Win the ultimate Autumn bundle worth over £4,000
Like wining prizes? Of course you do. From stylish satchels to evocative fragrances and British-made trousers our seasonal competition is not to be missed.
Autumn is upon us and as the weather closes in, you may well be harbouring thoughts of hibernating away indoors, while treating yourself to some seasonally-appropriate outfit upgrades. After all, who wouldn’t want some pleated wool flannel trousers from Kit Blake? Or a new pair of penny loafers from Crocket & Jones? Or perhaps you’re looking to upgrade your luggage with, say, an Émigré tote bag, or Aspinal of London’s outstanding Reporter backpack?
Well, luckily for you, all of this and more is available in our Autumn competition bundle, with a combined price tag comfortably north of £4,000. We’ve even thrown in a year’s subscription to the Gentleman’s Journal Clubhouse, including invites to private events where you’ll be able to show off all of your new clobber.
So, what are you waiting for? Read on to peruse the prizes on offer, with details of how to enter at the end.
Aspinal of London Reporter Zipped Leather Backpack
A good backpack is difficult to come by. Whether you’re toting gym-gear, a laptop and the latest hardback, or your kids various essential accoutrements on a weekend adventure, Aspinal of London’s Reporter model quite literally has your back. Handcrafted from full grain leather, the semi-structured silhouette is smart enough to cut muster in the office, and slouchy enough to lend comfort to out of hours expeditions. Naturally, it has pockets – and style – to spare.
Aspinal of London Connaught Folio
Sometimes a backpack isn’t the ideal accessory, which is where Aspinal of London’s handy, handcrafted folio comes in. Not only is it made from durable, tactile full-grain leather, its soft fabric lining provides ample protection for your laptop, tablet, or essential documents such as your child’s latest artwork. There’s also not one but two smartphone-sized pockets – essential carry-on for the international man of business, and style.
Émigré Tote Bag
A New Yorker tote can be somewhat showy, and that tote from your local farmer’s market a bit, well, rustic. Not so, Émigré’s structured midnight black offering. Subtle, sleek and smart, you’ll look less like an art student toting your meat alternatives back from Tesco, and more like a man who likes to keep his laptop, passport, wallet and phone organised in discreet, clutter-free fashion.
Émigré Thermal Travel Gilet
Autumn means crisp leaves, hot coffee, sturdy boots and a reliable gilet. Émigré have done it again with their thermal travel gilet which promises to both keep you warm on the move, and be light enough to don under an outer layer – or chuck on over a shirt – without feeling like you’re wearing a weight-vest. Best of all, its insulation is crafted from recycled PET bottles, meaning you’ll be doing your bit to combat pollution and global warming, helping to keep those crisp autumnal days perfectly chill for years to come.
Langan’s Brasserie, £200 Dinner Voucher and Access to Upstair's Private Members Club
Few things beat dinner in exquisite surrounds. This is exactly what is on offer at Langan’s, the iconic Mayfair institution with an unparalleled reputation for sophisticated cuisine, stellar service and lavish parties. Step into a glittering world of British elegance respecting French tradition, open for early breakfasts, late night soirées and everything in between. Valid for one year, this voucher will allow special access to private members’ club, Upstairs at Langan’s, Mayfair’s best kept secret. Be transported to a world of sophistication, character, and fun, featuring a rolling roster of renowned DJs and breath-taking live music performances.
Charles Laurie London, The Laptop Folio
The British leather goods company has been on fire since 2016, with a whole range of signature pieces, from briefcases to card wallets and even luggage tags. The Laptop Folio – available in smart dark green – is the perfect accessory to ensure eyes linger on you just a little it longer in your next work meeting. It isn’t just beautiful to look at: the nubuck cowhide leather that has been sanded and buffed to provide a rich, matt suede finish with a textured grain. In fact, it’s so nice, you may well find yourself coveting a second…
Deakin & Francis Sterling Silver Royal Blue & Clear Enamel Cufflinks
Cufflinks provide the finishing touches to a suit, but they should never be an afterthought. Rather, think of them as a subtle way to add a touch of personality and intrigue, whether the occasion is joyous, formal, or even more sombre. These classic sterling silver oval cufflinks are hand-enamelled in royal blue for a flash of colour on a truly modern design. They’re a great talking point too; £25 of every purchase helps support QEST, The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.
Crockett & Jones Boston Penny Loafer
The penny loafer has been making somewhat of a comeback recently, with Crocket & Jones positioning themselves as leaders of the pack. We’re offering our winner the chance to choose one pair from their Boston line. Like chestnut burnished calf? Or maybe black suede or burgundy Calvary calf is more your speed? With eight designs to choose from, there’s something to suit every taste, and outfit. With generous fitting, a high instep and rounded toe, this might just be the most comfortable smart shoe in your wardrobe.
Kit Blake, Duke Mid-Brown Wool Flannel Trousers
Kit Blake is on a mission to get men out of jeans, and into trousers. You may not agree with this mission statement, but these Italian-made, high-waisted pleated trousers certainly make a case for ditching the denim. Light enough to be worn year-round, but robust enough to keep your legs cosy throughout the colder months, you may well wonder why you haven’t invested in a pair before…
Emma Wills Sky Bengal Stripe Cotton Shirt
Wardrobe staples can be difficult to find. There are countless blue shirts in the world. But only one like this. Yes, this is hand-cut and hand-sewn in the brand’s English Townhouse HQ. Yes, its patterns are matched at the seams and fastened using specialist single needle stitching for the neatest, strongest seams. And yes, collars are indeed hand-trimmed to ensure the cleanest, sharpest points. But it’s the even smaller details such as the handmade gussets at the side seams, gold engraved collar stays, and real Iridescent Mother of Pearl buttons that make this superior, lightweight cotton shirt help you stand out from the competition.
Floris Leather Oud
A good fragrance is that subtle extra detail that can elevate an outfit – and your mood – for the entire day. Floris knows this, of course, which is why they’re industry leaders in helping men of taste smell and feel good. With top notes of bergamot and leather over oud, patchouli and vetiver to name a few, we called this "Comforting whilst being reminiscent of excitement and the possibilities of things to come…."
London Sock Co Designer Collection
With 15 pairs of their most popular sock styles from the designer sock collection, this gift box from London Sock Co takes the hassle out of dressing your feet. Whether you prefer socks or checks – or really don’t have a clue – there’s something here for you in a muted array of shades that promise to be notable without overpowering your outfit. Made from lightweight Scottish Lisle Cotton, you can take pride in supporting British manufacturing, too.
Gentleman’s Journal 1 Year Clubhouse Subscription + GJ Umbrella
First of all, who doesn’t love a good umbrella? Second of all, what could be better than a year’s access to our subscriber-only Clubhouse content? From deeper takes on current topics to the business, tech, finance and culture stories of tomorrow, there’s something here to keep every man informed. And that’s not all; we liked to think of this as a private club, with members receiving offers and experiences from premium brands and GJ partners. Alongside this you’ll even bag access to exclusive events, as well as receiving our Bookazine delivered directly to your door. Lucky you. Become a Gentleman’s Journal member. Find out more here.
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