WINTER IS DRAGGING HER FEET; OUTSIDE THE M25 DAFFODILS ARE COLOURING THE COUNTRYSIDE’S PATCHWORK QUILT WITH MAGNIFICENT SHADES OF OCHRE. BLEATING LAMBS AND CHIRPING BIRDS COME TOGETHER TO PRODUCE THE SPRINGTIME MUSICAL CACOPHONY THAT SOUNDS SPRING HAS SPRUNG. MEANWHILE IN OFFICES ALL OVER LONDON ‘SUMMER PLANS’ ARE BEGINNING TO BE EXCHANGED BETWEEN COLLEAGUES. GLORIOUS SUMMER TIME, OUR LONG LOST FRIEND – WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING? THERE’S NO SEASON LIKE SUMMERTIME TO SET OUR TOES TWITCHING AS COLLECTIVE WANDERLUST TAKES HOLD. WHETHER YOU’RE HEADING TO BALI FOR A HAZY BOHEMIAN ESCAPE, CAPRI IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT NEGRONI OR POPPING DOWN TO DEVON TO EXPERIENCE A GOOD OLD BRITISH JAUNT TO THE SEASIDE- MAKE SURE YOU DO IT IN STYLE. HERE ARE TNG’S TOP TEN ITEMS FOR THE REFINED GLOBEGALLOPER.
These Thom Browne Shades will give you oodles of specs appeal as you waft around your sun drenched land of choice. Gold mesh shields at the side and metallic arms add a touch of aviator pilot glamour; don’t be surprised if you find yourself pursued by a harem of doting lady friends.
Watch his back
If a man’s best friend is his dog, then his second is his watch. Trusty companion through thick and thin, the little fellow keeps his work ticking over from boardroom to date night and he’s always on time. Give your timepiece the TLC he deserves and lodge him in this Aspinal watch case if you decide to give him a day off from his duties.
Do it like Bond
Part of the ‘Spectre’ collection, this Globe-Trotter trolley case has been produced in celebration of the 24th James Bond film. Crafted in England from the label’s signature vulcanised fibreboard, it bears all the trademark details you’d expect, including polished gold hardware and leather-trimmed corners that have been moulded into shape over five days to ensure long-lasting protection. The interior lining is woven with a distinctive gun-barrel jacquard to give this piece a rakish finish.
Neo Classical Cufflinks
Unleash your inner Greek God, with these stainless steel Tateossian cufflinks. Ornately engraved with a ‘Guilloche’ pattern; an architectural motif traditionally featuring patterns of interwoven or overlapping spirals and first etched onto mosaics and buildings by the skilled craftsmen of Ancient Greece. Exude effortless elegance with these impressive wrist adornments and impress with your knowledge of Greek architecture – you’ll be sure to set a few hearts aflutter.
£ 105.00 https://www.tateossian.com
Address your Naked Passport.
No jet-setting gentleman should ever carry a naked passport. Dress your document with this stylish leather jacket. The case features a woven carbon effect on the surface, cotton lining and Montblanc emblem, reinforced with a ruthenium-coated ring ensuring your passport is kept pristine and blemish free.
The Manly Make Up Bag
Ensure your man make-up is neatly stashed away with this handsome vanity case from Acqua di Parma. Buffalo leather treated with a special vegetable tanning process guarantees a high quality finish and perfect durability. The exterior features an elegant yellow flash of colour offset by the deep brown leather- a dapper travel solution for the man partial to lotions and potions.
Apple may have developed the most important technological accessories of the 21st century but they also succeeded in creating a planet of nomophobics, perennially gripped by flat battery anxiety. The condition goes by the name of ‘Nomophobia’ and is officially defined in the Collins dictionary as a ‘state of stress by having no access to or being unable to use one’s mobile phone.’ Ensure your travels are blissfully nomophobia free with this powerstation from mophie, it’s capable of quickly charging virtually any USB device in the world including the iPad and other power hungry tablets with ease.
Say No to Nomophobia
The only thing more frustrating than losing your phone charger is having a phone charger but being unable to plug it in. Save yourself the stress with this Mocreo Universal World Charger. Not only does this handy little device have two ports meaning you can charge two devices at once but it can be used in over 150 countries meaning you’ll never be a sobbing, jet lagged mess when you arrive at your destination.
Oil Your Hooves.
A sophisticated gentleman should never be too far from his suede brush. Ensure you distinguish yourself from the great unwashed with this handy shoeshine kit from Harry’s of London. The kit contains Black, Dark Brown and Neutral Shoe Creams, Applicator Brush and Polishing Cloth and shoe horn with just enough space in the box to chuck in your own suede brush. Furthermore, the kit comes in a hardwearing and neat little black box. Whether you’re parading down the promenade or city slickin’ your way through an urban metropolis you’ll be sure to turn heads.
Gone are the days when travellers had to bury their coins to stop them being pilfered by rogue highwaymen. Now, you can enjoy the luxury of carrying your currency in a travel wallet. Plump for a stylish edition like this Milanese Serapian wallet. Double zips add security to the wallet, while naturally tumbled French calfskin means the texture of the wallet resembles that of the finest cashmere. This ‘Cachemire’ process improves leather performance with age allowing it to acquire a lived in look over time – a great investment piece.
Earn your Stripes
This Gucci holdall is a great alternative to a suitcase for short vacays. The appeal of the Gucci three stripe has endured for decades and is a sure-fire way to add some glamorous pizzazz to your travelling ensemble. This holdall is crafted from immaculate black leather with Mary Poppins-esque capacity. Sneaky inside and external pockets are super handy for concealing your travelling idiosyncrasies; whether it’s your teddy or your special blanket, everything will be stashed away discreetly.