Gentlemen, start your engines! This week, inspired by the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show — and the new Land Rover Defender that launched there — we’ve shifted our Editor’s Picks up a gear, and driven out the most petrol-powered wishlist this side of the chequered flag.
From pens that take their style cues from classic motors and a Connolly collaboration with Goodwood to a Richard Mille watch created with a rally world champion and a pair of supple leather driving clothes, get ready to fire up both your motors and your wallets. Oh, and there’s a couple of cars in there too…
Zip it: Goodwood X Connolly Deerskin Flying Jacket
Goodwood and Connolly have long been known for their mutual love of racing style and road-faring adventure. Their latest capsule collection, including everything from overalls to goggles, celebrates this high-octane passion — and our favourite piece has to be this handsome flying jacket. Cut in supple leather and detailed with a large shearling collar, it’s your perfect Sunday drive uniform.
Goodwood X Connolly Deerskin Flying Jacket
Precision-engineered: Dunhill Sidecar Diamond Structure Rollerball Pen
This week, we’ve been adding a little decadence to our desks with the best pens money can buy. This, from Dunhill, is one of the best. Precision-engineered and palladium-plated, this new pen shares its silhouette with the iconic 1930s Steib sidecar and the ‘torpedo’ shape of a pen from the British brand’s archives. It’ll add even more style to your signature.
Dunhill Sidecar Diamond Structure Rollerball Pen
Weekend getaway: Bennett Winch Suit Carrier Holdall
Is there any feeling better than slinging a holdall into the back seat of your car and escaping the city for a long weekend? Bennett Winch know the importance of a quick getaway, and their innovative suit carrier holdall — complete with tuscan leather design, popper fastened straps and golden brass zips — will ensure you make off with both speed and style.
Bennett Winch Suit Carrier Holdall
Punch it: Richard Mille RM 36-01 Sébastien Loeb
Motoring has always been inextricably linked with watchmaking. And Richard Mille’s latest, the RM 36-01, called on Sébastien Loeb — the most successful driver in World Rally Championship history — to consult on its design. Shifting tourbillon technology up a gear, the watch features a rotary g-sensor that enables drivers to view both lateral deceleration as well as longitudinal forces. It’s a clever piece of kit.
Richard Mille RM 36-01 Sébastien Loeb
Easy drinking: Three Spirit
Earlier this summer, we uncorked the extraordinary success of Seedlip. But the British-based bottlers aren’t the only non-alcoholic brand disrupting the spirit sector. So, although we’d never advocate drinking and driving, you can now find plenty of road-safe spirits to enjoy — from the above Seedlip to this handsome green-bottled Three Spirit, with full-bodied chocolate notes and grassy herbal undertones.
Phone it in: iPhone 11 Pro
Of course, we’re intrigued by the latest iPhone — Apple don’t do things by halves, after all. But there doesn’t seem to be the same level of buzz around this latest release that has swirled around previous models. We put that down to the horrendously ugly tri-camera set-up marring the back of the case. It makes our wishlist because of powerfully-performing A13 Bionic chip — but Apple are clearly missing ex-Senior Vice President of design, Jonny Ive.
iPhone 11 Pro
Small packages: Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition by David Brown Automotive
Who doesn’t want a car with more power than it really knows what to do with? We know we’re itching to get behind the wheel of the Oselli Edition, the latest performance-spec Mini from David Brown Automotive. Upgraded to a 1,420cc engine, itself mated to a five-speed gearbox, this is a tiny car with buckets of torque — and definitive proof that good things indeed come in small packages.
Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition by David Brown Automotive
Turn it up: Adidas RPT-01 On-ear Headphones
You may rely on Adidas for many parts of your workout — but these new headphones mark the first time that they’ll provide your soundtrack. Fully equipped to meet the demands of your workout head-on, the chic, sleek headphones feature a sweatproof design, simple controls and uncompromising wireless bluetooth sound.
Adidas RPT-01 On-ear Headphones
Blow out: Bentley 1929 Blower Continuation Series
Fasten your seatbelts, we’ve got some great news. Bentley’s pioneering Continuation Series is serving up its tastiest treat so far — bringing the iconic 1929 Team Blower back to the road. Twelve will be built, one for every race the original Team Blowers entered, and the British brand’s in-house coachbuilders Mulliner have been tasked with breathing new 16-valve engined, pressed steel, four-cylinder life into the project.
Bentley 1929 Blower Continuation Series
Buckle up: Aspinal Men’s Leather Driving Gloves
Driving gloves: can they every be cool? It really depends on the car you’re driving. Behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Nova, not so much. But slip on a pair in the driving seat of a vintage Jag, or palatial old Rolls and you’ll look quite the part. From Aspinal of London, these buttery soft tan leather gloves are just the ticket; hand-stitched, subtly brogued and with a simple, stylish popper.
Aspinal Men’s Leather Driving Gloves
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