The Best Gifts To Buy The Country Boy In Your Life
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From authentic tweed jackets and caps to luxury linen shirts and accessories, these country style gift ideas for men will please every rural-loving lad for Christmas, birthdays and beyond.
Town mouse or Country mouse. We all tend to fall into one of the two camps, whether in location or taste but, when it comes to traditional British men’s style, we’d argue that more of us favour the latter. Hell, even those of us who live in the inner city still have a penchant for a quilted farmer-jacket and a Peaky Blinders-style flat cap on the weekend. But for winter 2019 menswear, the city is totally off limits as this season’s biggest men’s trends take their cues from the great rural outdoors, leading with technical fabrics and country pieces more suited to a hilly ramble than a city centre stroll to the shops.
However for some men, country wear isn’t just a trend - it’s an all year round style. After all, there’s just something about classic countryside styling that gets British men going. Tweed jackets, tattersall check shirts, woollen trousers, waxed jackets and Chelsea riding boots are the default weekend attire for so many, whether you’re living on the rural outskirts of Yorkshire or Suffolk or just enjoy dressing as if you are. It is a look inspired and shared by not only the agricultural community but by the elite - that’s what makes it so distinctly British. It marries comfy casuals with upper-class tailoring to make a well-rounded wardrobe that works for every occasion. Really, what’s not to love?
If this sounds like your style - or that of someone you know - then good news, because we’re going to direct you towards a brand you need to have on the radar, and a series of country-inspired styles that are guaranteed to impress. Magee 1866 are a family-owned clothing and lifestyle brand from Donegal, Ireland so, as you can imagine, countryside style is in their blood. With over 150 years experience in designing, weaving and tailoring, genuine tweed is their signature but they’re by no means a one trick pony. They use luxury yarns – the finest cashmere, lambswool, alpaca, silk and Irish linen - to create men and women’s apparel and home furnishings that nail that authentic rural look. And, while these pieces may be countryside born and made, their modern designs are totally fit for city purpose. Just look at their collection of made-to-measure tweed and wool suits. Perfect if, in reality, you’re more Oxford Circus than Oxfordshire.
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If you’re looking to buy a country-lover the ideal gift for Christmas, then look no further than our favourite menswear clothing and accessories from the current Magee 1886 collection below. From iconic Donegal tweed coats to made to measure suits; stocking filler scarves to silk ties, these luxurious Irish-made treats make for perfect presents for the country style inclined.
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For AW19, Magee 1866’s line of menswear was inspired by the rich colours, lavish textures and eclectic designs often found in rural stately homes. Opt for a wear-everywhere check blazer (perfect worn with chinos) to a full made-to-measure tweed suit depending on your budget.
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When it comes to linen, no-one does it like the Irish. Magee 1866 stock Irish linen from Baird McNutt, designed in the harbour village of Downings in County Donegal and woven in their historic mill in County Antrim. The quality is second to none and a great gift for country and city boys alike.
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Magee 1866 men’s stocking fillers include scarves, flat caps, silk ties, herringbone wallets and pocket squares. Put anyone one of these under the tree for a little surprise he'll love - or as a treat for yourself.
December 05 2019 by Camilla Hunt