Editor’s Picks: Cubitts sunglasses, Aston Martin DBX and Leica camera

From a velvet jacket perfect for Christmas party season to Richard Mille’s latest out-of-this-world collaboration, this is what we want this week…

It’s been a big week for celebrity collaborations. Sir Paul Smith has launched a new camera with Leica, Andy Murray’s latest sports kit has been revealed by Castore and Pharrell Williams’ Richard Mille timepiece has ticked its way onto the scene.

But there are other notable new products, too — from Aston Martin’s first SUV to Pantherella’s first foray into the wider world of woollen accessories. Take a look below.

Off-road opulence: Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX

Ah, Aston. We’ve been expecting you. Since Bentley, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce all rumbled onto the SUV scene, it was only a matter of time before Britain’s sleekest automaker followed in their tyre tracks. This, the DBX, is Aston’s off-road offering; a lightweight aluminium-constructed car with a 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds and the British brand’s signature grill. We can’t wait to put it through its petrol-powered paces.

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX

£158000

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One small strap: Richard Mille RM 52-05 Tourbillon

Richard Mille RM 52-05 Tourbillon

In collaboration with Pharrell Williams, Richard Mille has allowed the hitmaker to explore his second passion: astrophysics. It may sound unlikely, but William’s interest in the cosmos is clear by the dial of this new timepiece. On the dial, a helmeted astronaut surveys a Martian landscape; a design realised by handcrafting titanium, white diamonds, black sapphires, and gold. It’s out of this world.

Richard Mille RM 52-05 Tourbillon

Richard Mille RM 52-05 Tourbillon

£750000

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Button it: Favourbrook Dark-Green Nehru Velvet Jacket

Favourbrook Dark-Green Nehru Velvet Jacket

We know what you’re thinking; there’s a touch of ‘Orient Express’ about this jacket from Favourbrook. And you’d be right. But that vintage allure is part of its retro charm; woven into its cotton-velvet construction and trimmed with a traditional Nehru collar. Christmas party season isn’t far off and, if you’re looking to make a splash with your black tie, we can think of no threads better…

Favourbrook Dark-Green Nehru Velvet Jacket

Favourbrook Dark-Green Nehru Velvet Jacket

£690

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Fight the chill: Pantherella Aspen Navy Cashmere Scarf

Pantherella Aspen Navy Cashmere Scarf

Pantherella stalked onto the style scene some years ago now, sprucing up our sock drawers with its soft fabrics and bold colours. Now, the British brand has wound its way from your feet to your neck — and has introduced a new range of luxury cashmere scarves. Our pick of the bunch is this navy double-faced design; the Aspen.

Pantherella Aspen Navy Cashmere Scarf

Pantherella Aspen Navy Cashmere Scarf

£190

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Snap your stripes: Leica X Paul Smith CL Camera

Leica X Paul Smith CL Camera

Just last week, we featured another of Sir Paul Smith’s intoxicating collaborations; namely, a team-up with the gin experts at Sipsmith. This week, he’s turned his lens on the good people of Leica — and released a singular take on the 24-megapixel APS-C shooter. Among the Smith touches are the designer’s signature stripe, a neon rope strap and a sketch of an eye above the viewfinder — from the pen of Sir Paul himself.

Leica X Paul Smith CL Camera

Leica X Paul Smith CL Camera

£3500

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Good sport: Castore Brisbane Zip Polo

Castore Brisbane Zip Polo

Our pick of Castore’s new collaboration with Andy Murray, this Brisbane Zip Polo may be designed with modern materials, laser cut ventilation holes and a specialist length bonded zip collar — but it also has a touch of the retro sportsman about it. Bringing together vintage looks and cutting edge construction, it’ll ensure you stand out on any court.

Castore Brisbane Zip Polo

Castore Brisbane Zip Polo

£70

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Soft touch: Mulo X Hamilton and Hare Slippers

Mulo X Hamilton and Hare Slippers

It’s definitely slipper weather, and that means it’s time to invest in the sturdiest, comfiest, softest pair you can find. This winter, our toes will be enjoying the warming stylings of Mulo’s latest — a characterful collaboration with Hamilton and Hare. Navy blue, crafted from natural fabrics and featuring a classic striped lining, these are simple slippers done incredibly, insulatingly well.

Mulo X Hamilton and Hare Slippers

Mulo X Hamilton and Hare Slippers

£145

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Let the sunshine in: Cubitts Judd Sunglasses

Cubitts Judd Sunglasses

Have you got your skiing sunglasses sorted yet? Every discerning man heading to the slopes this winter should have a statement pair tucked away in his top pocket — ready to whip out at the first signs of blinding sunlight. Thankfully, they don’t come much sunnier, or make a bigger statement than Cubitts’ Judd frames; boxy of design, bold of colour and available now on the Gentleman’s Journal eStore.

Cubitts Judd Sunglasses

Cubitts Judd Sunglasses

£125

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Keep on ticking: Longines Heritage Military 1938

Longines Heritage Military 1938

Revisiting a military watch from its inter-war period, Longines has wound a 1938 design back into existence. There’s everything you want from a tough, elegant timepiece — from the easy-to-read matte black dial and baton-style hands, to cream-coloured Arabic numerals. Our favourite heritage touch is the ‘railway track’ decoration on the dial, drawing a neat ring around the reintroduced design.

Longines Heritage Military 1938

Longines Heritage Military 1938

£2020

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