Editor’s Picks: Bluemint Swim Shorts, Velasca Loafers and Ressence Type 8C Watch

From a Stile Latino Linen Suit to Veuve Clicquot’s Solaire Exhibition launch, these are the new releases that have caught our eye this week

With a new exhibition in town celebrating Veuve Clicquot’s ‘Solaire Culture’, this week our thoughts have turned to sipping champagne in the sun at the soonest opportunity… Therefore, before jetting off to sunnier destinations, ensure your summer wardrobe is updated, so you’re stylishly dressed for all smart and casual occasions – whether it’s donning Stile Latino’s linen cream suit and Velasca’s Cadregatt loafers for a chic evening soirée, or pairing Orlebar Brown’s Canet Organic Cotton Polo Shirt with Bluemint’s vintage-inspired 24H Le Mans 1952 Arthus Swim Shorts for a day at the beach. Take a look…

Italian flair: Stile Latino Suit Leo 659

A chic summer staple, this 100% linen cream suit is made with all the exacting attention to detail and impeccable finishes you’d expect from Neapolitan artisan tradition. Consisting of a six-button double-breasted jacket and high-waisted two-pleat trousers, the soft and relaxed construction of the suit gives extreme freedom of movement thanks to the presence of side slits and the absence of shoulder pads.

Stile Latino Suit Leo 659


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Fine print: Bluemint 24H Le Mans 1952 Arthus Swim Shorts

Inspired by its Mediterranean heritage and passion for travelling and sailing, Bluemint was founded in 2013, focused around creating the pinnacle swim short. While it’s since expanded its product range, the Arthus swim short remains a signature of the brand, tailored for style, comfort and performance and made in a quick drying and soft-touch fabric with mesh lining. The regular fit, mid-length shorts are available in an expansive choice of vintage and contemporary prints and solid colours.

Bluemint 24H Le Mans 1952 Arthus Swim Shorts


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Best foot forward: Velasca Cadregatt loafer

The founding principle of Velasca was creating excellent quality men’s shoes at a fair price by selling directly to the customer, free from the decrees of the fashion industry. Made in Montegranaro, Italy, these loafers with tassels are crafted in suede calfskin with a leather sole and feature durable blake-rapid double stitching. Whether you’re a self-confessed dandy, or just love the considered details of these shoes, they will add elegance to smart or more relaxed ensembles.

Velasca Cadregatt loafer


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Not just a pretty face: Ressence Type 8C in Cobalt Blue

Playful, colourful and streamlined, the Ressence TYPE 8 is designed for ergonomic comfort and maximum legibility. It is powered by a traditional automatic movement, reinforcing Ressence’s commitment to mechanical innovation, and the titanium case back intuitively rotates to set the time, while simultaneously winding the mechanical movement. The readability is as simple and efficient during the night as during the day, thanks to extra strong blue Superluminova.

Ressence Type 8C in Cobalt Blue

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True blue: Bleu de Chanel

An ode to masculine freedom expressed in an aromatic-woody fragrance, Bleu de Chanel is a captivating, timeless scent. The new official ambassador of the fragrance is 27-year-old French-American actor Timothée Chalamet – best known for his coming of age film Call Me by Your Name – whose audacious style and unapologetic charm personifies the visionary and edgy spirit of the next chapter of Bleu de Chanel. The advertising campaign shot by Mario Sorrenti will be released in June 2023.

Bleu de Chanel


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Pop the cork: Veuve Clicquot Solaire Exhibition

Champagne lovers will be pleased to know Veuve Clicquot’s first-ever global travelling exhibition, Solaire Culture, has arrived in London. Showcasing 250 years of the Maison’s heritage, interpreted by 9 female artists inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Madame Clicquot, Solaire Culture has been crafted in collaboration with French curator, Camille Morineau, and designer, Constance Guisset. After enjoying the exhibition, head to the Sunny Side Up Café for all-day brunch, served with a sunny side serving of Veuve Clicquot, of course.

Veuve Clicquot Solaire Exhibition

Bags of style: Charles Laurie Tote

Founded in 2016 by craftsman and designer Charlie Laurie, the eponymous brand has mastered timeless, stylish essentials, which will never age. Every product is made-to-order and cut in a practical, yet effortlessly luxurious way, and this tote bag is ideal for everyday use, including for work. With a laptop pocket, a slip pocket on the front for your oyster/bank card, it really is the perfect companion whilst on the move.

Charles Laurie Tote


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Holiday time: Orlebar Brown Canet Organic Cotton Polo Shirt

The idea for Orlebar Brown came about on holiday, and its shorts were first developed, trialled and tested on holiday. That’s why its products are specially designed and developed with a better holiday in mind. The Canet polo shirt in Night Iris Tailored Fit Checkerboard Stitch is a visual masterpiece, owing to the white checkerboard rib stitch on deep blue, organic cotton Italian knit. It’s finished with a short, open resort placket.

Orlebar Brown Canet Organic Cotton Polo Shirt


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Made in Italy: Luca Faloni Como Silk-Cotton Shirt

Crafted in Brescia, in Northern Italy, from a luxurious blend of silk (60%) and cotton (40%) jersey from Piedmont, this shirt is knitted with gauge 28 and finished with elegant mother of pearl buttons. The fine knit construction provides natural stretch, great ease of wear and an elegant fluid drape. Exuding timeless elegance, it bridges your day-to-evening looks seamlessly – a relaxed yet refined wardrobe essential for any season.

Luca Faloni Como Silk-Cotton Shirt


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Step to it: Crockett & Jones Harvard 2

An unlined version of Northampton-based shoemaker Crockett & Jones’ classic penny loafer ‘Boston’, the Harvard 2 is made from the finest khaki suede leather. It features a practical ‘City’ sole, made by Harboro Rubber Co in England, offering the formality of a leather sole with the comfort, practicality and longevity of a rubber sole. Ideal for wearing on the French Riviera, these soft, summer-weight loafers are flexible, comfortable and breathable.

Crockett & Jones Harvard 2


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