Welcome to 2023. The year has turned once more — and it’s not alone. Because, this week, our Editor’s Picks is brimming with spinning, revolving releases.
There’s the handsome hardwood turntable you see above, and whirling wheels including Alfa Romeo’s latest limited edition and an e-bike built in the rural Netherlands. Throw in the nifty new date disc on NOMOS Glashütte’s most recent watch, and you’ve got the perfect bits of kit to pivot yourself into the new year. Read on…
Get a jump: Luca Faloni Cashmere Mock Neck Sweater
Knitted in Northern Italy, this après-ski essential is woven with a chunky texture and ribbed trims for added warmth. In a versatile shade of ‘Hunting Green’, its cosy cashmere will see you through winter in style — and into chilly days of spring.
Luca Faloni Chunky Cashmere Mock Neck
Back in the saddle: Brekr Model F e-bike
Bicycles with chunky tyres, affectionately known as ‘fatbikes’, tend to have standard-sized 20-inch wheels. This Netherlands-based brand, however, has upped these dimensions even further — to an all-terrain-tackling 22 inches. Other future-facing innovations include a belt instead of a chain, built-in automatically-shifting gears and a theft-resistant location tracker.
Brekr Model F e-bike
Tough stuff: Aubin ‘Frodingham’ Slim Leg Jeans
Cut from dark indigo denim, these rugged, rough and ready pair of gentleman’s jeans have a secret weapon woven into their straight-cut construction; hemp. Reducing their impact on the environment, this miracle fibre will add durability and unstretching strength to your latest serviceable strides.
Aubin ‘Frodingham’ Slim Leg Jeans
Bright spark: Tesla Wireless Charging Platform
It’s not just cars that Tesla charges. Inspired by the angular design and metallic styling of the manufacturer’s Cybertruck, this desktop charger has an aluminium housing, premium alcantara surface and detachable magnetic stand. And, with FreePower® technology, it’ll charge any Qi capable device — from smartphones to earbuds.
Tesla Wireless Charging Platform
Green machine: Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato
To commemorate a successful century of the two Italian firms working together, Alfa Romeo and Zagato have once again joined high-octane forces to create this one-off, carbon fibre coupé — a spiritual successor to the ‘Sprint Zagato’ line of Alfa Romeo sportsters from the late 1950s.
Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato
Raise a glass: Cockorico Cocktails
Last week, drinks industry giant Pernod Ricard invested in this French cocktail brand. It’s a serious stamp of approval — but one wholly earned by the spirited start-up. With cocktails including the ‘South Beach’ and ‘Clear Milk Punch’, as well as classics from the ‘Cosmopolitan’ to the ‘Negroni’, we can’t wait for them to wash up on British shores.
Boxed in: Giorgetti 'Passion Box’
A one-stop shop for modern men’s accessories, this ‘Passion Box’ from contemporary Italian furniture designer Giorgetti is the perfect way to organise your prized trinkets and timepieces. Lined with suede, it features trays for pens, watches and jewellery — and is clad in the finest calfskin.
Giorgetti 'Passion Box’
Time will tell: NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date
The latest addition to the German watchmaker’s ‘Ludwig’ range, this clean-ticking timepiece adds a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it detail to its luxuriously large date window. Swapping numbers for numerals, the distinctive touch gives the contemporary-styled design a heritage edge.
NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date
Heavy lifting: Giobagnara 'Magnus' Gym Weights
If the thought of a fitness-filled January is causing consternation, why not ease your unease with some luxurious exercise equipment? That way, even if you don’t end up lifting these walnut-handled, brushed bronze and brass gym weights every day, you’ll still have something strapping and sturdy to look at.
Giobagnara 'Magnus' Gym Weights
Turn it up: U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable
On a handsome hardwood base, this unique turntable from U-Turn Audio features a precision OA2 gimbal tonearm and award-winning Ortofon 2M Red cartridge. But the masterstroke? Its transparent acrylic platter; providing improved speed consistency and clearer, more detailed playback.
U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable
Strike a chord: A for Ara FS-2 Speaker
And, for a final audio flourish, we turn to New York speaker studio A for Ara. Available in black walnut, hard maple or cherry, this ‘FS-2’ design is as much sculpture as speaker. Behind that distinctive petal-shaped pavilion, it features a horn-loaded coaxial driver, crossed to a trio of front-firing, long-throw woofers.
A for Ara FS-2 Speaker