Some weeks, the latest styles catch our eyes. Other weeks, it’s grooming accessories or finely-crafted kitchenware. But, this week, our heads have been well-and-truly turned by the best new tech offerings on the market.
From a high-flying 4K drone to Leica’s latest special edition, we’ve got our chargers at the ready and have been busy buying some of the most handsome, useful and innovative gadgets recently released by brands. So strap on your GoPro, turn on your turntable and fire up your supercar — because here are our latest Editor’s Picks…
Start rolling: GoPro Fusion
If there’s one quibble we have with GoPro cameras, it’s the sound. Over the last few years, the brand have pushed the digital envelope on their video quality — boosting the tech up to 4K and allowing us to capture our most daring exploits at the highest definition.
Now, the Fusion has introduced ‘Spherical surround sound’ — allowing the audio to catch up and create a true all-round, off-road piece of tech.
Lift off: DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
DJI are the kings of drone-making. This Mavic Pro Platinum, with enhanced endurance and quieter flight, is possible the brand’s best yet — allowing you to capture 4K images whilst flying for over 30 minutes. And, with a brand new aerodynamic design, your footage will be smoother than ever.
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
Slip on: G.H. Bass Navy Weejuns Lincoln II
Summer is the season of the loafer. And, from your casual Sunday drives to balmy summer soirées, these shoes are versatile additions to your wardrobe. The Lincoln II Weejuns, from G.H. Bass, are particularly nice; crafted from navy suede and adorned with a decorative silver chain on their hand-stitched uppers.
G.H. Bass Navy Weejuns Lincoln II
Start your engines: McLaren GT
Strikingly beautiful, engineered for grand touring and with a startlingly practical amount of luggage space, the new McLaren GT is the perfect road-tripping sports car — for those of us with pockets deep enough.
Expect 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds, an interior upholstered with cosseting soft grain leather and your breath to be thoroughly taken away.
Raise a glass: Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest
Because what says ‘height of luxury’ like ‘Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest?’ Truly an accoutrement for the man who has everything, this accessory is made from aluminium and carbon fibre, swathed in natural grain black leather and flanked by Tudor Oak wood.
Entirely customisable, and with hand-blown flutes arranged to mimic a V12 engine, there’s also room for your favourite caviar — because of course there is…
Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest
Point and click: Leica CL 100 Years of Bauhaus Edition
To celebrate 100 years of the important artistic movement, Leica are paring things back. Taking the ‘reduction on the essentials’ ethic to heart, this Bauhaus edition is an elegant, iconic piece of German product design where form follows function.
That means that particular focus has been placed on the silver anodised casing and Elmarit-TL 18 mm lens — not that its looks have suffered as a result…
Leica CL 100 Years of Bauhaus Edition
Summer style: A Day’s March Linen Overshirt
With summer heating up homes across the country, we’re all on the hunt for the perfect piece of versatile casualwear; a lightweight layering jacket that can span the spectrum of temperatures and dress codes alike.
Enter A Day’s March, our favourite Scandinavian style brand, with their Patch Pocket Overshirt. A regular fit, turtle buttons, inner pocket and placket piping all contribute to its refined practicality.
A Day’s March Linen Overshirt
Turn it up: U-Turn Walnut Orbit Turntable
Listening to good music should be a ritual. And you should only be laying your vinyl at the altar of the best sound system — namely, U-Turn’s spectacularly cool Orbit Special turntable.
Crafted from walnut, this record-player is more than a pretty face; the award-winning Ortofon 2M Red needle is perfect for delivering open and dynamic sound. Turn it up.
U-Turn Walnut Orbit Turntable
Spritz on: Goldfield & Banks Blue Cypress Aftershave
One of our favourite grooming brands — and available now in Gentleman’s Journal Burlington Arcade store — Goldfield and Banks produce ideal blends of classic sophistication and aromatic edge. This fragrance, at once invigorating and grounding, boasts a fragrant woody base, lifted by a fusion of lively lavender and star anise. Pick up a bottle next time you’re in town.
Goldfield & Banks Blue Cypress Aftershave
Want more of our favourite gear? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks…