From politics to the pandemic, the world is in a pretty turbulent place at the moment. That’s why, in these times of uncertainty and unsteadiness, it’s nice to see some things in clear, cut-and-dry black and white.
So, this week, we’ve stuck to a monochrome palette for our Editor’s Picks. It may be that your winter wardrobe should only feature a couple of colours, it could be that your latest car should be jet matte black, or even that your latest watch take inspiration from the Arctic. But, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it below…
Button it: Luca Faloni Brushed Cotton Shirt
It can be tricky to master the winter working wardrobe. Thankfully, Luca Faloni’s latest brushed cotton offering is our new seasonal saviour. A simple shirt, it’s handmade in Bergamo using the finest Italian brushed cotton. That means, while you’ll look smarter than ever, you’ll also be as warm and comfortable as you were during the heady days of summer.
Luca Faloni Brushed Cotton Shirt
White out: Vertex MP45 Arctic
Limited to 35 pieces, 20 automatics and 15 manual editions, the Vertex MP45 is a contemporary take on the Mono-Pusher timing watch commissioned during the Second World War. Think white-dialled watches look a little boring? Think again.
Vertex MP45 Arctic
Back in black: Asket Black Denim Jeans
You know that feeling, the first time you put a pair of black jeans in the wash? You’re hoping and praying they keep their colour — and they all too often don’t. Enter Asket, striding onto the scene in these organic cotton, long-lasting jeans. They’re like your classic blue denims; but with spades more attitude.
Asket Black Denim Jeans
Earn your stripes: Beaufort and Blake Barnsley Alpine Jumper
Been outside recently? It’s jumper weather. Beaufort & Blake, known for its lightweight linen shirts and accessories during summer, has stepped up its winter game and produced this simple-yet-sophisticated sweater; a beautifully soft, crew neck with Nordic inspired stripe design.
Beaufort and Blake Barnsley Alpine Jumper
Push the boat out: Aquariva Lamp
Inspired by the classic Search Light featured on the Riva yachts of the 1960s, this tabletop lamp is one of the most covetable pieces of home decoration we’ve found in quite some time. It’ll inject that mid-century flavour of glamour to your home — even if your pockets aren’t deep enough for the yacht just yet…
Black run: Spektrum Östra Black Line Edition Ski Goggles
You want sustainable ski goggles? We’ve found them. From Spektrum, these Östra goggles have frames and plastic components made from all-natural castor oil, not to mention dark smoke lenses from renowned Carl Zeiss Vision. And they don’t look half bad, either…
Östra Black Line Edition Ski Goggles
Drink up: NIO Cocktails X Acqua Di Parma 'Aperitivo in Terrazza' Luxury Box
We know, we know. All you want to do at the moment is jet off and kick back, cocktail in hand, on some balmy Italian balcony. It’s a natural response to the wintry weather. Thankfully, NIO Cocktails and Acqua di Parma have collaborated to box up that exceptional experience and bring it to you — with a kit including Cosmopolitan and Negroni cocktails, and a ‘Aperitivo in Terrazza’ candle to set the ambient Mediterranean mood…
Aperitivo in Terrazza Luxury Box
Spray away: Creed Aventus 10 Year Anniversary Limited Edition
Hand-crafted in 2010 by sixth generation Master Perfumer, Olivier Creed, Aventus has been spritzing around for a full decade. That’s a milestone worth celebrating. Good thing, then, that the perfume house have revealed a new limited-edition anniversary bottle — still containing that iconic pure floral and rare woody scent.
Creed Aventus 10 Year Anniversary Limited Edition
Flash on: Leica M10-P “White”
Leica has been releasing strictly limited, special editions since 1975. From the latest batch, this bright white M10-P is perhaps our favourite — the colour accentuating the rangefinder camera’s classic design and limited to 350 pieces worldwide.
Leica M10-P “White”
Shifting gears: Harley-Davidson ‘Serial 1’ Electric Bicycle
The first motorcycle ever produced by Harley-Davidson was affectionately referred to as “Serial Number One”. It had a revolutionary impact and, as such, it seems fitting that the brand’s first e-bicycle would borrow styling cues from it. Revealed this week, behold the ‘Serial 1’ in all its retro glory.
Harley-Davidson ‘Serial 1’ Electric Bicycle