Whether it’s the weather — or perhaps all these amber warnings — we’re warming up to a particular colour this week: orange. It’s a symbol of heat, energy and adventure. It’s the bright, light, licking flames of an al fresco pizza oven. It’s the rich, potent colour of a piquant Negroni. It’s the statement shade of Turnbull & Asser’s latest linen shirt. It’s the colour of summer.
So below, from books on colourful cocktails to the latest supercharged sports car from Jaguar (in ‘Atacama Orange’, of course), we’ve rounded up the hottest new gear of the week…
Safety first: Rapha + Smith Forefront 2 Trail Helmet
You already know Rapha — most likely for the brand’s slick, road-racing cyclewear. This summer, they’ve taken their two wheels off-road and debuted a rough and ready trail cycling collection. With state of the art impact protection and a striking green/black colour scheme, this helmet is the highlight.
Rapha + Smith Forefront 2 Trail Helmet
Button it: Aurélien Navy Suede Jacket
Warm enough to combat the cold — but lightweight enough for warmer weather — the suede jacket is that rare piece of menswear that works all year round. From Aurélien, this subtly styled navy option is crafted in Italy, and features a button-up front, softly ribbed cuffs and two large pockets.
Aurélien Navy Suede Jacket
Raise a glass: Rumor Rosé
As the summer sun blazes gloriously on, we’re raiding our wine cellars for the best rosés. Among our choicest pink drinks is this; Rumor Rosé. A combination of sophistication and lightness, this beautifully blush wine masterfully blends delicate citrus and fruit aromas with a well-rounded crisp and dry finish.
Raise your hands: Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Chronograph Black Ceramic
The Swiss watchmaker’s Code 11.59 collection is one of the most exciting timepiece ranges ticking today. The latest addition to its stylish, storied ranks is this; a 18-carat pink gold automatic chronograph with black ceramic elements. Vertically patterned, that smoked dark grey dial is the star of the satin-brushed show.
Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Chronograph Black Ceramic
Flame on: Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven
If you haven’t yet entered our Spring/Summer Bundle Competition, you’re missing out on the chance to win a pizza oven of your own. And who wouldn’t want a garden gadget like Ooni’s Frya 12 to fire up for al fresco dinners this summer? With a top temperature of 500°C, it can cook stone-baked pizzas in under a minute.
Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven
Raise a glass: Wimbledon at Home Picnic Box
To celebrate the return of the world’s greatest tennis tournament, Champagne Lanson — the official fizz of Wimbledon — has launched an exclusive limited-edition picnic box. Featuring smoked salmon with crumpets, caviar butter and Rosary goat cheese, the opulent offering is topped off with a bottle of Lanson and some champagne truffles.
Wimbledon at Home Picnic Box
Power up: 2022 Jaguar F-TYPE P450 Coupe
Available exclusively in the United States, Jaguar’s handsome F-TYPE has been supercharged with a new entry-level engine option for 2022. The P450 model has dropped the six-cylinder engine and instead opted for a 5-litre V8 — delivering 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 177 mph.
2022 Jaguar F-TYPE P450 Coupe
Fresh start: Harry’s Freshening Face Toner
Bridging the gap between exfoliation and moisturising, this gently tingling tincture from Harry’s has become our go-to, one-stop grooming shop this summer. Lightweight, balanced and alcohol-free, it refreshes the skin with witch hazel, menthol and eucalyptus — leaving you feeling hydrated and cool in the warm weather.
Harry’s Freshening Face Toner
Cocktail hour: The Negroni, by Matt Hranek
We’ve got a love/hate relationship with the Negroni. Give us one in the depths of winter, and we’ll leave it unsipped on the bar. But summer? Now that’s when this bright orange, cheek-tighteningly bitter cocktail comes alive. In his new book, Matt Hranek expounds the history, varieties and popularity of this gentleman’s drink.
The Negroni, by Matt Hranek
Life’s a beach: Turnbull & Asser Orange Weekend Fit Linen Shirt
Part of heritage shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser’s new ‘Linen Collection’, this bright orange shirt is said to be influenced by the ease and elegance of ‘A Bigger Splash’ by Luca Guadagnino. To us, however, it calls to mind Steve McQueen’s rakishly unbuttoned orange shirt in The Thomas Crown Affair — a statement piece for summer.
Turnbull & Asser Orange Weekend Fit Linen Shirt