David Evans’ Festive Wish List

The penultimate in our series of blogger Christmas wish lists, this particular round-up of desirable gifts comes from David Evans of Grey Fox blog. An astute gentleman if ever there was one, David’s selection is as elegant as the man himself.

With his blog’s focus on high quality, well-designed and British made products, it is no surprise that his festive choices follow suit. “My selection is from British designers or is British-made,” says David. “I love many products made outside the UK, but like to support the redevelopment of the British-made menswear industry whenever I can”.

Whether it is a contemporary update on the traditional Aran sweater or a classic itself, an early Land Rover Defender 90 for example, each of his choices highlight David’s defined and educated taste…

Drake’s Of London Tiger Print Scarf

“I love Drake’s original and very wearable designs. Their products are always high quality and made from the best materials. Their ties are made in London.”

£145 at Drakes of London.

Rolex Vintage Royal Navy Submariner Watch

“Issued by the Royal Navy in the 1970s, they were made in limited numbers and are keenly sought after. You’d probably have to pay around £50,000 for a good example.”

£50,000+, if you can find one.

Private White V.C. x Inis Meain Aran Roll Neck Sweater

“A British made classic piece of knitwear – you couldn’t go wrong with this roll neck jumper.”

£265 at Private White V.C.

Land Rover 1988 Defender 90

“Who needs a flash sports car when you can drive the ultimate in cool and not worry about depreciation? Good examples hold their value well.”

£5,995 at Car Pages.

Holdall & Co. London Tan Briefcase

“The product of a talented young British designer – it’s always worth looking out for and supporting such businesses that seek out and use the best of British craftsmanship.”

£315 at Holdall and Co.

Age of Reason x Grey Fox Illustrated Pocket Square

“Ali at Age of Reason Scarves designed this made in Britain scarf in consultation with me. I love her designs, so different and humorous. One of her scarves should be in every man’s top pocket.”

£65 at Age of Reason.

Antarctica & The Galapagos Trip

“We’re not looking after our world as well as we might and much that is really wild is disappearing fast. I’d like to see these as yet un-spoilt parts of the globe.”

£7,900 per person at Peregrine Tours.