I always find it a little tricky to find something cool and interesting when buying presents for guys, especially on a smaller budget. Lucky for us legendary footwear brand Vans have teamed up with our very own British treasure, Barbour. Could say a bit of an unexpected mash-up, but the final products are brilliant. Take a look...
My boyfriend Matt picked up this pair when we were Christmas shopping this past weekend. There are three styles to chose from - Classic Slip-On, Chukka Del Barco and the pair that he chose, the Classic Era Wingtip. They are inspired by the classic Barbour wing tip brogue, with a mix of leather and forest green canvas. My favourite part is the trademark Barbour check that lines the sole.
These shoes make for a brilliant transitional piece for a guy that dresses quite casual, but wants to add a smarter element to his wardrobe without being too formal. Or in turn, for a male that dresses formal regularly and wants to ease himself into a more relaxed style - A good all-rounder I say!
What do you think of the collection? Have you got any cool gift ideas for guys?
You can buy your Barbour by Vans shoes here