We know, we know — you’re upset. You were looking forward to No Time To Die‘s April release so much that you were practically already putting your tent up outside the multiplex. But these things happen — and we’re not going to let a pesky little thing like a global pandemic get us down, are we?
Here at Gentleman’s Journal, we’ve consoled ourselves with a collection of Bond-worthy goods instead. From a new limited-edition Aston Martin to the suavest dinner jacket on the market, there’s something for every super-spy here. So chin up, scroll down — and don’t let the prospect of 007 more months ruin your day…
The dark side: 2021 Aston Martin DB11 Shadow Edition
We know what you’re thinking: it’s bright white. Not very shadowy. But, while Aston Martin’s latest is available in six separate body colours, it’s the trim that affords it such a dark and dusky name. The interior is finished in black leather and the sill plates have been anodised black. The exterior features darkened headlights, gloss black wheels and black chrome badging. You can even get grey brake callipers and seat stitching. Sounding pretty shadowy now, huh?
2021 Aston Martin DB11 Shadow Edition
Bag of tricks: Troubadour and Sunspel Technical Canvas Backpack
When Sunspel announce a collaboration, you listen. And this latest partnership — with minimalist luggage specialist Troubadour — is well worth anyone’s time. It’s a new spin on a backpack, created with a specially-made waterproof polyester fabric, subtle leather detailing and padded shoulder strap to bring comfort and style in spades. Inside, there’s room for your laptop — and even a hidden pocket for any clandestine valuables. If Bond wore a backpack, this would be it.
Troubadour And Sunspel Technical Canvas Backpack
Move the goalposts: Teckell Angolo Foosball Games Table
Who doesn’t like a good game of table football? We know we do. Naming the players, fighting over whether or not you should spin the handles and then arguing over a disallowed goal, ruining the game and storming off. Thankfully, with a table as beautiful as this Italian-designed offering from Teckell, you won’t be able to stay away for long. Crafted from crystal glass, walnut wood and chrome detailing, it’ll be the slickest game of foosball you’ll ever lose.
Teckell Angolo Foosball Games Table
Off-road opulence: Brabus 800 Adventure XLP
Somewhat surprisingly, Brabus describe this well-equipped SUV as a ‘supercar’. But who are we to question its choice? After all, the 800 Adventure XLP is the highest performance pick-up we’ve ever come across. It’s got a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8, a top speed of 130mph and a ground clearance of almost half a metre. Inside, you’ll also find a rocket silver matte paint finish and burnt oak Brabus leather interior. Sounds pretty super to us.
Brabus 800 Adventure XLP
Watch out: Turnbull & Asser Blackwatch Cotton Gown
We can’t put our fingers on it, but there’s something about blackwatch that we just really, really like. The subtle, traditional pattern just checks all the checked boxes. This, an exclusive cotton gown from Jermyn Street shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser, uses the pattern and is the ultimate measure of manly luxury. It’s handmade, cut from the highest quality fabric and seems to be made for those lazy Sunday mornings we love so much…
Turnbull & Asser Blackwatch Cotton Gown
He loves only gold: Royal Mint 007 Special Issue Coin
If you’re crying into your shaken martini over the No Time To Die delay, we’ve got just the thing to perk you up. From the Royal Mint, this 007 Special Issue coin has been created to celebrate Britain’s favourite superspy — and is cast in 999 Fine Gold. With an Aston Martin DB5 featuring on the front of the coin, only 17 are to be made — and each costs almost £60,000. It’s an amount to make even the most moneyed Bond villain blush.
Royal Mint 007 Special Issue Coin
Praise the cord: Clements & Church Brown Corduroy Tuxedo
Now that we’ve got another seven months to speculate on No Time To Die, it’s the perfect time to revisit our article on the suits we want to see Daniel Craig to shrug on in his final film as the super-spy. Two items on our wardrobe wishlist were ‘more corduroy’ and ‘an alternative dinner jacket’. Thankfully, 007 need look no further than Clements & Church to tick both off in one fashionable fell swoop.
Clements & Church Brown Corduroy Tuxedo
Jumper for joy: Artknit Studios High-Neck Cashmere Jumper
Earlier this week, we extolled the virtues of spring tailoring. But it’s not all about suiting — this transitional season also offers us the chance to dabble in the more knitted corners of our wardrobes. If you’re looking for a reliable faux-rollneck, Artknit Studios is the brand for you. This high-neck, woven from fine Italian cashmere, is luxuriously soft, perfect for business casual and will see away the last frosty vestiges of winter.
Artknit Studios High-Neck Cashmere Jumper
Make the zest of it: Staibano Amalfi Smooth Lemon Liqueur
We were sceptical, too. A lemon and cream liqueur? Sounds a little like what you’d find in the fridge when your milk’s gone bad. But we were swayed by that label — who isn’t a sucker for vintage-style branding? And thank the lemony gods that we were, because Staibano’s latest liqueur is a zesty, creamy, tasty blend of lemon peel and sugar. Over ice, it’s a revelation — and will go down smoother than lovers of limoncello thought possible.
Staibano Amalfi Smooth Lemon Liqueur