Few bricks-and-mortar buildings can be described as ‘one-stop-shops’. But Liberty London, the 144-year old heritage department store, is certainly one of them. With everything from fragrances to furniture, accessories to artwork within its walls, Liberty is the ideal place to while away a day in the capital.
And that’s exactly what we did. Gentleman’s Journal have partnered with Liberty London to bring you an Editor’s Picks chocked full of products you can find at this iconic shopping destination. So, from your new sunglasses and swim shorts to warm weather grooming essentials, here’s how Liberty are planning to prep you for summer.
Dive in: Nahal Swim Shorts
Designed in-house at Liberty London, these relaxed swim shorts have caught our eye for our inaugural summer dip. And, not only are they expertly printed in Italy onto Ottoman twill, they also feature the iconic department store’s storied Nahal design — created originally in 1965 for the Lotus Jazz collection. A fan of this optical-illusion, simple geometric look? Then read on…
Nahal Swim Shorts
In the bag: Jacquard Building Tote Bag
We’ll all be in need of a tote this summer. Whether we’re sauntering down to the beach, or picking up a picnic for a lazy afternoon, these do-all essentials are our warm weather friends. So invest in the best; namely, this spacious cotton-blend jacquard tote which boasts clean, geometric lines — inspired by the iconic facade of Liberty London itself.
Jacquard Building Tote Bag
Fresh-faced: Aesop Parsley Anti-Oxidant Hydrator
We wait for the hot summer sun all year long — but, when it finally does glow out from behind the wintry clouds, our faces take a hit. Fortunately, any dry skin or sunburn won’t stand a chance against Aesop’s Parsley Seed Hydrator; a rapidly absorbed moisturising fluid that promises to leave your skin smooth and supple.
Aesop Parsley Anti-Oxidant Hydrator
Buckle up: Kronaby Sekel Stainless Steel Smart Watch
Created in stately Scandi style, there’s something about Kronaby timepieces that set them apart from the smartwatch crowd. Our favourite is surely the Sekel, with its stainless steel case, gun metal hands and double-domed sapphire crystal. What’s more, this must-have for the modern man is always connected thanks to an additional time zone display and monitor.
Kronaby Sekel Stainless Steel Smart Watch
Scrub up: Ally Capellino Mini Simon Washbag
If you’re jetting off this summer, it’s important to remember your grooming products. With beachside parties, dinners at far-flung restaurants and photo opportunities aplenty, you’ll want to look your best at all times — and there’s no better washbag in which to stash your essentials than this water resistant waxed British cotton offering from Ally Capellino.
Ally Capellino Mini Simon Washbag
Button it: Damsa Linen-Blend Lasenby Shirt
It takes a particular type of man to pull off a yellow, floral shirt — and that’s a confident one. Thankfully, if you’ve got the swagger to sway it, Liberty’s Damsa linen shirt is ideal, featuring a fun design created first in the mid-70s, and today reworked and hand-painted for the new men’s travel range. Button up, and head out for the most stylish of summer adventures.
Damsa Linen-Blend Lasenby Shirt
Through the mist: The Lost Explorer Rehydrating Mist
As with the Aesop’s hydrator above, this Rehydrating Mist from The Lost Explorer is the perfect thirst-quencher for skin. But what stands this spritzer apart? That’s easy. Its inimitable use of rose water, aloe and coconut create an unrivalled trifecta of hydration — misting out a surge of hydration onto your face that will work as a base for any other moisturisers or serums.
The Lost Explorer Rehydrating Mist
Throw shade: Tom Ford Tomasso Aviator Sunglasses
On the theme of protecting your face, let’s take a look at the best hardware. Tom Ford is a master of men’s style, and with his Tomasso Round sunglasses, he has executed an masterclass in Aviator design. With polished silver-tone frames and teal blue lenses, Ford has opted for a stormy colour palette — to evoke an exciting air of devil-may-care dressing.
Tom Ford Tomasso Aviator Sunglasses
Grand designs: Nahal Tana Short Sleeve Shirt
We told you the Nahal pattern would be back. And here it is. To complement the shorts above, why not opt for the matching shirt? Expertly printed onto Tana Lawn cotton — a breathable revelation of a fabric Liberty London have been perfecting for over a century — this garment features notched lapels and piping. That means, while it may be roomy and relaxed, it still delivers on sophistication.
Nahal Tana Short Sleeve Shirt
Spritz on: Byredo Mister Marvelous Eau de Parfum
And, finally, what’s summer without a signature fragrance? We know that, this year, we’ll be liberally using Mister Marvelous from Byredo. And, while this masculine fragrance — that boasts notes of mandarin leaves, neroli flowers, bamboo and green lavender — is more fruity that we’re used to, aromas of black amber and cedar ground it with an earthy base.
Byredo Mister Marvelous Eau de Parfum
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