Introducing The Jackal Exclusives, made by us for you
Words by The Jackal Editors
Finally, they're here. The Jackal's first collection of products that are destined to make your life better. Produced in limited numbers, get them before they're all gone
Our first collection of style essentials is here, designed exclusively for The Jackal in collaboration with a selection of brands who value craft just as much as cool factor. From shades to sneakers, these limited-run items have all been designed to instantly enhance your daily routine.
Get ‘em before they’re gone.
Kirk Originals ‘James’ Sunglasses
Kirk Originals proudly makes its sunglasses here in England and champions craftsmanship, exemplified by the fact that all of the frames are carved, polished and assembled by hand. Taking inspiration from stylish figures of the past century, the styles are bold, timeless and fearless.
Our Style Editor, Benedict Browne, says: ‘You can now channel your inner Jack Nicholson with these wear-anytime sunglasses, inspired by a photo of the actor stumbling out of Tramp in the early Nineties.’
Ettinger is a family-owned, Royal Warrant-holding leather goods business that was founded in 1934. From holdalls to wallets to pill cases, everything is made in its workshop in Walsall and built to last due to the quality of leathers and stitching techniques used. Despite being a heritage brand, Ettinger has managed to effortlessly move with the times, and its range still appeals to the 21st-century man, whether royal or not. £275
Our Style Editor, Benedict Browne, says: ‘Your watches deserve a befitting receptacle to carry them in. This double watch roll is travel-friendly, with a sturdy and waxy olive calf leather exterior and sleek stone suede lining with securing snap buttons.’
Menswear label L’Estrange London has made a name for itself crafting seasonless staples that are specifically suited to London life circa now. Kicking off in 2013 with its reinvention of the hoodie (a stripped-back iteration that’s work-appropriate but still comfortable and cosy), six years later the brand has grown to incorporate items for pretty much any occasion a man could need clothing for, all with a wonderfully minimal vibe.
Our Style Director, Gareth Scourfield, says: ‘L’Estrange’s 24 Trouser is one of the most versatile on the market – smart enough for work, but casual enough for play. We wanted to give these modern cotton classics an autumnal twist by creating a pair in this exclusive mossy-brown shade.’
Since 1995, Stephen Einhorn has built a reputation for producing exquisite items of jewellery for men and women and has made exclusive pieces for Hollywood’s leading stars and fashion’s biggest names. Based in London, its aim is to create heirlooms, using precious metals and rare stones with panache to create something that’s instantly recognisable.
Our Managing Director, Darren Sital-Singh, says: ‘I’ve long admired Stephen Einhorn’s clever design approach. Our collaboration with Stephen Einhorn has produced an Egyptian jackal bottle opener, we wanted to create something together that is specifically associated with our magazine and is both useful and stylish.’
Founded in 1797, Caledonian cashmere master Johnstons of Elgin marries its heritage with cutting-edge innovative techniques to produce a superb series of winter essentials. However, it’s not just the quality of the raw materials they used, it’s the exquisite colours they employ, too. This beanie, crafted from an ultra-soft, four- ply cashmere yarn, has been produced in its factory in Hawick in the Scottish Borders.
Our Editor, Nick Carvell, says: ‘Never is a burst of colour more needed than in the greyer months. I chose this vibrant yellow because whether I’m wearing black, camel or navy, it goes with everything; important if it’s something I’ll probably need to wear every day over winter.’
When the opportunity arose to work with Russell & Bromley on an exclusive sneaker style that they’d never done before – the German army trainer (GAT) – we didn’t waste any time in getting to work. The brand itself needs little introduction as you’ve no doubt seen its outposts dotted all over the capital, but you might not know that – rather incredibly – it’s still owned by the family who started the business way back in 1873.
Our Style Editor, Benedict Browne, says: ‘The GAT silhouette has become a cult classic in recent years, so we thought we’d inject a bit of colour – and burgundy is one of those colours that works both for office and off duty. The perfect casual Friday trainer? You bet.’
Founded in 2012 by Robert Nightingale and Jonny Cazzola, two motorcycle-obsessed creatives who needed a holdall that could endure their journeys, Malle London’s range of accessories is – like the best bikes on the market – built to last. Since then, the brand has evolved significantly into a fully fledged leather goods line, and the idea that their items should be as sturdy as they are stylish remains true.
Our Editor, Nick Carvell, says: ‘In today’s paperless offices, you’re more likely to see someone toting their tablet in a portfolio than a briefcase. We’ve fitted ours with a wrist strap so you can easily send an email or answer a call without having to awkwardly clench the folio under your arm.’
With royal warrants from both the Queen and the Prince of Wales, it doesn’t get much better than a Barnard & Westwood notebook. The printer and bookbinder, which celebrates its 100th birthday in 2021, was set up by WWI veteran Albert Reginald Barnard and makes the kind of diaries and journals that you’re proud to get out of your bag in a meeting. Inspired by articles we’ve written on maximising productivity and work-life balance, we’ve made a notebook with them that’s designed to let you get as much out of your day as possible – and then be out the door on the dot. On each left-hand page you’ll find spaces for short, medium and long tasks. There’s 16 lines for short tasks, which should take you around 20 minutes (an email between meetings, perhaps); eight lines for medium tasks, which should take you around an hour (a little project); and four lines for long tasks, which will probably take you a couple of hours or more.
Our Deputy Editor, Amy Wakeham, says: ‘Some days getting even half way through your to-do list seems like a Herculean task. In the spirit of maximising what you can accomplish between the hours of nine and five – and ensuring your free time is spent doing anything other than work – we’ve created a diary that breaks your tasks down into bitesized segments, so you know exactly how much time to put aside for each. Getting them done, though, is up to you.’