Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

From a Montblanc black leather portfolio for the office, to Cutler and Gross sunglasses for the slopes, this is what we want this week

There’s something about Italian-made products that oozes class. From their leather to their cars, they’re a people who just seem to know how to make really nice things.

As such, we kick off this week’s Editor’s Picks with a handful of Italian imports. From sleek sneakers and a portfolio made from top Italian leather, these are the best products to hail from the nation that brought us Da Vinci, Vivaldi and the thin crust pizza.

Lace up: Rubirosa Ariza Very Black Sneakers

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If smart casual wasn’t hard enough, the choice of smart sneakers on offer today makes it even harder. But call off the search! We’ve found the ideal pair from Rubirosa. Stylish, sporty elegance at its best, these brogued sneakers are made from top-quality leather and are, as their name suggests, very, very black in colour.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Rubirosa Ariza Very Black Sneakers

£300

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Look sharp: Montblanc Meisterstuck Soft Grain Portfolio

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Trust Montblanc to make your January return to the office impossibly stylish. This soft grain portfolio, crafted from Italian full-grain cowhide and lined with cotton, will stand you out in the office despite being chicly pared-back. The perfect desk-mate.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Montblanc Meisterstuck Soft Grain Portfolio

£490

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Button it: Emma Willis Midnight Weave Cotton Shirt

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There’s something to be said for the humble navy shirt. Despite not falling into the classic white/pink/pale blue trio that button up most offices, this darker hue can add depth to your outfit. And, hand cut and finished in luxurious Italian cotton by Emma Willis, this is the perfect shirt with which to try out the trend.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Emma Willis Midnight Weave Cotton Shirt

£240

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Take off: Rolls-Royce Accel Electric Aeroplane

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Yes, you read that right. Rolls Royce are not only building an electric aeroplane, but they’re building the fastest electric aircraft ever made. A team of British engineers, designers, and data specialists recruited from across Rolls-Royce are currently making history in a bustling hangar in Gloucestershire — and we can’t wait to see their hard work take off.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Rolls-Royce Accel Electric Aeroplane

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Shift gears: Steve McQueen’s 1971 Husqvarna 250 Cross Motorcycle

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We all want to feel a little Steve McQueen once in a while — and owning a motorcycle formerly ridden by the actor is an ideal way to scratch that itch. From 1971, this Husqvarna 250 Cross has been restored since McQueen owned it, and is currently up for auction at Bonham’s.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Steve McQueen’s 1971 Husqvarna 250 Cross Motorcycle

£39000

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Dram roll: Talisker 25 Year Old

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Bottled just last year, this release continues Talisker’s excellent reputation. Carefully balancing the distillery’s seaside, salt and pepper character against elegant oak and delicate fruity notes, it’s a masterclass in ageing with a delightfully old-fashioned air.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Talisker 25 Year Old

£262

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Shake things up: Soho Home Barwell Cut Crystal Martini Shaker

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

For the man who has everything comes this cut crystal martini shaker. With a polished silver-tone top, it’s the accessory your bar has been missing. Mouth-blown and hand-etched, it’s decadence at its most decadent, and pleasingly weighty to add to its luxury credentials. Get mixing.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Soho Home Barwell Cut Crystal Martini Shaker

£85

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Feeling fresh: Aesop Mouthwash

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Aesop have already take over most of our bathroom cabinet. And, with this — their pH-balancing, alcohol-free and minty-fresh latest offering — they may have achieved grooming domination. The formula contains clove, anise and spearmint and it comes in a brown apothecary-style vessel. Gargle away.

Throw shade: Cutler and Gross Black on Crystal Sunglasses

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

These Gatsby flat-top sunglasses are ideal for winter, when the sun is low in the sky. They’ll protect your eyes from within super fine rims, with a stylish coronet bridge, but also look suitably seasonal given that frosty blue lens. Sleek, simple and small, throw them in your pocket in case of sunbursts.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Cutler and Gross Black on Crystal Sunglasses

£300

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Roll up: Hackett Cashmere Roll Neck Sweater

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Hackett know knitwear. And this, a cashmere roll neck from the tailor, will elevate your off-duty look to luxury status. Part of their premium Mayfair collection, it’s woven from the finest yarns for a sumptuously soft hand-feel and finished with ribbed trims to put all your other jumpers to shame.

Editor’s Picks: Rolls-Royce Plane, Aesop Mouthwash and a Crystal Martini Shaker

Hackett Cashmere Roll Neck Sweater

£230

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Want to see more of what catches our eye? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks here…

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