There’s always a tool for the job. If you’re telling the time, there are watches — some as wonderful as Hublot’s blue-hued latest. If you’re styling yourself, there are grooming gadgets — like the first ever made-for-men hairdryer. If you need to get from A to B, you must only invest in a classic Jaguar C-Type, or a personal submersible.
Okay, they may not be the cheapest options — but they’re by far the best. So, from a new work-ready camera from Leica to a bomber jacket that blends utility with luxury, this is what we want this week…
Point and shoot: Leica M10-P Reporter
Fancy yourself as a photojournalist? Then there’s no better, more reliable piece of kit than this khaki camera. Released to mark the 40th anniversary of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award — a prize that recognises images that express the relationship between man and environment — the 450-limited design is finished with Black Kevlar armouring and has the quietest shutter of any M camera ever produced.
Leica M10-P Reporter
Blown it: Heist 2.0 Hairdryer
You’d have thought someone would have come up with it before; a male-specific hairdryer. But no, Heist of London are the first — with this powerful 80MPH pistol-shaped dryer. Tooled up and kitted out with Advanced Ionic Technology and Blue UV Light Technology, the dryer features dual heat and airflow settings, a wide nozzle and even a cool shot button.
Heist 2.0 Hairdryer
Good hair day: Uppercut Deluxe Clay
While we’re on the topic of hairstyling, let’s talk grooming products. Forget your gels and pomades — because clay is the new MVP of your bathroom cabinet line-up. Our favourite is Uppercut Deluxe’s strong-hold, low-shine option, with a natural finish that is easily reworked throughout the day. Better still, it washes out with water alone.
Uppercut Deluxe Clay
Feeling blue: Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic in Navy
Unveiled at LVMH Watch Week, this new Big Bang Integral Ceramic from showy Swiss watchmakers Hublot is ideal for men whose wardrobe hinges on navy blue. With built-in scratch-resistance, durability and hypoallergenic properties, its monobloc architecture — an integrated bracelet on which the first link is fused with the case — offers the perfect single-colour, single-material accessory.
Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic in Navy
Where there’s smoke: Cut Smoked Rum
Three lockdowns in, and there are few obscure spirits we’re yet to sample. But this, the first ‘smoked rum’ to reach Britain, is something else. Infused with Arabica coffee beans, smoked with burnt wood chips and left to rest in oak barrels, it’s a cacophony of wintry flavours — with notes of leather, cacao nibs, brown sugar and matchstick smoke.
Cut Smoked Rum
Soft touch: Soho Home House Robe from Bicester Village
Whether you’re missing Soho Farmhouse or just a weekend shopping spree at Bicester Village, this robe is the super-soft solution to all your problems. Used in Soho House’s bedrooms and Cowshed spas, it’s currently on sale at Bicester Village — and available through the Oxfordshire destination’s Virtual Shopping service that delivers direct to your door.
Soho Home House Robe from Bicester Village
Ready to pounce: 1953 Jaguar C-type Continuation
Every time we hear ‘continuation’, our ears prick up. And quite rightly — because the word usually heralds something as sleek, sophisticated and downright lovely as this; the new Jaguar C-type. A limited number of new hand-built examples of the legendary 1950s sports racer are to be built — the same car that won the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours and, well, looks like that...
1953 Jaguar C-type Continuation
Your serve: Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Suede Sneakers
If you’re looking for that perfect pair of spring sneakers, then call off the search. We’ve found them, and they’re suede. We know what you’re thinking, but just wait until all this wet and wild weather has blown over — and suede will be the perfect SS21 style move, especially when your kicks reference the classic, vintage cool of tennis shoes.
Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Suede Sneakers
It’s the bomb: Tod’s Leather Bomber Jacket
The bomber. It’s a timeless, retro look. And Tod’s, the master Italian designers, unsurprisingly do it better than almost anybody else. This season’s take on the style is tanned in a rich shade of brown, blessed with four handy front pockets and finished with a chocolate ribbed hem. Easy. Effortless. Elegant.
Tod’s Leather Bomber Jacket
Deep dive: U-Boat Worx NEMO Submarine
Oh, you haven’t always wanted a personal submarine. Our mistake. Except you have really, haven’t you? Who wouldn’t want to cruise around beneath the waves in lightweight, compact comfort? Requiring less storage than a couple of jet-skis, this personal submersible from NEMO features easy-drive controls and an award-winning glass bubble for maximum subaquatic visibility. And it’ll only cost you $1 million.
U-Boat Worx NEMO Submarine