Photo by Salt Water New England

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas List, 2018

A collection of gift ideas from SWNE.  Full descriptions are in the source entries.  New additions may be added in the next week or two.

Men's Navy Pheasant Velvet Slippers

Velvet slippers can elevate almost any outfit at almost any time, but are perfect for evenings with friends, especially this time of year.  Cordings offers their beautifully finished version, hand made in England.
Photos by Salt Water New England

Robert W. Stolz's Silvia

It is easy to understand why this classic women's long loden coat is Stolz's most popular Woman's coat.
Authentic Himalaya Blend of 85% Virgin Wool / 15% Alpaca

Sailor Rose Shirts 

Well known for their beautiful cloths cut and sewn in the US of Liberty of London fabric, Sailor Rose will also be offering wonderful linen shirts, hopefully this spring.

York River Trader's Belts

Some of the best casual belts can be found at York River Trader, including their Mariner Rope Belt, shown here in Green.

And the Campbell Belt, in pink:

Dukes Boots

Dukes - known for their high quality, Made in Spain boots and energetic designs - has teamed up this season with Cordings to offer this very smart Ladies Chelsea Boot.   The result is flattering and, almost surprisingly, quite comfortable.

Patsy Kane's Navigator Bracelets

Customize your latitude and longitude coordinates with Patsy Kane's sterling silver Navigator Bracelets, made by hand in their studio in Marblehead, Massachusets.

Tweed Holdall Bag 

Made in England of Scottish Tweed, the Medium Holdall from Cordings of Piccadilly is an ideal travel bag - handsome enough to use when a weekend house guest and tough enough for commercial travel.

Demoiselle Classic Hand Knotted Strands

Demoiselle Classic Hand Knotted Strands, are an easy choice for dressing up any outfit without a lot of worry.

The Tripp II from Lotuff Leather

Lofuff Leather offers their clean and sleek Tripp II in a lovely shade of bright navy, Indigo.  A streamlined and efficient handbag, credit card pockets are built in, eliminating the need for a wallet.

Nautical Code Flag Bracelet, Tory’s Jewelry, Marblehead, Massachusetts

Tory's Code Flag Bracelets can be personalized with any combination of letters.  

Lotuff’s Women’s Leather Wallet

The Lotuff Wallet for Women is beautifully designed, with enough compartments to be used as a stand alone clutch, if one prefers.

The Duffle Knit Jacket, Made in Wales From Cordings of Piccadilly

Sumptuous might be the best descriptor.  Made of 3 ply merino wool, the yarn is wax coated prior to knitting, making for a quite thick and soft jacket.  The toggles are made of real horn, hand carved in Devon.

Sterling Turk's Head Bracelet from Tory’s Jewelry

This good looking sterling silver Turk's Head Bracelet from Tory's - located in Marblehead, Massachusetts' Historic District - is a refined and dressed up version of the classic summer bracelet (Sailor's Knot) while maintaining the simplicity that has made the design so popular throughout New England's coastal towns.

Tweed Shooting Waistcoat and Tattersall Shirt from Cordings

Beautifully made in England of surprisingly lightweight Scottish Tweed,  this waistcoat is thoughtfully designed for shooting but can also be worn for general field use.
And their Tattersall shirts are not only very soft but generously cut throughout the body and have extra-long tails designed to stay tucked in.

The Triumph Briefcase by Lotuff

One of Lotuff's latest and most advanced briefcases, the Triumph is a joy to use.  Meticulous, refined, and fully leather lined, the Triumph briefcase has countless thoughtful details that make using it a pleasure. 

Le Tricoteur Guernseys

This autumn, Le Tricoteur has adding new colors.  While Navy is the best and automatic first Guernsey to get,  Le Tricoteur's Indigo Blue and Forest Green are also highly recommended.

The Men's Covert Coat and Silk Chasing Scarf from Cordings

No one makes the covert coat better than Cordings, who has been offering such a garment since 1850.  The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of theirs in its permanent collection.

The New Sonos Beam Television Soundbar

Sonos has often been called the Apple of sound devices.  The company's products are high quality, well built, expensive, and adaptive.  Their new soundbar, the Beam, will be the first Sonos product for quite a few households.  While it does immediately invoke such terms as "home theater" and "expansive" in a small or medium size room, a pair of Ones are necessary for those wanting surround sound.

Dubarry Ballyfin for Men

More people are considering shoot coats as core wardrobe items, replacing the formal wool coats of past generations.  The Dubarry of Ireland Ballyfin Tweed Shoot Coat is a good example of why:  built for the field, it transitions smoothly to a more in-town or business casual setting.

A Camp Moc for Men and Women - The Quoddy Canoe Shoe

 The Canoe Shoe is a quintessential Quoddy offering.   A classic camp moc style, it is a terrific sockless shoe and, with its padded insole, extremely comfortable.

Leather Shooting Gloves for Men

Cording's handsome, silk lined gloves are ideal for town and country, corporate trips and the titular shooting parties.

The Lotuff Leather Working Tote 

Lotuff's Leather Working Tote, beautifully made in New England of hand selected vegetable-tanned leather, is a large and versatile tote and ideal for the office.

Medium Tote

The Flying Pheasant Shirt for Ladies

With silky soft cotton, and printed in Italy,  the Flying Pheasant Shirt for Ladies is, as Cordings described, a "quirky, quintessentially British design."

The Waterford Chelsea Boot for Women

New this season from Dubarry of Ireland is the Waterford Chelsea Boot for women, a smart and more rugged Chelsea Boot.

Guernsey Hats by Le Tricoteur, Made on the English Channel Island of Guernsey

Those who enjoy the thick, tough, good looking qualities of the Guernsey Jumper /Sweater will find the same qualities in their hats.  Tightly woven English worsted wool, snug and warm.

Mercer Blue Pima Oxford

While many Mercer shirts are perfect gifts, the blue and white oxfords are stocked, so can be shipped the most quickly for the holidays.

Other favorites:

Quoddy Slippers

For many, these are their first shoes from Quoddy.  


  1. I highly recommend the blue Cordings scarf in the above pictures. Cordings have other colours and designs too. The new madder paisley and English pheasant are on my Christmas list this year.

  2. Hi- how do you see the Dubarry hunting tweed coat vs some of the same models from Cordings?