Take a deep breath: It’s September. And, as we ramp up for yet another working year, most of us are trying to cling on to the last vestiges of summer fun. It might be a roadtrip, it might be a shopping spree to spruce up your wardrobe, or it could be a headlong dive into the new shooting season.
Whatever you’re doing to keep a spring in your summer, we’ve rounded up ten perfect products that caught our eye this week to help.
Take to the skies: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Everybody loves a drone. They’re not only indispensable pieces of kit if you work in any corner of the media industry, but they’re also a hell of a lot of fun to fly. We’re great fans of DJI — having featured one of their drones in our Mar/Apr issue — and this latest offering takes their tech to new heights again.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Game on: Linley Walnut Wood and Leather Backgammon Set
Last week, we told you the 10 things that every discerning gentleman should own to turn his house into a home. Among the list is a good quality games set and, if you’re missing one, look no further. Crafted in Germany from velvet and textured leather, this offering from Linley ticks all the rich walnut wood boxes.
Linley Walnut Wood and Leather Backgammon Set
Rev up: Ford GT Heritage Edition
In 1968 and 1969, Ford’s fierce GT40 won Le Mans. But the victory is only the second-most iconic thing about the car’s outing — after its livery. Arguably auto-racing’s most famous paint scheme, the light blue and orange paintwork of Gulf Oil was a look for the history books. So what better colours to celebrate the 50th anniversary of those victories, and what better car than the indomitable Ford GT?
Ford GT Heritage Edition
Monkey around: New & Lingwood Stalking Leopard Lined Velvet Dressing Gown
With autumn officially here, it’s time to invest in a new dressing gown. But, rather than having this be a sad surrender to the impending chill, pep up your nightwear with New & Lingwood’s latest robe. In stunning orange velvet, it features a scene of a serene and regal leopard sitting among blue foliage — naturally…
New & Lingwood Stalking Leopard Lined Velvet Dressing Gown
Morning brew: Nespresso Vertuo System
Some instant coffee machines hit the spot, and some don’t. This is very much the former. With the ability to maintain a rich crema — even in a large cup — Nespresso have continued their tradition of perfect pod coffee with Vertuo — and their rich Master Origin collection. Fast heat-up, one-touch brewing and five cup sizes? Don’t mind if we do.
Nespresso Vertuo System
Anchors aweigh: Mr P. Bouclé-Striped Jersey T-Shirt
Last week, Gentleman’s Journal took one of the most burning sartorial questions of the summer — How do you channel nautical style without looking like a sailor? — and gave it a solid answer. One part of the seafaring puzzle was a striped t-shirt, and no-one does it better than the pleasantly affordable Mr P. collection from Mr Porter. One for the wardrobe.
Mr P. Bouclé-Striped Jersey T-Shirt
Calm down: Serenities Quiet Space Massage Cream
This is just what you need now summer’s over and you’re back in the air-conditioned office. A hand-blended, luxurious body massage cream, infused with the finest organic Italian Mandarin, Indian Frankincense & Egyptian Geranium essential oils, Serenities Quiet Space will help calm your mind and body and promote relaxation — even against the tightest of deadlines.
Serenities Quiet Space Massage Cream
Prancing horse: Il Fascino Ferrari coffee table book
Ever wanted a £4,500 book documenting the story of Ferrari? A tome unparalleled in scale, granting the reader unrestricted access to hundreds of photographs from the Ferrari archives and private collector’s alike? A volume enclosed in an aluminium display case and boasting a leather cover? You have? Well we’ve got news for you…
Il Fascino Ferrari coffee table book
Raise a glass: EJ Churchill Gentleman’s Shooting Companion
With autumn activities, such as shooting, it’s all about having the right kit. But did you ever consider one of these? The ultimate shooting companion from EJ Churchill perfectly houses three bottles of champagne, 12 silver plated cups and a fold-out serving tray. So, next time you’re hosting out in the field, you can ensure that you’re prepared for any eventuality.
EJ Churchill Gentleman’s Shooting Companion
Waxing lyrical: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
Rarely seen this side of the pond, The Whisky Exchange have discovered some bottles of Maker’s Mark cask-strength — and we couldn’t be happier. It’s a brand that features in the upcoming issue of Gentleman’s Journal — subscribe here to see how — and this richer, more intense bourbon is your ideal introduction to the brand.
Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
Want more great gear? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks here…