Socks Set

Gifts of the Knitted Variety

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Purchasing just about anything from the Diesel Menswear range at Mainline Menswear for your special guy this christmas is bound to bring a smile to his face! Throw unquestionable warmth into the equation and you’re onto a real winner. This charcoal grey Diesel Hat and Scarf set comes presented in a fantastic gift box with no wrapping required! Buy yours here for only £55 today at Mainline Menswear.


A very competitively priced entry level bobble hat from Penfield – who have a reputation for working hard to keep admirers of the brand warm throughout the winter months! The Penfield Dumont has been a  best seller here at Mainline Menswear ever since temperatures plummeted into single figures! Available in five different colours including turquoise green, navy blue, red (shown), cobalt blue and grey marl – there really is a Penfield Dumont Bobble Hat for everyone this Christmas! Not convinced? Why not check out the Penfield Sanford Bobble Hat – also priced at £20 and available in six different colours.


A knitted bobble hat from Lacoste Live which will really make you, or the lucky recipient, stand out from any crowd! Featuring marine navy detailing on a prominently yucca green pattern this knitted hat comes with a proper pompom on top for that authentic bobble hat finish! The signature lactose crocodile logo comes stitched onto the turn up. Made from 40% wool, 30% acrylic and 30% polyamide, the Lacoste Live Bobble Hat is the perfect winter warming gift for any man in your life! Yours for only £45!


The Ted Baker Yuletide Bobble Hat in Purple and Navy is constructed using the traditional cable knit technique. The chunky striped design in navy and purple brings a subtle touch of colour to your winter outfit. The signature Ted Baker logo comes embossed onto a rivet badge with leather trim on the hem. The hat is constructed from 50% lambswool and 50% acrylic and comes in at an amazingly decent price of £40.

Diesel Beanie & Scarf Set, Penfield Bobble Hat, Lacoste Live Bobble Hat, Ted Baker Yuletide Hat

Gifts of the Leather Variety

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Emporio Armani is a brand associated with premium quality and ultimate luxury, and these black leather gloves certainly do not disappoint on these high expectations. Made by the Armani Jeans branch of the global Emporio Armani corporation these gloves are fantastic value for money as they will almost certainly last you a lifetime – keeping your hands warm for many winters to come. Available today on Mainline Menswear for £100.


A very stylish gift box which is immaculately presented by Armani Jeans opens up to display a reversible leather belt produced to the highest of standards. This belt comes as one size and should comfortably fit anybody, large waist or small. What really makes this belt that little bit more special than any of the other designer belts currently stocked on the Mainline Menswear website is the fully customisable buckle – The gif tbox includes two seperate buckles which can be clipped on and off so that the belt can be tailored to better suit your outfit! Buy in today for £100 – no wrapping paper needed!


This premium quality textured and pigmented leather wallet and keyring set by Hugo Boss would make the perfect gift for any man, not just fans of the Hugo Boss Orange Label. Both the leather wallet and leather keyring include an embossed Boss Orange logo. The wallet features numerous compartments for cards, coins and notes and is finished with quality metal press stud fastenings, ensuring content are not only stylish but secure too! Available today for £89 with no need to add wrapping paper!


Add a touch of colour to your cash storage solution with this premium quality Billfold Leather Wallet in Tan by the iconic Fred Perry brand. Open up this classy wallet to reveal multiple compartments suitable for safely storing cards and coins. The traditional Fred Perry Wreath logo features on both the interior and exterior of this centre-folding wallet. The words ‘genuine leather’ are subtly embossed on the inner. Classy gift competitively priced at just £55.

Armani Leather Gloves, Armani Leather Belt, Boss Orange Leather Box Set, Fred Perry Tan Leather Wallet

Gifts of the Smart / Casual Shirt Variety

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Classic burgundy long sleeved corduroy shirt from Levis. This shirt is regular fitting and features allover corduroy design with a standard shirt material button providing contrasting textures. This button down pocket also includes the signature Levis logo sewn onto the seam of the pocket. An amazingly good quality shirt for a very competitive price of just £75. Buy it here.


Quite possibly my favourite casual shirt on the Mainline Menswear designer clothing store right now, the Lacoste Live Flannel Shirt is constructed from an incredibly comfortable soft flannel fabric. Featuring multi-coloured check design in marine navy, yucca green, yellow and orange, this designer shirt is bound to make the bearer stand out from any crowd this winter. Looks uber-cool when worn with the Lacoste Live bobble hat shown above in the knitted good section!


There is a reason three quarters of the shirts featured in this gift guide are corduroy – they are the perfect winter shirt. Whether worn under a blazer, a gilet or a jumper, corduroy shirts provide unrivalled insulation when layered with other items. We think this super-cool mallard print shirt from the legendary Tommy Hilfiger design house in the USA would look impeccable as a stand alone piece or when layered with any of the aforementioned garments. Treat a special guy to a really special shirt for just £90. Buy this Tommy Hilfiger Shirt here.


The Marshall Artist Multi Pocket Mountain Shirt also comes with an overall navy blue corduroy design, a classy button down collar and, as the product title would suggest, multiple pockets; one large button down pocket on the left chest, a faux leather slit entry pocket just above and three smaller button down flap entry pockets! A truly versatile warm winter shirt from Marshall Artist built to incredibly high standards. Yours for just £95.

Levis Corduroy Shirt, Lacoste Live Check Shirt, Marshal Artist Pocket Shirt, Tommy Hilfiger Mallard Shirt

Gifts of the Pyjama Variety

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Probably the classiest pair of pyjamas you could ever hope to own are right here in the form of these beautiful Armani Kit Pyjamas in Navy Blue. A two piece box set (which requires no wrapping paper) includes a fine ribbed lightweight cotton crew neck jumper and matching jogging bottoms – both of which come with the signature embroidered Georgio Armani Eagle Logo on the left chest / thigh – Pyjamas that will last a lifetime for an investment of £129 – how much do you love him?!  These also look mighty fine when paired with the Armani Slippers!


Mule style Armani slippers made from a super-slick acrylic woollen fleece material which when combined with the foam cushioned sole provides the ultimate loungewear comfort. The signature Emporio Armani Eagle logo is subtly embossed onto the front of each slipper . Included with the purchase of these slippers is a luxury drawstring bag for efficient storage and transport. Really nice slippers which genuinely look and feel more expensive than £39 !


Slighty cheaper but by no means any less luxurious than the Armani Pyjama set also featured, the Hugo Boss Jersey Pyjama Set comes as part of a two piece box set including a crew neck and lounge pants. The long sleeved marl grey crew neck is light weight and features of the Hugo Boss logo embroidery in red on the left chest. Your pyjama pants have an elasticated waist band utilising an adjustable, contrasting red and black gingham drawstring to keep them in place. The pants also have a single button fly fastening. Excellent value for money at £90


The final suggested gift for your special guy this christmas is the Ralph Lauren Kimono Bath Robe in red cotton. The robe features overall terry towelling fabric which adds a real luxury feel when worn. The Ralph Lauren Dressing Gown also features an oversized hood perfect for ensuring your head stays warm on these cold winter nights. A truly luxurious item which will put a smile on the face of any man receiving this as a gift this Christmas – yours for the modest fee of £105.

Armani Pyjama Set, Armani Slippers, Ralph Lauren Robe, Hugo Boss Pyjama Set


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