This week’s Editor’s Picks is a white out. Inspired by the snowfall outside, our eyes have been drawn to the lightest, brightest new products to hit the market. There’s an all-electric hypercar from Japan. There’s a new pair of headphones from snowcap-branded Montblanc. There’s even a frost-ready new Parka from outerwear oracles Canada Goose.
So, whether you’re enjoying the wintry weather yourself — or simply snowed under at work — why not take a break and check out some of the best new gear of the week?
Light on your feet: Oliver Cabell GAT Sneakers
Let’s kick off with some kicks. They may not be kitted out for cold conditions — but Oliver Cabell’s slick, smart take on vintage German athletic trainers are as cool as they come. Crafted from both suede and full grain calfskin leather, and standing on a capable crepe sole, these sneakers have the retro look all laced up.
Oliver Cabell GAT Sneakers
Sound it out: Montblanc MB 01 Over-Ear Headphones
Mere weeks after Apple launched its sleek silver over-ear headphones, here comes German juggernaut Montblanc with its own bright white take on the tech. £25 cheaper than Apple’s much-criticised AirPods Max, the MB 01 design is fitted with proximity sensors, Bluetooth 5.0 and perhaps the best noise-cancellation ever put to market.
Montblanc MB 01 Over-Ear Headphones
Wrap up: Canada Goose Standard Expedition Parka
Canada Goose know a thing or two about snow. They’re not bad on sustainability, either — this latest Parka standing snugly testament to that. Created using organic fabrics and cotton, its shell is crafted from recycled nylon — with that raw colour the result of limited chemical use and undyed fabrics. It also took 30 per cent less carbon and 65 per cent less water to make than the brand’s usual Parkas.
Canada Goose Standard Expedition Parka for Men
On the wing: Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar
The Aspark Owl first flew onto our radars four years ago, when it was announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Now, it’s officially available to purchase — if you’ve got a spare $3.56 million, of course. 20 Owls are planned for Europe; each with a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack capable of a 249-mile range and staggering 1,985 horsepower.
Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar
Above water: Fluidstance Fillup Personal Water Tower
Working from home has its challenges. When do you change out of your pyjamas? Is Netflix at lunchtime a risky idea? How much coffee is too much coffee? We don’t know. But at least we can help curb your caffeine intake. This personal water tower from Fluidstance is double-walled, chicly-designed and will hold a full day’s supply of water. Along with a desk plant, it could be your home office salvation.
Fillup Personal Water Tower
Carry-on: Globe-Trotter x British Airways BOAC Speedbird Case
We know, we know; no-one’s travelling at the moment. But how could we resist including the brand new suitcase from Globe-Trotter in this week’s Editor’s Picks? A bright white collaboration with British Airways, this lovely piece of luggage is lined with a plane print, adorned with a hand-painted gold Speedbird insignia and features a genuine fragment of a BA 747 in its lid.
Globe-Trotter x British Airways BOAC Speedbird Case
Power up: Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery
How’re those fitness goals coming? Fallen behind on your New Year’s resolutions already? Don’t worry, because VR visionaries Oculus have a solution. Bringing your winter workouts back inside, Oculus Move is a unified dashboard that allows you to keep track of your fitness goals across VR apps and set daily goals using games including fan-favourite rhythm game Beat Saber. And the perfect accessory to supercharge your workout? The Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery and Carrying Case.
Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery
Good spirits: Leica M10-P ‘Ghost’ Edition
Leica’s limited editions never disappoint. The latest — a collaboration with New York City-based watch website Hodinkee — is lacquered in a warm, matt grey and finished with concrete-coloured cowhide leather. With just 250 of these striking, simple cameras being produced, you’ll be part of a rarefied club if you get caught snapping with one.
Leica M10-P Ghost Edition
Sound and vision: Fauna Memor Havana Glasses
Have you noticed that wearable tech is getting a lot more, well, wearable? No longer clunky or chunky, gear from smartwatches to fitness monitors are sleeker and chicer than ever. Fauna, for instance, are leading the charge with glasses. These ‘Memor Havana’ frames may look like simply sophisticated specs — but they’re hiding a pair of powerful micro speakers at the temples.
Fauna Memor Havana Glasses
Earn your stripes: Hemingsworth Pablo Breton Raglan Sweatshirt
A simple striped sweatshirt will never go out of style. For decades, the horizontal lines and long sleeves of the Breton shirt have been essential to any gentleman’s wardrobe — and this option from Hemingsworth dips into the history books for inspiration. Inspired by Pablo Picasso, it’s woven from 100% extra-long staple Supima cotton and cut with a raglan sleeve for soft shoulders.
Hemingsworth Pablo Breton Raglan Sweatshirt