Get ready for summer: William sunglasses by Oliver Spencer
Inspired by old-school doctors opticals and made in a limited number in Japan, this pair of glasses makes for a far more interesting alternative to Ray Ban wayfarers. For maximum beach impact, wear with cotton twill shorts and timeless white tennis sneakers.
William sunglasses by Oliver Spencer
Escape the cold: Hotel Emiliano
Well, you’re going to have to wear those sunglasses somewhere, right? Boasting prime location on the Copacabana, Hotel Emiliano is the place to go to experience the very best of Brazilian beach life. Encased in perforated screens, the hotel prioritises natural light for guests while the charming, well-dressed staff make your refuge as comforting as possible. To round things off, there’s also a vertical green garden, a wellness zone overlooking the sea and a rooftop infinity pool.
Protect your getaway gear: twill duffle by Filson
And, if you’re planning on jet-setting, you’re going to need the right bag. This Filson duffle, with its rain-resistant twill, heritage aesthetics and streamline trims is the perfect balance of rugged and contemporary design. The rustproof pass zipper and storm-flap closure provides protection in all conditions (meaning it’ll last throughout all your adventures) and it’s sized at maximum carry-on dimensions so you can take it straight into the first class cabin.
Twill duffle by Filson
Run further: Nike Epic React Flyknit
The Epic React is Nike’s first ever running training that uses React foam – a material that’s durable yet soft, lightweight yet supportive, and offers 13 per cent more energy return than previous Nike shoes. The single-piece flyknit upper also provides a snug, sock-like feel and reduces pressure that a traditional tongue puts on your foot. If you’re looking to get in shape for the summer, this is the thing to cop.
Nike Epic React Flyknit
Sleep better: pyjama shirt by Desmond & Dempsey
Made in a relaxed yet tailored cut and crafted from premium brushed cotton, this after-hours essentials will elevate your lounging to a whole new level of comfort. To upgrade your sleepwear even further, you can personalise your shirt with bespoke monogramming.
Pyjama shirt by Desmond & Dempsey
Make a cinematic statement: BeoVision Eclipse Wood
Designed by Torsten Valeur of David Lewis Designers, Bang & Olufsen’s newest TV is as sleek and slick as home products get. The new, stripped-back oak speaker panel perfectly complements the TV’s slim display and aluminium stand, while the six-speaker SoundCentre is guaranteed to provide viewers with a fully immersive audio experience. Available from April in 55- and 65-inch versions.
BeoVision Eclipse Wood
Update your accessories: Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”
Pairing timeless aesthetics (who said navy shouldn’t be worn with black?) with flawless functionality, IWC’s latest watch is an essential for the timepiece drawer. The 41-millimetre case is made of black ceramic and features the iconic blue dial that’s become synonymous with the house’s special edition products for Laureus (this particular beauty was made to represent IWC’s commitment to supporting Laureus Sport for Good). Better still, thanks to the soft-iron inner case and secure glass, it can withstand some serious wear and tear for years to come.
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”
Boost your locks: Daily thickening shampoo by Patricks
Earlier this week on Gentleman’s Journal, we discussed the key ways to tackling your thinning hair (which you can read here). The key to doing so? Buying the products that will give your locks a bit of plump without weighing them down. Made with Patrick’s Recovery Compound (PRC) – a plant-based formula that targets hair loss, scalp health and strand mass – this shampoo should give you a bit more confidence in your grooming regime.
Daily thickening shampoo by Patricks
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