Editor’s Picks: LiveWire Motorcycle, DJI Drone and Coachbuilt Whisky
From a pair of Portofino Gin swim shorts to a simple, unstructured blazer from L’Estrange, this is what we want this week…
Here comes a heatwave! And, as temperatures soar outside, it’s time we all tooled up to beat the heat. Thankfully, this week’s Editor’s Picks are a breath of breezy fresh air amongst all this hotness and humidity. We’ve got two pairs of striking, breathable shorts, a lightweight linen suit and a pair of airy boat shoes from Duke + Dexter.
And, if all this summer dressing still fails to cool you down, there’s always the latest electric motorcycle from LiveWire; guaranteed to put the wind in your hair and a smile on your face. Take a look…
Dive in: Portofino Gin Swim Shorts
Last summer, Portofino Gin made a splash with its special edition ‘MC2 Saint Barth’ swim shorts — and its fantastically fragrant Gin and Tonics. This year, the best of the brand’s beachwear capsule collection boasts a pattern that replicates this famous cocktail — printed on lightweight, quick-drying fabric.
Smooth sailing: Duke + Dexter ‘Hardy’ Boat Shoe
Elsewhere along the sun-soaked coast, Duke + Dexter has laced-up its latest summery style. As durable and dependable as the style’s name suggests, the ‘Hardy’ design features a technical mesh side panel and TPR rubber sole that’s as soft as it is flexible. A new summer staple.
Duke + Dexter ‘Hardy’ Boat Shoe
Jewel in the crown: McLaren ‘Platinum Jubilee’ Artura
To celebrate the upcoming royal celebrations, the British carmaker has unveiled an exclusive ‘Platinum Jubilee’ paint; sumptuous silvered and used to bring a one-off ‘Artura’ to regal life. Finished with an exclusive ‘Elizabeth II’ platinum badge, the next-generation hybrid supercar is one seriously majestic motor.
Button it: L’Estrange ’24 Blazer’
This new-and-improved design from the British brand is cut from an organic cotton — and that’s only one of the jacket’s environmentally-friendly, effortlessly-stylish credentials. You’ll also find handy bluffed-on pockets, two buttons crafted from naturally-sourced, renewable ‘Corozo nut’ and practical internal welt pockets.
L’Estrange ’24 Blazer’
Raise a glass: Coachbuilt Whisky
Created in collaboration with Jenson Button, this high-octane, richly-flavoured whisky is blended using spirits sourced from across the five whiskymaking regions of Scotland. With tropical fruit on the nose, soft spice on the palate and a chocolatey, coffee-tinged finish, it’s a handsomely-bottled treat.
Place in the sun: Mr Marvis ‘The Linens’ Shorts
Mr Marvis never leaves us short-changed. Every season, the venerable garment-makers stitch and serve up a new innovation in modern menswear. This year, it’s the best linen shorts you’ve ever drawstrung; crafted from organic cotton, finished with an elastic waistband and cut mid-length on the leg.
Mr Marvis ‘The Linens’ Shorts
Flying high: DJI ‘Mini 3 Pro’ Drone
Weighing less than 249 featherweight grams and kitted out with tri-directional obstacle sensing, DJI’s latest may be the best small-scale drone that’s ever taken to the skies. It records in razor sharp 4K, has an impressive 34-minute flight time and comes fitted with the brand’s incredible intelligent shooting mode; FocusTrack.
DJI ‘Mini 3 Pro' Drone
Look sharp: Hockerty Linen Suit
There’s no finer, more sophisticated summer outfit than the linen suit. And Hockerty has put a modern, customised spin on the style — offering men the chance to choose from countless colours and patterns to create their very own bespoke piece of warm weather tailoring. Choose from lapels, buttons, pocket style and more.
Turn it up: Bowers & Wilkins ‘Panorama 3’ Soundbar
If you’re looking to raise the bar of your home cinema, there are few better sound systems than Bowers & Wilkins’ new ‘Panorama 3’. The immersive soundbar even has built-in Dolby Atmos spatial audio — tuned by the engineering team behind the loudspeakers used in Abbey Road Studios. As such, it’s built for the very best blockbusting sound.
Bowers & Wilkins ‘Panorama 3’ Soundbar
One to watch: Google Pixel Watch
Buckling down on its crusade against the Apple Watch, Google has unveiled its latest slick bit of wearable kit. The first smartwatch built inside and out by the tech giant, the gadget will monitor your health and movement with FitBit tech, and can control all of your Google devices — from your Pixel to your Chromebook — with elegant, effortless ease.
Lead the charge: LiveWire ‘S2 Del Mar’ Launch Edition Motorcycle
Harley-Davidson may be known for its full-throttle, beastly bikes — but the brand’s electric sub-brand, LiveWire, is pulling ahead with eco-conscientious customers. This, the ‘S2 Del Mar’ Launch Edition, sold out within minutes — and promises a 100-mile range and top speed of 160kph.
LiveWire ‘S2 Del Mar’ Launch Edition
Throwing shade: Oscar Deen ‘Panda’ Sunglasses
Blessed with chamfered edges, a single-browed bridge and those bold, round lenses, these Oscar Deen frames are as far from square as any voguish sunglasses aficionado could hope to be. Also available in tortoiseshell and ‘Slate’ grey, we prefer the style in this rich red ‘Claret’ colourway.
Oscar Deen ‘Panda’ Sunglasses
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