Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

From the latest offering from Leica, to the overcoat that will see you through the season in style, here’s what we want this week...

With November almost over, it would seem that we are all in need of a healthy dose of decadence to help see us through the colder weather and darker nights.

This week, whether you’re looking to find the perfect relaxed tracksuit to crash out by the fire in, or bring a dash of colour to your cocktail party attire — we’ve got you covered with this winter-warming hot list.

Take it easy: Frescobol Carioca Grey Hooded Top and Track Trousers

Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

Frescobol Carioca might have made a name for themselves as the go-to brand to deck out your summer wardrobe, with their distinctively beachy aesthetic. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that the effortlessly cool designer that saw you through the sunny months can’t help you out now that the nights have grown cold.

With this hooded top and pair of track trousers, Frescobol Carioca have designed a warm, relaxed wardrobe staple. The clean and minimalist design make this a stress-free and smart pairing — ideal for relaxing in style.

Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

Frescobol Carioca Loungwear

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Make a statement: New & Lingwood Ski View Silk Pocket Square

Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

What distinguishes a well-dressed gentleman from a stylish one at a festive cocktail party? His pocket square, of course. We love this retro-style design by New & Lingwood, which will add a dash of colour and sartorial flair to any outfit — as well as providing the perfect conversation starter.

Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

New & Lingwood Ski View Silk Pocket Square

£65

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Jumpstart your day: Drive Coffee Beans

Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

Drive coffee beans have provided the collaboration we didn’t know we needed: cars and coffee. Designed to provide the perfect ignition to your day, Drive coffee comes available in a wide range of roasts and flavours, so that you can jumpstart into action.

To ensure that every variety is of the highest quality possible, Drive pay painstaking attention to the details, from the soil to the farmer to the roast to the cup. What’s more, the petrol can-style packaging will make your kitchen shelf look a whole lot cooler.

Keep it fresh: The Perfumer’s Wardrobe by Floris

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Always a firm favourite over here at GJ, Floris have been the perfumers of choice for everyone from Winston Churchill to the Royals. Now, with their new fragrance wardrobe, the fragrance house present the ultimate luxury gift set, which includes 9 unisex travel size eau de parfum bottles from their most prestigious range, The Private Collection.

Perfectly presented in an exquisite blue and gold presentation book, with a limited edition ‘World of Wishes’ print, this is one gift sure to score you some serious brownie points.

Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

The Perfumer’s Wardrobe by Floris

£200

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Capture the moment: The New Leica D-Lux

Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

It’s estimated that more than 1.2 trillion photos were taken in the last year alone. The age-old compulsion to record moments is as strong as ever, but the way we share the results is changing. What won’t change, though, is the impact of a truly powerful picture — and, with the new Leica D-Lux camera, it’s never been easier to capture life’s most beautiful moments.

This model is ideal for capturing the highest-quality images in low ambient light, with natural colours and fine rendition of details.

Keep it together: Paul Smith Bicycle cufflinks

Editor’s Picks: Drive coffee beans, Paul Smith bicycle cufflinks and Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser

If it wasn’t for an unfortunate crash in his childhood, Paul Smith might never have turned his hand to clothing design. From a young age, he has been inspired by all things with two wheels and a set of handlebars. These gold and silver cufflinks pay homage to his passion for peddling.

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Paul Smith Bicycle cufflinks

£80

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Wrap up warm: Polo Ralph Lauren Herringbone Wool Overcoat

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The king of timeless menswear, Ralph Lauren, has done it again with an overcoat that oozes Don Draper-esque class and sophistication. Fully lined in smooth satin, this is no utilitarian jacket, exuding luxe style when draped over a fine tailored suit.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Herringbone Wool Overcoat

£1095

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Power up: Tom Dixon Stash Block Wireless Charging Station

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It is nearly impossible to walk into a well designed home without seeing something from Tom Dixon, and for a painfully modern addition to your bedside table he offers this wireless charging station, coated in aluminium with a built in stash tray for all of your everyday essentials.

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Tom Dixon Stash Block Wireless Charging Station

£170

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Indulge yourself: Hotel Chocolat The Velvetiser

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While many consider a barista-made coffee to be a work of art you might not have considered the humble hot chocolate able to be elevated to such a level. Hotel Chocolat are here to change those opinions with The Velvetiser, creating artisan level hot chocolate at home with just the push of a button.

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Hotel Chocolat The Velvetiser — Copper edition

£89.99

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Carve it out: Blenheim Forge Stainless Clad Funayuki knife

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You might not be a classically trained sushi chef but that doesn’t mean you can’t use their tools to help you out in the kitchen. The Funayuki knife may have originally been designed for fish but this one, cast in Blenheim Forge, is the perfectly pint-sized general purpose blade.

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Blenheim Forge Stainless Clad Funayuki knife

£285

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