For this week’s Editor’s Picks, we’ve rounded up a selection of autumn wardrobe staples that will see you breeze stylishly and effortlessly through the transitional months. Every man needs a flattering pair of jeans, and we recommend a workwear-inspired pair by &Sons, as well as a lightweight but cosy gilet, such as Connolly’s refined yet relaxed Vicuna Wool Drop Back Car Vest, which can be layered over a shirt or a roll neck jumper. We also choose two rugged watches designed for adventure – a new diving model by Blancpain and an expedition watch from Hamilton, which features a built-in compass. Take a look…
True blue: Love Brand Men’s Deep Blue Abaco Linen Shirt
A love of island life and travelling with family is the inspiration behind Love Brand & Co, which was established by husband and wife duo Oliver and Rose Tomalin in 2010 and has become a go-to for luxury leisurewear. Produced using natural and recycled fabrics with uncompromising attention to detail and focusing on eco-conscious provenance and purposeful design, this relaxed Abaco long sleeved shirt is made from 100% linen in a classic deep blue.
Love Brand Men’s Deep Blue Abaco Linen Shirt
Off the beaten track: Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition
Known for its exceptional reliability, ruggedness and functionality, Hamilton’s new Khaki Field Expedition watch is equipped with a bi-directional rotating compass bezel marked with the cardinal points of north, south, east and west to guide you in even the most remote destinations. Housed in a 37mm or 41mm brushed stainless steel case, it is water resistant to 10 bar (100m) to protect the movement no matter the weather and it’s available with a leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.
Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition
Cook up a storm: Stoves Richmond Deluxe Range Cooker
Whether you want to impress guests with your culinary skills or just treat yourself to a delicious home-cooked meal, Heritage British appliances brand, Stoves’, new and upgraded Deluxe range cooker collection will ensure you create the perfect meal every time. The Richmond Deluxe, which is exclusively made in Britain, features zoneless induction technology – a world first on a range cooker – giving you the flexibility to use a single full surface cooking area and position any pan anywhere on the hotplate.
Deep dive: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 3
Marking the 70th anniversary year of its iconic Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, Blancpain has released the “Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 3”, inspired by the MIL-SPEC model that was adopted by the armed forces of the 1950s. Launched as a limited-edition timepiece with only 555 pieces available, this modern reinterpretation of the original MIL-SPEC features the trademark moisture indicator and 41.30 mm diameter case made in 9K Bronze Gold.
Works of art: Glen Scotia No.1 ‘First Water’
Last year, Glen Scotia partnered with Scottish artist, Alice Angus, who visited the distillery and surrounding Campbeltown over a number of months to create four paintings entitled ‘Spirit Safe’. To celebrate her unique artwork, Glen Scotia selected remnants of a distinguished, unpeated 30-year-old single malt, matured in European oak casks and taste tested by Alice and Iain McAlister to release 120 limited edition bottles bearing one of Alice’s four paintings.
Glen Scotia Style: No.1 ‘First Water’
Bid up: Film programme for Octopussy signed by Sir Roger Moore at Bonhams
This October, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his inaugural appearance as James Bond, Bonhams will be hosting a 180-lot auction showcasing Sir Roger Moore’s own personal collection of Bond memorabilia, collectables and ephemera. This 22.5cm x 30.5cm 16-page promotional programme for the 1983 James Bond film, contains colour and black & white film stills and photos of the principal cast, including cast and crew credits and the front cover, signed by Roger Moore in black ink. The guide price is £1000 – £1500.
Driving style: Connolly Vicuna Wool Drop Back Car Vest
Founded in 1878 as a small family business of saddlers and shoe-smiths, Connolly became the globally-renowned supplier of highly-finished leather for the automobile industry, and today, much of its ready-to-wear collection is inspired by its motoring heritage. Despite its soft feel, the sleeveless, straight cut and square, sewn-on pockets of the drop back car vest give it structured silhouette.
Connolly Vicuna Wool Drop Back Car Vest
Daily denim: &Sons Brandon Jeans in Indigo
Every man needs a good pair of jeans in his wardrobe, and this workwear-inspired pair by &Sons is a stylish yet durable option you’ll wear over and over again. Characterised by a slim leg, with a slight taper and designed to be worn on the hips, the Brandon style features contrast over-lock stitches in vintage red on side seam and coin pocket. What’s more, the denim will gently fade over time.
In the bag: Ron Dorff City Bag
To accompany you on your urban travels, this tote bag is ideal for combining practicality and elegance. Made from thick canvas with subtle tone-on-tone “RON DORFF” embroidery detail on one side, it features leather handles and a matte black metal magnetic button to keep all your belongings secure. Inside, there is a spacious compartment for a laptop, as well as a smaller pocket for your wallet and other precious items.
Ron Dorff City Bag
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