Start your engines! This week, the Mille Miglia roars to life once more in Italy; bringing classic cars and moneyed enthusiasts back to the Adriatic Coast to charge down the white dust roads from Brescia to Rome and back again. And Chopard, as always, has released a choice timepiece to commemorate the occasion.
Elsewhere in this week’s Editor’s Picks, we’re doubling down on this high-octane theme. There’s a shirt from &SONS, influenced by the vintage diners and drive-thrus of retro America. There’s a pair of electric-powered off-roaders from Polestar and OX Motorcycles. There’s even the new MacBook — turbocharged in its own right by Apple’s newest, most powerful chip. For all this and more, take a look below…
Raise a glass: No.3 London Dry Gin
Come summertime, there’s nothing more welcome in the British capital than a crisp London Dry Gin. Swirled into tonic, this greeny blue-bottled option from Berry Bros. & Rudd is among the best; brimming with juniper, citrus and spice, it took two years of work from master distillers and top mixologists to perfect.
No.3 London Dry Gin
Shifting gears: OX Motorcycles Patagonia Electric Motorcycle
We’ve seen our fair share of electric motorcycles charge onto the roads of late. But few of these techno-powered two-wheelers have tackled the off-road market — until now. From Spanish start-up OX Motorcycles, the ‘Patagonia’ is equipped with a 72-volt battery pack, all-terrain range of 112 miles and top speed of 68 mph.
OX Motorcycles Patagonia Electric Motorcycle
Button it: &SONS ‘Club Shirt’ in Sky Blue
There’s a touch of Americana stitched into this blue button-up from &SONS. Inspired by the 1950s diner scene, the retro-flavoured shirt is the ideal summer staple — with a Cuban collar to widen your shoulders, crisp V-cut hem and embroidery details and patches to drive home that air of nostalgic, vintage cool.
&SONS ‘Club Shirt’ in Sky Blue
Framed: TBD Eyewear ‘Vicuna’ Sunglasses
Those sepia lenses may grab your attention at first — but it’s the frames you should be focusing on. Crafted from 24-carat plated gold, these round sunglasses are named after the fabric used by the ancient Incas to create outfits for kings. And they live up to that regal namesake; with other precious metals including rhodium and palladium also making up a royally luxurious design.
TBD Eyewear ‘Vicuna’ Sunglasses
Step to it: R.M. Williams 90th Anniversary ‘Craftsman’ Boot
For nine decades, R.M. Williams has been putting its best feet forward. To celebrate the latest well-crafted, welted milestone, the Australian bookmaker has released a capsule of commemorative shoes and clothing. Our choice? These ‘Craftsman’ boots; standing on leather soles, finished with a chisel-square toe and featuring a special engraved plaque.
R.M. Williams 90th Anniversary ‘Craftsman’ Boot
Leading the charge: Polestar 3 Electric SUV
Here at Gentleman’s Journal, we’ve been fans of Polestar for some time. The pioneering Scandi-brand has been teasing Tesla for years — but the third model in the enviable electric line-up could deliver the killer blow to Elon’s empire. With a panoramic glass roof, range of more than 370 miles and Polestar’s signature Y-shaped ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights, it’s a clean-powered, all-terrain treat.
Polestar 3 Electric SUV
Lace up: Duke + Dexter ‘Ritchie’ Sneaker
You summer deserves a pair of signature, statement sneakers. And, in Duke + Dexter’s ‘Ritchie’ kicks, we’ve found the perfect pair. They may seem subtly styled — with that neutral ‘Sahara’ hue — but, with water-resistant suede panels and custom-made lightweight soles, these eco-friendly Italian leather sneakers lace up everything we want from a reliable summer shoe.
Duke + Dexter ‘Ritchie’ Sneaker
Chip off the old block: 16-inch Apple MacBook Air M2
Turbocharged with the new M2 Apple silicon chip, the tech giant’s latest laptop is a must-buy for any high-powered professionals. It features incredible performance, up to 24GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and up to 20 hours of battery life — all in that same compact, slickly-designed package we know and love.
16-inch Apple MacBook Air M2
Turn back time: Chopard Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition
World sponsor of the Mille Miglia, Chopard has been the official timekeeper of the event since 1988. And, every year, the Swiss Maison produces a new timepiece to commemorate all of the drivers and daredevils ever to have taken part. This year, Chopard has unveiled a pair of limited-edition watches, offered in stainless steel or two-tone stainless steel and ethical 18k rose gold.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition
Soft touch: Aurélien Terry Towelling Polo Shirt
If Terry towelling is good enough for Sean Connery’s James Bond, then it’s good enough for you. But, while the original 007 pulled on an ill-advised romper in the supersoft fabric, we’d recommend trying something a little less bold. This pale blue polo from Aurélien is perfect for summer; a comfortable, wicking addition to your warm weather wardrobe.
Aurélien Terry Towelling Polo Shirt