With summer retreating ever further into our memories, we’re all now hard back at work — toiling away day-in, day-out and drowning in both coffee and emails. Which is why, this week, some of the best office accessories have been piquing our interest.
From a connected notebook to write in, through a telescope and globe to spruce up your home office, to a particularly dynamic paperweight, these are products that will up your workspace game no end. And, of course, there’s the velvet tuxedos and concept Ferraris in here too. This is Gentleman’s Journal, after all…
Plug in: Moleskine Smart Writing System
It can be difficult, when you’re on the move at meetings all day, to keep track of all your notes. Enter Moleskine. The storied stationery brand have created a Smart Writing Set that captures every pen stroke digitally, transferring words and drawings from page to screen in real time. It’s the notebook of the future — but it could be yours right now.
Moleskine Smart Writing System
Flame on: Eym. Man Candle
With a burn time of 50 hours and a scent that has been beautifully-layered and especially-formulated to smell “masculine,” this candle is perfect to spruce up even the most unloved bachelor pad. We’re particularly fans of how it’s not your classic “man” scent, but instead lets us give lavender and vetivert a chance.
Eym. Man Candle
The name’s Bond: Rolex Submariner, from License to Kill
Okay, it might not have been worn by a real Bond, but this Rolex Submariner (ref. 16610 if you must know) can still be classed as a piece of true 007 history. Timothy Dalton’s stunt double strapped on the timepiece — along with his Walther PPK — in several scenes, most notably the film’s climactic Mexican truck chase.
Rolex Submariner, from License to Kill
Drag from the past: Macanudo Mao Cigar
Here’s a treat. This cigar – a Macanudo Mao Limited Edition No. 10 to give it it’s full name – is a sturdy Robusto, crafted using vintage Dominican seeds from the 1960s. That’s real Don Draper territory. And, with aged long filler tobaccos from Colombia and Nicaragua, it’s just as smooth as the ad man, too.
Macanudo Mao Cigar
Speed up: Ferrari Monza SP1
It’s a Ferrari, but not as you know it. The first in a new series of special editions called “Icona”, the SP1 takes its inspiration from the most evocative Ferrari’s from the 1950s, and then stuffs today’s most advanced tech into them for good measure. It’s a one seater, so not big on practicality — but who cares about that with their supercars?
Ferrari Monza SP1
Do it in demin: Nudie Lean Dean Jeans at Liberty London
Crafted from organic cotton, with a comfortable stretch fit, Nudie’s Lean Dean slim-fit jeans are the perfect combination of fashion and function. Characterised by a sleek leather patch at the waistband and the brand’s signature logo that tips the back pockets, you need a good pair of jeans in your wardrobe — and there’s nowhere better than Liberty London to pick them up.
Lean Dean Jeans at Liberty London
Around the world: Linley Mini Desk Globe
Every gentleman should have a globe. They promote adventure and exploration, and — as we know — travel broadens the mind. So who better to incite your wanderlust than David Linley, whose Sennelier watercolour-painted mini desk globe sits delightfully detailed atop a chamfered walnut base.
Linley Mini Desk Globe
Scope it out: Celestron Ambassador Brass and Beech Telescope
Now this is luxury. Powerful enough for terrestrial viewing and astronomical observations, this vintage-inspired telescope is just waiting to be the new striking centrepiece of our study. We’d love it even if it didn’t work, but the fact it does just makes it infinitely, telescopically better.
Celestron Ambassador Brass and Beech Telescope
For Tux Sake: Tom Ford Navy Velvet Tuxedo
He may outfit Bond these days, but Tom Ford has never given the superspy any eveningwear as natty as this to wear. A plush velvet “Shelton” tuxedo jacket, this has the brand’s signature slim-fit profile and sweeping shawl lapels. Sign us up — and sign Bond up too, come to think of it.
Tom Ford Navy Velvet Tuxedo
Lock and Load: Purdey Exploding Cartridge Paperweight
With the telescope, Smart Writing System and mini desk globe above, you’d think that your home study has had enough love this week. Not so. From Purdey, this genuine fired cartridge has been set in perspex to show the immediate aftermath of the firing pin striking the primer. That, and to weight your papers down ever so dramatically.
Purdey Exploding Cartridge Paperweight
Go East: Sir Plus Black Micro Weave Noragi Jacket
Made in England from surplus wool — like everything from our favourite eco-minded fashion brand — this new and striking jacket draws inspiration from the traditional Japanese Noragi kimono-wear. An oversized fit, corozo cuff buttons and soft dropped shoulder give it class and, more importantly as the seasons turn, comfort.
Sir Plus Black Micro Weave Noragi Jacket
Suit up: Chester Barrie Savile Row Store
There’s something about the refined yet striking style of Chester Barrie that keeps us coming back to the brand every season. Now, their new Savile Row store has opened and is exhibiting that same style. Freestanding display stands with pewter frames and solid oak and marble bases are just a few of our favourite features from the luxury revamp. But don’t take our word for it — head down for yourself…
Chester Barrie Savile Row Store
Want more of the best gear you can buy? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks here…