The old ways are the best. Just look at this week’s Editor’s Picks. The two cars we’ve driven onto our latest wishlist — a 1993 Overfinch Range Rover and a limited-edition Ferrari coupé — are both based on timeless, time-honoured motors.
The whisky we’re drinking this week, Glen Scotia’s ‘Victoriana’, takes its cues from classic Campbeltown single malts. And Vallon’s retro-styled goggles look back into the après-ski archives for inspiration. So hark back, scroll down and enjoy the best vintage-tinged products on offer this week…
Sound it out: Wrensilva ‘Loft’ Record Player
This slick, sophisticated bit of audio kit is a treat for the senses. Not only does its walnut and ebony design look the part, the ‘Pro-ject’ aluminium tonearm is also incredibly tactile to the touch. And, thanks to a 100 watts per channel amplifier, Bang & Olufsen hardware and state-of-the-art SONOS functionality, it also sounds like no other record player.
Wrensilva ‘Loft’ Record Player
New tricks: Glen Scotia Victoriana Single Malt Whisky
Inspired by Victorian times, Glen Scotia’s Victoriana is a classic Campbeltown whisky. Cask-strength and exceptionally mature, it has a dark, rich nose with caramelised creme brûlée notes — and tastes both jammy and chocolatey on the palate. An evocation of whiskies past, it’s a worthy addition to any aficionado’s drinks cabinet.
Glen Scotia Victoriana Single Malt Whisky
Shifting gears: Ferrari BR20 Coupé
Based on the GTC4Lusso platform, Ferrari’s latest limited-edition is the one-off BR20. It’s a handsome thing; a two-seat coupé with a V12 engine and a slightly increased cabin area. But, like the Glen Scotia whisky above, it takes inspiration from the past — with styling cues borrowed from the Italian carmaker’s 410 SA and 500 Superfast.
Showtime: Benq GV30 Portable Projector
Here’s a nifty home gadget. With 720p HD Resolution, Android RV and a 135° Projection Angle, the latest futuristic projector from Benq will bring the cinema screen into your living room. The perfect tool for brightening up these darker nights, it’s got stirring 2.1-channel audio, wireless casting and can cast clearly up to 100-inches.
Benq GV30 Portable Projector
Zip it: Hemingsworth ‘Sirocco’ Windbreaker Jacket
Trying to combat the cold? New to the Gentleman’s Journal Shop, this simple-but-effective windbreaker from British brand Hemingsworth is the idea clean, casual and sharp option to stay warm this winter. With button cuffs, gusseted vent and signature side adjuster belts, it’ll ensure you stay snug til the frosty season passes.
Hemingsworth ‘Sirocco’ Windbreaker Jacket
Off-road: Overfinch Heritage 'Field Edition’ Range Rover
How’s this for a throwback? Overfinch, master upgraders of Range Rovers, have leant their considerable car-tuning talents to a 1993 model. Key features of the ‘Field Edition’ include 16-inch alloy wheels, elegant emerald green paint, diamond-quilted Recaro seating and a gun box cellarette handbuilt from walnut wood.
Overfinch Heritage 'Field Edition’ Range Rover
Black tie: Jaeger Tuxedo Suit
Party season is upon us — and that means investing in the best tuxedo suit you can find. Jaeger, now available at M&S, has the ideal option; an elegant wool-rich suit cut in a tailored fit from wool woven at the Italian Marzotto mill, with added mohair for ultimate luxury. The unique Jaeger jacquard lining is a particularly suave touch.
Jaeger Tuxedo Suit
Watch out: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph
This self-winding chronograph from Audemars Piguet looks good enough to eat. Perhaps it’s that chocolate-brown “Grande Tapisserie” dial, or maybe it’s the enticing 18-carat pink gold of the case? Whatever this watch’s secret weapon, it’s working — and helps to epitomise the strong style we associate with the ‘Royal Oak’ marque.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph
Safety first: Vallon ‘Freebirds’ Skiing Goggles
Every year, Vallon slides back into its vintage archives to deliver a new retro spin on skiwear. This year, the Swedish-founded brand is bringing a good deal of green to the slopes. And our favourite piece of this verdant new collection? The updated ‘Freebirds’ goggles; with a flexible frame, spherical construction and mirror-coasted lens.
Vallon ‘Freebirds’ Skiing Goggles
Seeing red: Aubin ‘Prestwick’ Shetland Jumper
Red enough to ramp up excitement for the festive season, this bold jumper from Aubin is made from the finest Shetland wool, which means it’ll also help you stay snug and toasty throughout the colder months. Featuring fully fashioned armholes and a classic saddle shoulder, it’s the perfect mid-layer for your winter wardrobe.
Aubin ‘Prestwick’ Shetland Jumper