Christmas brings us together — and that goes double for this week’s Editor’s Picks. Because, from a pair of wireless headphones tuned by a carmaker to a new timepiece wound to life by MR PORTER, this list is stuffed with niche, creative collaborations. There’s a pair of Hunter boots with a touch of Rowing Blazers eccentricity, and even a bourbon whiskey blended with the essence of habanero chilli. For all this and more, take a look below…
Power trip: 2024 Jaguar F-PACE SVR
The flagship of Jaguar’s F-PACE range gets a facelift for the new year, with a gloss black finish applied to the door mirror caps, grille surround and rear badges. As the pinnacle performance SUV from the British carmaker, a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 promises to power it from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds.
2024 Jaguar F-PACE SVR
Time will tell: IWC x Big Pilot's 43 MR PORTER Edition 1
A fairly faithful interpretation of the original Big Pilot’s Watch, this new, more compact design forms the basis of IWC’s latest collaboration with award-winning retail destination MR PORTER. It’s limited to 500 pieces globally and features this recently downsized case in a handsome bronze colour.
IWC x Big Pilot's 43 MR PORTER Edition 1
On the scent: Creed Leather Sleeve & Aventus Aftershave
Handcrafted from hardy Italian leather in a traditional French navy hue, this sleeve from revered perfume house Creed is a fragrant nod to the brand’s tailoring heritage. Lined in beautiful beige suede, it contains a bottle of the exotic, extravagant Aventus — with notes of pineapple and pink peppercorn.
Creed Leather Sleeve & Aventus Aftershave
Soft touch: New & Lingwood Velvet Evening Jacket
If you’re still struggling to perfect your party season outfit, it’s probably just missing the velvet touch. Thankfully, modern men’s outfitters New & Lingwood have put a smart spin on a classic with this evening jacket — in a suitably seasonal shade of deep green.
New & Lingwood Velvet Evening Jacket
Raise a glass: 'Horse With No Name' Bourbon infused with Habanero
It’s tricky to innovate in the whiskey world. Bourbon may not have as strict restrictions as scotch, but it’s rare to find a bottling as pioneering as this habanero chilli-infused Bourbon. It’s been blended using yellow dent Texas corn, soft red winter wheat and six-row distiller’s malt, and brims with notes of vanilla, coconut, honeysuckle — and, of course, piquant peppers.
'Horse With No Name' Bourbon infused with Habanero
Turn it up: Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Headphones
Hot on the secret service-approved heels of a 007 collaboration, British audio aficionados Bowers & Wilkins have fired up another partnership. Created with carmaker McLaren (in which the brand’s speakers have been integrated), these wireless headphones are finished in elegant grey leather with ‘Papaya Orange’ details.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Headphones
Make a splash: Rowing Blazers x Hunter Men's Original Short Rain Boots
Bringing the bold, bombastic patterns of American clothing brand Rowing Blazers to British wellington boot manufacturer Hunter, these short-leg rain boots are crafted from vulcanised rubber with a matte finish. Adorning their navy sides, you’ll find distinctive bright red zig-zags for a splash-making, head-turning touch.
Rowing Blazers x Hunter Men's Original Short Rain Boots
Play ball: hearO 3.0 speaker
2022 sees hearO continue its sustainable speaker-making mission with the third edition of its recycled Bluetooth device. Using genuine balls from the Wimbledon Championship, the proudly carbon neutral company splices them with speakers right here in London to create a conversation-starting gadget.
hearO 3.0 speaker
Worth your salt: Salt Grooming ‘Marine Mist’
We may be months away from taking a dip in the ocean, but your winter grooming routine could learn a little something from summer. This lightweight sea salt spray is formulated with natural active ingredients, offering effortless volume, grip, and texture — whilst simultaneously nourishing your hair and scalp.
Salt Grooming ‘Marine Mist’
Hit the road: Lexus ‘Electrified Sport’ Supercar
With this high-performance sports car, the Japanese marque has rolled out its vision for an all-electric future. It was developed in California, has bold proportions and a low ride height — with a purported 0-100 km/h acceleration in the low two-second area and a cruising range of more than 700km.
Lexus ‘Electrified Sport’ Supercar
Wind up: Wolf ‘Rocket’ Single Watch Winder
Ever innovative, Wolf has revealed the world’s smallest travel watch winder; small enough to cradle in the palm of your hand, operate seamlessly inside any hotel safe, pop into your overnight hold-all or pack for an extended holiday away. It’s smart, practical and features sub-surface LEDs to track winding status.
Wolf ‘Rocket’ Single Watch Winder