It’s about time we had something to look forward to. And, promising raised glasses, roaring parties and more sparkling tinsel trimmings than you can shake a bauble at, the winter social season can’t arrive soon enough. The stage is set for a triumphant return to post-pandemic partying — and many of our favourite brands are on hand to help.
Both Crockett & Jones and Turnbull & Asser have new clothing collections; exuberant pieces fit for the much-missed ‘Cocktail’ dress code. Steinway has tuned-up and rolled-out a brand new limited edition grand piano for seasonal singalongs. And The Balvenie’s sweet new spirit is the perfect winter tipple. Add to that a slope-ready snowbike and a slick new chronograph — and you too will be counting the minutes and seconds until the winter party season begins…
Up to speed: Chopard Mille Miglia X Bamford Watch Department Chronograph
Individually numbered and limited to just 33 pieces, the ‘Mille Miglia Bamford Edition’ sees Chopard’s striking chronograph shift into a higher, more refined gear. London-based Bamford has supercharged the existing design with highly legible orange markings, a vibrant strap lining and a case crafted from bead-blasted Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) stainless steel.
Chopard Mille Miglia X Bamford Watch Department Chronograph
Step ahead: Myrqvist ‘Elfvik’ Chelsea Boots
From Scandinavia’s most dependable, practical footwear brand, the ‘Elfvik’ boot is a traditional take on the slip-on Chelsea style. With a rounded toe, studded sole and supple full-grain calf construction, these boots will keep you a step ahead for years to come.
Myrqvist ‘Elfvik’ Chelsea Boots
Snow problem: MoonBike Snow Scooter
The world’s first electric snowbike is a highly efficient, highly fun bit of winter kit. With a range of up to 40 miles, zero operational footprint and the ability to climb even the iciest 30° slopes, it’s the perfect alpine explorer. The best part? It’s three-times lighter than a snowmobile.
MoonBike Snow Scooter
Button it: Sunspel Knit Polo Shirt at Bicester Village
There’s no place better to refresh your autumn wardrobe this October than at Bicester Village. Earlier this week, Gentleman’s Journal scouted out some of the new season’s best buys at the luxury shopping destination. And this knitted polo shirt from Sunspel, with rib detailing and a slim fit, is the perfect transitional piece.
Sunspel Knit Polo Shirt at Bicester Village
Turn it up: Beats Studio Buds
It’s only the best from Beats. These buds are smaller than the brand’s existing Powerbeats Pro — and offer both Active Noise Cancelling and Transparency modes, which makes them more practical for everyday use. Expect 15 hours of playback, and Beats’ bassy signature sound.
Beats Studio Buds
Play on: Steinway ‘Royal Albert Hall’ Limited Edition Grand Piano
The third grand piano in Steinway’s ‘Concert Hall Series’ follows hot on the well-tuned heels of the ‘Elbphilharmonie Edition’ and the ‘Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Edition’. This model, with ornamental etchings, Steinway ‘Spirio’ technology and a numbered brass plate, celebrates 150 years of the Royal Albert Hall.
Steinway ‘Royal Albert Hall’ Limited Edition Grand Piano
Lead the charge: Piëch GT Electric Coupé
After its grand unveiling at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, things had gone a bit quiet on the Piëch front — and that’s not just because it’s a silent electric supercar. But now, post-pandemic news is rolling in and we know that the fast-charging, 600 horsepower, 311-mile range coupé will appear in 2024. We can’t wait.
Piëch GT Electric Coupé
Boxed up: Ettinger Capra Ecru Medium Stud Box
After the success of its ‘Capra’ Collection, Ettinger has launched a contrasting, two-tone sister collection called ‘Capra Ecru’. Our pick of the new elegant goat leather pieces is this; a medium-sized, endlessly practical stud box in a handsome forest green. Inside, you’ll find a lining of supple ecru suede.
Ettinger Capra Ecru Medium Stud Box
Check them out: Crockett & Jones ‘Plain Albert’ Tartan Slippers
The heritage Northampton shoemaker wants you to dust off your glad rags. Ahead of the winter party season, Crockett & Jones has launched a collection of footwear created for the ‘Cocktail’ dress code. And, in handsome Black Watch tartan, these ‘Albert’ slippers are the stars of the satin-quilted show.
Crockett & Jones ‘Plain Albert’ Tartan Slippers
Smoke show: The Balvenie ’The Week of Peat’ 17-Year-Old Whisky
The latest addition to The Balvenie’s much-acclaimed ‘Stories’ range, this 17-year-old Scotch is inspired by distillery manager Ian Millar’s installation of a peat burner at Balvenie. For just seven days every year, the distillery creates whisky using Speyside peat — with this sweet smoke, citrus and honey-forward spirit being the product of ‘The Week of Peat’.
The Balvenie ’The Week of Peat’ 17-Year-Old Whisky
Off the cuff: Turnbull & Asser ‘Dr. No’ Blue Cotton Shirt
If you’ve identified every piece of clothing and accessory Daniel Craig wore during No Time To Die, why not flick a little further back along the franchise for style inspiration? In the very first official Bond film, Sean Connery wore this specially designed ‘Dr. No‘ shirt from Turnbull & Asser, designed with striking cocktail cuffs. Gladly for aspiring superspies, it’s still available today.
Turnbull & Asser ‘Dr. No’ Blue Cotton Shirt