Sharp Guy Magazine's Christmas 2019 wishlist

Every month, the Sharp Guy team puts together a list of items that's excited us over the last few weeks. We usually put together a list of five items but for this special Christmas edition, we have put together a bumper edition with 10 items that you may want to conveniently mention to your loved ones.

United Oddsocks - Sockology

Sockology is the branch of sartorial science that tries to explain why some socks are deemed to be 'a bit odd'. Why is this so? What makes them so different? And why are some people afraid of wearing them? The answer probably has much to do with their constantly varying pattern of behaviour. You're never quite sure what you're going to get and for those who like everything to be exactly the same all the time this can be a little frightening. But for everyone else, it's what makes life worth living. Retail price: £13.49

Alban Limited Edition Roll Top Backpack



This tanned Italian leather bag makes perfect sense as a gift for any stylish men in your life. Ideal for an urban commute, it is lightweight, tough and weather proof. This bag is large enoughfor all you essentials and will comfortably fit a 15-inch laptop as well as keeping everything protected, safe and dry. Alban bags are handmade in London and avaibale in a range of traditional and technical materials and timeless British heritage colourways. Retail price: £115

Billy Ruffian Chatham Oxford brogues



This Chatham Oxford in Siena Brown burnished leather is timelessness in shoe form. Handcrafted and Blake stitched in the finest European calf leather, it also has a full leather lining and an Italian leather sole. Using carefully sourced materials from around the world, Billy Ruffian shoes are handcrafted with integrity.  Retail price: £155

Ruark x LINLEY Tempo radio



The limited-edition bespoke design is now available in White Noise and Black Tie finishes, with each featuring a marquetry inlay composed of four different veneers. The cabinet has a solid sycamore chamfer and a soft goatskin-clad front panel embossed with the LINLEY brand stamp. The bold design is inspired by audio engineering, soundwaves and the graphic scales of 20th century artists.

The collaboration is a natural fit, born from a mutual passion to deliver best-in-class quality across all aspects of lifestyle. LINLEY started out in 1982 when the founder David Linley began to commission bespoke furniture created using the finest materials money could buy. Similarly, Ruark Audio began in 1986 and has continued to maintain a stellar reputation amongst audio enthusiasts with an eye for design, and is still run today by co-founder Alan O'Rourke. The Ruark x LINLEY Tempo radio is also available in Submarine, Monday, Norwegian and Beret colourways. Retail price: £1,295

Beosound Stage



The new Beosound Stage is a beautifully crafted soundbar that brings rich and authentic
Bang & Olufsen sound to your TV experience. It even works as a full music system with easy
streaming via Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth. — size: 17,4 x 110,4 x 7,7 cm.

Nuki Smart Lock 2.0



The Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 turns your smartphone into a key and seamlessly fits over your existing lock and key in less than three minutes. It can be used to assign digital access rights to friends and family (to water your plants and feed your cat whilst you're away!). The Nuki also negates the need to hide a key under a flowerpot and even allows you to open the door remotely if you need to let someone have access in your absence: Retail price: £198.99

Beoplay M5


No need to gather around, this multiroom speaker sends its music in every direction. Beoplay M5 blends cool aluminium and warm fabrics in a visually stunning fashion. Let it play solo or connect it wirelessly with other multiroom speakers around your home. Retail price: $600

Culem Portal GMT - Gold Edition



The Portal - Gold Edition showcases a unique dial featuring a stunning map of the world in 3-dimensions with beautiful reflections. Dual-time functionality shows your local and destination time, forever reminding you of the amazement of travel.

An exquisite example of artistry in watchmaking; each design is framed in a round 40mm case protected by sapphire glass, finished with a unique crown, inspired by the waves of the sea. The Portal will transport you to your most treasured journeys, a constant reminder of your travels and a window into your world of discovery. Retail price: €1,635

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey




Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey is produced in Tennessee using a combination of corn and rye, and is put through the Lincoln County Process before being aged in new American oak barrels. Currently it's produced by two local distilleries as the brands own whiskey ages. The name honours Nathan Green, who was known as Uncle Nearest to friends and family, and was the first African-American master distiller on record in the USA. It's from Uncle Nearest that a particular Jack Daniel was taught about distilling was back in the mid-1800s. Nathan 'Nearest' Green is undoubtedly a figure who was vitally important to whiskey history. Retail price: $64.99 (£55)

Buscemi Veloce sneakers



The Veloce speaks to the intersection of late 80’s/ early 90’s sneaker hybrids. Buscemi has heightened the senses and sole of this shoe along and added a few signature details with small hardware hits and heel pull. Pairing technologically adept materials like nano neoprene and anti-wicking mesh liners with the signature Alce calf skin and suede. Retail price: £430

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