Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

From a pair of supple suede loafers from Edward Green to a pair of trim, tailored shorts from Asket, this is what we want this week…

Feeling blue? Us too. And we have been for some weeks now. Turns out that unlocking the lockdown wasn’t as simple as we thought it was going to be.

But, though we may not be kicking back on a Caribbean beach — Piña Colada in one hand and the latest issue of Gentleman’s Journal in the other — there’s still a fairly good summer blazing away in Britain. So take your mind off things with this week’s Editor’s Picks — in which we suggest some of our favourite warm weather threads and combat any blue feelings by reclaiming the colour ourselves.

Kick it: Car Shoe Canvas Sneakers

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Let’s kick off with some kicks. And Car Shoe’s ‘Supernova’ sneakers are as superior as their name suggests. Unlined, brightly blue and stepping out on a light rubber sole, these are the ideal trainers for late summer — and will walk you confidently and comfortably into the seasons to come.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Car Shoe Canvas Sneakers

£195

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Place in the sun: Sunspel Dyed Cotton Piqué Polo Shirt

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Here’s a fun fact: Sunspel’s natural indigo-dyed cotton — the fabulous fabric the brand uses to create this neatly-tailored, softly-collared piqué polo — is created using a process so unique that not one of these shirts will ever look the same. Ready-washed for a worn-in look, this has laidback style in spades.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Sunspel Dyed Cotton Piqué Polo Shirt

£115

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Dive in: Love Brand & Co Staniel Swim Shorts

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

You can always rely on Love Brand & Co to stand up for the environment. With these Staniel swim shorts, the mission was no different. Over half of the soft mesh-lined, chlorine-tested, quick-drying material is sustainably sourced or recycled — and that pretty blue hue with a hint of lavender is just a bonus.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Love Brand Staniel Swim Shorts

£100

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Road trip: Aurelien Ultramarine Suede Driving Shoes

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

You know what Elvis said about blue suede shoes — and, if they’re good enough for the King, they’re good enough for you. Especially if they’re Aurelien’s timeless driving loafers. Crafted from extremely soft leather, and sporting both a calf lining and a padded insole, these are a fashion-meets-function treat wrapped up in a rubber pebble sole.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Aurelien Ultramarine Suede Driving Shoes

£150

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Point and click: Leica Q2 Camera

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Leica’s indomitable Q2 is a cut above. Taking its predecessor’s technical features and ramping them up a notch, this snapper has a 47.3 megapixel, full-frame sensor, incorporates the brand’s newly developed Maestro processor and even supports 4K video resolution. One to take on your next holiday.

Button it: Beaufort & Blake Borthwood Shirt

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

All of our farther-flung holidays may have been cancelled, but there’s no reason we still can’t dress for the tropics at home. Beaufort & Blake know the importance of a good warm weather fit — and this Borthwood linen shirt has it all; contrast stitching, a button-down collar and even a natty seahorse print lining.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Beaufort & Blake Borthwood Shirt

£79

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Drop in the ocean: Breitling Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic 42

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

The perfect partner for adventure. And yes, we know that any expeditions or explorations are pretty few and far between at the moment — but the minute the world re-opens, we’ll be grabbing our passports and buckling up this tribute to Breitling’s iconic 1957 model; complete with scratchproof ceramic bezel, 200 metre water resistance and steel and gold case.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Breitling Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic 42

£4520

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Short supply: Asket Dark Navy Shorts

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Simple, understated — but endlessly sophisticated — these well-cut, cut-back shorts from Scandi minimalists Asket are the best cornerstone of a summer capsule wardrobe you could wish for. Woven from a soft but crisp 100% organic cotton twill, they feature a clean waistband, slanted front pockets and end just above the knee.

Slip-on: Edward Green Polperro Loafers

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

The pièce de résistance of your travel wardrobe, these innovative, unassuming loafers from Edward Green have flexible leather soles, meaning you can actually bend them to stash them in your carry-on. It’s the equivalent of always carrying a simple navy tie — because you never know when the evening might take a formal turn.

Editor’s Picks: Breitling Superocean, Leica Camera and Driving Shoes

Edward Green Polperro Loafers

£475

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