Editor’s Picks: George Orwell books, Bentley skis and a Ferrari Roma
From a rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus to a matte black teflon corkscrew from L’Atelier du Vin, this is what we want this week…
That’s it! Another decade done. We’re staring down the barrel of 2020, and with it will come another barrage of New Year’s resolutions we can pledge to complete and then quietly ignore. Well not this year, gents. From an adjustable kettlebell to lose those pounds and a fine tool box to finally fix up the house, we’ve found some of the best gear to help you stick to your guns.
Always wanted to learn to ski? Bentley have some brilliant limited editions you should check out. Need to read more? We’ve found an ideal set of George Orwell’s best. Vowing to finish those driving lessons? Why not reward yourself with the new Ferrari…
Powder fresh: Bentley X Bomber Centenary Edition 84 Skis
Because who needs a Continental GT Convertible when Bentley also make skis? A ice-cool collaboration with Bomber, these skis have been released to celebrate Bentley’s 100th year as a leading luxury carmaker. And, true to the number, there are only 100 pairs being created. We especially like the 24-karat gold plated diamond-shape inserts; inspired by the patterns in Bentley’s new EXP 100 GT concept car.
Bentley X Bomber Centenary Edition 84 Skis
Under the hammer: Lorenzo Milano Wooden Tool Box
There’s something charming about a well-made practical product. True, you may not need to spend four figures on a tool box — but, if you do have some spare cash rattling around, we can think of worse things to spend it on than this Lorenzi Milano set. From wooden-handled hammers and screwdrivers to a torch, pliers and a tape measure, there are over forty different tools in this beautiful Italian wood box. It’s time to DIY.
Lorenzo Milano Wooden Tool Box
Raise a glass: L’Atelier du Vin Teflon Corkscrew
What is it about all-black editions of products that make them that much cooler? It’s a question you should mull over with a glass of wine in hand — and what better way to crack open a corking Cabernet Sauvignon than with this: an all-black corkscrew from L’Atelier du Vin. It not only looks the part — it’s also crafted from matte Teflon, meaning it will last for years, and bottles, to come.
L’Atelier du Vin Teflon Corkscrew
Heavyweight: JaxJox Adjustable Weight Kettlebell
We’ll admit it; we’re still not entirely sure how this digital kettlebell works, but we do know that it’s a top idea. Rather than faffing around with a whole rack of differently weighted kettlebells, JAXJOX has developed a six-in-one adjustable weight that uses pioneering app-enabled technology to allow you to add or drop weights in seconds. Perfect if you always struggle to stick to those fitness resolutions.
JaxJox Adjustable Weight Kettlebell
Start your engines: Ferrari Roma
It’s a new Ferrari. That’s it. That’s our rationale for putting it on this list. Because who would say no to a new Ferrari? True, you may be an Aston man, or like your Lambos, but just take a look at the Roma’s 1960s style roofline, long curving bonnet and razor-thin LED headlights. It’s a thing of beauty. We’ll take one in racing red, please and thank you.
Gold standard: Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711
Patek Philippes aren’t just any old watches — and this isn’t just any old Patek Philippe. From Watchfinder & Co, this rose gold Nautilus has the Swiss brand’s iconic brown baton dial, and has been thoroughly restored and inspected; water resistance, accuracy and functionality tested. If you’re ready to add the rose gold standard of dress watches to your collection, we can’t think of anything better.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711
Take your shot: St George Single Malt Whiskey
It may sound like a Scotch, and look a little like it hails from Britain with a name such as St George — but this whiskey is an American export. Distilled across the pond, we’re rarely such fans of bourbon — but this single malt is something special. Pop it open and you’ll enjoy notes of hazelnut, cocoa and aromatic wood smoke. The ideal winter warmer.
St George Single Malt Whiskey
Big Brother: George Orwell Book Set
If there’s one thing we like more than a good book, it’s a good-looking good book. And this set of four — the most notable works of 20th century author George Orwell — is most certainly good-looking. You’ll get classics such as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm to inflame your imagination, and their handsome, stacked-up spines to peer out from your bookshelf. Just remember: Big Brother is watching you.
George Orwell Book Set
Cut the mustard: Husbands Mustard Slim Corduroy Suit
What do you mean, you don’t own a corduroy suit? It’s a question we asked earlier this year, and one we stand by with reliably ridged, statement-making resolve. And, when there are such stonkers as this from Husbands knocking around, you’ve got no excuse not to pick one up. Tailored by hand in Italy, this mustard suit has lightly padded shoulders, slim-leg trousers and bags of vintage style appeal.
Husbands Mustard Slim Corduroy Suit
Looking for more extravagant gear in time for Christmas? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks…