If we've learnt anything about Christmas, it is that the season is all about rampant consumerism, so this year our advent calendar will be a list of commercial desires. Previously we have indulged in revealing our own wish list but this festive season we decided to open it up to our favourite menswear personalities. We have approached a mixed bag of knowledgeable folk to reveal the items that they'd like to find under their Christmas tree this year. Over the next twenty five days responses will come from designers, store owners, PRs, journalists and a few fellow bloggers alike. To celebrate our first day of advent, Dal Chodha editor of b magazine reveals the two items that he longs to unwrap on Christmas Day...
SMYTHSON SOHO DIARY IN NAVY
"I have a stationery fetish; Smythson has always been my vice. I use their diary, note book and correspondence cards all year round. For me, Christmas is a time for planning the year ahead, so I'd love to find a Nile blue box and navy ribbon under the tree!"
A copy of CHEAP CHIC UPDATE (1978)
"Caterine Milinaire and Carol Troy's writing on fashion and style in the late seventies provides the perfect antidote to Charles Hix's books on menswear. There is a real sensitivity and humour to the way these books discussed fashion, a humour which is mostly absent today."