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November 2022
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From classic gold watches that will make a timely gift this Christmas, to the Chelsea boots every man will want in his winter wardrobe

Here we’ve picked out the very best men’s must-haves right now.
Boots Made For Walking

Invented in Victorian England and made popular by The Beatles, the slip-on Chelsea boot has had an upgrade and new versions come complete with hefty treds for long wear, moisture-wicking soles for the hardwearing, and in smart suede for wearing in the city.

Portrush suede Chelsea boot, Oliver Sweeney at Jules B, Jesmond 


Harley Chelsea boots, AllSaints, branches regionwide


Stormbucks waterfproof leather Chelsea boot, Timberland, stockists regionwide 


Argyll tan Chelsea boots, Silver Street London at John Lewis & Partners, Newcastle 


Lambswool quilted gilet, Schoffel at A Hume, Kelso


Dunhill leather gilet, Dubarry at


Lightweight feather and down gilet, Marks & Spencer, branches regionwide


Harris tweed gilet,


Woven, Durham

August, Casual Friday at Master Debonair, Sunderland


Poplin, Danton at End, Newcastle


Theo, Remus Uomo at Woven, Durham



Christmas is closer than you think and we all know a watch makes a special, timely gift – and we’re going for gold.

The watch that has been to the moon has had a makeover. With a sun-brushed Moonshine gold step dial, luminous hands and hour indexes and a sapphire crystal glass front, this watch is water resistant up to 50m with a power reserve of up to 50 hours. Speedmaster Moonwatch, 18ct Moonshine Gold Dial, £32,710 Omega at Berry’s Jewellers, Newcastle

We all love a watch with a sleek integrated bracelet, and even better one that looks much more expensive that it is. Sporting the look of a grail watch with a price tag to match, yet coming in at less than £400, we love the subtle nod to 70s style too. PRX bracelet watch, £375 Tissot at David Summerfield, Metrocentre and Gateshead 

From the Presage Cocktail Time collection, (and named Houjou after the saké fresh clean cocktail created in Japan’s Star Bar by award-winning bartender Hisashi Kishi), this collection is designed around the Japanese tradition of finishing off the working day with a cocktail and a wind-down chat. Minimalistic yet with a timeless aesthetic, this is one to watch as a potential collector’s piece. Houjou watch, £450 Seiko Presage at Goldsmiths, Newcastle

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