Shield your eyes! The sun’s back! And, this time, it looks set to stay. So, even though we’re all still hiding in our houses, self-isolating away from the sunshine, it’s high time we started slathering on the sunscreen and preparing ourselves for the warmer weather. And that means investing in some new seasonal styles.
So, whether that’s a pair of statement swim shorts to pull on, a pair of splash resistant earphones to soundtrack your summer or a pair of stylish sunglasses to slip in your carry-on, we’ve got you covered. Hang in there, it’s almost summer…
Listen up: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Wireless Earphones
We knew Bang & Olufsen’s wireless earphones sounded good — but who knew that they could look this good, too? In a new ‘Grey Mist’ shade, these Beoplay E8 earphones top our want list for the summer. Expect 35 hours of playback time, Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and the brand’s signature ‘Transparency Mode’. All that, and more jealous glances than you’ll know what to do with.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Wireless Earphones in Grey Mist
In the shade: The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear Company Cran Sunglasses
Havana, a bustling, retro-flavoured, rum-soaked adventure of a city, is a particular favourite of Gentleman’s Journal. So when the Bespoke Dudes Eyewear Company cast its signature ‘Cran’ frames in a dappled colour named after the Cuban capital, we were first in line to pick up a pair. With round frames and green lenses, you should be right behind us.
The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear Company Cran Sunglasses
Feeling blue: Bamford Mayfair Sport
You likely won’t see a bolder watch this year than Bamford’s Mayfair Sport — a rubberised timepiece with a high impact polymer case and Miyota Quartz movement. And, while the watch comes in equally bright colours ranging from hot orange to popping yellow, it’s the blue that has us green with envy.
Bamford Mayfair Sport
Coming up rosé: M de Minuty Rosé
Oh, you’re a fan of this aromatic wine, bursting with notes of peach and candied orange? Then we’ve got wonderful news. Gentleman’s Journal’s innovative new wine service allows you to mix and match your perfect six-bottle case from a choice of 12 bottles carefully selected by our experts – at price points that won’t break the bank. And Minuty is most definitely on the menu.
M de Minuty Rosé
Ol’ Blue Eyes: Framed 1965 Frank Sinatra Print
Back in 1953, Frank Sinatra fell in love with the Sands Hotel and Casino. Some time earlier this week, we fell in love with this framed print of Ol’ Blue Eyes — taken by John Dominis as the crooner performed at his beloved venue. In classic black and white, and framed to order in a hand-made solid wood frame, this is a must-have for any Rat Pack fans.
Framed 1965 Frank Sinatra Print
Ahoy there: Mainbrace Spliced Rum
Splice the mainbrace! Unless you’re a sailor, it’s unlikely you know what that means. Thankfully, this new rum’s charming, playful take on the nautical phrase sees it riff on ‘spiced’ rum to give us a blend of spirits from Martinique and Guyana. As tropical and refreshing as it sounds, this sun-soaked bottling is handsomely packaged and boasts warming notes of cinnamon, toffee and caramel. Stock up, and your summer of cocktails will be plain sailing.
Mainbrace Spliced Rum
Look sharp: Julbo Vermont Sunglasses
Julbo really does have it cracked. We’ve never clapped eyes on a pair of sunglasses that blend fashion and function so well. Not only does this reissued retro design filter light and feature flexible temple ends for good grip around the ears — it also perfectly recaptures the look of a vintage accessory, complete with brown leather side shields and technical frame detailing.
Julbo Vermont Sunglasses
Drop-top: Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD Spyder
If there’s one thing more exciting than an Lamborghini, it’s an open-top Lamborghini. Behold, the new Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD Spyder. With it’s huge 5.2-litre V10, Lamborghini’s ‘Dynamic Steering’ setup and a new front splitter with larger air intakes, this Spyder is Italian passion on four wheels — or two, if you’re driving it properly…
Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD Spyder
Kick it: North 89 No-1 Light Sneakers
Summertime sneakers — there’s nothing like them, is there? The promise of adventure just waiting to be stepped out from those soles, and the chance to add a little style to your summertime get-ups. Well we’ve got just the pair for the job. From Scandi sneaker wizard North 89, these No-1 Light trainers are made of luxurious Italian suede leather, handcrafted in Portugal and feature a classic silhouette.
North 89 No-1 Light Sneakers
Earn your stripes: Ripa Ripa Paraggi Blu Swim Shorts
Stripes — they’ll never go out of fashion, will they? From Ripa Ripa, these Paraggi Blu swim shorts take the pattern to new heights, adding a touch of Riviera chic to your summer wardrobe with the sheer bold, brazen brashness of the design. They’re bright, they’re light and they fit just right — so get your order in now.
Ripa Ripa Paraggi Blu Swim Shorts