Editor’s Picks: Bourbon Whiskey, Triumph Motorcycle and Royal Navy Coat
From a pair of pioneering earphones from British-based Nothing to Blenheim Forge’s latest carving kit, this is what we want this week…
This week, we’re hyped for our Editor’s Picks. They’re above, beyond and innovative to the point of inventive excess. Take Ford’s final GT, for example; a hypercar of exclusive, streamlined proportions to wave off the landmark model. Or bicycle brand Bianchi’s new ‘Oltre RC’ — purportedly the first ‘hyperbike’ marketed by the Italian manufacturer.
Even Patricks (many a man’s trusted grooming guide) has offered up a moisturiser that has been ‘hyper-concentrated’ to ensure its richness and hydrating properties. Through in a pair of hyper-futuristic, cyber-forward headphones from Nothing and Blenheim Forge’s newest knife (forged from, would you believe, hypereutectoid steel), and you’ve got about as high energy an Editor’s Picks as we’ve ever put together…
Take a shine: Triumph Rocket 3 ‘R’ Chrome Edition Motorcycle
Available for one year only, this high-shine motorcycle is one of ten limited models in Triumph’s dazzling new collection. Built as a celebration of the British bikemaker’s verve and finesse, the polished finish on this Rocket 3 ‘R’ serves to highlight the design’s dominating presence and muscular style.
Triumph Rocket 3 ‘R’ Chrome Edition Motorcycle
Button it: Aubin ‘Raleigh’ Wool Coat
Inspired by the weather-defying duffles toggled up by the Royal Navy, Aubin’s latest overcoat uses hardy Yorkshire wool to combat the cold. Slightly oversized, it features British-made buttons and tab cuffs — as well as a deep, dark and magnificently versatile navy colour.
Aubin ‘Raleigh’ Wool Coat
Sound them out: Nothing Ear (stick) Earphones
If you’ve lost more than one pair of AirPods, then these earphones probably aren’t for you. Weighing just 4.4 grams, and released by burgeoning British tech start-up Nothing, the ergonomic ‘Ear(stick)s’ build custom 12.6mm dynamic drivers, press controls and up to 29 hours of listening time into their lightweight design.
Nothing Ear (stick) Earphones
Jet-set: Morris & Co. X Ettinger Luggage Tag
Decorated with a detailed embossing of the iconic William Morris ‘Marigold’ print, this luggage tag is our favourite piece from Ettinger’s latest collaborative collection. Cut from the finest Italian calf leather, it’s trimmed with a silver-toned buckle and conceals a secure covered address slip.
Morris & Co. X Ettinger Luggage Tag
Deep dive: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge
Yesterday, filmmaker and explorer James Cameron unveiled Rolex’s new Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge. Inspired by the experimental watch that accompanied him on his descent into the Mariana Trench back in 2012, the titanium watch represents a new milestone in the world of Rolex divers’ watches — being guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 11,000 metres.
Look sharp: Blenheim Forge Damascus Carving Set
Whether you’re preparing for Thanksgiving or getting a jump on Christmas, Blenheim Forge is back with another limited edition carving kit. This year, two different types of Swedish high carbon steel have been used — and those handles are made from ancient oak that has been seasoning in a bog for over 5,000 years.
Blenheim Forge Damascus Carving Set
Last call: 2022 Ford GT ‘LM Edition’ Coupé
Limited to 20 special-edition hypercars, this last ever Ford GT features an asymmetric designed interior, ‘Liquid Silver’ exterior paint and unique 3D-printed elements including a bespoke alloy instrument panel badge hewn from the ground-down crankshaft of the GT that placed third at Le Mans in 2016.
Soft touch: Patricks ‘AM1’ Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
Hyper-concentrated, and formulated to absorb into the skin swiftly and softly (for a silky matte finish), this next-generation moisturiser from men’s grooming gurus Patricks contains a powerful combination of hyaluronic acid, creatine and squalene to promote elasticity in your skin and boost your collagen levels.
Patrick’s ‘AM1’ Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
Best foot forward: Aurélien ‘Voyager’ Chelsea Boots
It’s not often a Chelsea boot manages to catch our eye. But Aurélien, somehow, have put a twist on the timeless, humble design that has stepped it up to a stylish new level. Stitched with suede-trimmed soles, standout apron seams and calf leather linings for the utmost comfort, the ‘Voyager’ boots offer you the perfect pair for autumn.
Aurélien ‘Voyager’ Chelsea Boots
Buckle up: Rapha + POC ‘Omne Air’ Helmet
Unisex and multipurpose, Rapha’s latest collaboration has been optimised for both gravel and road-based riding. Under that stone-coloured shell, it’s been fitted with ‘Mips Integra’ impact protection technology, and a three-point cradle to ensure a secure, precise and comfortable fit.
Rapha + POC ‘Omne Air’ Helmet
Raise a glass: Rabbit Hole ‘Heigold’ Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The latest mouth-watering whiskey to emerge from the brand’s burrow, this ‘Heigold’ from Kentucky-based Rabbit Hole is made with a high percentage of rye. As an aromatic result, you can expect notes of peppery spice with every sip — flavours tempered by silky butterscotch and flashes of bright, fresh-feeling citrus.
Rabbit Hole ‘Heigold’ Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Shifting gears: Bianchi ‘Oltre RC’ Hyperbike
Bianchi has been making bicycles since 1885 — making it the oldest manufacturer of two-wheelers the world has ever seen. So it tracks that the brand’s first ‘hyperbike’ would further their revolutionary reputation. And, with patent-pending ‘Air Deflectors’ and reengineered carbon fibre for ultimate frame stiffness, the ‘Oltre RC’ seems to fit the bill.
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