In partnership with: Luca Faloni
he best Christmas gifts are built to last long after the turkey has been eaten and the lights and decorations have been packed away – and what could be more festive than gorgeous cashmere knitwear made to last for years?
This desire to create pieces that stand the test of time has always been the driving motivation behind Luca Faloni and his eponymous knitwear brand. Fabrics are sourced from fine Italian mills, such as Cariaggi and Grandi & Rubinelli, while designs are purposefully seasonless and classic, meaning they transcend trends and fit seamlessly into both casual and business wardrobes. Spanning a range of staple pieces, from shirts and jumpers to trousers and accessories, this is slow fashion at its absolute finest.
Happily, this sustainable, detail-oriented approach also means Luca Faloni pieces make superbly luxurious gifts for the sophisticated men in your life. And, while the brand’s range of fine brushed cotton shirts, impeccably tailored chinos and calf leather belts will undoubtedly impress, there’s nothing quite like finding cashmere under the Christmas tree.
Thankfully, Luca Faloni offers it in abundance. Take, for example, the pure cashmere crew neck. Available in 13 shades ranging from a seasonal Lava Red to essential Navy Blue, it’s the ultimate versatile piece and is perfect for pairing with tailoring during the week and denim at weekends. The pure cashmere polo sweater, likewise, is crafted from Luca Faloni’s signature two-ply cashmere from the Cariaggi Fine Yarn collections and offers a brilliant alternative to a shirt for smart-casual business looks. Super soft and durable, we wouldn’t be surprised if he finds himself reaching for it for Sunday lunches and Saturday date nights too.
Of course, it would be remiss of us not to recommend a classic cashmere cable knit for Christmas. Luca Faloni’s take on the style comes as an elegant jumper available in four hues (our favourite is this chic Dolomiti Grey) and finished with a zipped high neck for flexible styling options. Ideal as a warming extra layer when worn with suiting or chinos, frequent flyers will turn to this for business trips time and time again.
Finally, allow us to introduce you to Luca Faloni’s chunky knit cashmere cardigan. Supremely soft and comfortable, and designed with a shawl collar for a more masculine spin on the style, this is the cardigan for men who think they don’t do cardigans. Even better, it will look great under a coat now and is thick enough to stand on its own as a top layer come spring.
And, while all of Luca Faloni’s gorgeous pieces can be bought online, half the fun of Christmas shopping is the experience – and at Luca Faloni’s boutiques in Marylebone and St James’s it promises to be quite the party. Head down on Sunday afternoons leading up to Christmas to be treated to live jazz, drinks and Italian delicatessen treats while browsing the brand’s wares with the help of its in-store experts.
Think you might need a little more help choosing? Appointments are available to help fulfill special requests while monogramming and complimentary gift wrapping are also on offer to help you create a gift they’ll never forget. Happy shopping!