Holiday shopping can be tricky, especially with 2012 being such a phenomenal year of new releases. Ranging from a handmade football to our very own lambswool scarves
, we took a moment to select a few of the items that we are hoping to find underneath the tree this year. In addition to a few new items, you may notice some of these picks from previous editions of Ledbury Style Files
. Although the countdown to the holidays has already begun, it is not too late to rewrite your wish list or... skip the suspense all together and buy some of these for yourself.
The Light Blue Mckinsey Oxford
A classic blue gingham check on a Tessitura Monti cotton oxford cloth topped with a button down collar. This casual shirt is part of our first collection of December Short Run Shirting, so make sure you get this one before it’s gone!
AIAIAI Capital Headphones
From Danish audio design company AIAIAI, these are amongst the sleekest headphones we could find. The collapsible headphones are made out of reinforced fiberglass making them durable and lightweight.
Leather Head Handmade Football
Designed to fit in the hands of a football layman, heavy-duty Leather Head footballs are constructed out of American-tanned leather and incorporate rawhide lacing. The folks behind Leather Head consider their footballs an artisanal product but they don’t intend for you to treat them delicately.
The Red Hammond Tie
Neckties have ranked among the best Christmas/Father’s Day/Birthday presents ever since they were first constructed centuries ago. The Red Hammond Tie is perfect for the holidays, whether it is inside a gift box or worn as a compliment to your holiday outfit.
Moore & Giles Evans Tie Case
The Moore and Giles Evans Tie Case is the ideal gift for any traveler. This tie case features the company’s signature jacquard and Titan Milled Brown leather with two elasticized leather straps on either side for keeping your ties crisp during traveling.
Horn Straight Razor from The Art of Shaving
Handcrafted by Thiers-Issard, a prestigious French razor maker that has been in the game since 1884. To assist in the prevention of adding band-aids to your mug, The Art of Shaving includes a complimentary razor usage and maintenance guide with every order.
The Jackson Denim Pocket Square
Great for stuffing stockings as well as suit and blazer pockets. We used some of our favorite shirting fabrics from our favorite mills to produce our pocket square collection, such as this Italian woven chambray from Cotonificio Albini.
Damascus Edisto Oyster Knife from Williams Knife Co.
The perfected design of the original Edisto knife gained Williams Knife Co. nationwide accolades from Garden & Gun Magazine's Made in the South Awards
for its craftsmanship and functionality. Our friends at Williams Knife Co. have updated their signature knife with a blade constructed from high end Damascus steel that is guaranteed to have you shucking like a pro.
D.R. Harris Almond Shaving Bowl
Featured in a previous Style File
, the D.R. Harris Almond Shaving Bowl is available in beech or mahogany and is a welcomed addition to any shaving set.
The Ledbury Alastair Sock
Just in time for the holidays, we’ve restocked all of our cashmere socks. Made out of a blend of cashmere and nylon, these incredibly soft socks are available in an array of colors and will make any wearer walk with a little more assertion.
Warhorse Workshop Billfold
Made by hand in Atlanta, Georgia, this Warhorse billfold is constructed from natural tan cowhide, incorporates natural kangaroo lacing around the edge, features a traditional poppy motif. This wallet may look familiar from a previous Style File
Ernest Alexander Flask Set
The flask of a gentleman, this stainless steel 12oz flask comes with a wax canvas cover to collect condensation.
Fire Hose Log Carrier
Nothing beats a roaring fire during the winter... this bag will make log toting less of a chore. Constructed out of tough “fire hose” canvas and reinforced leather handles, The Fire Hose Log Carrier from Duluth Trading company is oversized to assist in carrying larger logs and to contain dirt, bark, and debris.
Ledbury Monroe Cufflinks
Made in collaboration with third generation jeweler Joe Rhames, the Ledbury Monroe Cufflinks are crafted from sterling silver and were cast, constructed, set, and finished in a small workshop outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Corter Leather and Cloth Bottlehook Keychain
Very simple in design, the Corter Bottlehook is a dual-purpose key-chain and bottle opener that slips onto belt loops with ease. The hooks were cast in California from plated steel and the finish of the Red Powdercoat will chip over time to create a custom aged look that is unique to each user.
El Casco Desk Stapler
With the intricate workmanship involved in making a six-shooter, it is no surprise that this chrome-plated stapler was made by a company that started out in the revolver business. When the demand for six-shooters plummeted during the Great Depression, the owners of the firm applied their riveting skills into the production of staplers that shoot out staples as well as their guns.
The Green Camden Lambswool Scarf
This isn’t the scarf that grandma knitted you for Christmas when you were a kid. Stay warm for the rest of winter in this heathered green scarf crafted from 100% Scottish spun lambswool.
Brass Kangaroo via Era Vintage
Add some character to your desk with a vintage brass kangaroo from our friends at Era Vintage
. Era is an online shop featuring a wide range of carefully curated vintage home accessories and other items with a goal of offering collectibles from the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Era Vintage is owned by Diana Mathews who happens to be an integral member of Ledbury’s customer fulfillment team.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Point and shoot cameras have always been a bit lack luster but this release from Sony is a compact camera you can be proud of. With a quick shutter speed, 1080p HD video capability, ability to shoot in RAW format, and outstanding image quality in low lighting, this may be the best release of its class. With this camera, your Facebook pictures just got a lot better!
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer
Perhaps the ultimate gift of 2012, take your weekend tailgating to the next level with the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer. The trailer extends to a full bourbon bar that comes complete with leather furnishings from Moore & Giles, glassware, flat-screen TV and… a one-year supply of bourbon! Accept your crown and declare your reign as the “King of the Parking-lot.”
Happy holidays! Later this week we will feature a few of our favorite Ledbury picks from members of our staff. Just a heads up, Ledbury ground shipping guaranteed in time for Christmas is available until December 17th and overnight shipping through December 21st.
What are some of your picks for the holidays that we might have left off our list?