Every week, we hope our Editor’s Picks will make your life a little easier. Even if you can’t afford everything we dig out and round up (personal submarine, anyone?) we like to think that we do our bit to improve your everyday. Now, in the depths of winter, that chiefly means keeping you warm.
Thankfully, from a pair of Cheaney boots to a Shackleton jacket, we’ve got you covered — literally. There’s also an indispensable coffee pot, drams of warming scotch and cognac, and ‘William Wolfe’s Guide To Excellent Living In London’; a handy guidebook to the most welcoming, homely haunts from Kensington to Canary Wharf. Take a look below…
Measure for measure: Delamain Pale & Dry XO Cognac
A glass-raising start; this history-honouring bottle from the French brandy house is a rich, lip-smacking celebration of Delamain’s original ‘Pale & Dry’ cognac, released 100 years ago. With a particularly fruity, exotic nose, this brandy is delicately dotted with touches of peach, wildflowers and vanilla.
Delamain Pale & Dry XO Cognac
Zip it: Shackleton 'Ronne' Down Jacket
Feeling frosty? Shackleton is on hand to help. Named for the distinguished Antarctic explorer, this outerwear brand is more than a match for the drastically dropping temperatures. In particular, the ‘Ronne’ down jacket — sharp, tailored and windproof with exceptional thermal insulation — is a worthy addition to your winter wardrobe.
Shackleton 'Ronne' Down Jacket
Time will tell: Grand Seiko Elegance Collection 'Yukage' Watch
A European exclusive, this handsome watch from Grand Seiko continues the Japanese brand’s tradition of taking inspiration from the natural world. Like the ‘24 Seasons Collection’, inspired by the twenty-four ‘Sekki’ of the remarkable country, this brown-tinged timepiece is named ‘Yukage’ (shadow) and balances legibility and light for a beautifully clear and calm dial layout.
Grand Seiko Elegance Collection 'Yukage' Watch
Page-turner: William Wolfe’s Guide To Excellent Living In London
This new and exquisite guidebook to London, published by Fitzdares, tasks the distinguished-but-fictional ‘William Wolfe’ with leading the uninitiated around the best bars and boutiques of the capital. Its leather-bound covers are chock-full of handy tips and tricks to navigate daily life in the city. The perfect stocking-filler.
William Wolfe’s Guide To Excellent Living In London
Give it some beans: Soho Home 'Audley' Coffee Press at Bicester Village
If you hadn’t noticed, the days are getting dangerously short — and that calls for coffee. Thankfully, Bicester Village has a well-stocked Soho Home boutique and, among its many treasures, this small silver-plated coffee press glows with caffeinated potential. With a wooden handle and stainless steel plunger, your mornings are guaranteed to look a little brighter.
Soho Home Coffee Press at Bicester Village
Good spirits: The Macallan Harmony Collection: Rich Cacao
Created in conjunction with three-star Michelin chef Jordi Roca, this beautifully-bottled whisky from The Macallan is characterised by a deep, dark chocolate profile with notes of honey and cinnamon. But perhaps the best touch? It comes packaged in a beautiful fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging.
The Macallan Harmony Collection: Rich Cacao
Full throttle: Norton V4 Cafe Racer Motorcycle
It may just be a prototype, but Norton’s latest two-wheeler has our full-throttled attention. The model pays homage to the early days of the British motorcycle manufacturer, but boasts staple cut-pipes, a single-sided swingarm and a clean silver colour way punctuated punchily by that vivid leather seat.
Norton V4 Cafe Racer Motorcycle
Lace up: Unseen Footwear ‘Helier’ Suede Sneakers
Clean, minimal and unbranded, there’s something timeless about these simple suede sneakers from Unseen Footwear. But, while they may have a vintage flavour about their uppers, the shoes stand on firmly modern soles; durable and long-lasting Margom units that ground the tennis-inspired silhouette and feature a subtly reflective heel.
Unseen Footwear ‘Helier’ Suede Sneakers
Deep pockets: Triton 660 AVA Submarine
Perhaps, one day, we won’t feature the new Triton submarine on this weekly list — but today isn’t that day. With an obscenely large underwater interior, the brand itself encourages buyers to use this sumptuous submersible as an event venue, cocktail bar or even a subaqueous setting for your latest big stakes poker game. It’s the high life, but way underwater.
Triton 660 AVA Submarine
Shifting gears: Tesla 'Cyberquad' ATV
Okay, time for a little disappointment; this quad bike is built for children. But don’t let that crush your dreams wholly. The ‘Cyberquad for Kids’ is an all-electric, steel-framed stroke of genius — with a cushioned seat, adjustable suspension and lithium-ion battery that holds up to 15 miles of range. And we’re sure you could fit on it if you really tried…
Tesla 'Cyberquad' ATV
Stamp duty: Cheaney 'Bowland C' Derby Boot
Few bootmakers tackle the current temperatures like Cheaney. These Goodyear-welted Veldtschoen Derby boots come with Commando rubber soles and the full might of the British brand’s shoe-crafting heritage. Created with practicality and optimal water resistance in mind, they’re finished in hand-burnished mahogany calf leather.
Cheaney 'Bowland C' Derby Boot