Gift Recommendations from the Crane Brothers Team
Chris – Senior Client Advisor, High Street
A neckerchief is an easy and very uncomplicated way to add aesthetic interest to an outfit. Tie this piece around your neck nonchalantly with a crew neck t- shirt, or alternatively roll it 'boy-scout' style and sit it underneath an open-neck collared cotton or linen shirt. Folded appropriately, this neckerchief could double as a pocket square in a soft summer jacket.
Daniel – Tailoring Manager, Head Office
With too many options I like to simplify gifting to a gift card. Think of it as you're gifting a shopping spree which is thoughtful and fun. The recipient can use a gift card on anything ready-to-wear in-store or online or can use it towards their next made-to-measure order.
Rob – Director, Ponsonby
A great gift for anyone who has an extensive shoe wardrobe is the Saphir Medaille d'Or Intendant Box. Turn the chore of shoe cleaning and upkeep into a ceremonial moment every time. With all the tools to keep any form of footwear in tip top condition, it's a thoughtful and creative gift. Plus it'll look great under the tree.
Mr. Fritz – Good Boy, High Street & Head Office
This is my first Christmas so I am incredibly excited. For me it's hard to go past a pair of socks. I prefer mine to be a day old and rolled in a ball. I have an extensive selection hidden away all over the house but in my (brief) experience you can never have too many.
Fraser – Director, Christchurch
My pick for Christmas is our Blue Washed Denim Shirt. It is perfect when going tieless with a jacket and trousers for summer. The button-down collar on this denim shirt frames excellently to allow for smart casual wear. Finally, the soft blue tone is a winner that covers all bases.
Mariana – Operations Manager, Head Office
These dragon socks are an ideal gift for someone who wants to add a little bit of personality and flair to their wardrobe. To add to this Marcoliani socks are also extremely comfortable and durable, they are a foolproof gift if you've run out of ideas.
Josh – Client Advisor, High Street
Ettinger’s leather goods make a great gift for yourself, a colleague or client. I personally love the Hip Flasks we carry. Made from stainless steel and wrapped in Ettinger's capra goat leather. It's a luxurious way to enjoy a summer tipple.
Farheen – Office Administrator, Head Office
With the holiday season approaching I recommend the gift of luggage. Spending time with family and friends is customary over this period and it may require travel. This Bennett Winch Weekender works well as a summer getaway bag whether you're travelling by car or plane to your destination.
Kim – Client Advisor, High Street
You can't go wrong with gifting someone a well-made belt. It should look smart with a pair of jeans or chinos for utmost utility. This plaited belt from Anderson's fits the bill - made from vegetable tanned leather and finished with brushed silver hardware. Anderson's have been handcrafting in Italy since the 1980's and their quality is impeccable.
Cam – Client Advisor, Ponsonby
For me, it's pretty hard not to go past our Navy Lightweight Jacket. I believe clothes should be considered when bought and forgotten about when worn - this jacket ticks all the boxes; lightweight, easy wearing comfort, paired with not-too-formal-not-too-casual styling. It's hard to find an occasion where this jacket won't work.
Murray – Founder
For Christmas I like the look of this Awling Journal, especially given it is purpose built to hold a Moleskine - something I use every day. Handmade in England from an Italian vegetable tanned full grain leather it will only get better with use. Easy to carry around between meetings or pop into a larger bag for travel.