There are few things that perk us up when summer is coming to an end. But, even with cold winter nights almost in sight, these products do the trick.
So, if you’re looking for some coffee to buzz you through the imminent gloomy mornings, some lights to illuminate the grey days or some sunscreen moisturiser to take in the last of the sun, these are the picks for you…
Button down: New & Lingwood Palmer Shirt
We like our shirts to have a good provenance, and this Palmer classic fit from New & Lingwood shows it in every stitch. The linen fabric is sourced from the renowned flax fields of Normandy, then spun, dyed and weaved in Italy. The result is the perfect lightweight shirt for hot weather — regardless of how many summer days we have left…
New & Lingwood Palmer Shirt
Go anywhere, do anything: Vacheron Constantin Overseas
A chronograph that works as both a sports and a dress watch, this is a timepiece that can go anywhere and do anything. As with every creation from the master watchmakers Vacheron Constantin, the execution is impeccable. Read the full GJ review here.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas chronograph
Tread the Med: No.One Artisinal Boots
If you’re relaxing in a marina-side bar or treading the boards on deck of your charter, these hand-stitched boots make a great choice of footwear. As part of a capsule collection from the LA-based artisanal trainer brand, these lace-ups take their inspiration from the ultra laid-back Sardinian coastal lifestyle. Sign us up for a pair.
No.One Alpha Boot
Change gear: Hummingbird, the world’s fastest folding bike
Hummingbird is the combination of pioneering design from creator Petre Craciun and precision engineering from Prodrive, the British motorsport group who develop some of the world’s most advanced composite technologies. How does that translate on two wheels in real life? Into a sleek 6.5kg beauty that goes like the clappers, that’s how.
Hummingbird Multi-Speed Folding Bike
Lighten Up: Urban Cottage Industries Balloon Bulb Cages
Supplying lighting to the likes of Soho House and Louis Vuitton, why not bring that industrial warehouse feel or shabby French farmhouse chic (minus any vicious loose chickens) to your suburban British bedroom? This Hebden Bridge-based brand, and their selection of colourful balloon bulb cages, are just the thing.
Urban Cottage Industries Balloon Bulb Cages
Seed to Skin: The Cure Molecular Cell Regeneration Complex
Every product by Seed To Skin was created in Borgo Santo Pietro, a restored 13th century villa-cum-five-star boutique retreat, farm and culinary school in Tuscany. The Cure is the mother of all moisturisers, with thermal and marine plankton coming together to help wipe those 10 past years of late-night partying off your face once and for all.
The Cure Molecular Cell Regeneration Complex
Double Denim: Connolly Double Breasted Denim Suit
They say you shouldn’t ever wear double denim. Connolly, the British-based heritage brand — infused with a motoring flavour — clearly didn’t listen. And we’re glad they ignored the advice, because this Denim Double-Breasted Jacket with matching trousers is one of our favourite wardrobe pieces
Connolly Double Breasted Jacket and Trousers
One shot or two?: Volcano Coffee Works At Home Pods
With a selection of different blends, Volcano Coffee Works have just launched their at home eco-friendly pods — meaning you can enjoy barista-level coffee at any time of the day. Our favourite? The Balanced blend. This Brazilian coffee’s mild nutty body is perfect for any time of day and deliciously sweet with milk.
Volcano Coffee Works Balanced Pods
Zip it: Pickett Small Classic Holdall
Most holdalls use one type of premium leather. This offering, from Pickett, uses two. Handmade in England using a combination of luxurious Stonham leather, it is trimmed with smooth British bridle hide. And the best of both worlds theme continues, as it can be used as either a structured or relaxed bag thanks to a removable baseboard. The perfect travel companion.
Pickett Small Classic Holdall
Sun yourself: Malin + Goetz SPF 30 Face Moisturiser
Even as the sun starts to recede into the grey sky, we’re still hoping for a few more weeks of summer. And, if you share our optimism, then there’s no better sun protection than this from Malin + Goetz. A two-in-one moisturiser and sunscreen, this lightweight formula synthesises Aloe and Willowherb Extracts to soothe your skin while protecting you from the rays — we hope — are on their way back…
Malin + Goetz SPF 30 Face Moisturiser
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