Everyone loves choice. From menus the size of small books to wardrobes bursting with clothes, we love to tailor our daily lives with bespoke, customised products and experiences. This week, we’ve found everything from customisable desk chairs to sports cars. Take a look…
Out of this world: Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition
50 years ago, we took our first steps onto the surface of the moon. Omega were there in the hardy, iconic form of the Speedmaster — and, this year, the watch brand are paying tribute to the mission’s lasting legacy with the new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition model.
Limited to 1,014 pieces, it has been crafted from a unique new alloy known as 18K Moonshine™ gold. There is also a bezel in burgundy ceramic and a vertically-brushed gold dial with hour markers in facetted onyx. Inside, you’ll find the manual-winding OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. It’s out of this world.
Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition
Button it: Sir Plus Rust Moleskin Chore Jacket
Sir Plus constantly surprises us. From their new designs and takes on classic cuts to the materials they source and use, every release proves a delight. And this new Chore Jacket is no different. Based on the French workwear classic, the bleu de travail, this English-made button-up is created from heavy surplus cotton moleskin.
But the real draw for us? The bright orange, or ‘rust’ colour. It’s a nifty spin on a classic, and will doubtlessly become your statement piece for spring. Three patch pockets, corozo buttons and a relaxed fit add to the appeal.
Sir Plus Rust Moleskin Chore Jacket
Weekend getaway: Ettinger Hurlingham Overnight Bag
The Hurlingham Club in London is a truly iconic institution. Town meets country within its walls, and it blends society and sport into an unparalleled elegant affair. This bag, from British heritage brand Ettinger, walks the same line and, although big enough to be used as a sports bag, is also small enough to take on an overnight stay.
Made with a sturdy cotton drill and trimmed in a wonderful waxy hide, it has a single internal compartment and two slip pockets inside to hold smaller items. It’ll have you planning your next escape from the city in no time.
Ettinger Hurlingham Overnight Bag
Dive in: Sunspel Men’s Swim Shorts in Navy Shibori Grid
Sunspel have mastered simplicity. Every garment that comes out of their doors is pared back, stripped down and effortlessly chic — but don’t think that means the brand don’t put thought into their products. In fact, the opposite is true; as you can see in these swim shorts.
Cut with a slightly longer leg, these shorts have an elasticated drawstring waist. Less tailored than you may be used to, they’ll afford you a more classic silhouette — and the Shibori colour way takes inspiration from classic Japanese printing techniques.
Sunspel Men’s Swim Shorts in Navy Shibori Grid
Take a spin: Linley Riviera Quilted Desk Chair
Upholstered in black Whistler leather, this is the most decadent desk chair you’ll ever sit in. But it’s worth every penny of its five-figure price tag. Structured and formal, it remains reassuringly comfortable and practical.
With walnut armrests and titanium swivel legs, there’s a level of customisation available, too. If you’re not a fan of the black upholstery, you can choose from various Whistler leathers for the quilted covering. You’ll never complain about sitting down to work ever again.
Linley Riviera Quilted Desk Chair
Start your engines: Morgan Plus 6
The Morgan Plus Six is, unquestionably, the most dynamically capable car the British motoring brand have ever produced. It’s recognisable silhouette is underpinned by an all-new platform and industry leading powertrain technology, and the carmaker has refined or redesigned every single component to create an all-new model.
Our favourite feature? The newly designed, lightweight composite hard top, that takes inspiration from 1960s ‘road racers’. Or perhaps those new deep-dish wheels, reminiscent of those found on early Morgans. Or maybe that interior, with a virtually unlimited number of wood and colour combinations on offer. There’s just too many to choose…
Morgan Plus 6
Get it white: GoPro Hero 7 Dusk White
GoPro have truly found a niche in the market — just ask founder Nick Woodman, who we interviewed in our latest issue. And, not long since the launch of the GoPro Hero 7 Black comes this white edition; a fresh paint job for the gadget.
Inside, you’ll get the same tech. That means 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, HyperSmooth image stabilisation and live streaming to share your exploits with the world.
GoPro Hero 7 Dusk White
Red hot: Rubirosa Odile Low Opera
Bright shoes are a statement. But it’s a testament to Rubirosa’s versatility that these suede sneakers can both turn heads and go unnoticed. That means you can dress them up or wear them to work — and they’ll still stand you away from the crowd.
Top-quality leather and a vegetable tanned leather inner guarantee what the brand calls a ‘natural climate’ for the foot. And, although we’re not certain what that means, we can confirm their comfort.
Rubirosa Odile Low Opera
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