Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

From a set of Damascus steel knives from Linley to a new 3D-printed carbon fibre bicycle, this is what we want this week…

It’s amazing the bold effect a bright new colour can have on an existing product. Just look at Ralph Lauren’s new Made-to-Order Polo; bursting with fresh colour combinations and the opportunity to mix-and-match different designs. In switching-up and swapping-out the off-the-rack original, the brand has reinvented a classic just in time for summer.

It’s the same with McLaren; as evidenced by the British carmaker’s new special ‘Gulf’ edition 720S. Or Chopard’s sleeker, slicker grey-dialled Alpine Eagle. Or even Duke + Dexter’s subtle summer spin on its dependable driving loafers. For more vivid, vibrant new releases, keep scrolling…

Create-Your-Own: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo Shirt

This spring, menswear giant Ralph Lauren is reinventing one of its most iconic pieces; the humble polo shirt. Thanks to a new digital customisation program, you can create hundreds of designs by choosing the colour of the body, sleeves and collar; and can add bespoke letters, words or initials. And, as each of these new polo shirts is knit on-demand and made-to-size, there’s practically no wasted material.

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo Shirt

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On your bike: Superstrata C Carbon Fibre Bicycle

Simply input your height, inseam, knee height, ankle height, wingspan and posture into Superstrata’s state-of-the-art system, and the wearables company will 3D-print you a carbon-fibre bike frame. It’s an extraordinary service, with customisable colours, wheels and lights also thrown into the sub-£3k mix. 

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Superstrata C Carbon Fibre Bicycle

£2,799.00

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Slip-on: Duke + Dexter Hunt Driving Loafer

In the stirring Italian shade of ‘cobalto’, these driving loafers from Duke + Dexter are ready to rev up for summer. In a subtle pastel, the suede uppers blend seamlessly with the tonal studded soles — and will look just as good strolling along the promenade as they will pushing pedals to the metal. 

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Duke + Dexter Hunt Driving Loafer

£140.00

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Sharpen up: Linley Damascus Knives

Linley has long sourced the best craftsmen and collaborators across the world — ensuring that the British brand delivers on quality time-after-time. This is the design house’s sharpest release yet; a set of three Damascus-blade knives with wooden handles, crafted in Japan by nokaji knife-makers. 

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Linley Damascus Knives

£3,500.00

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Oil the wheels: McLaren 720S Gulf Edition

It’s a striking, immediately recognisable livery — and one worn by some of the world’s most famous cars. Now, after years of brand sponsorship, it is the turn of McLaren’s 720S to fly the Gulf flag; with McLaren Special Operations responsible for producing a limited run of these hand-painted road racers. 

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S Gulf Edition

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On the scent: Poltrona Frau + Acqua di Parma Car Diffuser

Elegant and modern, this new car diffuser is a fragrant collaboration between perfume house Acqua di Parma and interior company Poltrona Frau. Combining high-performance materials, uniquely formulated scents and Poltrona Frau’s very own ‘Pelle Frau’ leather, it’s an automotive treat. 

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Poltrona Frau + Acqua di Parma Car Diffuser

£95.00

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Button it: Tommy Hilfiger Unstructured Slim Fit Suit

Summer suiting can be a tricky business. Thankfully, with this unstructured — yet suavely slim-fit — offering from Tommy Hilfiger, we’ve been given a pinstripe, unlined chance to relax in breathable, lightweight style. We particularly like those deep patch pockets. 

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Tommy Hilfiger Unstructured Slim Fit Suit

£480.00

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To the skies: DJI Air 2S Drone

Featuring a 1-inch CMOS sensor, powerful autonomous functions, and a compact body weighing less than 600 g, the new Air 2S from drone wizards DJI is the perfect piece of kit for adventurers. It’s an all-in-one aerial powerhouse, with intelligent HDR technology, panoramic mode and the ability to capture one billion colours. 

Push the envelope: Bennett Winch Black Leather Folio

Are you equipped for a hustling, bustling return to the office? We are, thanks to Bennett Winch’s fantastic folio. This sleek document carrier conceals a unique reverse popper fastening, is lined with supple suede and is sizeable enough to comfortably hold a 16 inch MacBook.

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Bennett Winch Black Leather Folio

£375.00

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Spread your wings: Chopard Alpine Eagle Large

Personally designed by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, the Alpine Eagle sports watch is a state-of-the-art reinterpretation of Chopard’s old St. Moritz timepiece. Contemporary, refined and assertive, this grey-dialled, ultra-resistant model beats to the rhythm of a Chopard chronometer-certified movement.

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Chopard Alpine Eagle Large

£11,200.00

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Bets are off: Fitzdare’s Club Membership

The bold and beautiful Fitzdares Club, down on Mayfair’s Davies Street, is the perfect place to celebrate an unlocked London. The membership is selective, but the main criteria is simply that you love sport. And, as well as the barnstorming bar menu — dogs are also welcome throughout the club.

Editor’s Picks: Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo, DJI Drone and McLaren 720S

Fitzdare’s Club Membership

£600 per year

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