Is bespoke the ultimate level of luxury? Personalised, customised, one-of-a-kind products — tailored to your tastes and singular specifications? We’d say so. And, in this week’s Editor’s Picks, we’ve found some of the most individual bits of kit money can buy.
There’s a compact pizza oven from DeliVita, available in every colour under the flame-grilled, wood-fired sun. There’s a sea-soaked, beach-ready spin on the new Ford Bronco — with optional extras coming out of its tailpipe. And there’s the CrownCruiser e-bike above; a truly terrific and idiosyncratic two-wheeler that’ll add a little ‘custom’ to your commute…
Surf’s up: Ford Bronco Riptide Concept SUV
Fired up with West Coast fun and factory-backed customisation in mind, Ford’s latest official concept takes the manufacturer’s burly Bronco and strips it back. Designed for the dunes, this ‘Velocity Blue’ beast is fitted with surfboard racks, marine-grade vinyl-trimmed seats and a 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control.
Ford Bronco Riptide Concept SUV
Full of beans: illy X1 Anniversary Coffee Machine
Your morning coffee never looked so good. Designed by internationally-acclaimed architect and designer Luca Trazzi, the X1 Anniversary machine from Italian coffee kings illy is a vintage-tinged take on a modern idea. For, within its elegant design, this machine can create a steaming cup from either ground coffee or pods.
illy X1 Anniversary Coffee Machine
Pitch-perfect: Heimplanet ‘Mavericks’ Tent
This space-age tent was designed to withstand some of the most challenging, dangerous weather conditions on earth. Used by teams during the RedBull Storm Chase, its geodesic structure can withstand wind speeds of over 110mph. Inside, it is more than two metres tall — and has 13 square metres of storm-protected floor space.
Heimplanet ‘Mavericks’ Tent
Turn it up: Bowers & Wilkins 803 D4 Diamond Speaker
There are few speakers more revered throughout the music industry than the volume-pumping, chicly-designed 800 Series Diamond range from Bowers & Wilkins. Abbey Road recording studios uses them; which should tell you all you need to know. This latest revamp features industrial design elements, Connolly leather and ‘Aerofoil’ cone bass units.
Bowers & Wilkins 803 D4 Diamond Speaker
Razor-sharp: Hawkins & Brimble Complete Shaving Box
Here at Gentleman’s Journal, we love a wet shave. Hawkins & Brimble, creators of premium quality grooming goods, share our lathery, luxurious passion — and have created a kit containing a balm, brush, cream, scrub and razor to ensure your morning shave always goes smoothly. The best part? It currently has 20% off.
Hawkins & Brimble Complete Shaving Box
Masterpiece: Compass Box ‘Canvas’ Scotch Whisky
The latest release from London-based boutique brand Compass Box pivots away from whisky. The spirit itself is delicious — with three years in Vino Naranja casks infusing it with honeyed citrus flavours. But the real focus here is on the label. Using a QR code, drinkers can create their own — uploading any image into that grand, gilded frame and printing it off to personalise their bottle.
Compass Box ‘Canvas’ Scotch Whisky
Zip it: Tod’s Shearling-Lined ‘Shetland’ Bomber Jacket
As new collections bundle, button and zip us into autumn, we’ve been taking a look at some of the best seasonal jackets to hit this week. Chief amongst our picks is this; a handsome houndstooth bomber from Tod’s. Lined with shearling and featuring ribbed cuffs, it’s an early contender for the finest piece of AW21 winterwear.
Tod’s Shearling-Lined ‘Shetland’ Bomber Jacket
Piping hot: DeliVita Bespoke Pizza Oven
Weighing only 30 kilograms, DeliVita’s compact pizza ovens are some of the best on the market. But, while they come in customarily culinary shades — from ‘Chilli Red’ to ‘Olive Green’ — the brand’s ‘Bespoke Oven’ now allows budding chefs to personalise their al fresco cooking kit with almost any combination of colours. Tasty.
DeliVita Bespoke Pizza Oven
Leading the charge: CrownCruiser E-Bike
Last week, we charged up and pedalled through the best e-bikes currently on the market. CrownCruiser sits royally at the top of the pile; a new customisable carbon-fibre e-bike with 100 miles of range and a max speed of 31 mph. But the personalisation is the real draw; with fully bespoke colours and skin designs available to buyers.
Soft touch: Brunello Cucinelli Waxed Suede Sneakers
Trust Brunello Cucinelli to put the ‘smart’ into ‘smart-casual’. These elegantly-designed, sportily-refined sneakers lace together a classic trainer silhouette with the supple softness of suede. Finished with a natural-coloured latex outsole and leather lining, these are the perfect kicks with which to walk into autumn.
Brunello Cucinelli Waxed Suede Sneakers