Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

From a colourful backgammon set to the only polo shirt you'll ever need, this is what we want this week...

August, that time of year when Italians log-off from work and hit the beach for four solid weeks of sunshine, wine and socialising – not a care in the world about their failing economy or public debt of 132 percent of GDP.

Us Brits meanwhile slowly roast away in sticky offices, doing our bit for the country’s productivity (a beefy 0.2 percent). If that’s you, then you deserve a treat; why not spoil yourself with a purchase or two from this week’s Editor’s Picks.

Master smart casual: Brunello Cucinelli slim fit polo

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

A long-sleeve polo shirt is ideal for wearing with tailoring, or for those all-too-tricky smart casual invites over the summer. This light cotton number is from the house of Brunello Cucinelli, a man who describes himself as “part businessman, part philosopher and part monk”. That gets a thumbs up in our book.

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Slim-Fit Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt from Mr P

£390

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Tee off: The Classic Amateur tournament at Terre Blanche

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Ahead of the Ryder Cup in September, heading to France for the first time in its 89 year history,  the Terre Blanche hotel in Provence is hosting a special edition on its celebrated Classic Amateur tournament.

All participants have the opportunity to compete on the hotel’s two 18-hole championship golf courses, before retiring to the Michelin-starred restaurant for a glamorous awards ceremony. Or there’s the luxury spa, where you can get all that tension and anger out from that missed birdie on the 4th. 

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Terre Blanche Hotel & Spa

Tee for two

Roll some patriotic dice: Pickett Backgammon

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Feel a pleasant pump of patriotism coursing round your veins when rolling the dice on this leather backgammon games board. Made in England, like all of Pickett’s fine leather goods and accessories, it’s a welcome addition to the company’s recently launched 30th Anniversary Burgundy Collection.

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Large backgammon set

£1465

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For a spot of peacocking: Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Cufflinks provide the perfect opportunity for a gentleman to peacock: that one flare of flamboyance in an otherwise conservative outfit. Made of 18K gold with glistening rubies for eyes this wild cat pair are a guaranteed conversation starter.

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Gold Wildcat Cufflinks

£3602

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Make it pop: Andy Wahol’s Magnificent Seven

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Created during the American artist’s pre-fame years, his 1950s hand-drawn books are considered coveted jewels in the pop art master’s crown. This portfolio contains reprints of all seven books, with memorable images such as a cat admiring a woman’s behind, all presented in a beautiful accordion case.

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Andy Warhol. Seven Illustrated Books 1952–1959

£150

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Hit the Kings Road: Luca Faloni Summer Pop-up

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Before you set sail for the Med (or maybe just another hot day in the office) be sure to pop in to the pop up of the summer: Luca Faloni on the King’s Road. Offering timeless Italian menswear for all occasions, the store is in place on the Duke Of York Square till September.

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Luca Faloni Summer Pop Up, 23 King’s Road

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Feel 40% more handsome: Malin+Goetz face moisturizer

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

We all know the importance of protecting our skin from the lovely but all-too-deadly sun. That doesn’t mean though we should accept having greasy, uncomfortable skin. MALIN+GOETZ makes it easy with this light moisturiser that offers soothing hydration plus broad spectrum SPF30.

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Malin+Goetz SPF30 from Mr P

£30

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Toughen up your footwear: SWIMS Wing Tip Boots

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

Swims is a Norwegian footwear brand that dares to tread where others won’t and can’t: mixing clean-cut style with all-weather functionality. The Motion Collection takes classic designs and enhances them with tough hi-tech materials; a good choice for the fjords or the city.

Editor’s Picks: Golf on the Riviera, wild cat cufflinks and Andy Warhol’s pop art

SWIMS Wing Tip Boots

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