Following Gentleman’s Journal’s weekend of festivities in Cannes during the Film Festival and last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix – arguably the most glamorous and prestigious race on the Formula 1 circuit – this week’s Editor’s Picks list has got us lusting after fast cars (the launch of the Aston Martin DB12, to be precise) and ‘wanderlusting’ about jet setting to more glitzy destinations… For our next trip, we’ll be packing a pair of Mr Marvis’s chic off-white stretch cotton trousers, Sunspel’s iconic Riviera Polo Shirt (worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale), Myrqvist’s elegant green suede Brännö shoe, and, importantly, Heath’s new overnight Repair Serum, which will supercharge and rejuvenate your skin even after days of partying…. Take a look…
Drive time: Aston Martin DB12
Billed as the world’s first Super Tourer, Aston Martin’s bold new DB12 is the first of the marque’s highly anticipated next generation of British sports cars, with an exhilarating top speed of 202mph and power output of 680PS/800Nm from its 4.0 V8 Twin-Turbo engine. Continuing the 75-year-old DB bloodline, the DB12 combines exceptional performance and handling with an ultra-luxurious interior design focusing on a driver centric cockpit, integrating the latest technologies with the finest craftsmanship and materials.
Long story: Mr Marvis The Coconuts Longs
Meet The Coconuts long: Mr Marvis’s chic off-white stretch cotton men’s trousers, which you’ll be wearing all summer, long… Designed in Amsterdam and handmade in Portugal by skilled and experienced craftspeople, the Longs are cut in a slim style in a soft and comfortable Oeko-Tex certified, cotton twill fabric. The addition of 3% elastane makes them extremely comfortable to wear.
Mr Marvis The Coconuts Longs
Skin deep: Heath Repair Serum
When your tired skin needs a bit of a boost, rejuvenate it overnight with Heath’s new night-time lavender infused Repair Serum. The microbiome friendly formula contains naturally derived Melatonin to enhance your skin’s nightly repair cycle, and it is also enriched with Niacinamide, specifically designed to stimulate ceramide production and restore the skin’s natural barrier. The result? Younger and healthier looking skin that’s hydrated and more supple.
Heath Repair Serum
The name’s Bond…: Sunspel Riviera Polo Shirt
Founded in 1860, Sunspel has created some of the world’s most famous T-shirts, and its Riviera Polo Shirt is the essence of James Bond style. The unique mesh fabric was first developed by Sunspel in the 1950s for the French Riviera, and was later tailored for Daniel Craig’s debut performance as James Bond in Casino Royale. Crafted from the finest, extra-long staple Supima cotton – traceable to its Californian farm of origin – it’s lightweight, breathable and exceptionally comfortable. A true modern classic, like Mr Bond himself…
Sunspel Riviera Polo Shirt
Off the cuff: Rose & Born Resort Linen Shirt Sand
Ever since it was founded in 1989, Rose & Born has worked with the best manufacturers around the world to ensure the highest quality and service. Inspired by 1950s Mediterranean resort wear, its resort shirt is a go-to garment for those cooler, early summer days. Made from mid weight linen, it features handy pockets and genuine mother of pearl buttons, which give it a sophisticated finish. Try wearing it with your favourite summer slacks or unbuttoned by the beach to channel effortless elegance.
Rose & Born Resort Linen Shirt Sand
Picture perfect: Anna-Louise Felstead - View from Le Mirabeau
Regarded as a reportage artist, Royal College of Art graduate Anna-Louise Felstead’s passion for mechanical objects led to a trip to Monaco during the Grand Prix Historique in 2008, where she painted her first ever race car, and she’s never looked back. Now internationally known for painting historic and modern racing cars, she continues to travel the world attending race and concours events such as Pebble Beach, Monaco Grand Prix Historique, Amelia Island, Villa d’Este and Le Mans.
Anna-Louise Felstead - View from Le Mirabeau
Party piece: Discotheque Fragrance
Founded between Los Angeles and London, Discothèque is a luxury fragrance brand that designs vibrant candles reminiscent of legendary parties, cult-favourite clubs and nights to remember. The candles are made using fully traceable, sustainable, high-grade vegan wax comprised of an all-natural blend of soy and rapeseed oils, and are designed to evoke the pure, deep bliss of the dance floor and the disco that inspired it.
If the shoe fits: Myrqvist BRÄNNÖ
Myrqvist was founded to enable more men to discover the refined feeling of handcrafted footwear, and the brand prides itself in its dedication to craftsmanship, focusing on quality leathers, attention to the finest details and timeless design. Handmade in Portugal, its unlined and breathable Brännö style has a slightly raised rubber sole, making it a perfect summer shoe, made with style and comfort in mind.
Style staple: Asket Blue Oxford Shirt
While Asket believes in the pursuit of less and championing quality over quantity, no man can have enough classic shirts in their wardrobe, and the brand’s Blue Oxford cloth button-down shirt is as timeless as it is essential. Featuring a straight-cut silhouette, soft brushed 100% Organic Cotton Oxford cloth and custom Mother of Pearl buttons, whether you pair this shirt with casual denim or smart trousers, no wardrobe is complete without one.
Asket Blue Oxford Shirt
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