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Mr P. part two, Timex and Bennett Winch’s clever new holdall

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Plus, Harrods’ pizza wars and this week’s culture hit

Mr P, mens style, Jackal magazine1. Mr P. part two is here, and it’s as sleek as before

You’ll doubtless have seen that Mr Porter launched its own label of considered, accessible essentials a few months back. Well, the collection’s second drop will be available from tomorrow and we’re pleased to report it’s just as sharp. Designed in-house and inspired by the easy style of 1960s Los Angeles, the 23 piece capsule is true to Mr P.’s original brief, with some more directional designs thrown in for good measure. Standouts include a versatile tan suede blouson (above), an M65 khaki field jacket (pictured), navy striped camp collar shirt and tobacco brown wide-leg chinos. If you’re looking for a smart spring wardrobe update, this collection will take some beating. Available from 13 February on mrporter.com

Timex fairfield contactless watch2. Timex’s new chronograph is a clever piece of design

As far as we’re concerned, this watch has everything going for it. Timex specialises in affordable, robust timepieces with a sharp look and feel, and this new Fairfield Contactless Payment chronograph is no exception. It’s available with either a mean gunmetal case with a black dial, or in this clean silver and white combination. The 41mm case is a good size and the dial’s design feels crisp, too. What’s really clever about it though is the ‘contactless’ element. Timex has partnered with bpay by Barclaycard to allow the watch to make contactless payments of under £30. Apple Watch eat your heart out. £149.99, shop now

Bennett Winch SC Holdall, Jackal

3. So is Bennett Winch’s S.C Holdall

While we’re on the subject of clever design, contemporary British luggage brand Bennett Winch has answered a Jackal prayer. It’s just released a new holdall that doubles as a suit carrier, designed in collaboration with sartorial authority, Simon Crompton. It’s a sizeable, lightweight and sleek piece of kit. The conventional holdall element is large enough to make this a go-to weekend bag, with an external pockets for essentials. Then, the suit carrier wraps around the holdall and is secured in place with magnets and leather straps. There’s even a waterproof shoe-bag thrown in to stop your brogues from scuffing. The entire rig’s cut in Bennett Winch’s clever bonded cotton canvas, that’s both lightweight and totally rainproof. In short, it’s considered, bulletproof and stylish – what more could you ask for? £650, shop now

Harrods pizza, Jackal magazine4. Harrods is settling old scores

This month, Italian restaurant Macellaio RC and Harrods have joined forces to settle one of Italy oldest national disputes: which is better, Neapolitan pizza or Ligurian Pissa? To find out, Harrods’ Pizzeria has created a special menu, offering classic Neapolitan pizzas from Harrods’ senior head chef Giuseppe Silvestri and a less familiar pissa from Matteo Riganelli, guest chef from Macellaio RC. Choose from old favourites like Vera Nepolitana, Pizza ‘Nduja and Pizza Tricolore, or experiment with Genoese classics including Pissa all’Andrea (with tomato, anchovies, onions and olives) or Pissa Marinara (tomato and garlic). Lovebirds also take note, on Valentine’s Day there’ll be a special sharing pizza on the menu, too, one half Neapolitan and the other Ligurian – just don’t fight over it too much. Until 18 February, harrods.com / www.macellaiorc.com

Photography exhibition, Jackal magazine5. There’s a glimpse of the old East End on offer this weekend

David Granick is a little-known photographer. He was born and bred in East London, and lived his whole life in Stepney. In fact, he spent much of his working life documenting ordinary folk in his favourite parts of town, producing a largely untapped visual record of East London life throughout the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. At a time when much of the post-war city was being photographed in black and white, he opted for the soft, desaturated colours of Kodachrome film. His life’s works just gone on display at Tower Hamlets library and offers a fascinating glimpse of the capital’s neighbourhoods in decades gone by, with some sights still familiar and some strangely distant. One for a lazy Saturday afternoon, make your way over there to while away a couple of hours in another world. Free admission, ideastore.co.uk