25h watch collection
They say the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. In the case of Gucci’s 25h watch collection, you can give them an extra hour every day.
OK, perhaps that’s taking the ‘25-hour’ nomenclature a little too literally. But one thing is for sure, this latest line-up from Gucci will take your dad’s watch game up a gear.
The new collection is a celebration of the brand’s 50 years of experience in watchmaking. Opt for one of the automatics primed with Gucci’s first in-house movement, viewable through a transparent case back. This impressive GG727.25.A caliber is encased in an ultra-thin 7.2mm case with sleek bezel and contemporary architectural details.
The integrated steel watch strap is de rigueur, but note you can opt for a classy alligator leather strap, too.
Prices in the collection from £1,090. £7,500 for integrated steel watch strap model, gucci.com
Blended Scotch Whisky
We love a collab here at Square Mile. And when it comes to whisky, it doesn’t get much better than Scotland and Japan joining forces.
That’s the hook to Beam Suntory’s latest launch, Ardray – a new era in blended Scotch whisky bringing together the unique terroir of Scotland with the precision and artistry of Japan.
A quick history lesson first, as we know your old man likes a story…
Roughly a century ago, inspired by traditional Scottish whisky, Shinjiro Torii envisioned a Japanese approach to create a subtle, refined, yet complex whisky that would suit the delicate palate of the Japanese. The result was Suntory.
In Ardray, this journey finally comes full circle, as Suntory brings Japanese expertise to Scottish soil. The unique blend combines both malt and grain whiskies from the Highlands, Lowlands and Islands.
The final result? We’ll let Beam Suntory's Chief Blender for Scotch Calum Fraser explain: “Ardray promises a rich and complex taste, with a distinctive harmony of flavours: a mild, gently floral, and citrusy fruitiness, with a vanilla custard creaminess and a rich, silky mouthfeel and lengthy aftertaste that is unmatched.”
Bambino coffee machine
Every dad needs a good cup of coffee to get going in the morning – especially a new father.
So why not treat him to a barista-quality espresso machine – particularly one that’s ready for action in just three seconds.
Sage’s Bambino coffee machine may be small, but thanks to a proprietary Thermojet heating system, it is mighty fast.
Like professional machines, the Bambino can deliver third-wave specialty coffee and includes a powerful steam wand to create microfoam required for latte art.
There’s even a digital temperature control – so water is delivered at the perfect, exact temperature for precise extraction.
It comes in four different colourways: Brushed Stainless Steel; Black Truffle; Sea Salt; and Damson Blue.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Established in 1790, Balblair is one of the oldest working distilleries in the Northern Scottish Highlands. From sourcing its water from the nearby Allt Dearg burn, to the meticulous cask selection policy, it’s a class act from cask to glass.
The final result delivers intense characteristics including notes of apricots, oranges, spices, green apples, leather and nuts.
Now, depending on how much you want to treat your dad, depends on how deep down the rabbit hole you want to go…
Entry level begins with a 12 Year Old at £44.45 – polished gold with an elegant aroma of bright lemon peel, layered creamy vanilla and crisp green apples.
And the scale then slides up through 15 and 18-year-olds, before reaching the heady heights of Balblair’s 25 Year Old Single Malt (£500). It’s full-bodied, indulgent, and brimming with the dark intensity of chocolate praline and spices. Delicious.
Possibly too good to share, actually. So 12 Year Old for Dad, and 25 Year Old for you…? He’ll never know.
For more information please visit: balblair.com
Premier B01 Chronograph 4
In 1943, Willy Breitling created a collection of chronographs made from the finest materials, finishings and calibres available. The new line’s name was, rather fittingly, Premier.
Fast forward 80 years, and Breitling has reincarnated it, equipping it with the COSC-certified Manufacture Caliber 01.
“The Premier embodied the hopeful energy that emerged in the postwar era,” says Breitling’s CEO Georges Kern. “And we are proud to continue that tradition with a modern-retro version for our times.”
The perfect new watch for your old man.
VSOP Borderies Single Estate Cognac
If your dad’s a Cognac man, then show him you’ve put some thought into his gift this year with a bottle of Camus.
This is a real insiders’ gem – a single-estate Cognac from a fifth-generation grower that only uses grapes from its own vineyards located in the heart of the renowned Borderies region.
The limestone-clay soils, rich in flint, lend a deep floral aroma to the eau-de-vie, which is then matured for at least four years in small, lightly toasted barrels.
The result is a refined Cognac that boasts notes of vanilla pods, orange zest, floral and soft spices, and an elegant structure with a light hint of woodiness on the palate: a timeless classic that is sure to impress even the most discerning drinker – your dad included.
Acqua di Parma
Colonia C.L.U.B. Father's Day Fragrance Gift Set
This gift idea not only smells great, it comes with added good karma, too.
Acqua di Parma’s Colonia C.L.U.B. fragrance has already become an instant classic since launching last year. And now the Italian brand has announced it will be supporting the 2023 Father & Son campaign by donating 10% of all retail sales of its Colonia C.L.U.B. fragrance and Colonia C.L.U.B. Father’s Day Set sold through John Lewis & Partners during the month of June.
Funds raised will go towards this year’s campaign, which is once again supporting roles within the prehabilitation team at The Royal Marsden, benefiting cancer patients during their treatment.
Acqua di Parma Colonia C.L.U.B. Father's Day Fragrance Gift Set, £128, johnlewis.com
In the late 1970s, New Balance brought grey to the masses – a solution for urban runners whose white shoes were getting destroyed by city conditions. Grey suede reinforced durability, matched the colour of asphalt, and fit seamlessly into consumers’ lifestyle.
It’s become such a mainstay for the brand that every year it celebrates with Grey Day (12 May) launching new drops that celebrate the colourway.
This year includes four classic silhouettes: the 550, 580, 9060 and Fresh Foam x More Trail v3.
And the best thing about grey? It’s a perfect complement to all those silver foxes out there.
Prices range from £130-£155 for the Moon Daze collection, £95 for the 574 and from £190 to £220 for the Made in USA collection, newbalance.co.uk
Chapman’s iconic weekender bags have been best sellers since the British brand opened for business back in 1984 – and it’s been refining them ever since. So, you could say its latest version is 30 years in the making.
The perfect accompaniment for a trip to the city or the countryside, it’s light, rugged and classically stylish – just like your father, right?
Made with Chapman’s signature combination of the highest quality leather and British bonded canvas, it combines this elegance with utility, courtesy of a laptop sleeve and a waterproof shoe pocket.
Available in quintessential Chapman colours, Navy and Deep Olive.
Lloyd Swim Shorts
Reebok is back this season with some fun and colourful swim shorts in a mixture of fast-drying, lightweight and durable styles. From printed numbers to colour-block pieces, these versatile summer essentials.
The SS23 collection for both men and women draws inspiration from living a life with no boundaries.
It was created to offer versatility to consumers, with a range of styles and colour pallets used throughout to cater to as wide an audience as possible – including your dad. A marked improvement on those budgie smugglers he’s had since the 1980s.
Prices range between £19 and £80, including the Reebok Lloyd Swim Shorts, £33 [pictured], available from amazon.co.uk
Maeving x Thomas Pink
Electric Art Motorcycle
Now, if you’re looking for a guaranteed winner for your dad, you can’t go wrong with a classic shirt from Thomas Pink. But what if you want a real statement gift? A ‘look-how-well-I’ve-done, Pa’ present. How about an electric motorbike from, er, Thomas Pink?
The iconic British luxury shirtmaker has teamed up with Maeving to produce a limited-edition trio of motorbikes.
Maeving is Britain’s first electric motorcycle manufacturer – and produces innovative electric motorcycles built by hand on Conventary.
These elegant, lightweight motorcycles are cleverly designed with a removable battery that can be charged in any socket, meaning that there’s no need to search for a charging station.
For this limited run, Thomas Pink asked vinyl artist Joel Clark to do the honours with a bespoke art edition. As Seb Inglis-Jones, Maeving’s co-founder nattily sums it up, “Going green never looked this good!”
£7,500 with 30% of proceeds going to the London Wildlife Trust, thomaspink.com
Flights of Fantasy collection
Being bold is bigger than ever. Patrick Grant, menswear style supremo, hit the nail on the head in a recent chat with Square Mile: “Conor McGregor wearing mad floral suits has been a game-changer. If the ‘most alpha bloke on the planet’ is wearing florals and colours, it’s fine for everyone. I think a lot of men, generally, don’t want to spend a lot of time standing out from the crowd, but the crowd is now dressing in a much more vibrant and interesting way.”
Enter Orlebar Brown. The British menswear brand has certainly been leaning into this trend producing some of the boldest prints on the beach.
The brand's new Flights of Fantasy statement print, appearing on its classic Bulldog shorts, is one of two rich new prints featured in its Summer collection. The lively blend of exotic birds darting between branches and eye-catching flora transports you to a dream garden where it's always summer.
And as to whether you reckon your dad is cool enough to wear these… well, he’s always said he “used to be a hit with the birds,” right?
Orlebar Brown Flights of Fantasy Bulldog shorts, £295, orlebarbrown.com
Merino zip cardigan
Some cardigans can make your dad look like a grandad, others will make him look like a catwalk model. OK, maybe the latter is a bit of a stretch… but this super-stylish cardi from Émigré is definitely at the fashion-forward end of the spectrum.
A timeless layering essential, it’s made in Portugal using ultra-soft Italian-spun merino Cashwool® from Zegna Baruffa.
The premium knit cardigan can either release or retain heat to accommodate different temperatures: ideal for dads on the go – or on the sofa.
Émigré is a new brand targeting global, borderless professionals – delivering everything they need from the journey to the destination and the moments in between.
£225, available in Nordic blue or Downtown grey, emigre.travel
Livingstone and Elixir Distillers have joined forces to create Macbeth, a Scotch whisky collection representing 42 characters from Shakespeare’s famous Scottish play.
Each limited-edition whisky in the collection has been selected to evoke one of the Scottish play’s immortal characters. The full cast of lead characters, thanes, witches, ghosts and members of Macbeth’s household have been brought to life with specially commissioned artwork from Quentin Blake.
For good King Duncan, company co-founder Sukhinder Singh and head blender Oliver Chilton settled on an exceptional single malt aged in oak for more than 50 years [pictured].
“This Glen Grant, distilled on Speyside in 1965, fits the bill perfectly,” says Chilton.
King Duncan, £10,000, limited series of 100 bottles; prices in the collection start from £95, thewhiskyexchange.com
Lock & Co
Highgrove Coronation Panama Hat
Only a certain type of person can pull off a hat – let alone a panama. But if that person is your dad, then man, do we have the hat for him.
St James’s stalwart Lock & Co has launched a special-edition Highgrove Panama Hat to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
Each Highgrove Panama Hat is elegantly finished with green and gold grosgrain ribbons and is presented in a bespoke green and gold box to mark this historic occasion.
All profits from sales of the hat will support The Prince's Foundation for its charitable delivery of education and training initiatives. The Prince’s Foundation’s base at Highgrove accommodates education and training opportunities in furniture-making, fashion, and textiles, and building craft skills.
Vasoni Carrara marble dog bowl
This one’s a double whammy – a gift for your dad and for his best friend.
Pet products, much like kid’s toys, often don’t fit in with modern interior design tastes, but Lusso doesn’t believe that should be the case.
This Vasoni carrara marble dog bowl is a stylish upgrade to the stainless steel standard.
Its stylish finish means it will complement contemporary style tastes; and the extra weight means the little fella is less likely to be able to chase it around the kitchen floor trying to lick up that last scrap of Pedigree.
The bowl comes with a lifetime guarantee, a testament to its enduring qualities and craftsmanship.
Hamilton + Hare
Easy-to-wear stylish and premium products sit at the core of Marylebone-based menswear brand Hamilton + Hare. There’s no doubt they will have something to match your old man’s tastes.
As the summer season fast approaches, how about its new olive green linen offering, which provides men with that perfect choice of outfit to wear in the sun. Light, breathable and strong, the classic loose-fitting natural linen capsule is a sure-fire hit in the style stakes.
Available across both a long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirt as well as trouser and shorts, the collection has finer detail finishing including chorizo nut buttons.
All H+H linen is certified to guarantee the highest in quality, with each piece going through a careful washing process to get the drape and softness perfect.
Prices range from £120-£150, hamiltonandhare.com
Acqua di Parma
Now, a scented candle might not exactly be considered a traditional father’s day gift – but this is no ordinary candle.
For starters, it’s made by Acqua di Parma, so it has serious luxury cred. It’s also exclusively available from Harrods for extra exclusivity points.
Then there’s the scent itself – encapsulating the spicy notes of saffron. It’s part of Acqua di Parma’s Signatures of the Sun collection, renowned for capturing the essence of the finest ingredients and transforming them into alluring fragrances for the home.
And what dad doesn’t want to run a bubble bath, turn up Smooth Radio and kick back while enveloped in the beautiful scent of exotic spice. No? Just us?
Available exclusively at Harrods, £78 for 200g, harrods.com
Montblanc has been pushing the boundaries of innovation ever since the Maison revolutionised writing instruments with the first built-in ink well back in 1906.
For SS23, Montblanc’s creative director Marco Tomasetta has revisited its Sartorial collection with elements inspired by the written word, including the introduction of elegant handles that resemble archive ink bottles, while overlapping constructions
recall the shape of envelopes.
Crafted from luxurious leather, each piece has an elegant design paired with an array of functional details: the most noticeable of which is a new modularity system, which allows small pieces to be attached to larger bags, creating new functionalities and many customisation possibilities.
Case in point: pictured here is the Montblanc Sartorial thin document case (£1,105) paired with the phone pouch (£370), montblanc.com
Private White VC
Moleskin Bombers for Boys
You’ll probably be aware of Vilbrequin’s father and son swimming shorts. Well, Private White VC have applied this principle to a wardrobe staple rather more in tune with the British climate – the bomber jacket.
