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Moss - black grained leather briefcase



Words: L. Thorpe


Flexible working has shifted the world of workwear. Pre-pandemic work styles saw tailored suits, smart shoes and perfectly-pressed shirts reached for the most – and still are in certain work settings – but office style has certainly evolved.

If you need to buy a gift for someone who can’t wait to get back into his workwear, it’s time to think about these new rules; a blend of smart and stylish that leans more towards a relaxed, classic aesthetic. It’s clean, minimal and comes with a muted pop of colour that’s office-friendly. Think neutral colours, simple shapes and the edge taken off office staples like shirts and chinos with laid back touches like trainers, gilets and overshirts.

Look into multipurpose workwear pieces and gifts that they’re actually going to use – this black grained leather briefcase, for example, is ideal for the commute and classic enough that it works for more casual settings too.

How about wardrobe staples that will set him up for the office and beyond? Our chestnut zip neck is a wear-anywhere essential that looks just as good for work as it does in a relaxed environment. A commuter-friendly gilet can be worn over an Oxford shirt and under coats, and kept on throughout the day if the office gets chilly.

If they want to stock up on shirts, move away from traditional white and try different hues for a more relaxed feel. Our sky washed Oxford shirt ticks the workwear boxes while being anything but basic – they can wear it for work or casual dinners alike. It’s a gift that they’ll get plenty of use from.

Stuck on what their style could be? You can’t go wrong with a versatile pair of white leather trainers that work with a wealth of outfits and are comfy enough for the commute. Just don’t get caught peeking at their shoe size.