There are special editions afoot. Rolls-Royce, the king of British motoring, has rolled out yet another of its deliciously dark Black Editions — this time spinning motoring magic on the Cullinan. Bang & Olufsen has unveiled a moon-themed speaker, and Kef hse turned a collaboration with Terence Conran up to 11.
But that’s not all. We’ve also found a champagne sabre from Claude Dozorme, pivot card case from Troubadour and knitted blazer from Barbour to keep you warm as we move into winter. And even then we have more up our knitted sleeves; with the biggest competition Gentleman’s Journal has ever launched. So what are you waiting for? Get reading…
Slamming: Denver & Liely Agave Glass
If you’re a fan of slamming tequila or sipping mezcal, we’ve found just the glass for you. The latest innovation from glassware wizard Denver & Liely, the Agave Glass, is the result of two years on the ground in Mexico trying to discover how best to bolster the flavours of this extraordinary plant. Hand-blown, hand-cut and hand-polished, it is the best vessel on the planet for patrons of Patrón.
Denver & Liely Agave Glass
Turn it up: Kef LSX ‘Soundwave’ by Terence Conran
If you’re looking for the perfect blend of form and function, this high fidelity collaboration between Kef and The Conran Shop is ideal for you. Compact, effortless to operate, wireless and stylish, the LSX Soundwave is a standout piece of both design and engineering; with eye-drawing details including a Uni-Q tweeter and base in Conran’s trademark blue and stylised soundwaves that weave their way through the grey fabric.
Kef LSX ‘Soundwave’ by Terence Conran
Win big: Gentleman’s Journal Clubhouse Bundle
We’re rather fond of a good competition over here at Gentleman’s Journal, and this latest bundle is one of our best. With everything from an Emma Willis cotton shirt and boots from Sons of London to a bottle of Glenlivet, dinner for two and a brand new smartphone, it certainly isn’t to be sniffed at. And all you need do to enter is join the GJ Clubhouse and subscribe to the magazine. Easy.
Gentleman’s Journal Clubhouse Bundle
Back in black: Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge
Last year, we took Rolls-Royce’s fearsome new Cullinan high into the Wyoming wilderness to test its mettle. Incredibly capable and sumptuously luxurious, the British brand has now done one better — and inducted the new SUV into its Black Badge club. That means 10 layers of meticulously applied lacquer, all-new 22-inch alloys, technical carbon construction and a headliner with 1344 fibre optic lights. Pure black magic.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge
Calling cards: Troubadour Pivot Card Case
If you’ve seen American Psycho, you’ll know that business cards are a big deal. But, once you’ve designed and perfected your own calling cards, it pays to also invest in a wallet in which to hold them. From Troubadour, this Pivot Card Case is made from vegetable-tanned Italian leather, small enough to fit comfortably inside a pocket and theatrically swivels open so you’ll really make an impression.
Troubadour Pivot Card Case
Best of British: Jaguar E-Type Toolkit
Created exclusively by Jaguar’s team of experts, this custom toolkit will be the crowning glory of any E-Type aficionado’s collection. It features all the components from the original toolkit that came with E-type Series 1 and 2, and has been meticulously crafted using the finest materials, including a Jaguar embossed leather strap and durable canvas interior. Start your wallets.
Jaguar E-Type Toolkit
Seasonal style: Barbour Sudeley Knitted Blazer
There’s new piece of knitwear on the block: the woven blazer. Not as formal as your usual suit jacket, but with a little more construction than the cardigan — a versatile garment we’ve been championing this week — knitted blazers are here to fill a hole in your seasonal wardrobe, and this Barbour example is pared-back, woven from merino wool and finished with patch pockets.
Barbour Sudeley Knitted Blazer
Fetch the fizz: Claude Dozorme Champagne Sabre
Let’s be honest, even if you’re just looking to pour a bottle of own-label champagne — and trust us, there are some good own-label offerings out there — you want to get the best out of your bubbles. Enter Claude Dozorme, slicing onto the scene with its Champagne Sabre; a 34cm blade sharp enough to cut the neck of even the chunkiest magnum, finished with a wooden handle and swinging by a rather fetching tassel.
Claude Dozorme Champagne Sabre
Out of this world: Bang & Olufsen X Daniel Arsham BeoPlay A9
The Danish brand’s huge, striking A9 speaker is usually impressive enough. But this collaboration with Daniel Arsham elevates the design so high that it’s practically become stratospheric. In fact, with its glacial moon design, there is a hint of the cosmic about this speaker — but it reliably retains the crystal clear sound, bass reflex and built in Bluetooth and Airplay.
Bang & Olufsen X Daniel Arsham BeoPlay A9
Want more of the best new gear this week? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks…