Crockett & Jones Antibes loafers in chestnut milled calf, £495
With evocative names like Cannes, Nice and Antibes, Crockett & Jones’s latest loafers promise to transport you to the south of France.
Aptly named The Riviera Collection, the new launches are all European-styled summer-weight shoes. Crockett & Jones may have made its name creating hard-wearing footwear rugged enough for soldiers and explorers, but its fastest growing sector right now is its unlined offering.
All the shoes are still handmade in England with Goodyear-welted construction, but they’re softer and more relaxed, to reflect today’s tastes.
The new styles are presented on Crockett’s exclusive Superflex leather sole – its most flexible leather yet. Permeated with waxes during a lengthy and highly scientific tanning process, it still manages to be hardwearing and deliver impressive levels of grip to go alongside all that comfort.
The new additions are produced on Crockett’s newest last (No. 393) specifically produced for this trio of lightweight loafers. They’re served up in a new soft grain or a luxurious calf suede both adding to an already supple and breathable offering.
For more information, see crockettandjones.com
Globe-Trotter Palm Springs 30” Large Check-In with four Wheels, £2,295
Crockett & Jones may be taking you to the Riviera, but Globe-Trotter is staying true to its name and whisking us further afield – to California – for its new collection.
The new Palm Springs capsule has been inspired by the affluent Southern California area – specifically by its rich blue sky and light beige sands, which are both incorporated into the contrasting colour scheme.
The region is also regarded for its mid-century modern design and architecture, providing further inspiration.
Fittingly, the range will launch on 1 March following Palm Springs Modernism Week, and will consist of: three luggage pieces – a large check-in, a carry-on and a small attaché case; two luggage tags – small and large; and a ‘Palm Springs’ leather luggage sticker.
As with all Globe-Trotter pieces, the new collection will all be handcrafted in Hertfordshire by highly skilled artisans using original manufacturing methods and machinery that date back to the Victorian era.
Over the years, Globe-Trotter has amassed an enviable client list from Captain Scott and Sir Winston Churchill to David Beckham and Kate Moss.
And next, you?
For more information, see globe-trotter.com
Stenströms Merino knitted cardigan, £369
With a history spanning more than 123 years, Stenströms is a safe pair of hands when it comes to premium style staples – where quality fabrics and finishing meet a sophisticated aesthetic. It’s a go-to brand throughout the year for men looking for a refined look.
Its latest pre-Spring collection carries all the hallmarks of the brand including beautiful knits, a wide and eclectic array of shirting as well as the perfect accessories collection to finish things off nicely. Pictured is the navy merino knitted cardigan and the new slimline light blue patterned twill shirt.
For more information, see stenstroms.com
Charles Tyrwhitt suits, from £349.95
“Your presentation isn’t just on your laptop,” – so runs the strapline for Charles Tyrwhitt’s SS23 collection – and it’s a fitting slogan for a brand that has been dressing the City for nearly 40 years now.
When it comes to suiting stables, grey and navy should always be your first port of call – and you can’t go far wrong with these.
Both suits pictured are constructed from 100% merino wool for its natural, renewable and biodegradable qualities.
The navy number is evocatively named the Ultimate Performance Suit. A bold claim, but here's the rationale: first, four-ply yarns are used for a more robust fabric with natural recovery. Next, the jacket comes with a half canvas construction that moulds to your body with each wear, for a unique fit. There's also a curved stretch waistband which adapts to your waist and allows greater ease of movement and comfort. And finally, AMF stitching helps keep the jacket interlining in place and prevents the lapels from rolling, for a clean and crisp finish that lasts.
Serengeti Geary sunglasses in orange tortoise acetate and light gold metal, £395
When it comes to driving sunglasses, Serengeti takes pole position every time.
Its lightweight lenses are bursting with technology: they’re photochromic so they’ll adapt to any light condition; they have Spectral Control® which reduces blur and visible noise; and their polarisation eliminates 99.9% of glare, adding up to an unrivalled visual experience.
But all this tech doesn’t mean they look like they’re from a sci-fi movie. Take the Gearys [pictured] from the new Driving Heritage Collection, which pack more than a little 1950s finesse.
For more information, see serengeti-eyewear.com
VYN Classic UK, £378
VYN is a new sneaker brand challenging the sustainable landscape by producing the world’s first self-renewable footwear.
Its creators have redesigned and re-engineered the shoe’s most vulnerable parts – the heel piece and the heel counter – so that you can change them yourself. The result is a uniquely versatile and long-lasting sneaker which you can personalise to suit your look.
Made in Italy from premium European materials, the quality is what you’d expect from a Swiss company in the luxury retail space.
And thanks to their cork insoles which mould over time, they’ll be super comfy to boot.
For more information, see vyn.one
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, £POA
Last year was a big one for Vacheron Constantin. It wowed crowds and critics alike at Watches & Wonders with some of the most exciting launches of the year, including not least the Historiques 222, which took home Watch of the Year at the square mile Watch Awards 2022.
But with the retro appeal of the 222 and the staggering execution of the Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton and Tourbillon Skeleton hogging the limelight, few column inches remained for this, the Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. Less coverage? More’s the pity.
What we have here is one of the most handsome perpetual calendars on the market for the first time offered with a sumptuous salmon dial. Then there’s those contrasting blued chronograph hands. And what about that platinum moon phase disc matching the case? Delish.
Of course, what lies beneath is just as impressive. Behind the sapphire crystal caseback, you’ll find the in-house calibre 1142 QP. Made up of 324 components, it’s a Hallmark of Geneva-certified movement that traces its roots back to the 1940s.
For more information, see vacheron-constantin.com
With those typically Scandinavian clean lines and with a touch of French Savoir Faire, Ron Dorff presents a colourfully pleasant and sophisticated collection to capture true summer vibes for the coming season.
Broken down into three key drops themed Time Off, Island Life and Home and Away, the SS23 range features an eclectic mix of playful fabrics and designs for all eventualities during the warmer seasons.
From retro track pants and jackets, through to orange swimwear, 1980s-inspired tennis polos and shorts as well as sleeveless sweats and a brilliant range of accessories, Ron Dorff has a created a richly diverse collection of must-haves.
Pictured is the cotton silk polo with piping (£170), tennis shorts with piping (£135), sports socks (£35) and urban tennis shoe (£155).
For further information visit rondorff.com
Luca Faloni Moss green roll-neck, £275
Luca Faloni had a bumper 2022, launching new stores in Milan, Munich and Miami. Its growth is testament to its timeless aesthetic – the Italian brand is an ideal choice for discerning men looking for a classic look.
The latest moss-green colourway adds a subtle sophistication to the overall rich capsule offering and is available as both a v-neck and roll-neck sweater.
The garments are knitted in Bergamo, Northern Italy, with two-ply pure cashmere from the prestigious Cariaggi Fine Yarns Collection. The Cariaggi yarn factory has been processing and selecting high-class cashmere for over 60 years. The final result is fitted yet comfortable, and luxuriously soft.
For more information, see lucafaloni.com
Kardo Camp-collar shirt, £336
New Delhi-based Kardo launches a SS23 campaign that continues its easy-to-wear cross-cultural apparel embracing the craftsmanship of communities within India.
Founder and Londoner Rikki Kher has spent his whole career working globally within the retail and textiles industry, this experience channelled into a collection that captures traditional techniques with a utilitarian twist for the ultimate summer vibes.
Featured is the Ronen oversized camp-collar shirt in 100% khaki cotton with textile waste embroidery and the Bodhi lightweight jacket in the same fabric. Priced at £336 and £420 respectively.
For more information, see kardo.co