A limited-Edition batch of ‘Moleskin Bombers for Boys’ will be available to pre-order in the brand’s best-selling colours of navy and brown from 15 April – and will be shipped in time for Father’s Day.
The price for each Kids Bomber Jacket will be £350 and with every purchase Private White VC will donate 10% to Francis House, a local organisation that provides invaluable healthcare and support for children and young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in the Northwest of England.
D-Lux 7 007 Edition
Everybody knows James Bond’s choice of car, most know his watch, but his camera?
It would have to be a Leica. Indeed, the iconic German camera manufacturer has launched a new 007 Edition of its D-Lux 7 in salute to the famous British spy.
The new model is made from a high-performance, rhombus-textured material never before used on a D-Lux. The top plate is adorned with the famous 007 logo, and the set also includes an automatic lens cap with the classic ‘gun barrel’ design from the films’ opening sequences. The finishing touch is a new leather case and strap in the style of a gun holster.
Turntable Blending House
Track 2: Firestarter
The Scottish whisky industry is booming – exports grew by nearly 20% in 2021 alone – but it’s not all about single malts.
Indeed, some of the most exciting new launches are in the blended whisky space. Enter: Turntable Blending House – the brainchild of Glasgow-based brothers Alasdair and Gordon Stevenson, both of whom have a wealth of industry experience. The brand’s name is a statement of intent: born from the desire to flip the record in the blended whisky space.
Turntable has been many years in the making, with the pair having put wood management at the top of the agenda as they developed the quality of their whisky stock.
All its blends will be married for three months, and the final products will be natural colour and non-chill filtered.
A trio of special releases for 2023 is out now – before the core range debuts later in the year. The limited edition bottlings comprise Track 1: Joy.Discovery.Invention; Track 2: Firestarter [pictured]; and Track 3: Purple Haze.
Any one will make an ideal gift for the man who (thinks he) knows everything about whisky.
The Wingback Mechanical Pen epitomises the ‘buy once’ philosophy. Machine turned from brass or stainless steel in Birmingham, each writing piece is designed to last for decades, not months, and be the last pen your father will ever need.
To make the gist even more poignant, you can have the pen barrel laser engraved with his initials for a more personal touch.
The large 10mm diameter helps reduce writing fatigue, and knurled areas not only help with grip but they look like they’ve come straight out the back of Bentley.
Alongside the two core offerings, Wingback often releases limited editions, including artist collaborations.
From £115, wingback.co.uk
The penny loafer is the epitome of relaxed summer style – and never more so when finished in unlined soft leather.
Enter Edward Green, which has this season launched its iconic Piccadilly loafers in unlined suede, making them lighter, softer and more flexible.
From the new collection you can choose from mink suede, raw umber [pictured] or dark brown London Grain.
Edward Green has been crafting loafers since the 1920s when it made ‘house shoes’ for the icon of 20th-century menswear, Edward, Duke of Windsor. We think the good Duke would approve.
Serengeti traces its roots back to 1877, when Corning – an optical laboratory and pioneer in glass technology – patented a lens with improved mechanical and thermal durability.
Ever since, Serengeti has put lens technology at the front and centre of its offering. Every pair of Serengeti mineral lenses is unique: each photochromic lens passes through a hydrogen-fueled Lehr furnace, which activates its trademarked Spectral Control technology with varying temperatures that determine the proprietary lens hue. The lenses are also chemically tempered to ensure scratch and impact resistance and an anti-reflective coating is added to the backside of the lens, cancelling the scattering light that causes reflective glare.
And if all this sounds super geeky, then you’re right. Yet the finished product is anything but. Just check out these new Lungers – cool to their core.
Vilebrequin x The Woolmark Company
Merino wool swimwear
Vilebrequin and The Woolmark Company have joined forces once again to prove that wool can be worn in the water.
Over the years, Vilebrequin has worked with a variety of materials in its collections from linen to sailcloth, and even African wax fabric. So why not wool? Natural, renewable, water-friendly, a sartorial classic: this is the merino swimsuit.
The latest capsule collection features five new swimming short designs – including the safari-inspired khaki Magnus (£210) and the Prince of Wales check Mailey (£220) – both pictured.
From £210, vilebrequin.com
Heath was founded in 2017 and built on the premise that the switched-on man demands more from his grooming routine – namely, protection against environmental aggressors and a moment to rebalance.
Its range of fuss-free, natural products with mood-boosting benefits is perfect for the modern man – and even those who are rather less, er, modern. (Sorry, Dad.)
Made in England and powered by only the strongest active ingredients, Heath already has a really loyal following – thanks to some of the best-smelling products on the grooming market.
Prices from £10, heathlondon.co.uk