This week, we’re seeing double. Whether it’s two bright red, bulked-up British SUVs, a couple of green-dialled elegant sports watches or twin pairs of timeless, brown leather shoes, it would appear that all good things do indeed come in twos.
Elsewhere, we’ve buttoned up James Bond’s latest jacket (a corker of a bomber from Connolly), cracked open a can of Loah’s new lime-infused, low-alcohol beer and hit the water in Saxdor’s new motor yacht. Take a look…
Slip on: Cheaney Toby Penny Loafer
The timeless penny loafer will never go out of style. Which is good — because if you invest in the best, you’ll be set for leather-soled life. And Cheaney’s ‘Toby’ penny loafers really are the best; handcrafted in Northamptonshire, partially lined and constructed with flexibility in mind, they’re incredibly practical — and utterly stylish.
Cheaney Toby Penny Loafer
Shifting gears: Range Rover Evoque P300 HST
Introducing a sporty new specification for Range Rover’s smallest, sleekest SUV. ‘P300 HST’ may not roll off the tongue — but it sure is quick off the mark; thanks, in most part, to its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. But this one’s all about the styling, with gloss black alloys, rear privacy glass and bold red brake callipers adding a touch sport to the chicness.
Range Rover Evoque P300 HST
Turn it up: Syng Smart Cell Alpha Speaker
Created by a former product designer at Apple, this futuristic new speaker took three years to develop. But it was worth the wait. With 3D-printed components, force-balanced subwoofers, an elegant shell and something called ‘Smart Triphonic’ sound technology, it’s as groundbreaking as that ultra-modern design suggests.
Syng Smart Cell Alpha Speaker
Button it: Connolly Giubbino Jacket
Worn by Daniel Craig in the upcoming No Time To Die, Connolly’s motoring-inspired, 1950s-style jacket is the perfect lightweight bomber for summer. Crafted carefully from a delicate linen-cotton blend, it has been designed with generous pockets, button fastening and a soft fold-down collar for James Bond-approved style.
Connolly Giubinno Jacket
Deep dive: Patek Philippe White Gold Aquanaut Chronograph
At this year’s Watches & Wonders, Patek Philippe focused on its timeless Nautilus collection. But now comes the turn of the Aquanaut. For 2021, the 42.2mm Aquanaut Chronograph 5968G has been updated — with this 18-carat white gold version with khaki dial our particular favourite. And, with that flyback chronograph CH 28-520 C caliber, you know it’s a sports watch you can rely on.
Patek Philippe White Gold Aquanaut Chronograph
Cheers!: Loah ¡Hola! Beer with Lime
As the no- and low-alcohol revolution sweeps across the post-lockdown world, we’ve been exploring and experimenting with healthier, lightweight alternatives to our favourite drinks. Now, just in time for summer, Loah has cracked open its crisp, refreshing cans of ¡Hola! beer, infused with sunshine-soaked natural lime extract.
Loah ¡Hola! Beer with Lime
Lace up: Church’s Boland Plus 2 Sneakers
St. James calf leather is soft, supple and flawlessly smooth. It’s the sort of stuff you’d usually see upholstering a classic car, or Goodyear-welted onto the perfect pair of Oxfords. But Church’s, ever striving for shoemaking perfection, have used this luxurious leather to create the ‘Boland Plus 2’ sneakers. With contrast heels, rubber soles and breathable canvas linings, these are the most lavish lace-ups we’ve ever slipped on.
Church’s Boland Plus 2 Sneakers
Counting cards: Ettinger Capra Visiting Card Case in Bordeaux
Ettinger has an eye for colour. For almost a century, the family-run brand has been putting colourful spins and twists on everyday leather items. The latest new hue, a deep purple-red named ‘Bordeaux’, looks no better than when buttoning up this elegant card case — with gusseted pocket, popper fastening and goat leather construction.
Ettinger Capra Visiting Card Case in Bordeaux
Going green: Glashütte Original SeaQ in Reed Green
With big, bold numerals applied in white and drenched in Super-LumiNova, this latest SeaQ from Glashütte Original is the ideal watch for summer adventuring. Highly legible (and highly fashioned thanks to that striking ‘Reed Green’ dial), it is water resistant to over 200 metres and features both a screwed crown and rotating bezel with ceramic inlay.
Glashütte Original SeaQ in Reed Green
Power up: Bentley Bentayga S
Delivering heightened agility and presence, Bentley’s impressive new Bentayga S has unique sport suspension to give motorists a dynamic driving experience. Elsewhere, expect a luxurious new interior with colour split and Alcantara elements, black-painted brightware body kit and a throaty V8 split sports exhaust.
Bentley Bentayga S
Making waves: Saxdor 320 GTO Power Yacht
As the clouds part and the seas settle, we’re thinking about getting out on the water. And what better motor yacht with which to brave the waves than Saxdor’s new 320 GTO. With a T-top, walk-around deck and top-spec twin 300hp outboards, no other boat brings together speed and luxury living quite like this.
Saxdor 320 GTO Power Yacht