For today’s Christmas GIF guide we’re getting practical with backpacks and watches by Shinola.
We’re going to let you in on a little secret. For optimum gift giving results this season, we suggest you say Merry Christmas with Shinola. Born in Detroit, Shinola have been slowly etching their way into our consciousness with their definition of American luxury and quality. Serving covetable collections of leather goods, watches, journals, custom bicycles and even pet wear (that’s right), the storied brand have recently brought the glory of fine-tuned manufacturing to the UK with their Soho, London store.
These gifts may be practical (who doesn’t love a backpack or a watch?), but they are effortlessly stylish too and what’s more, they even offer custom monogramming if you fancy going that extra mile. Here we take a look at our top practical picks:
The flagship leather Shinola backpack, built for durability and longevity finished with solid brass fixtures.
With a Horween Essex leather strap available in seven colours and finishes, this watch is named for the not particularly long-lived locomotive brakemen of the early 1900s and is inspired by watches of the same era. Entirely hand assembled in Detroit, it is slick and sophisticated. In other words a total charmer.
Entirely hand assembled in Detroit, including the Argonite 5030 high-accuracy quartz movement, this stainless steel cased watch with polished silver hour and minute hands will earn you Christmas Kudos for all the right reasons.
If black isn’t for you, then it’s time to tango with tan. This flagship leather Shinola backpack is sure to get a welcome response this Christmas.
Photographer: Paul Krokos.
Art Direction: Adele Cany