Monday, 3 December 2012

A Christmas gift idea for him...

It's finally a few days in to December, with this I feel it's safe to enter the realms of Christmassy posts. My first one being a gift idea for the men in our lives - Brothers, boyfriends, uncles, dads or any other males that you may choose to treat.

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


  1. they're really smart, i've seen them a couple of times online now. i wouldn't usually wear vans these days but i would reconsider with these

    1. Yeah the look really good on, such a cool collaboration!

  2. Those shoes are such a great idea! My husband is in desperate need for some super comfy casual shoes. I'm going to have to check these out.

    1. Definitely check them out, they would be perfect x

  3. I love that shoes. It is just so simple and I like it much.

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