Feeling busy yet? December is a time to keep plans, spend time with your loved ones, and indulge in gear that will make an impression. To help, we've featured two quality timepieces this week: Breitling's Top Time Tourbillon, and Aera's P-1 Pilot. Both suited to different tastes, but refined objects of beauty nonetheless. Elsewear, we get cosy with Baudoin & Lange's shearling lined loafers, and Crockett & Jones' svelte Santa slippers. There's plenty of quality gear this week to keep you comfortable and ready for the parties ahead. This is our Editor's Picks.
Baudoin & Lange shearling lined loafers
The designers at London shoemaker Baudoin & Lange had the smart idea to line their hallmark loafers and boots with high-quality shearling. From the outside, it's all business and style. But inside, you'll be feeling an unmatched level of comfort and craftsmanship. It's perfectly timed for the festivities around the St. Moritz Polo World Cup—available in their Thunder Blue, Deep Taupe, and Sultan shades.
Baudoin & Lange Loafers
Hackett x David Gandy Wellwear pyjama top
British house Hackett join forces with David Gandy Wellwear on a new 12-piece collection of luxury lounge and sleepwear—a crossover of tradition and fabric-innovation. We're particular fans of the Premium Pyjama Tee; which makes use of an aloe vera moisturising treatment that cares for you skin as you wear it. Make sure to get the matching bottoms, too.
Hackett x David Gandy Wellwear
Breitling Top Time Tourbillon B21
The Top Time is one of Breitling's most iconic shapes. For the first time, the Swiss house has added a tourbillon to the Top Time Classic Cars Collection, which pays homage to the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, and Shelby Cobra. The Top Time B21 is a must-have for anyone who is passionate about the intersection of motorsport and timepieces.
Breitling Top Time Tourbillon
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Aera P-1 Pilot Watch
We're always impressed with Aera's understated, but expertly crafted, releases. The P-1 Pilot is their take on the classic Pilot watch shape, housing their Sellita SW200-1 movement in a stainless steel case. Even if you've yet to earn your wings, this is a classic, unfussy, but handsome piece to introduce to your collection.
Aera P-1 Pilot
Fancy your favourite Negroni without the fuss of mixing it (or going out to pick up the missing ingredient)? MOTH's canned cocktails are high-quality, and are made with the best hand-picked spirits. The key ingredients are Gin, Vermouth, and Amaro. It's as though you're on a Florentine terrace.
MOTH Negroni (6 pack)
Moët & Chandon Impériale Création No. 1
In honour of their 280th anniversary, Moët & Chandon have created their new Impériale selection. It's made from an assemblage of seven remarkable vintages, and uses ancient techniques of craft and preservation to produce a distinct flavour of liquorice root, mocha, and toast, as well as Mirabelle plum and vanilla. A champagne unlike any other.
Impériale Creation No. 1
&SONS Timber Gloves
&SONS are purveyors of durable but classically stylish menswear and accessories. The Timber Gloves are a blend of traditional design and functionality, paying homage to the Nubuck look. There are elasticated wrists as well as a brass eyelet tab and unique stitch details, all in 100% cow leather and Nubuck. Perfect for an adventure abroad...or in your back garden.
&SONS Timber Gloves
Crockett & Jones Santa Navy Velvet Slippers
Invite some festive cheer to your footwear by wearing these charming Santa slippers by Crockett & Jones. They're as fun as they are brilliantly crafted; made with fine velvet materials, satin linings, and hard leather soles, so you can wear them at home or at the Christmas party with equal ease.
Crockett & Jones Santa Slippers
Heath Facial Routine Kit
Heath produce English-made essentials for skincare, and rather than shopping the odd formula, this kit has it all. It is as part of a fuss-free four step routine that includes everything you need to stay moisturised and protected on the go.
Heath Facial Routine Kit
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