Editor’s Picks: Smythson poker dice, Burberry sweater and Triumph Scrambler
From a draught beer dispenser for your home bar to a double-breasted peacoat perfect for any style eventuality, this is what we want this week…
Let’s do this. A new year. A new decade. And, with it, scores of new opportunities and possibilities; ways to reinvent yourself, better yourself and refine yourself. So, from a statement sweater to some cool new wheels, we’ve put together a capsule of the best gear to see you into 2020 in style. Take a look…
Dive in: Ripa Ripa Camogli Blu Swim Shorts
Swim shorts? What are we thinking? It’s six degrees outside! Well hold on a minute. Before you lose faith in our advice and recommendations, why not try casting your mind forward to summer. It’s a warm, balmy day by the beach and you’re splashing around in the sea. There’s no need for that triple espresso to wake you up for work, there’s over 12 hours of sunlight every day (?!) and there isn’t a patch of black ice in sight. Now, what are you wearing?
Ripa Ripa Camogli Blu Swim Shorts
Double it: Turnbull & Asser Camel Cashmere Peacoat
It can be tricky to find a well-made, versatile coat to see you through winter. Thankfully, British bastion of style Turnbull & Asser has made the whole search immeasurably easier. Woven from pure cashmere, this peacoat walks the fashionable line between smart and casual with double-breasted aplomb; with a full lining, notched lapels and — count them — six handy pockets.
Turnbull & Asser Camel Cashmere Peacoat
Hair of the dog: Bloody Drinks Canned Bloody Mary
For those of us who aren’t as young as we used to be — it’s getting harder to kid yourself, isn’t it? — this canned Bloody Mary is the ideal way to chase off a two-day hangover. In a pack of four, there’s not only tomato juice and vodka in these heaven-sent cans, but also shots of sherry, pickle juice and lemon. And, for that final kick to get you out of bed; a tasty blend of soy, hot and Worcestershire sauces. Spicy, effective.
Bloody Drinks Canned Bloody Mary
Bundle up: Burberry Fair Isle Wool Sweater
2019 may have passed, but the cold weather hasn’t. And what better way to tackle the chilly snap than with a statement sweater? Burberry has one of the best we’ve seen and, while we’d steer clear of the brand’s matching shorts — we only wish we were joking — this jumper pops with yellow, green and pink splashes across its exceptionally warm, soft Scottish wool.
Burberry Fair Isle Wool Sweater
Raise a glass: The SUB Compact Draught Beer Tap
Who wouldn’t want beer on draught in their own house? True, the season of lounging around, eating and drinking to your heart’s content may have passed for another year, but this nifty SUB from Krups is the ideal way to coax friends to your house for celebrations all year round. Featuring unique cooling technology and a two-litre capacity, it promises a perfect pour every time.
The SUB Compact Draught Beer Tap
No Time To Die: Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
It’s 2020, which means it’s a James Bond year — and they come around less often than the Olympics. If you’re not excited for Daniel Craig’s last outing as the superspy, we simply don’t believe you. And, while we only know so much about the upcoming No Time To Die, we do know that a partnership with British bike brand Triumph sees the manufacturer’s new Tiger revved up in the film, not to mention this dual-purpose, liquid-cooled, 1200cc Scrambler.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
Roll it: Smythson Panama Poker Dice
You’ve played poker, but have you rolled poker dice? It’s a more three-dimensional take on the classic card game, and well worth knowing how to play. From Smythson, these well-made rollers come in a crafted textured-leather case that will stand both the test of time and jostled carry-on luggage. Trust us; next time you hit a delay, you’ll be the most popular person in the terminal, on the carriage, and everywhere in between…
Smythson Panama Poker Dice
Strap in: Métier London Rider Linen Backpack
We’ve never seen a backpack like it. From Métier London, this is more art than luggage — crafted from the label’s signature linen canvas and with an interior tinted purple. Of course, it’s not the most practical colour for toting across town every morning, but — if you can resolve this year to become a more careful commuter — you won’t find a bolder, better backpack in your office or beyond…
Métier London Rider Linen Backpack
Light up: Malin + Goetz Leather Scented Candle
It’s blended in Brooklyn; so you know it’s cool. From the alchemists over at New York’s most stylish apothecary, this is the manliest candle you’ll light all year. It begins with a warm, intimate scent of sandalwood, before blossoming into a full-blown cacophony of leathery notes. With a wick promising 60 hours, it should last you well into 2020 — and the brand suggest using the empty vessel as a cocktail glass.
Malin + Goetz Leather Scented Candle
Want more of the best gear to see you into the New Year? Check out our last list of 2019…