Indulgence is the order of the day with this week’s Editor’s Picks — so think of the most sumptuous, luxurious, hedonistic products your mind can muster and slather on another thick, generous layer of extravagance.
That means extra-soft merino knits, timepieces with bells, whistles — and some more bells for good measure, and the king of both champagnes and beers decanted into one decadent bottling. Read on, gents.
Give us a wave: Frescobol Carioca Cabana Merino Knit Sweater
We may only be a couple of dark days into winter, but we’re already tired of the same old sweaters our wardrobe has to offer. If you share our knitwear woes, and also want to jump start your jumper game, we’ve found just the pullover for you. From Frescobol Carioca, this merino knit sweater may be worlds away from the brand’s usual beachside style — but the wavy blue sleeve detailing will ensure you still feel close to the waves.
Frescobol Carioca Cabana Merino Knit Sweater
Black magic: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time
Who knew that Vacheron Constantin could make its swish Dual Time even sleeker? With its sophisticated new black lacquered dial — complete with bold red and white accents — one of the Swiss brand’s signature timepieces has hit new heights of cool. The 5110 DT self-winding manufacture movement also ensures it has the integrity to back up those looks.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time
Go for green: Charles Laurie Racing Green Card Case
If there’s one colour guaranteed to sway us on a new purchase, it’s racing green. The very hue of gentlemanly competition, this deep, rich, earthy tone immediately elevates any product it touches — and Charles Laurie’s card case is no exception. Already a quality item, the colour adds to the appeal — and the option of personalisation of up to four embossed initials is the clincher. This is our new winter wallet.
Charles Laurie Racing Green Card Case
My way: Sinatra Drinking Framed Print
Back in 1953, Frank Sinatra fell in love with the Sands Hotel and Casino. Some time earlier this week, we fell in love with this framed print of Ol’ Blue Eyes — taken just before he was about to take to the stage for a performance at the beloved venue. In classic black and white, and framed to order in a hand-made solid wood frame, this is a must-have for any Rat Pack wannabes.
Sinatra Drinking Framed Print
Light up: Brunello Cucinelli Walnut and Cedar Wood Humidor
Your desk is missing something. Something very important. Is it your diary that you forgot to pack this morning? No, you can live without that. How about a potted plant to oxygenate your workspace? Overrated, in our opinion. What you really need is a Brunello Cucinelli-crafted cigar humidor; a masterclass in decadence. And, of course, the best cigars to fill it…
Brunello Cucinelli Walnut and Cedar Wood Humidor
Cork poppin': Camden Town Brewery 2019 Champagne Beer
Every year, Camden Town Brewery releases a Christmas beer. For 2019, its annual offering is something different; and wholly intriguing. Clocking in at a serious 11%ABV, this is a ‘champagne beer’ — gold, bubbly, and perfect for any celebration. Expect a dry flavour profile with biscuit malt and fruity grape aromas from Hallertau Blanc and Enigma hops. If nothing else, it’ll be a conversation starter at a New Year’s Eve party.
Camden Town Brewery 2019 Champagne Beer
Hot stuff: William Wood Watches Valiant Collection
William Wood Watches, a red hot name on London’s burgeoning watchmaking scene, creates luxury sustainable watches made from upcycled British firefighting materials. The new Valiant Collection is its best yet, with straps made from repurposed Angus Duraline fire hoses, and watch crowns made from a melted down 1920s London Fire Brigade helmet. If this alone weren’t reasons enough to buy, the brand also donates a percentage of every sale to The Fire Fighters Charity.
William Wood Valiant Collection
In the bag: James Purdey & Sons Leather & Canvas Backpack
If you’re heading out into the field this season, you’ll know all about how uncomfortable shoots can be. Thankfully, James Purdey & Sons has done its best to put a sumptuous spin on your next outing with this expertly-made backpack. Leather-panelled and with a checked wool blanket strapped to its front, it is British-made, field-ready and incredibly handsome to boot.
James Purdey & Sons Leather & Canvas Backpack
Raise a glass: The Whiskey Thing
From the team at the highly innovative Ginstitute (it’s as botanical as it sounds) The Whiskey Thing is a new experience designed for everyone — from the whiskey connoisseur to the whiskey curious — to serve up a fresh, new take on the amber spirit compared to the more traditional whiskey experiences. Three hours, multiple tastings and not a swatch of tartan in sight.
The Whiskey Thing
Want more of the most decadent products money can buy? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks…