This week, we’re roughing it; toughing it out with the sturdiest, strongest Editor’s Picks yet. There’s the new Land Rover Defender models, built to endure even the most punishing professional environments. There’s a pair of SunGod sunglasses — crafted from a practically unbreakable material. There’s even that bold, brassy Breitling above, poised to tell time on even the farthest-flung adventure of your summer.
Add to that the new waterproof, dustproof and shockproof speaker from Sonos, a pair of hard-hitting, vintage-styled Saucony sneakers and Turnbull & Asser’s functional, fashionable chore jacket — and you’ve got the most resistant, resilient round-up of gear we’ve ever assembled. Take a look…
Start your bookmarks: Formula 1: The Impossible Collection
It’s an international sport like no other; fraught with excitement, danger and big personalities. But how did Formula One become this unstoppable, unbeatable global juggernaut? In this latest coffee table book from Assouline, veteran F1 journalist Brad Spurgeon takes us on a high-octane ride through the sport’s history.
Formula 1: The Impossible Collection
Rough and ready: Land Rover Defender Hard Top 110
The Defender was built to work. Both the original model and the new, more capable iteration of the car were engineered to meet global safety standards and deliver impressive long-haul comfort. This makes them ideal commercial vehicles — and it’s testament to the icon’s design that this new Hard Top, intended for professional use, looks just as luxurious and stylish as the rest of the range.
Land Rover Defender Hard Top 110
Raise a glass: CleanCo ‘Clean R’ Golden Spiced Spirit
It’s rum — but not as you know it. CleanCo, the revolutionary drinks brand founded by Spencer Matthews in 2019, recently launched the latest low-alcohol addition to its award-winning portfolio. With warming cayenne pepper spice, a golden caramel mouth-feel and just 1.2% alcohol, it’s a hangover-free, sugar-free, guilt-free taste of the Caribbean.
CleanCo ‘Clean R’ Golden Spiced Spirit
Hard as nails: SunGod ‘Sierras’ Sunglasses
Summer is going to be tough on our sunglasses. They’ve had a year off — so returning to the hustle and bustle of socialising is bound to break a few frames. Thankfully, SunGod’s ‘Sierras’ are crafted from a material that can be bent, bashed and bullied without ever breaking. Fully customisable, we like this brown-on-brown colourway.
SunGod ‘Sierras’ Sunglasses
Taken to task: Turnbull & Asser Linen Chore Jacket
The famed Jermyn Street shirtmaker may be known for its delicately dapper shirts — but Turnbull & Asser’s tailors can rough it when they need to. This humble, hardwearing chore jacket from the brand has an authentic ‘boxy’ fit, button-through front and revere collar. But there’s still a touch of that debonair flair, thanks to the bright, bold colour of its linen-cotton blend.
Turnbull & Asser Linen Chore Jacket
Turn it up: Sonos Roam Wireless Speaker
It’s an apt name for Sonos’ latest speaker. The ‘Roam’ was built to wander — with a waterproof, dustproof, shockproof construction and some of the most reliable connectivity we’ve ever seen from a speaker. Couple that with 10 hours of play time and some precision-engineered acoustics, and you’ll be able to soundtrack even your most far-flung adventures.
Sonos Roam Wireless Speaker
Lace up: Saucony Originals Jazz Court Sneakers
The latest edition of Saucony Originals’ Jazz Court is proof of why this style keeps on kicking. With fresh new colours on that signature stripe, a classic capsule bottom and premium full-grain leather uppers, these are sneakers built for any surface. And, with breathable perforated underlays, they’re the perfect shoe for summer.
Saucony Originals Jazz Court Sneakers
Make the bed: Swyft Model 4 Sofa
With lockdown lifting, we’ll soon be able to invite guests once more into our homes. And where better to put them up for the night than on the pocket-sprung, mattress-topped, easily-assembled Model 4 sofa from Swyft? Guaranteed to fit your living space, it blends mid-century style with quality furniture construction.
Swyft Model 4 Sofa
Time for adventure: Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44
Breitling’s boldest Chronomat to date, this new 18K red gold timepiece from the brand is a supercharged, solid piece of watchmaking. With a rich brown dial-and-bezel combination, it is water-resistant up to 200 metres, has a 70 hour power reserve and has a glare proofed sapphire crystal for guaranteed legibility. The perfect blend of practicality and luxury.
Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44
Refresh yourself: Rosemary Water
It’s the same Rosemary Water that we all know and love (Henry Cavill included), but in a can. That means, whether you’re heading out on an expedition — or just late for your morning commute — you can easily throw one into your bag for later. Different look; same active herbal compounds, certified benefits and mouth-watering Mediterranean taste.
Rosemary Water x 12