There’s a glimmer of summer in the air. And, although the clouds are doing their best to conspire against our warm weather wishes, here at Gentleman’s Journal we’ve been picking out our favourite styles and gear for the balmy months ahead.
So, from the wine we want to drink at our summer picnics to the motorbike we want to ride to the Riviera, this is our round-up of the best new releases of the week…
On a roll: Ettinger Watch Roll
We hold Ettinger in very high esteem. Their leather goods beat almost all others, and this new watch roll is no different. Suede-lined, and with a dividing ring to keep your watches separate, close it by clipping the two monogrammed poppers — and personalise the outside with up to five initials.
Ettinger Watch Roll
Fire up: CCM Spitfire Six Motorcycle
With only 300 of these beautiful bikes being made, we can’t wait to get our hands on one of CCM’s customised motors. Tank colours range from Oxblood Red to Pearl White, but we prefer the British Racing Green — a suitably patriotic hue to compliment that quilted brown leather seat.
CCM Spitfire Six Motorcycle
Straight-sets: Impatia Lungolinea Wood + Glass Table Tennis table
Because who doesn’t want to play table tennis on a glass-topped table? It may be a little too fragile to survive a raucous game of beer pong, but this chrome-plated signature piece will be the gem of any games room. Ash and walnut legs support the glass top, and an Alacantra net makes it game-ready.
Impatia Lungolinea Wood + Glass Table Tennis table
Wake up and smell it: Roest Coffee Bean Roaster
This professional sample roaster is designed to give a perfect result every time — and who doesn’t want to wake up to the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans? Available to reserve now, this efficient, modern piece of kitchen kit is designed with a smart control system — to ensure you’ll make the perfect cup every time.
Roest Coffee Bean Roaster
Throw shade: Sunspel Soho Sunglasses in Dark Turtle
Summer’s on its way — despite what the weather may be telling you — and that means that it’s time to invest in a new set of sunglasses. What better pair, then, than these Italian-made frames from Sunspel? Hand-polished, crafted from acetate and with the highest standard of UV protection, they’re as practical as they are stylish.
Sunspel Soho Sunglasses in Dark Turtle
Slice of life: Alessi Olive Wood Truffle Slicer
Made from olive-wood and armed with a stainless steel cutting edge, this iconic piece of kitchenware from Alessi is tough enough to slice even the most stubborn truffle. The design, by Ettore Sottsass, is now 30-years-old — and has surely helped garnish some of the finest dishes to be graced by this one-of-a-kind ingredient.
Alessi Olive Wood Truffle Slicer
Start your engines: Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition
Continuing Chopard’s tradition of celebrating the iconic Mille Miglia race, this 2019 edition from the celebrated Maison is a distinctive, sturdy and accurate chronograph, with enough technical innovation to stay in pole position — but enough vintage spirit to remain at the peak of sophistication.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition
Summer drinking: Miraval Rosé by The Magnum Company
There’s nothing more decadent than pulling out a magnum to drink in the sun. And, if the clouds do finally part, that wine’s got to be rosé. Aromatic, bursting with fresh strawberries and lively spring flowers, this Miraval will perfectly pair with a board of cured meats and good chunk of crusty bread this summer.
Miraval Rosé by The Magnum Company
Button it: Hackett Plain Cotton Jersey Shirt
Woven in Italy from the finest cotton jersey, Hackett’s latest shirt promises lasting comfort without compromising on elegance. It’s finished with a super-soft handle not only great for wearing against the skin but also to create a weightier drape, meaning you’ll remain cool this summer — in every sense of the word.
Hackett Plain Cotton Jersey Shirt
Want more summer-ready gear? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks…