Whatever you have planned for August, this week’s Editor’s Picks will enable you to up your game, with a selection of must-have new releases from style and sport to relaxation. Edward Green’s chic unlined loafer and Westley Richards’ safari-style expedition shirt will add effortless elegance to your daily ensembles, while TIO TIO’s padel racket and Allbirds’ new men’s running trainers will give you the best chance to demonstrate your sporting prowess. To elevate your downtime, we recommend mixing up some Disaronno Velvet Batida cocktails, lighting a Floris oud and cashmere scented candle and challenging a friend to a game of backgammon with Alexandra Llewellyn’s beautifully-crafted board set. Take a look…
Best foot forward: Edward Green Hampton Loafer
An elegant, unlined loafer, Edward Green’s new Hampton shoe is ideal for wearing with relaxed yet refined contemporary menswear. Crafted from the finest Italian Mink in a rich, deep brown, it’s a wardrobe staple that can be styled with both formal and casual looks. Its Oak bark tanned leather soles are processed for nine months in a solution of oak, spruce and mimosa barks, ensuring unequalled comfort and durability.
Edward Green Hampton Loafer
Smooth operator: Disaronno Velvet
Disaronno is arguably the world’s favourite Italian liqueur, and its Disaronno Velvet variation mixes the distinctive Disaronno Originale with velvety notes, resulting in a fresh, silky-smooth liqueur. It’s perfect for sun-filled days and never-ending evenings, enjoyed on the rocks or in a signature cocktail known as the Disaronno Velvet Batida – 1 part of Disaronno Velvet, 1 part of coconut water, shaken and poured over crushed ice in a highball glass with a garnish of either coconut flakes or a coconut slice. Perfetto!
Blue in the face: Tissot PRX 35mm Powermatic 80 in Ice Blue
A new addition to Tissot’s line-up, the PRX 35mm Powermatic 80 is now available in enchanting ice blue, with ‘PR’ standing for “Particularly Robust” or “Precision and Resistance”. The robustness is guaranteed by a new ‘floating’ movement and flexible joints of synthetic materials acting as shock absorbers, as well as armoured glass ensuring the watch is waterproof up to 10 bars. This timepiece is also equipped with a Powermatic 80 automatic movement, offering 80-hour power reserve.
Tissot PRX 35mm Powermatic 80 in Ice Blue
Adventure time: Westley Richards Expedition Shirt in Brushed Sand
Made from durable 100% Italian twill cotton, this safari shirt is generously cut, making it cool and breathable for exploring in warmer climates. It also has expandable bellows pockets on either side of the chest for carrying your small essentials. All Westley Richards’ products are made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, and this shirt is trimmed in genuine horn buttons and pre-washed for instant comfort with superior softness.
Adventure time: Westley Richards Expedition Shirt in Brushed Sand
Anyone’s game: Alexandra Llewellyn Design Geometric Turquoise Backgammon Set
Referencing design codes of the Art Deco era, Alexandra Llewellyn puts a modern take on the age-old craft of wood marquetry with the Signature Geometric Turquoise backgammon set. Crafted in England from sustainable sycamore, walnut and blue bird’s eye maple marquetry woods, the set is paired with weighted calf leather pieces, with personalisation options including laser engraved dates, initials or a handwritten message.
Alexandra Llewellyn Design Geometric Turquoise Backgammon Set
Big hit: TIO TIO Padel Racket
Padel, sometimes known as Padel Tennis, is the latest sports craze to hit the UK, and the TIO TIO padel racket is the ultimate racket for intermediate padel players. The hybrid shape, sand finishing and curated mixture of materials give this racket the maximum level of strength and durability, with the carbon fibre frame and the higher balance of the racket enabling players to hit more powerful bandejas, smashes and volleys. The solid sand finish also provides more control and spin.
Cool runnings: Allbirds Men’s Tree Flyer 2
Bring fun to any run with the Tree Flyer 2 – a seriously springy and sustainable new running shoe with increased stability, support and grip. Suitable for running, training, fitness classes and home/gym workouts, the external heel counter is made entirely of recycled content from the midsole foaming process, while the shoelaces are made from recycled plastic bottles to help keep your stride steady and reducing waste. Bio TPU overlays on the toe and midfoot adds stability, durability and lateral support.
Allbirds Men’s Tree Flyer 2
Tickled pink: The Whispering Angel Roof Terrace at The Sloane Club
Until the end of August, Whispering Angel by Chateau d’Esclans has taken over The Roof Terrace at The Sloane Club, serving crisp rosés complemented by a mouth-watering menu by The Club’s Chefs. Escape the hustle and bustle of King’s Road to enjoy a selection of refreshing rosés including The Pale Rosé, Whispering Angel Rosé, and Rock Angel Rosé, among others.
Bold move: Gusari The Deia Shorts
Named after Cala Deia in Mallorca, Gusari’s bold ghurka-style shorts featuring striking single side fasteners are guaranteed to make a splash wherever you wear them. The Gusari design team has incorporated a partially elasticated waistband to enhance durability, while providing support, and every pair is made using recycled polyester, with each purchase helping to remove 6.5 plastic bottles from our oceans and landfill sites.
Gusari The Deia Shorts
Scents of craft: Floris Oud & Cashmere Scented Candle
Floris home fragrances date back to its catalogue of 1851, and a range entitled “For Perfuming Apartments”. Today, each of its scented candles is hand poured with blended wax to ensure even burning, and the high level of pure fragrance oils ensures a richly scented ambience. Its Oud & Cashmere combines a light sparkle of citrus contrasts with rich spicy tones of black pepper, cardamom and clove bud, creating a welcoming atmosphere for any living space.
Floris Oud & Cashmere Scented Candle
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