They say there’s nothing uglier than jealousy. But when the drift-dodging, envy-inducing snowbike above sped onto our radars this week, our heads were well and truly turned by its good looks. Alas, we’ve got little use for an snowy speedster in central London — so it remains on our wishlist and we remain green with envy. Thankfully, we’ve found a whole host of other green products to complement our jealous complexions.
From a dark green velvet bow tie from Turnbull & Asser to an army-green safari jacket from Brunello Cucinelli, we’ve got your winter wardrobe sorted — whether your needs be casual or formal. We’ve also pulled on a pair of festive tartan trousers from Paul Smith, buckled up a new military-inspired Longines watch and revved up Bentley’s new bright green Pikes Peak limited edition. Strap in and read on…
All tied up: Turnbull & Asser Green Velvet Bow Tie
It’s Christmas party season! You’ve bought your Secret Santa gift, got your black tie timepiece sorted and you’ve pre-emptively cordoned off the office photocopier. But have you picked out a statement bow tie yet? If you hadn’t heard, velvet is back in favour, and there’s no better way to champion the suave, sophisticated fabric than with this emerald formalwear flourish from Turnbull & Asser.
Turnbull & Asser Green Velvet Bow Tie
Time for adventure: Brunello Cucinelli Suede Field Jacket
The safari jacket has had quite the year. It forged its way through the bush, across the desert and back into mainstream fashion this spring, before enjoying some well-earned time in the sun this summer. Now, it promises to keep us all warm well into winter. So jump in, button up and join the trend with this army-green, exceptionally smooth and partially lined example from Brunello Cucinelli. Who knows what adventures it’ll see next year?
Brunello Cucinelli Suede Field Jacket
Turn back time: Longines Heritage 1938
We’ve long been fans of Longines’ Heritage Collection; timepieces with principally militaristic influences that have soldiered their way into a now vintage-obsessed watch market. And this latest recruit to join the line-up, the Heritage 1938, takes its style cues from an interwar classic. A railroad track encircles the dial, there’s a rustic touch of creamy fauxtina, and the sheer simplicity and empty space on the dial keeps things bravely, beautifully basic.
Longines Heritage 1938
King of the hill: Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak Edition
Earlier this year, Bentley took to the hills. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, to be precise. And, true to the British brand’s self-assured spirit, it shaved an impressive 8.4 seconds off the existing course record. This special edition celebrates that achievement; offering up a green Mulliner paint job, Pirelli P Zero Colour Edition tyres, acid green brake callipers and an optional ‘100’ grille for anyone lucky enough to pick up one of the 15 limited editions in Bentley’s centenary year.
Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak Edition
Kick some ice: Snowrider SR120 Snowbike
Picture a snowmobile, and then make it cooler. That means more power, fewer tracks and the ability to conquer some of the frostiest, most challenging terrains in the snowy world. This latest from Snowrider has been specced for professional riders, and is intended for jumps, tree riding and snowbike cross. And, while it may be equipped with YSS suspension, an amended gearbox ratio and perfect steering response, we can still guarantee one hell of an icy ride.
Snowrider SR120 PRO-RS
Check it out: Paul Smith Slim Fit Tartan Trousers
Get ready to pop open a bottle of the finest Scotch, because we’ve found the best, boldest, most wintry trousers this side of Hadrian’s Wall. From Paul Smith, these slim-fit threads may be made in Italy from a soft wool and silk blend, but their dark green and pink tartan motif screams Scotland. Ideal for a fun spin on black tie this Christmas, pop these on with your dinner jacket and you’ll have the whole party checking out your checks.
Paul Smith Slim Fit Tartan Trousers
Blue bottle: Method and Madness Gin
We’re suckers for an edgy bottling here at Gentleman’s Journal. And, while our aesthetic obsession has led to more than our fair share of disappointment over the years, this new gin from Method and Madness is as palatable as its design suggests. With aromas of lemon balm, fresh ginger and notes of spicy pine and orange blossom, it is distilled in Ireland, boldly designed and as singular as its branding.
Method and Madness Gin
Take a stroke: WaterRower Classic WaterRower
Who said that gym equipment always had to be a hunk of ugly black steel? Hewn from the finest American black walnut, WaterRower has stretched both its legs and creative faculties to dream up this handsome rowing machine. The wood is not only sustainably sourced, but it’s also been used to create a self-regulating piece of apparatus; the harder you stroke, the more resistance is created.
WaterRower Classic WaterRower
Ski style: Moncler Logo-Jacquard Ski Goggles
You’ve heard of statement sunglasses for the slopes, but why not go one better and bring the style noise with your ski goggles? Moncler’s huge, bulbous goggles may have a touch of Willy Wonka about them, but we’ve fallen for these sunset-hued mirror lenses and oversized matte polycarbonate frame. And you thought those black runs couldn’t get any cooler…
Moncler Logo-Jacquard Ski Goggles
Want more of the coolest gear in time for Christmas? Check out last week’s Editor’s Picks…