Walk tall in Mr P’s new shoes
Mr Porter’s in-house label, Mr P., is one of the first places The Jackal heads for on-point contemporary menswear at competitive prices. The label’s latest collection, out this week, also marks their first foray into footwear. This new 15-piece shoe collection encompasses eight classic footwear styles, including polished loafers, versatile Derby shoes and sleek leather sneakers, alongside seven of-the-moment designs, from suede desert boots to shearling-lined walking boots. Our pick? It has to be the ‘Jacque’ lace up boot in tan suede. They’ll form a solid foundation for your AW18 wardrobe.
The Mr P. collection launches on 5 September
Get in the frame
With five family generations and over 100 years under its belt, it’s safe to safe MOSCOT knows a thing or two about eyewear. Founded in 1899 by Hyman Moscot in New York, then freshly arrived from Ellis Island, the company has gained fame across the years for producing expertly crafted spectacles and sunglasses. For AW18, Chief Design Officer and latest scion of the family, Zack Moscot, has drawn inspiration from the brand’s archives to revive some of his favourite iconic styles. We particularly like these timeless handcrafted ‘Lieb’ frames, which come with clip on shades for when that autumn sunshine comes out.
Shop till you drop
Bricks and mortar retailers conquering the digital sphere has been the story of this century so far. Now, though, the tables are turning, and luxury brands are reimagining the art of shopping. Case in point: Matches’ new real-life store, 5 Carlos Place, which opens at the start of this week in a Mayfair townhouse. Combining digital and physical concepts that offer a ‘unique customer experience’, as Matches put it, the space promises to revolutionise how we shop – and how we consider digital retailers, too. Although the only products available to buy will be those that are pre-selected for you by one of Matches’ personal shoppers, there will also be an events space, a broadcasting hub and a chef’s table. One for your ‘to visit’ list.
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Another reason to buy Tudor’s Black bay GMT
As if you needed any more? The Black Bay GMT is high up on our watch ‘want list’, and it seems the watch world’s council of elders agrees, too. News just in that the watch has been short-listed for an award by the Jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (that’s the watchmaking Oscars, to you and me). Launched at Baselworld earlier this year, the Black Bay GMT has been nominated in this year’s newly created ‘Challenge’ category, for watches under 4000CHF, in recognition of its handsome looks, rugged dependability and excellent value proposition. Makes sense; that Pepsi coloured bezel alone is a thing of beauty, inspired the 1960s dials sported on GMT-Master IIs made by Tudor’s sister-brand, Rolex. If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new daywear watch any time soon, this has to be in with a shout.
Some liquid refreshment?
Feeling thirsty after all that fashion news? Well, we’ve got just the place for you. Balthazar, the home of luxe French-New York comfort food in Covent Garden, is introducing a brand new American whiskey menu this September, alongside ‘Manhattan Hour’, from 10pm every evening. The whiskey menu will celebrate the restaurant’s New York roots with a range of authentic American whiskeys from more than 15 US states, while ‘Manhattan Hour’ will offer 10 different Manhattans, all inspired by different areas of the island. Our pick would be the ‘SoHo’ Manhattan – a so-simple-yet-so-great concoction of Rittenhouse Rye, Martini Rosso and Angostura bitters.
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