‘The best of both worlds’. It’s an odd phrase — but one that rings particularly true with our latest Editor’s Picks. This week’s list is a testament to innovative partnerships; a confirmation that collaboration is the best way to produce some genuinely great products.
We’ve seen a national institution partner with a clothing brand, a grooming company partner with a department store and a knifemaker partner with a kitchen designer. And, against all odds, these meetings of seemingly mismatched minds have led to some of the best new releases of the season. Take a look…
On the fly: Away X Master & Dynamic Carry-On
Masters of ergonomic luggage design Away have partnered with another frequent flyer favourite — Master & Dynamic. With everything from earbuds to backpacks in the collection, there’s a lot to love. But the best offering is surely this; The Carry-On: Aluminum Edition. With a custom sound wave lining and rich tan leather accents, it’s bound to turn heads in the terminal.
Away X Master & Dynamic Carry-On
Sharpen up: LANSERRING x Savernake Knives
Another of the week’s finest partnerships, Savernake Knives have teamed up with kitchen furniture designers LANSERRING to create an exclusive set of four knives. A striking departure from the permanent collection at Savernake Knives, the range features handles of a burnt caramel hardwood and inky African blackwood, alongside Swedish Sandvik steel blades in champagne gold.
LANSERRING x Savernake Knives
Making waves: Paul & Shark Cool Touch Crewneck Sweater
There’s nautical style, and then there’s practical nautical style. Paul & Shark’s range of ocean-inspired clothing may look the part, but it can also stand up to the wettest, wildest weather on earth. This crewneck sweater, for example, is produced with a water-repellant treatment — but somehow remains incredibly breathable. Fashion, meet function.
Paul & Shark Cool Touch Crewneck Sweater
Double shot: Anza Concrete Espresso Machine
There can be beauty in brutality — as evidenced by Anza’s boxy, concrete espresso machine. With each unit uniquely hand-casted, these quirky kitchen-top appliances have been finished with porcelain and brass detailing — and boast inner workings engineered from powdercoated steel. Utilitarian chic at its grittiest, gravelliest best.
Anza Concrete Espresso Machine
Into the blue: Barbour X National Trust Carside Overshirt
Two national institutions collide in Barbour’s latest collection. Taking inspiration from the iconic North East coastline, the new range features the key colours of this incredible landscape — with this Carside corduroy overshirt plucking its dark blue hue straight from the depths of the North Sea. Finished with a Barbour National Trust label, it’s the ideal autumn mid-layer.
Barbour X National Trust Carside Overshirt
Watch out: TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition
To celebrate its 160th anniversary, TAG Heuer has been paying tribute to one of its most popular and enduring models, the Carrera. This new 44mm model, with a white dial and black ceramic tachymeter bezel, is the latest release to pay homage to the design. Look closely and you’ll see three red motion accents on the chronograph sub-dial — a call-back to vintage Heuer chronographs.
TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition
Brief encounter: Past Vintage Leather Briefcase
We may not be back into the full 9-to-5, office-based swing of things just yet — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be adequately armed with a good business briefcase. From Past Vintage, this traditional, full-grain option is adorned with solid brass hardware, handy shoulder strap and internal dividers. It’s a simple, timeless design done incredibly well.
Past Vintage Leather Briefcase
Wash out: Heath X Fortnum & Mason Wash Bag
Created exclusively in Britain for Fortnum & Mason, Heath’s Washbag Gift Set is making an early bid for ‘best Christmas present’. Gift-worthy in the extreme, the dark green washbag contains the brand’s Hand Salve, Eye Serum, Face Wash and Moisturiser — and will look exceedingly handsome in your bathroom cabinet.
Heath X Fortnum & Mason Wash Bag
Dram it: Macallan Classic Cut 2020 Edition
It’s got 2020 written on the label — and the perfect antidote to this awful year inside the bottle. The Macallan Classic Cut 2020 Edition is a higher strength single malt, created to deliver a punchier hit and heightened flavour. Using a combination of sherry and ex-bourbon casks, expect flavours of warm ginger, sweet orange and oaky vanilla.
Macallan Classic Cut 2020 Edition