Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

From a wireless charging speaker to a pair of bespoke chinos, this is what we want this week

Vuarnet Glacier Sunglasses

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Remember that scene in SPECTRE, where Bond takes off from his psychoanalysis session with Lea Seydoux’s Bond girl and then proceeds to throw himself into a part-car, part-plane chase down the side of the Alps until the plane’s wings smash off, he shoots up a couple of SUVs and crashes straight through a chalet? Yes, that one. Well these are the sunglasses that got him through it.

We realise you’re unlikely to be skiing as summer approaches, but these sunglasses, with removable side cases should conditions on the slopes get very bad next season, are fitted with the legendary Vuarnet sense, meaning that they’ll not only work all year round, but they’ll do a stellar job day-in-, day-out.

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Vuarnet Glacier Sunglasses

£480

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Native Union x La Boite Concept Speaker

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

We’re all for chic homewares at Gentleman’s Journal. Be it a designer chair, or a particularly good-looking lamp, we won’t fill our flats and houses with any old objects. This, the latest concept speaker by Native Union and La Boite, is certainly good-looking. And, what’s more, it is one of the best sounding speakers going.

Step aside, mass producers. We want this high-powered, wooden speaker, that delivers an incredibly natural sound while looking like its just been wheeled off the set of Mad Men. Bluetooth enabled, it also allows wireless charging of your phone — what more could you want?

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Native Union x La Boite Concept Speaker

£599

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Sunspel Men’s Cotton Riviera Polo Shirt

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Like the sunglasses above, this garment too has a link to Daniel Craig’s James Bond. Sunspel’s original Riviera Polo Shirt was tailored for Daniel Craig in Casino Royale and has since become synonymous with 007 style.

A versatile wardrobe staple, it is crafted from a breathable cotton mesh fabric and has only the most essential of details for a clean, contemporary aesthetic. Perfect for a lazy day in the home office, or an adventure in tropical climes, this is a staple that should really be sitting in your wardrobe already. After all, if it’s good enough for a superspy, then it’s good enough for you.

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Sunspel Men’s Cotton Riviera Polo Shirt

£85

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Peckham Rye Polka Dot Silk Scarf

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Liberty London, one of the oldest department stores in the capital, stocks some real gems. With summer almost hitting its stride, the amount of sunny soirees and late night cocktail parties you’ll get an invite to will likely start to take over your life — and there is no dress code more difficult to crack than cocktail. Enter Liberty.

You need something a little edgy, a little different, but not to warm to really crack this dress code. So what better than a silk scarf? Delicately patterned, this Peckham Rye scarf is the perfect accompaniment to any summer outfit. Light, striking and above all, stylish.

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Peckham Rye Polka Dot Silk Scarf

£75

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Timex Fairfield Contactless Payment, powered by bpay

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Wearable tech is all well and good, but how many of us actually have an Apple Watch? They’re notoriously not the best looking watch, evoking the digital watch face rather than the stylish round face we’re accustomed to. We understand that most of us are married to our Chopards, IWCs and Breitlings, but if you’re looking for something with a smaller price tag and added tech, this Fairfield Chronograph is the watch for you.

It looks relatively innocuous, but this humble Timex contains a bPay chip, meaning that you can link any of your debit or credit cards to the watch and use it to contactlessly pay — in a shop, on the tube, or at a bar. Simple, sophisticated and, most importantly, useful.

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Timex Fairfield Contactless Payment, powered by bpay

£149.99

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1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Nart Spyder

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Luigi Chinetti was a tough and gritty racing driver who gave Enzo Ferrari his first of many victories at Le Mans. To thank him for his efforts, Enzo put the racer in charge of a critically important step in Ferrari’s history: Cracking the American market. This is the car with which he did just that.

This is the first of three road-going NART Daytona Spiders, a special car commissioned by Luigi Chinetti for his wife. It first hit the road in 1971 and today is being sold — striking metallic blue paintwork and leather interior unrestored — for a shade under $1 million. Worth every penny, surely.

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Nart Spyder

£745000

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Spoke London Summerweights Chinos

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Most of us will already have been struck by sweltering office syndrome this year. With an unseasonably warm spring, the radiators and jumpers were off by March and we were all complaining about the lack of air con. Step in Spoke London, a new almost-bespoke chino company who can solve all your warmth woes.

Hold on, almost-bespoke? That’s right. They don’t measure you and tailor perfectly to your legs, but Spoke have a considerably higher level of customisation than your usual off-the-peg chinos, offering sizes to the inch and a choice of three different leg fits and cuts. And, with their new Summerweight collection, the light cotton will keep you cool behind your desk until winter rolls around.

Editor’s Picks: a vintage Ferrari, Sunspel summer polo shirt and James Bond’s sunglasses

Spoke London Summerweights Chinos

£89

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