Editor’s Picks: James Bond sunglasses, wood-fired hot tub and IWC watch

From the best of Frescobol Carioca’s new spring collection to a walnut oyster shucking set, this is what we want this week…

There’s something of the super-spy about this week’s Editor’s Picks. Not only are we headlining with a pair of stylish new frames from No Time To Die, but we’ve also indulged in a globe-trotting, jet-setting travel accessory from Brunello Cucinelli, a timeless Swiss watch and an alpine-equipped motor fit for even the nippiest secret agent. Take a look…

Earn your stripes: Frescobol Carioca Wide-Stripe Linen Shirt

Frescobol Carioca Wide-Stripe Linen Shirt

There’s retro cool aplenty woven into Frescobol Carioca’s new Mobília collection. Inspired by the modernist works of Gustavo Martini and Zanini de Zanine, our pick of the brand’s latest range is this wide-stripe linen shirt. A contemporary spin on urbane dressing, it’s got a vintage streak to it — and comes complete with collar stiffeners and pearlescent buttons. Stash it for summer.

Frescobol Carioca Wide-Stripe Linen Shirt

Frescobol Carioca Wide-Stripe Linen Shirt

£190

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Fired up: Tubmarine Wood-Fired Hot Tub

Tubmarine Wood-Fired Hot Tub

Who doesn’t like the idea of a personal hot tub; an effervescent escape from the cold weather where we can relax with bubbly friends and smooth beers? Well Tubmarine, a wittily-named, wood-fired brand from Dorset, has made your outdoor dream a stylish reality. These are hot tubs of the highest order — crafted from eco-friendly parts and sustainably sourced materials. Fire it up.

Tubmarine Wood-Fired Hot Tub

Tubmarine Wood-Fired Hot Tub

From £20,000

Shuck it: Lorenzi Milano Stainless Steel and Walnut Oyster Set

Lorenzi Milano Stainless Steel and Walnut Oyster Set

Oysters: the pinnacle of sophisticated seafood. Since Gentleman’s Journal explored this rare delicacy in our 2019 Food & Drink Special, we’ve been slightly obsessed with all things oyster. But, when the culinary accessories are as chic as this countertop, fuss-free walnut and stainless steel cracking device from Lorenzi Milano, it’s an easy fixation to foster.

Lorenzi Milano Stainless Steel and Walnut Oyster Set

Lorenzi Milano Stainless Steel and Walnut Oyster Set

£760

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Turn it up: KEF MUON loudspeaker

KEF MUON loudspeaker

The range-topping speaker from British audio masters KEF looks like it’s just landed from outer space. Combining engineering prowess and pedigree with the world-class industrial design of Ross Lovegrove, the MUON loudspeaker is fabricated from super-formed aluminium and has double the expected volume by absorbing air molecules with activated carbon.

KEF MUON loudspeaker

KEF Muon loudspeaker

£198000

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Moving mountains: Alpine A110 SportsX

Alpine A110 SportsX

It looks a little like the love child of a Porsche Cayman and a ski-lift, but Alpine’s A110 SportsX stays true to its mountainous namesake and delivers one of the most exciting crossovers we’ve seen this year. Rugged features, a ski rack and chunky wheel arches come together to create a machine as competent as it is sleek — while a 248 horsepower engine ensures solid sports car speed.

Alpine A110 SportsX

Alpine A110 SportsX

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No Time To Die: Vuarnet Edge 1613

Vuarnet Edge 1613

If you’ve not yet seen the latest teaser for No Time To Die, it’s a doozy. Kicking off with Bond and Lashana Lynch’s 007 flying out of a cargo plane in a glider, the spy is kitted out in a pair of Vuarnet’s coolest shades; the Edge frames. Inspired by sports heritage, there’s a subtle acetate rim on the sunglasses — and those big, round lenses almost look like a double-o…

Adventure is out there: Loro Piana Suede Overshirt

Loro Piana Suede Overshirt

Who doesn’t like a good dose of adventure? In rugged army-green, this suede overshirt from Loro Piana is practically screaming for an expedition or escape — and we’re more than happy to oblige. Wherever you end up, the silky smooth shirt — with a comfortable profile and pair of sizeable patch pockets — will keep you well-equipped and looking like a bonafide beau sabreur.

Loro Piana Suede Overshirt

Loro Piana Suede Overshirt

£4180

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Roll it: Brunello Cucinelli Leather Carry-On Suitcase

Brunello Cucinelli Leather Carry-On Suitcase

Any frequent flyer will know the perils of airport style. Dress to impress, and you’ll be uncomfortable on a long-haul flight. But dress down and your business trip will begin on an unkempt and scruffy note. Thankfully, accessories are a way around this sartorial conundrum, and if you’re rolling something as good-looking as Brunello Cucinelli’s Italian brown leather suitcase around the terminal, your airport style credentials will suddenly soar sky-high.

Brunello Cucinelli Leather Carry-On Suitcase

Brunello Cucinelli Leather Carry-On Suitcase

£4125

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Making things tick: IWC Portugieser Chronograph

IWC Portugieser Chronograph

The IWC Portugieser Chronograph is not a watch that changes very often. Unveiled in the 1990s, it was lauded then and it is lauded now; its design unchanged and all the better for it. But the Swiss brand has just made an exciting announcement: the original classic design will now power this Chronograph with the 69000 series, one of its celebrated own chronograph movements — affording one of IWC’s most enduring designs a new lease of on-brand, in-house life.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph

IWC Portugieser Chronograph

£7050

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