Editor’s Picks: Barbour Jacket, Crockett & Jones Boot, Ruinart Champagne
From a new watch by Blancpain x Swatch to the launch of a second show at Maddox Gallery for Ross Muir, this is what’s caught our eye this week…
In this week’s Editor’s Picks, we encourage you to channel your adventurous side – whether that’s exploring the countryside in Barbour’s new 40-year anniversary edition of its signature waxed jacket; strolling around town wearing ‘roughed up’ James Bond-esque Crockett & Jones chukka boots; diving with Blancpain x Swatch’s Antarctic Ocean watch, which honours the iconic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, the first true diver’s watch; or checking out Ross Muir’s thought-provoking show at Maddox Gallery’s Westbourne Grove space. Take a look…
Got sole: Crockett & Jones Molton Black Rough-Out Suede Chukka Boot
As Crockett & Jones’ best-selling chukka boot last year – now world-renowned after becoming a James Bond feature style – we didn’t think the Molton model could get much better. However, we were wrong! The latest version is now available in a black rough-out suede material that ‘roughs-up’ during wear and takes on a rugged, worn aesthetic over time, with the addition of Dainite rubber soles.
Crockett & Jones Molton Black Rough-Out Suede Chukka Boot
Second skin: Ruinart Dom Ruinart 2010 Chalk Wrap
Choosing a sustainable champagne couldn’t be easier (or more stylish) thanks to Ruinart’s chic new 100% paper chalk wrap packaging for its Blanc de Blancs 2010 vintage. Inspired by its chalk cellars in Reims, the geometric design is as beautiful as it is practical, made without plastic and moulded to the bottle. The champagne itself is rich, vibrant and concentrated in appearance, with a fresh finish, aromatic intensity and an elegant bitterness.
Ruinart Dom Ruinart 2010 Chalk Wrap
Bridging the gap: Maddox Gallery ‘The Bridge Home’ by Ross Muir
Maddox Gallery has welcomed Scottish artist Ross Muir to its Westbourne Grove gallery for his second solo show, “The Bridge Home”. The exhibition features Muir’s reworkings of famous paintings that bridge the gap between historic art and contemporary life, and reveals his widening of scope and ambition since he was catapulted to fame when his portrait of Van Gogh wearing an Adidas tracksuit went viral in 2018.
Country classic: Barbour Beaufort 40 Wax Jacket 40th Anniversary Limited Edition
This autumn, Barbour is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its iconic Beaufort jacket, a garment synonymous with the British countryside. Still made in South Shields and with all the features of the original jacket – brown corduroy collar, large two-way chunky zip, handwarmer and bellow pockets and a full-width rear zipped pocket in a classic 6oz waxed cotton – the anniversary edition has a back neck label marking the 40th anniversary and studs engraved with Beaufort 40.
Barbour Beaufort 40 Wax Jacket 40th Anniversary Limited Edition
Smooth operator: Intuisse Grooming Active NAD+ Essential Cream
The brainchild of a team of Swiss molecular scientists and organic chemists, Intuisse uses breakthrough technology and cutting-edge science to formulate its skincare products. Combining high-absorption Active NAD+ with powerful antioxidant peptides and squalane, its Active NAD+ Essential Cream visibly reduces wrinkles and fine lines, increases hydration, and firms and tones skin texture while strengthening the skin-barrier. We bet you’ll notice a difference after using it for just 10 days…
Intuisse Grooming Active NAD+ Essential Cream
Dive in: Blancpain x Swatch Antarctic Ocean
Honouring Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms dive watch, this new Blancpain X Swatch timepiece features an ice white case and crown made of Bioceramic material, with a printed metal dial displaying a gradient effect. The SISTEM51 mechanical movement is visible through transparent sapphire glass, showing an Antarctic Ocean illustration and the Tritoniella Belli nudibranch in digital print. True to Blancpain’s commitment to ocean-saving, the NATO strap is made of recycled fishing nets removed from the sea.
Blancpain x Swatch Antarctic Ocean
Smart casual: Church’s Parham L Soft Suede Leather Loafer Brown
A relaxed yet elegant loafer is one of the most versatile options you can have in your footwear collection – step forward Church’s Parham L in brushed suede with a slim silhouette. While this traditional loafer construction is smart enough for business dress, its soft feel creates a casual touch that also makes it suitable for wearing with denim and shorts. A chunkier rubber sole offers a practical finish, with classic penny saddle strap and meticulous topstitching adding to its refined style.
Church’s Parham L Soft Suede Leather Loafer Brown
Good sport: Le Alfré 'Le Rugby' Classique Oversized Rugby Shirt
A stylish combination of elegance and sportiness, this oversized rugby shirt is made with ultra-fine and ultra-soft 280gm Portuguese cotton, in Le Alfré’s signature Hunter Green colorway, making it ideal for wearing all year round. Each Rugby Shirt is handmade in northern Portugal by Le Alfré’s partners who specialise in high gauge knitting, using some of the world’s finest fabrics and materials.
Le Alfré 'Le Rugby' Classique Oversized Rugby Shirt
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