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From the latest pair of Bang & Olufsen wireless headphones to a Linley Leather Director’s Chair, this is what we want this week…

With the cold snap (hopefully) over, we’re readying ourself for the exciting, dynamic days of spring and summer. And that means warming up our wallets, too.

From linen, our go-to warm weather fabric, to an electric scooter to get around the city, we’ve got everything you need to start hyping up the seasons to come. That also includes coffee to wake you up, aftershave to freshen you up and a whisky tasting kit to get your summer nights swinging. Take a look…

Leading the charge: La Vespa Elettrica L1

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When an icon such as Vespa adopts a new technology, you know it’s going places. And this new electric scooter from the Italian brand proves that it’ll only be a couple of years before we’re all zooming about in and on charged up machines.

Silent, ecological and technologically advanced, you’ll need only 4 hours to get a full charge on the latest Vespa, and then you’ll have 200 km of range to explore wherever you want. Molto bene!

Editor’s Picks: Electric Vespa, Floris Eau De Parfum and Johnnie Walker Tasting Kit

La Vespa Elettrica L1

£4999

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Sounds good: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6

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There’s something about Bang & Olufsen that just keeps us going back to the Danish brand. These Beoplay E6 wireless earphones have been designed to be practical and useful for exercise — and, in a nice touch, the brand have taken on board suggestions from consumers.

So, from the snap-on charger and more secure fit, to the silicone ear fins and even weight distribution, these are earphones designed for the people, and built by those who know sound like no-one else.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6

£275

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Limited edition: Floris River Dawn Eau De Parfum

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The latest launch to the annual ‘By Request’ service, River Dawn has been hand-poured by Floris with only 200 signed bottles released.

A sparkling fragrance, River Dawn opens with a radiant green floral note, balanced with a delicate trace of fruity apple blossom to invoke the scene of a lively river flowing by.

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Floris River Dawn Eau De Parfum

£180

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Lighten up: Drake’s Washed-Linen Overshirt

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As the temperature becomes unseasonably warm, it’s time to find that ideal transitional jacket to see you into spring.

And, as much as we love flannel shirts, this washed-linen overshirt from Drake’s has really caught our eye. Cut from linen and handmade in the brand’s Somerset workshop, this is a versatile and effortlessly stylish piece.

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Drake’s Washed-Linen Overshirt

£290

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Feeling blue: Tumi X Johnnie Walker Tasting Kit

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If your Johnnie Walker Blue Label wasn’t decadent enough, this new tasting kit from Tumi has been designed for global travellers who like a taste of finer things wherever they go. Handmade in Italy from saffiano leather, the case opens to reveal two glasses, leather coasters, stainless steel tongs and an ice bucket.

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Tumi X Johnnie Walker Tasting Kit

£5045

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Lights, Camera, Action: Linley Leather Director’s Chair

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Machined from 7075 T6 aircraft grade aluminium, this chair is made up of 130 components — which all come together to make a seriously cool piece of furniture.

And Linley, as always, have found the best materials in the world with which to create it. Our favourite part? That tanned leather seat and back rest, made from light tan bridle butts from Britain’s only remaining traditional oak bark tannery in Devon.

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Linley Leather Director’s Chair

£6000

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Power to the people: Sonic Editions 1959 Che Guevara Print

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Who doesn’t want to revolutionise their home decor a little? Che Guevara’s portrait is so recognisable and this one, taken by Mr Joseph Scherschel in Cuba during 1959, shows the revolutionary wearing his signature beret and smoking a cigar  — the sling around his neck also adds a rakish edge.

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Sonic Editions 1959 Che Guevara Print

£200

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Wake up and smell the coffee: Toast Living H.A.N.D Copper-Tone Coffee Set

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Toast Living’s drip set may be minimal in its design, but each component is carefully considered to help you make the perfect cup of coffee.

The frame is built from copper-tone steel which won’t crack with heat or pressure, and the filter holder is structured to reduce paper surface contact, so the water flow is easier to control. Perfect for that morning cup.

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Toast Living H.A.N.D Copper-Tone Coffee Set

£230

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In the bag: Bennett Winch Full Leather Tote

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Bennett Winch know what they’re doing when it comes to luggage. And, by recreating their much-loved tote bag in full-grain brown Tuscan leather, they’ve given it an elegant upgrade.

The secure laptop sleeve, internal pocket and slightly longer handles also give this leather tote a functional appeal — and the leather will ensure it ages gracefully.

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Bennett Winch Full Leather Tote

£525

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Button it: Orlebar Brown Giles Linen Shirt

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Summer’s almost here, gents. And, with it, your wardrobe should be stuffed with linen shirts. Here’s a great place to start; with the navy Giles shirt from Orlebar Brown. Precisely tailored and with a flattering curved hem, this is the perfect versatile button-down for a day on the beach or a casual dinner.

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Orlebar Brown Giles Linen Shirt

£195

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