Christmas Gift Guide: Accessories
Perfect for winter adventures, socially distanced catch-ups and for inspiring creative self-expression, here at Always in Colour we’ve got plenty of urbanised accessories to adhere to even the most demanding of schedules. Well-suited as gifts for loved ones or for treating yourself to as you plan-ahead for when restrictions are eased, we’ve pieced together a handful of our favourite city-friendly and outdoor-orientated accessories to set you on your way as we transition through the coming months.
For those that take pride in their everyday wardrobe, then why not stock-up on apparel essentials to bring a touch of characterised warmth to your day-on-day fashionings. Playful premium-grade socks such as those from ‘good for the soul’ Jollie’s are sure to bring a touch of contemporary charisma to any wardrobe with their twin-toned Joker and Royal socks delivering creative vibes that are set to challenge any pre-existing mono-tone collection. For fans of Carhartt, then the returning Chase and Carhartt Socks are our top pick, with open-minded profiles such as the Handshake and FOS-FOT Socks from Stepney Workers Club tapping into the notion of certified unity from the ground up.
With your feet addressed, then why not treat your hands and head to something insulative too. Perfect for gifting to yourself or for those inspired by patented pioneers such as the legendary Gore-Tex, then why not opt for protective profiles such as Copenhagen-based Norse Project’s Gore Tex Sports Cap or their ‘90s minded Gore Tex Bucket Hat. For the hands, don’t forget their Hestra Utsjo Gloves inspired by quality Swedish artisanship and a passion for the outdoors. Keeping with the outdoor-theme, Patagonia’s Retro Pile Gloves are perfect for socially distanced catch-ups in the cold or as a great Christmas gift idea for self-confessed Patagonia appreciatives. For year-round insulation, their Fair Trade Certified sewn and 100% recycled Brodeo Beanie is set to inspire, with similarly styled profiles from Carhartt ensuring that your extremities never feel the cold regardless of your next venture. For those looking for sportier curved and flat-peak variants, athleisure giants Nike Sportswear offer practical stylings to suit any seasonal wardrobe such as their heritage-minded AW84 2000 Cap and their classic Air Tailwind and Air Tailwind Swoosh caps.
Despite the current travel restrictions, you might find yourself in need of new accessories to help keep all your must-have tech and essential travel kit stashed away in style. Great too for inspiring your next active venture, here at Always in Colour we’ve got ample outdoor-orientated accessories to keep your gadgets and gear tucked away. For smaller items, try size-appropriate accessories such as the Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack or the camera-specific Camera Cube pack from Topo Designs. For interior storage, innovative stash-packs such as Patagonia’s Black Hole Cube 2L series are sure to come in handy. For laptops, tablets and everything tech-like in between, Jedd Rose and Mark Hansen’s Topo Designs 13” Laptop Sleeves are a practical purchase, helping keep your must-have electronics stored away with ease within their 1000D Cordura® fabric shell. Staying loyal to suburban explorations, mountain equipment front-runner’s Klättermusen’s climbing-style Glitner 60L Dufflebag, their Glebo 23L Bag and their urban-friendly Urur 23L Bag are designed to make light work of any further-afield venture once winter’s lockdown restrictions are lifted.
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