Looking for something a little different? Because this week’s Editor’s Picks is full of subtle spins, fresh takes and new ideas.
There’s the latest from Ducati — but it’s a little slower and a lot cheaper than the Italian brand’s usual two-wheelers. There’s a pair of loafers from Cheaney — with no heels and many hidden talents. There’s even a drinks cabinet that shrugs off the stuffy reputation of Scotch collecting. Take a look below…
Power up: Taiga Motors Orca Electric Jet-Ski
After charging up, hitting the slopes and tackling electric snowmobiles, Montreal start-up Taiga Motors has dipped its toe into the world of Jet Ski-style watercraft. This, the sleek, chic ‘Orca’ model, has a top speed of 65 mph, a two-hour run time and features including GPS navigation, Bluetooth radio and colour options including ‘Ocean Blue’ and ‘Sunset Orange’.
Taiga Motors Orca Electric Jet-Ski
Bottle it: Ahu ‘Nazar’ Mahogany Drinks Cabinet
Set to be launched during London Design Festival in September, this ‘Nazar’ mahogany and lacquer cabinet from bespoke design collective Ahu is an eye-catching, entertaining centrepiece for any luxury party. Each of the eight slated to be built will be made-to-order in Istanbul — by master craftsmen in specialised ateliers.
Ahu ‘Nazar’ Mahogany Drinks Cabinet
Go for gold: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020
As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics sprint, swim and cycle on, long-time global sponsor Omega is celebrating the Games’ success with a suitably golden timepiece. The Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 is crafted from 18k gold, has a striking blue dial that features the Tokyo Games’ motif — and a complementary blue leather strap.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020
Palm off: The Kooples Palm Print Shirt at Bicester Village
Festival season is upon us. And you know what that means; it’s volume-pumping, bass-thumping time you upgraded your summer wardrobe. Thankfully, we’ve partnered with Bicester Village this week to compile the definitive guide — featuring shirts, like this printed palm option from The Kooples, even louder than the music itself.
The Kooples Palm Print Shirt at Bicester Village
Rev up: Royal Enfield Meteor
Designed in collaboration with Royal Enfield’s technical centre in Chennai, India, the Meteor 350 is an all-new motorcycle from the Bruntingthorpe-based brand. With a new ground-up engine and chassis, it is available in 7 colourways (we like ‘Stellar Red’) and comes fitted with the Royal Enfield Tripper turn-by-turn navigation device.
Royal Enfield Meteor
String along: Ostend ‘The Jeremy Pant’ Trousers
Earlier this year — in the midst of work-from-home madness — we made the case for drawstring trousers. Now that the world is re-opening, Ostend is doubling down on the argument. Woven from linen and fitted with an elastic drawstring waistband, these versatile khaki trousers are a comfortable alternative to stiff, restrictive chinos this summer.
Ostend ‘The Jeremy Pant’ Trousers
Slip on: Cheaney Timothy Collapsible Tassel Loafer
What’s a collapsible loafer, we hear you ask? It’s exactly what it says on the soft suede upper, we answer. Semi-lined and constructed with flexibility in mind, Cheaney’s innovative ‘Timothy’ design features no shank, heel or toe stiffeners to ensure it travels well and feels weightless to wear. And, thanks to a new ‘flexy leather’ cemented sole, it’s as reliable as it is pliable.
Cheaney Timothy Collapsible Tassel Loafer
Good work: Chapman Maximalist Briefcase
Here’s a nifty solution to our ‘mobile working’ problem; Chapman’s Maximalist Briefcase. Whether you’re working from home, from the office or your favourite coffee shop, this British-dyed, bonded canvas bag was designed to be ‘your office on the move’. It’s got laptop slots, pen holders — and even room for overnight essentials if you’re going particularly OOO.
Chapman Maximalist Briefcase
Off-road: Ducati Cross-E ‘Scrambler’ Scooter
If you’ve always fancied owning a Ducati, this may be the electric scooter for you. Cheaper to buy and easier to handle than its bigger, more powerful brothers, the Cross-E ‘Scrambler’ mounts fat anti-puncture tires on a sturdy, hardy body — with three riding modes, large 3.5” LCD display and top speed of 25 kph.
Ducati Cross-E ‘Scrambler’ Scooter
Button it: Drake’s Corduroy Trucker Jacket
No brand puts sophisticated spins on classic casualwear like Drake’s. This, the British tailor’s take on the iconic trucker jacket, is inspired by vintage styles. With its short, slim shape and generous collar, it may look simple — but benefits from chain stitching, copper hardware, and a roughout suede waistband patch.
Drake’s Corduroy Trucker Jacket