Winter Essentials for Kiwi Blokes 2021

As the chillier months approach, we’ve pulled together the ultimate list of must-haves for kiwi blokes this season. We’re all about keeping it local, and these New Zealand businesses have come through with the goods!

Step Out in Style with Origin Clothing


ORIGIN Clothing Unisex Anorak NZ


The ORIGIN Anorak is a must have for any wardrobe. Tidy, versatile and super-practical, it’ll be your new daily go-to.

The team at ORIGIN Clothing have worked hard to create something that not only looks timelessly stylish, but is of premium quality. 

Whether you’re an avid adventurer, hitting the streets or headed to a sports game, the ORIGIN Anorak/Jacket is suitable for all occasions.

Why we love it:

  • Locally owned, NZ designed, epic business
  • Top quality wardrobe staple for less than $100
  • Made from organic materials
  • Mega pocket for easy storage of phones, wallets and everything else you need to carry!

ORIGIN Anorak Close Up

ORIGIN also have a range of other sweet threads for both you and the ladies, and we can confirm as customers ourselves that the quality is primo.


Keep Your Skin and Beard Fresh with Bloke and Co.

Changes in the atmosphere can wreak havoc on your skin, causing dryness and the flaky horrors. If you’re rocking a beard, there’s legit nothing worse - nobody wants flakes in their face fuzz! 



Our Mens Combo has you covered though. Our cleansing and conditioning Face Wash paired with the super-hydrating Solid Moisturiser keep your skin smooth, soft and supple.




We’re proudly made in NZ too, so we know what the harsh weather conditions can get like here. That’s why our natural ingredients actually work.


Thirsty? Check out Two Thumb Brewing Co.

Based in Christchurch but shipping nationwide, Two Thumb have a range of NZ brewed beverages to suit all tastebuds.

Our pick? Their delish New Zealand Porter.

They’ve described it as  “A Rich, dark, New Zealand Porter with toffee, roasted chocolate bitterness and mellow Manuka smoke.”


This craft brewery have taken their commitment next level by operating a pop-up bar. Cantabrians and regional visitors alike can swing past Two Thumb Brewing Co @ The Yard, on Asaph Street, on weekends. You’ll find epic gigs to keep you entertained while you sip one of their delectably crafted brews - the epitome of a kiwi weekend.



Trend alert: Insanely Good Smoked Meats with the help of Rum & Que

Who says barbeques have to go into retirement in winter?
Throw on your Origin Jacket and keep your self warm by the coals as you smoke your mouth-watering meats, low n' slow...

It’s no secret that backyard barbecuing has absolutely taken off recently. The team at Rum & Que took this hobby next level 3 years ago, having competed on the international stage multiple times. The result? Award Winning rubs and sauces. Nice.

Why we love it:

  • Epic flavours
  • Hilariously good product names. Are you having Soft Coq or Ram Rod tonight?
  • Award Winning Meat Juice for the best ribs of your life
  • True, grass-roots Kiwi biz.


So, there you have it. Freshen your face, throw your new favourite jacket on, crack a perfect Porter and get that brisket on the bbq. You’re sorted for winter, and you’ve supported local the whole way!

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