Is your bathroom cabinet looking a little tired and your kitchen missing those finer design details that mark out the truly refined gent? This week we’re after those subtle home and style upgrades that combine great design with rugged functionality and turn a flat, outfit or grooming routine into something that bit more special. Oh, and we also threw in a limited edition Bentley designed by Huntsman because, well, look at it…
Suited and booted: Bentley Bentayga Huntsman Limited Edition
What happens when two institutions of great British style join forces? Something truly remarkable. Savile Row-tailor Huntsman has teamed up with Bentley to create two limited edition Bentaygas in celebration of the marque’s centenary: the Businessman and the Sportsman. Decked out in Huntsman fabrics, with interiors based on the tweed used by Huntsman to create a coat for Gregory Peck in 1962, each comes complete with a bespoke jacket for its owner while the Businessman features a custom-made chessboard in the rear seat rest and the Sportsman is well-equipped for countryside pursuits.
Bentley Bentayga Huntsman Limited Edition
Star man: Bowie by O’Neill Collector Edition
For almost 30 years Terry O’Neill worked alongside music legend David Bowie, documenting the artist’s life, work and his most famous performances. Bowie by O’Neill brings together iconic images of the star alongside never-before-seen pictures, including those from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, the studio recording for Young Americans and even photos of the lost David Bowie and William Burroughs sessions. With context provided by period articles from Melody Maker and Rolling Stone magazine, each Collector Edition comes complete with two A4 prints and a signed certificate of authenticity.
Bowie by O’Neill Collector Edition
Smelling sweet: Czech & Speake aftershave shaker
Named for those most British of institutions, Czech & Speake’s Oxford & Cambridge aftershave shaker is refined English elegance wrapped up in a bathroom-shelf sized bottle. The light, fresh lavender-based fragrance is housed in a suave black opal glass bottle designed to measure the scent out drop-by-drop for just the right level of application.
Czech & Speake aftershave shaker
American spirit: Wild Turkey Longbranch
Celebrity spirits have become quite the thing. Ryan Reynolds has his gin, George Clooney has his tequila and now Matthew McConaughey is getting in on the act with a classic bourbon. Created in his capacity as creative director of Wild Turkey, Longbranch has been developed with master distiller Eddie Russell, using Kentucky white oak and Texan mesquite charcoal to be fresh and sweet on the palate with a smoky finish.
Wild Turkey Longbranch
Clean cut: Floris shaving set
Come on gents, that old Wilkinson Sword that’s going rusty around the edges really isn’t going to cut it anymore. A proper shave requires good equipment and London-based Floris do some of the best. Featuring handmade briarwood handles and 24 carat gold-plated hardware, this shaving brush and Mach3 razor set turns the purely practical into a tastefully refined object any man would be proud to own.
Floris shaving set
Black beauty: Tudor Black Bay Ceramic One
The art of watchmaking has become so advanced in recent decades that to find a watch free from the bells and whistles of mechanical complications seems almost impossible. Tudor’s Black Bay Ceramic One, however, is just that. Striking in its uniform matte black colour, the stripped-back timepiece is crafted from titanium, ceramic and stainless steel and features luminescent indices and water-resistance to 200 metres. A word to the wise – it’s been created specially for the Only Watch charity auction and there’s only one available. Paddles at the ready.
Tudor Black Bay Ceramic One
Wire(less) for sound: Bang & Olufsen QI charging pad
Haven’t discovered the wonder of wireless yet? Dispel notions of clunky Bluetooth headsets and unreliable connectivity – the new generation of wireless devices are slick, speedy and super chic. Always at the cutting-edge, Bang & Olufsen’s wireless charging pad is one of the most stylish around thanks to its full-grain leather cover and aluminium base. Compatible with the iPhone 8, Samsung S7 and all later models, it’s time to make wires a thing of the past.
Bang & Olufsen QI charging pad
Bold as brass: Blenheim Forge oyster knife
Perhaps you’ve never considered an oyster knife as something you need in your kitchen. Perhaps you didn’t even know dedicated oyster knives existed. But we guarantee once you’ve got one that looks this good you’ll be finding any excuse to use it. Developed in collaboration with Oyster Boy Events, each knife is created at Peckham’s Blenheim Forge with high carbon Swedish stainless steel blades and brass handles.
Blenheim Forge oyster knife
Summer style: Orlebar Brown flip flops
When it comes to acceptable summer footwear, sandals – and in particular flip flops – can be a contentious issue. While some are happy to embrace exposed feet many wouldn’t be seen in anything less than a lace-up sneaker. If you fall into the latter camp then allow Orlebar Brown to try and persuade you otherwise. With a sturdy cork base and simple black thong design, its Haston flip flops feature a cross-hatch sole for grip and black edging perfect for a more casual spin on your favourite tailored shorts.
Orlebar Brown flip flops
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