This week, we’re feeling culinary. With long summer evenings and the al fresco dinner party season in full swing, everyone at Gentleman’s Journal is putting that little extra push of effort into slicing, dicing, paring and preparing meals. And we’ve found some of the best kit with which to do so.
So, if you’re looking to whip up a fresh bowl of pasta, pour the perfect cup of coffee, or even add a dash of fine whisky to a boozy dessert, this week’s Editor’s Picks have got you covered. And we haven’t stopped there. We’ve also chosen the perfect equipment for outdoor entertainment, and the ideal boat aboard which to pop open a cold bottle of Champagne.
Throw shade: Cubitts Cromer Sunglasses
Exclusive to London’s most distinctive department store, Liberty, this marble green pair of sunglasses from British brand Cubitts are high on the list of our beach bag essentials. Acetate architecture and tonal lenses afford these shades both fashion and function; meaning they’ll look as at home during a game of beach volleyball as they will at your next summer soiree.
Cubitts Cromer Sunglasses
Sneak a sip: Dunhill Cadogan Steel Flask
Featuring the heritage British brand’s signature engine-turn print, this hip-flask is a must-have for those summer weddings brazen enough not to offer an open bar. Slip this Spanish-made flask into your inner suit pocket, where its ergonomic curved design will conceal 6oz of your favourite tipple. We’d recommend a whisky…
Dunhill Cadogan Steel Flask
Set sail: Otam 85 GTS
A ‘100% one off’ project that debuted at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival, the new Otam 85 GTS has just been delivered to its new owner — and we couldn’t be more jealous. With an interior by French designer Joseph Dirand, a full-beam master suite under-deck and top speed of 45 knots, this boat means business.
Otam 85 GTS
Al dente: Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker
High on the list of skills that will make you a Michelin-starred man is pasta making. Forget your dried spaghetti and tagliatelle — a real chef whips up his pasta from scratch. And what better piece of kit with which to amaze in the kitchen than this hot rod red pasta-maker from Marcato? Molto bene!
Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker
Buckle up: Vertex M100
A modern rebirth of an original ‘Dirty Dozen’ watch commissioned by the Ministry of Defence for World War Two, the Vertex M100 boasts a custom ETA mechanical movement, super-scratch resistant sapphire crystal dial and Super-Luminova on the face. Usually only available to purchase via referral, we are now thrilled to offer this unique piece of horological history to readers of Gentleman’s Journal.
Zip it: Czech & Speake Soft Leather Travel Pouch
If you’re heading away this summer, ensure you pack all your grooming essentials — from an SPF moisturiser to your favourite summer fragrance. And zip them away in inimitable style with this soft travel pouch from Czech & Speake; elegantly crafted from soft grain leather and with a handy waterproof lining.
Czech & Speake Soft Leather Travel Pouch
Roll it: Nebula Capsule II Projector
Is there anything more relaxing than an al fresco cinema session? This year, we’re hoping to watch our fair share of blockbusters under the summer stars, and there’s no clearer projector for the job than this Nebula Capsule II. Little bigger than a can of Coca Cola, you can project for four hours to a screen size of 100 inches.
Nebula Capsule II Projector
Wake up: Bodum Mocca Siphon Coffee Maker
We’re not too precious about our coffee over at Gentleman’s Journal — but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate an impressive piece of caffeinated kit. And, from Bodum, this Mocca Siphon is exactly that. Modelled on the brand’s first ever product from 1956, this is coffee showmanship at its strongest — with a glass chamber, stainless steel stand and gas burner working together to create the perfect cup.
Bodum Mocca Siphon Coffee Maker
Want more impressive gear? Check out what made the list in last week’s Editor’s Picks…