Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

From a pair of the finest Frescobol Carioca trunks to a Bennett Winch backpack, this is what we want this week...

Crockett & Jones Harvard II in Camel Suede

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

With summer shuffling our way, it’s time to do away with the Chelseas and the Chukkas that saw us through spring, and instead slip into something a little more seasonal. 

These loafers, from Crockett & Jones, are just the thing. An unlined version of the brand’s Boston, crafted from soft suede and available with either a single leather or city rubber sole, these will ensure you put your right feet forwards when the sun is shining.

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Crockett & Jones Harvard II in Camel Suede

£345

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Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

We’re on a real summer gear kick this week, and next up is this sturdy heritage timepiece from Tudor. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight is the perfect watch for swanning around late night summer beach parties, or stepping things up a gear and going diving in some crystal clear waters on the other side of the world.

It sports a rotating bezel and gilded markings to up visibility, and is waterproof to 200 metres — a little more than you’ll need for floating around reefs checking out the local wildlife. But, with a riveted steel bracelet it certainly looks the part too, even when you’re sitting down to dinner.

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

£2560

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Luca Faloni Sky Blue Versilia Linen Shirt

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Sometimes, we think collars are overrated. Obviously, they have their place during a black tie ball. They’re also pretty useful in the boardroom — where would you tie go otherwise? But in the depths of a sweltering summer, or on dress-down Fridays? Collars, be gone — and welcome Luca Faloni’s range of unrivalled linen shirts.

This particular offering from the Italian, the Versilia linen shirt, features a stylish band collar, and a slim fit to ensure you’re not doing away with all vestiges of tailoring. Crafted in Bergamo, Italy, by highly skilled artisans, this is your one-stop shop for effortless style this summer.

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Luca Faloni Sky Blue Versilia Linen Shirt

£120

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Frescobol Carioca Copacabana Tailored Swim Shorts

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

If there’s one thing that really irks us, it’s the fit of swim shorts. Most either flap down past our knees in a show of un-tailored, three-quarter length inelegance, or are so tight-fitting that it’s a wonder you can even move your legs.

Frescobol Carioca are here to solve all your swim short problems. These tailored trunks, with a long leg cut, will cover you up without seeming conservative, and are adorned with the brand’s trademark Copacabana print inspired by the wavy mosaic pattern that runs along Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic and vivacious beach. Cool.

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Frescobol Carioca Copacabana Tailored Swim Shorts

£160

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Bennett Winch Backpack in Olive

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Most peoples’ backpacks are threadbare affairs, scuffed and thrown in the corner as soon as you get home from work or pressed against the side of the tube until you’re almost embarrassed to shrug it on in the morning. Buy with Bennett Winch, however, and you’ll finally have some backpack pride.

This, their signature backpack in olive, is refined and practical — purpose made to accommodate a day’s essentials. With a slimmed down silhouette, there’ll be no bumping into people during your commute, and a detachable waterproof compartment is perfect for storing that after-work gym gear.

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Bennett Winch Backpack in Olive

£395

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition Motorcycle

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

There are cool bikes, and there are cool bikes. This is, undeniably, the latter. Harking back to Royal Enfield’s war efforts — during which they designed and built a 125cc motorcycle to be deployed via glider behind enemy lines — this is modern recreation of the Flying Flea.

The brand will create just 1,000 of these Classic 500 Pegasus Edition motorcycles and, with their 499cc parallel-twin motor, WWII-inspired canvas saddle bags and Pegasus Regiment insignia, we can’t wait to get our hands on one.

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition Motorcycle

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Hand-Built Beretta SO10

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Despite the summer shining outside, August — and the dawn of the shooting season — is not far off. And you better be well-equipped when the Glorious Twelfth rolls around. Ian Coley, with their market-leading selection of shotguns, are here to help.

Our particular favourite is this hand-built Beretta SO10, available in store in either 12 or 20 Gauge. It’s a beautiful piece of kit, and perfect for lavish engraving on the pin and screw-free receiver. But, perhaps it’s one for next shooting season — there’s currently an 18 month wait on a new order. It seems it’s on everyone’s wishlist…

Editor’s Picks: The perfect summer shirt, a Tudor Watch for your travels and the smartest swimwear

Hand-Built Beretta SO10

£72625

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