If it ain’t broke, they say, don’t fix it. But you can tweak it. Because, by adjusting, adapting and updating products, brands can often breathe new live into enduring, existing designs.
Designs like café racer motorcycles, traditional dress shirts or luxury SUVs. Or iconic digital watches and vintage sound systems. We’ve even found that the humble suit jacket could sometimes do with an alteration or two. Thankfully, this week, our Editor’s Picks is brimming with endless examples of these fresh takes…
Coin flip: CoinTickr Crypto Tracker
This nifty desktop gadget was created by crypto portfolio tracking app CoinStats. With a compact, 1.3-inch screen, it’ll keep you on top of your investments, with a live database of 20,000+ сoins and 300+ exchanges displaying the currency of your choice — and all its edge-of-the-seat price fluctuations — in front of your eyes at all times. Smart stuff.
CoinTickr Crypto Tracker
Party time: Turnbull & Asser Ruffle-Front ‘Wilfred’ Shirt
Inspired by the elegance of the 1970’s Mayfair Club scene, Turnbull & Asser has created a vintage-tinged eveningwear collection just in time for party season. Our pick of the retro threads? This ‘Wilfred’ shirt; cut from cream silk, finished with mother-of-pearl buttons and decorated with a statement-making, head-turning ruffle-front.
Turnbull & Asser Ruffle-Front ‘Wilfred’ Shirt
Changing lanes: New Fifth-Generation Range Rover
From the 125 patents that put it together to its incredible ‘noise-cancelling’ capabilities, the fifth-generation Range Rover is an impressive bit of luxury kit. Designed, developed and engineering here in Britain, it will be produced exclusively at the British brand’s Solihul factory and it’s available to order now. Learn more here.
New Range Rover
Going for gold: A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk ‘Lumen'
Limited to 200 pieces worldwide, this latest release from the German watchmaker — to celebrate the twenty-seven years of the brand’s rebirth — takes the iconic digital ‘Zeitwerk’ and dresses it up with the company’s high-end ‘Honeygold’ alloy. With a dual jump hour and minute display, it’s a bold design with a refined finish.
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk ‘Lumen'
Turn it up: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ Earphones
The Danish audio pioneer’s first true wireless earphones are things of Scandi beauty. Chic, sleek and sophisticated of design, each earbud features ‘Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation’ — and beamforming technology for first-class call clarity. The best, most wintry part? That frosty blue-grey ‘Nordic Ice’ colourway.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ Earphones
Raise a glass: Nyetimber Blanc De Blancs 2014
Last week, Gentleman’s Journal headed down to Nyetimber for the brand’s ‘Harvest Luncheon’ — and a couple of glasses of the British brand’s fine sparkling wine. This Blanc de Blancs is the very spirit of elegance itself; with fragrant honeysuckle flirting with white peach and leavened with a fresh, zesty acidity.
Nyetimber Blanc De Blancs 2014
Sound it out: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker
The iconic Zeppelin speaker, from renowned British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins, has been reborn and reimagined for the wireless streaming age. With a shape defined by acoustics, the design’s five, well-spaced and carefully positioned premium drive units will play out room-filling stereo sound in style.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker
Wake up: Heath Eye Serum
When we caught up with film costumier and stylist Tom David O’Dell earlier this month, he sung the praises of Heath’s ‘Eye Serum’ — a product that he helped to develop back in the early days of the British grooming brand. Powered with Persian Silk Tree Extract and blue light-battling Soliberine, it hydrates, firms up and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
Heath Eye Serum
Lace up: Tod’s ‘No_Code J’ Sneaker
Bringing the refined, sophisticated style of Italian design to the world of sneakers, Tod’s latest trainers have an extra-light EVA outsole — which feature the brand’s iconic rubber pebbles on the back. Crafted from layers of overlapping fabric and technical mesh, they come with leather side inserts and T-shaped eyelets.
Tod’s ‘No_Code J’ Sneaker
Lead the charge: Savic ‘Alpha’ Electric Motorcycle
Revved up with retro styling cues, this futuristic electric motorcycle was created in Australia. Designed to resemble a classic café racer — but one with a state-of-the-art advanced electric powertrain — the Savic ‘Alpa’ can hit 100kph in 3.5 seconds, and can fast-charge in under four hours up to a range of 200 kilometres.
Savic Alpha Electric Motorcycle
Button it: Private White V.C. ‘Flâneur Mayfair’ Blazer
Offices may have reopened, but the trend for ‘softer suiting’ is here to stay. Our work-from-home wardrobes embraced super-soft materials and flannel fabrics — and this new ‘Flâneur Mayfair’ blazer is the epitome of this easy-going style. With an overshirt design, adjustable drawstring waist and three patch pockets, it combines fashion and function.
Private White V.C. ‘The Flâneur Mayfair’ Blazer