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WHAT IS ON OUR CHRISTMAS WISHLIST THIS YEAR PT. 2

The things we actually want this year. Now its the other half of AN IVY, Alexander – and what he wants for Christmas.

No matter how many years we have been doing this, it’s like it never gets easier for us. The ‘wishlist‘.  You might know the feeling? What do we really wish for? Of course there are all sorts of things we want. But is it Christmas-gift appropriate? Does it belong in the appropriate price range? Is it fun for the gifting part to buy and give this? This process can be long. But just because our process has been long, doesn’t have to equal that yours should be the same. So we thought we should share a couple of the items that has been written down on the list.

Some days ago Nikolaj shared his wishes right here. Next up is the other half of the founder-team, Alexander. This is what he hopes he will get on Christmas Eve and why.

1. Grenson Hiking Boot

Hiking boots are one of the biggest footwear trends of the season, and like MR PORTER says: “the opportunities for wearing them extend far beyond what their name suggests”. In my opinion the practical boots are a great winter alternative to the more traditional Chelsea boots, which I normally prefer to wear with my suits. On the runway we have seen many brands embrace the chunky, gone-camping footwear and I have felt very inspired every time. But even though I have a soft spot for Guccis take on the trend, one of my favorites actually comes from Grenson. So let’s go hiking right here. 

2. Loewe ‘001’ Perfume

Likewise Nikolaj, I have chosen to go for a perfume on my wishlist. Right now I’m actually wearing L’immensité from Louis Vuitton, but another favorite of mine comes from the chic spanish brand Loewe. The one called ‘001’ has a woody and fresh scent, which I find perfect for the winter season. Find it right here. 

3. Nike x Undercover Gyakusou Zoom Fly

Another wish, another pair of footwear. The last couple of years I’ve been very passionate about running. And when it comes to running gear, I think Nike x Gyakusou create the coolest gear in the world. Why? Because the Gyakusou line blends the tech-expertise from the sportswear brand with the fashion take of Undercover founder Jun Takahashi.  Recently they released three colorways of the most prominent running shoe this year, Zoom Fly. And I would love to take a run in them – and even add them to my sneaker rotation for everyday use. My favorite is the black colorway. Shop ‘em here.

4. A Day’s March Owe Cardigan

It’s been a long time since I last wore cardigans. But I thinks it’s time to revive the classic style in my wardrobe. The swedish brand A Day’s March has just launched a collaboration with the writer and artist Owe Gustafson, and I find the lambswool cardigan with the embroidered elephant patch super chic – especially if you style it with one of our newly released oxford shirts. Shop it here.