What will you be stockpiling for Brexit?
Aleks Cvetkovic: Paraboot shoes
‘Sadly, there’s too much continental menswear out there to stockpile the lot,’ laments our deputy editor Aleks Cvetkovic. ‘If I had to choose just one imported rarity, it’d be Paraboot shoes. Made in France since 1908, these chunky ‘Avignon’ derbies are built for pounding the city streets like nobody’s business.’
Tim Little: Sacha Distel albums
Shoe designer Tim Little, owner and creative director of Grenson, says: ‘I am currently stockpiling Sacha Distel albums and for Christmas I’m hoping for a small dark soundproofed room with a huge lock and no access to humans.’
Richard Mellor: Nutella
Travel writer Richard Mellor will be panic-buying dozens of jars of Nutella.
Patrick Grant: Faber-Castell 9008 pencils
Patrick Grant, designer and Creative Director at E. Tautz, is stockpiling pencils: ‘Production stopped on my favourite British-made pencil in 2003. I always carry a pencilcase full of 9008s so I’d better get a good few dozen in. I should probably stockpile Staedtler Mars, too.’
Amy Wakeham: balsamic vinegar
The Jackal’s editorial assistant, Amy Wakeham, is stockpiling Belazu balsamic vinegar: ‘I even keep a bottle in my desk drawer. Yes, it means The Jackal office retains a faint whiff of balsamic, but that’s no bad thing in my mind.’
Daniel Kearns: Guinness
Daniel Kearns, Creative Director at Kent & Curwen says: ‘Being Irish, maybe I should stockpile Guinness…'
Gareth Scourfield: Ferrero Rocher chocolates
Gareth Scourfield, The Jackal’s Style Director, has quite a list of things he’s stockpiling: Bonne Maman thick cut marmalade, Hanro white boxers, leather goods by F. Hammann, and Heimat knitted hats. But top of his list are Ferrero Rocher chocolates. ‘Christmas wouldn’t taste the same without them.’
Emma Hughes: Burrata
Regular contributor and features writer Emma Hughes is planning on stocking up on burrata. ‘And sandbags,’ she adds, darkly…
Ramael Scully: Bergamot
Chef Ramael Scully is worried about his bergamot supply. ‘They only come from Italy. The arepa I serve comes with bergamot labneh. You can see all my preserved bergamots on the shelf. I put them in salt like preserved lemons, and then in oil. This year I bought 200 kilos and preserved them so I’ve got bergamot labneh the whole year. If I don’t, I’m screwed.’
Johanna Derry: B&O Beolab 50
‘Everything Bang & Olufsen makes looks beautiful and has immaculate sound,’ says Out of Office Editor, Johanna Derry. ‘Music wouldn’t be the same any other way.’
Guy Woodward: Krug champagne
The Jackal’s own wine expert, Guy Woodward, is worried about what will be in his glass come the New Year. ‘As a self-confessed wine snob, and with Brexit potentially causing customs delays to imported wines, I’m seriously considering stockpiling Krug and hunkering down for six months. On the upside, if all that Champagne is stuck at the border, it’ll give people an extra incentive to turn instead to our very fine English sparkling wines.’