Pack it up, gents — it’s time to move out. If the easing of restrictions this week has you fantasising about taking a trip, Gentleman’s Journal have compiled an Editor’s Picks that’ll help you turn your travel dreams into a reality.
Whether it be a new Patek Philippe to keep track of your holiday days, a Westley Richards safari jacket to look the part or a Steve McQueen-inspired Triumph Scrambler for a long and winding road trip, we’ve got you covered. And that’s before we even get to the luxury luggage, with perfectly-packable offerings this week from Smythson, Chapman and Czech & Speake. Happy travels!
Good spirits: Glenfiddich Grande Couronne
If there’s anything more intricate and luxurious than the pattern that features on Glenfiddich’s Grande Couronne bottle, it’s the golden spirit swirling around inside. Vibrant and lively, and reminiscent of a buttery French pâtisserie, this 26-year-old single malt is deep, velvety smooth and indulgently sweet.
Glenfiddich Grande Couronne
It’s a date: Patek Philippe In-Line Perpetual Calendar
This week, Patek Philippe unveiled a new perpetual calendar. But this isn’t any old watch — it features a world-first; an in-line calendar display. That means that the day, date and month are all displayed on a single line in one elongated aperture, found in the middle of the blue-black gradient dial and encircled by a polished platinum case.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5236P-001
Back on track: Smythson Ludlow Zip Around Backpack
How long has it been since you packed your backpack and headed off to the office? Over a year, we’d wager. That’s why, upon your long-awaited return, it’ll pay to invest in the best. Smythson’s Ludlow backpack, in navy grained leather, is the ideal commuting companion; finished with tonal stitching, antique silver hardware and a soft fabric lining.
Smythson Ludlow Zip Around Backpack
Going for gold: Extans Akhal Sheen Bicycle
The latest pedal-powered release from Extans, the luxury British bicycle maker, is perhaps its most impressive yet. The ‘Akhal Sheen’ features a monocoque carbon frame and aluminium detailing — and has real 24K yellow gold finishing on the headpost, seat tube and rear seat stay. Expect to pay northwards of £20,000 for each of this 19-piece limited run.
Extans Akhal Sheen Bicycle
The road less travelled: Westley Richards Safari Jacket
Kensington-born actor Stewart Granger was known for his heroic, dashing and romantic roles during the golden age of cinema. The King Solomon’s Mines star inspired Westley Richards to create this globe-trotting, all-adventuring safari jacket; lightweight, unlined and fitted with both ammunition slots and epaulettes for prestige practicality.
Westley Richards Safari Travel Jacket
Frame job: Oliver Spencer x MONC Lymington Aviator Sunglasses
This exclusive collaboration for SS21 has brought together two British master craftsmen — who have created a trio of Aviator-style sunglasses. Our pick of the three-strong collection is the ‘Lymington’ alloy design; created with smooth curved frames, angular features and Barberini blue lenses.
Oliver Spencer x MONC Lymington Aviator Sunglasses
In the bag: Chapman Ultimate Weekender
Yesterday, we unpacked the current trend for bespoke luggage. Among the British brands pushing this particular leather-trimmed, brass-buckled envelope is Chapman; a Carlisle-based creator of both custom bags and quality shoppable products. One such exquisite, existing bag is this ‘Ultimate Weekender’ — with brass fittings, canvas lining and life-time guaranteed zip.
Chapman Ultimate Weekender
Sleep tight: Turnbull & Asser Linen Modern Pyjama Set
One of the heritage Jermyn Street brand’s new signature pieces, these lightweight linen pyjamas will introduce quality London luxury tailoring into your bedroom. Handmade in England — using hand-worked sewing machines, no less — these bold burgundy button-ups feature a revere collar, three patch pockets and elasticated trouser hem.
Turnbull & Asser Linen Modern Pyjama Set
King of cool: Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition
Limited to just 1,000 motorcycles, this new ‘Scrambler Steve McQueen Edition’ specs out Triumph’s celebrated 1200 XE model with a one-of-a-kind paint scheme and a host of premium accessories. Among the Hollywood-inspired upgrades: crafted aluminium parts; brushed badges; and a decal on the fuel tank commemorating the famous Triumph TR6 that made the world-famous fence jump in The Great Escape.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition
Clean break: Czech & Speake Gentleman’s Travel Case
This summer, you should consider supersizing your grooming gear with Czech & Speake. And you’d be hard-pushed to find a better options than this three-compartment ‘Gentleman’s Travel Case’. Made by skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques, this textured calf leather case combines an interior of contemporary granite cloth with a water-resistant 4.8-litre capacity.
Czech & Speake Gentleman’s Travel Case