Editor’s Picks: Husqvarna Motorcycle, Balblair Whisky and GJ Loafers

From a handsome bottle of artisanal gin to the latest portable speaker from Bang & Olufsen, this is what we want this week…

There’s cause for celebration this week; as Gentleman’s Journal unveils the first of our tenth anniversary collaborations. Putting our best foot forward, the Gentleman’s Journal x Crockett & Jones ‘Boston’ Loafer is a black suede must-buy, and you can learn more about its versatile style below.

Elsewhere, Private White V.C and Tenue stitch together another exclusive collaboration, and we keep our anniversary celebrations raucous by raising glasses of both Balblair whisky and Artingstall’s gin. So spritz on some Penhaligon’s aftershave, turn up your Bang & Olufsen speaker and join us in celebration of the best products of the week…

Best foot forward: Gentleman’s Journal x Crockett & Jones ‘Boston’ Loafers

We’ve got 2022 off to a well-heeled start. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Gentleman’s Journal, we’ve collaborated with one of our favourite brands, Crockett & Jones, to create this black suede loafer. Built on a single leather sole and cut from the finest water-repellent ‘Repello’ suede, it’s an open-stitched, waxed and stained shoe that can stand up to anything a modern man might kick its way.

Editor’s Picks: Husqvarna Motorcycle, Balblair Whisky and GJ Loafers

Gentleman’s Journal x Crockett & Jones ‘Boston’ Loafers

£390.00

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Heaven scent: Penhaligon’s ‘Terrible Teddy’ Eau De Parfum at Bicester Village

Earlier this week, we rounded up the eight grooming products every modern man should be using, but probably doesn’t even know exists — and we found them all at Bicester Village. Also available at the luxury shopping destination is this; a handsomely-bottled aftershave from Penhaligon’s. With scents of leather and incense, you can pick it up at the perfumer’s boutique for a fraction of its original price (RRP £210).

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Penhaligon’s ‘Terrible Teddy’ Eau De Parfum at Bicester Village

£122.00

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Raise a glass: Balblair 25-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky

The premier whisky in the revered Balblair Collection, this indulgent, deeply decadent Single Malt has spent some time maturing in ex-bourbon casks — before finishing its life in Spanish oak butts. As a result, you’ll enjoy well-rounded, sumptuous flavours of ripe apricots, chocolate praline and even a hint of liquorice. A smooth sipper, with a blood orange finish.

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Balblair 25-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky

£540.00

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Time zone: NOMOS Glashütte Zürich World Time

There’s something particularly mesmerising about that 24-hour indicator; set back from the galvanised white dial and meshing seamlessly with a delicate date wheel. From NOMOS Glashütte, the ‘Zürich’ offers the whole world in a watch; with a simple complication, stainless steel case and cities from Sydney to Santiago detailed on the dial.

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NOMOS Glashütte Zürich World Time

£4,500.00

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Sleep well: Savoir Reformer Nº4v ‘Vegan Bed’

Savoir, creator of the world’s most luxurious beds, has eschewed synthetic fibres, latex and memory foams to create its latest suave sleeper; the Reformer Nº4v. This Vegan Society-certified bed is handmade from sustainable plant fibres — including tampico, bamboo, organic flax and organic cotton — to offset emissions and ensure you sleep soundly at night.

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Savoir Reformer Nº4v ‘Vegan Bed’

£16,705.00

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High spirits: Artingstall’s London Dry Gin

Whipped up by the best-dressed director in Hollywood (sorry, Christopher Nolan), this elegant London dry gin from Paul Feig is as refined and smooth as the man himself. Bottled in a cut-glass decanter, the eclectically-named ‘Artingstall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin’ will make an idiosyncratic addition to your drinks cabinet. And, with botanicals of cardamon, clove, sage and lemon, it’s a great addition to any cocktail, too.

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Artingstall's London Dry Gin

£39.95

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Turn it up: Bang & Olufsen 'Beosound Explore' Speaker

Available in two new colourways for 2022, Bang & Olufsen’s ‘Beosound Explore’ is back for the new year — and looking bolder than ever. With the same waterproof, lightweight design and impressive battery life of 27 hours, the award-winning speaker now comes in ‘Chestnut’ or ‘Navy Blue’ hues. We prefer the latter; suave and satin-finished.

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore Speaker

£169.00

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Face value: Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask

Used just once or twice weekly, this bold orange mask will change your life. It’s a complexion-boosting, skin-invigorating, resurfacing treatment that could put a professional spa to shame — formulated without any harsh granules that might leave your skin sore. Instead, it contains exfoliating acids that will slough off layers of dead skin cells and promote swift skin regeneration.

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Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask

£59.00

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Feeling blue: Private White V.C. x The Tenue Denim Jeans

Evoking the old school cool of American sportswear, the British brand has partnered with sustainable denim pioneers Tenue to offer a new capsule collection. The cornerstone, of course, is a good pair of jeans. With a classic silhouette, tapered leg and relaxed fit, each pair are crafted from organic cotton — 20% of which is recycled. 

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Private White V.C. x The Tenue Denim Jeans

£200.00

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Back in the saddle: 2022 Husqvarna ‘Svartpilen 401’ Motorcycle

In the 1960s, Steve McQueen fell in love with Husqvarna motorcycles — and we can see why. In fact, of the 200 models owned by the actor, the majority were manufactured by the Swedish brand. And this latest ‘Svartpilen 401’ from Husqvarna, with its modern 373cc single-cylinder engine and hydraulic ByBre brake callipers, would certainly have got the King of Cool’s seal of 44-horsepower approval.

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2022 Husqvarna ‘Svartpilen 401’ Motorcycle

£5,249.00

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Look sharp: Aspinal of London ‘Mount Street’ Laptop Bag

Whether you’re working-from-home or back in the office, nothing will perk up your professional life like a good briefcase. This soft ‘Saffiano’ option from Aspinal of London is handcrafted from full-grain leather and features a spacious cotton-lined interior. With room for a 14-inch laptop, there are also dedicated pockets for your smartphone and tablet.

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Aspinal of London ‘Mount Street’ Laptop Bag

£595.00

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