What good’s a pair of cufflinks when he’s not worn French cuffs since before the pandemic? Ditto ties, tie bars (though they’re a no-no on any occasion), briefcases, fountain pens, pocket squares, lapel pins and, to be honest, formal shirts in general (unless, of course, you’ve got a wedding on the horizon. In which case, Eton shirts gets our vote).
Nope, now that dressing up is on the way out and office dress codes belong to a time of fax machines and VCR recorders, Valentine’s Day 2023 is all about toys, tech and tasteful accessories.
Here’s what the man in your life really wants this Valentine’s Day…
A staycation at Sopwell House
Summer holidays are now firmly back on the agenda. Schedule some you-and-him time at Hertfordshire’s Sopwell House, a country spa hotel that’s less than an hour’s drive from central London. Formerly the summer home of Lord Louis Mountbatten – and one-time refuge for Anne Boleyn – today, Sopwell House is a contemporary spa retreat set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, which boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two restaurants and a cocktail bar. Because, although he’d never admit it, he enjoys a spa break just as much as you.