Having recently completed an ice climbing and sea kayaking expedition in Alaska with his father Alastair Rellie (who may or may not have been a former Mi6 director), we figured Euan was our man to share his tips on surviving what could be another brutal winter. Rellie co-founded Business Development Asia LLC, studied at Eton and Trinity College in Cambridge, and has completed three marathons. He and his wife Lucy Sykes, a fashion editor, divide their time between New York and Bridgehampton with their sons Heathcliff and Titus. Rellie is also known for this dapper demeanor, being an early supporter of Thom Browne and Rag & Bone.
|1. Tateossian Cuff Link & Shirt Stud Set/Crystal; $395
“This set has a slightly rakish, 1970s feel,” he notes. “It reminded me of a lounge lizard from the Halston era. It’s a bit excessive, big and blitzy. For a formal night out in the cold, I’d pair a very traditional dinner jacket with a slim bow tie and these polished accessories that are a little over the top.”
|2. Moncler Hooded Andersen Down Bomber; $1,550
“Technically and stylistically Moncler is fantastic. I like the versatility of having removable sleeves,” says Rellie. “The down fill will keep me warm without being too puffy. It’s a classic look, but still contemporary.”
|3. Burberry Brit Jersey Hoodie; $395
“This has great design features like the asymmetrical neckline and hook closures,” muses Rellie. “ I’m 43, but I don’t want to look like an old man. It’s perfect for a cozy winter weekend, hanging around the fireplace. And bright red is a good color to cheer up winter.”
|4. Clarins Active Face Scrub; 2.6oz $19.50
“It’s really about quality. I’m always running around the city or going for brisk walks on the beach in Bridgehampton and you’ve got to take care of your skin, advises the fashionable Brit. “Clarins is understated, but really high quality.”
|5. Hunter Fleece Wellington Socks; $30
“I grew up wearing Hunter boots at boarding school in England. I remember wearing them to work the field in the bleak mid 1970s. There warm micro fleece socks bring an extravagant luxury to something so practical,” says Rellie.
|6. A.P.C. Gingham Sportshirt; $108
“I like the classic, heritage feel of this shirt. Gingham can be dressed up with a tweed sport coat or dressed down with an anorak. This is fitted without being too tight,” Rellie says.
|7. UGG Australia Fallbrook Ankle Boots; $150
Says Rellie: “Most people think of UGG as a women’s brand, but it’s a great quality brand for men. I like that it’s a bit unexpected. There’s a soleminity to the oiled leather boot. Good for the countryside or downtown. I don’t want a fashionable boot. I want something that feels real.”