There’s something rather exciting about this time of year (it’s not the rain). With summer officially sinking to the bottom of fast-forming puddles, we’ve got the winter months to look forward to — and prepare for.
This week, we’ve rounded up the best jackets, jumpers and boots to keep you warm, found the perfect luggage to get you excited for a season on the slopes and even discovered how to create the perfect drink with just the roll of a dice. Add to that a sustainable suit, outrageous watch and a guitar inspired by one of rock’s greatest musicians, and these are the best buys of the week.
Wrap up: Barbour Tyne Wool Sweater
When inclement weather hits, there’s nothing better than a good sweater to keep out the cold. And Barbour has one of the best. Named for the brand’s local northern river, the ‘Tyne’ sweater is inspired by classic fishermen jumpers, knitted from chunky wool and has durable ribbed trims to trap in that all-important warmth.
Barbour Tyne Wool Sweater
Roll them: William & Son Drinks Dice
William & Son has a couple of dice worth rolling. There’s the more wholesome exercise dice — that commands you to squat, crunch or plank depending on how it lands — but our favourite has to be this drinking dice. From gin to Champagne, whisky to wine, if you’re often found standing indecisively in front of your drinks cabinet, then give this tonic a try…
William & Son Drinks Dice
Pack up: Globe-Trotter St Moritz Suitcase
If the snow, the sun and the après ski weren’t enough to get you excited to hit the slopes this season, surely the gear is. From Globe-Trotter, this ‘St Moritz’ suitcase takes its name from one of the world’s most glamorous resorts, and its styling cues from the ivory, navy and red palate that was seen streaking down Alpine slopes in the 1970s.
Globe-Trotter St Moritz Suitcase
Button it: Hackett Oktoberfest Jacket
With October about to hit, what better jacket to shrug on than a tailored, woollen, flap-pocketed garment that bears the month’s name? With striking back belting and three handy flap pockets, there’s only one other accessory that will make this jacket look cooler — and that’s an ice-cold stein brimming with beer.
Hackett Oktoberfest Jacket
Make it a double: Aviation American Gin
If you’d somehow missed it, Ryan Reynolds covers the latest edition of Gentleman’s Journal. And, as soon as you’ve subscribed to the magazine, you should order yourself a bottle of the newly minted businessman’s latest venture; Aviation Gin. It’s less Christmassy than the juniper-forward offerings us Brits are used to, and smoother than the A-lister as a result.
Aviation American Gin
Double knot: Church’s Careby Lace-up Boots
Like the woolly Barbour jumper above, autumn boots are best thick, well-made and ready to tackle the elements. From Church’s, these soft grain leather lace-ups are ideal for the chill to come — hand-stitched, naturally finished and Goodyear-welted to protect your feet from even the iciest of pavements.
Church’s Careby Lace-up Boots
Praise the cord: Sunspel Corduroy Harrington Jacket
We’re all jackets and jumpers this week. But can you blame us? It’s horrible outside. Our next way to tackle the stormy walk to work is this stylish corduroy jacket from Sunspel. If you’re not already wearing this rugged ribbed fabric — and you should be — this is the perfect place to start. Slanted pockets, zip front and a smart collar — what more could you want?
Sunspel Corduroy Harrington Jacket
All Along the Watchtower: Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster
There have been few musicians cooler than Jimi Hendrix. Gentleman’s Journal cover stars Lenny Kravitz and A$AP Rocky both cited the guitarist’s tremendous sonic flexibility as an inspiration — and Fender has celebrated the music of the icon with a new edition of its famous Stratocaster. Full of incendiary vintage tone and classic style, it’s an incredible instrument.
Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster
Save the world: Moss Bros 1851 Tailored Fit Eco-Suit
If you hadn’t noticed, people are finally wising up to the benefits of eco-friendliness. Mindsets are changing, marches are raising awareness and brands have realised that sustainability is not a watchword that’s going away anytime soon. And, if every bid to save the world is as stylish as Moss Bros’ recycled polyester three-piece suit, we’re glad to hear it.
Moss Bros 1851 Tailored Fit Eco-Suit
Take off: Richard Mille RM 62-01 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm Airbus Corporate Jets
Despite the obvious difference in scale between a watch and an aircraft, Richard Mille believes that both are highly similar in terms of their functions, requirements and processes. Sophisticated structures, meticulous engineering and stringent certifications shape both — and this grade 5 titanium, brightly coloured tourbillon celebrates those similarities.
Richard Mille RM 62-01 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm Airbus Corporate Jets
Want more of the best gear money can buy? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks here…