It’s hard to believe that summer is already little more than a memory, and that we’re elbow deep into Q4 of 2022, eyeing the chaos that is the holiday season. Our Fall/Winter Book for Men is on shelves across the country, and our November issue is but mere moments away. The past few months have been a joyful version of chaotic, peppered with countless product and collection launches from our favourite brands from around the world. As we do from time to time, we’ve freshly updated our richly decorated compendium of greatness. The latest finds from the past few months have now been added to this lengthy list of fantastical finds in all our key categories.
Boss Fall/Winter ’22 Collection
It hasn’t been a full year since BOSS refreshed its brand in early 2022, and now it’s doubling down on its youthful, confident take on contemporary luxury menswear. Fronted by an all-star cast including Future, Anthony Joshua, Matteo Berrettini, Lee Min-ho, and Khaby Lame, the Fall/Winter 2022 collection relies on a sophisticated and clean palette of black, white, and camel — BOSS’s new brand code colours. Most interesting is BOSS’s plan to use Future, Joshua, Berrettini, Min-ho, and Lame as more than just the faces of the collection, tasking each with the development of a capsule collection. The result is a sweeping Fall/Winter 2022 BOSS collection that contains everything from comfortable casual staples to refined, elevated menswear must-haves.
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222
There are watches that never go out of style, and there are watches that get better with age. The Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 — originally released in 1977 for the maison’s 22nd anniversary — falls into the latter category. And now, in 2022, it’s being reissued with a contemporary reimagining of the 37 mm yellow gold 222 “Jumbo.” Discontinued in 1985, the Historiques 222 was a revolutionary timepiece that ushered in an era of sporty-chic watches. A study in finesse and refined minimalism, this re-edition stays true to the Historiques 222’s legacy, with a tonneau-shaped case, gold-toned dial, and f luted bezel flanked by an integrated bracelet. Vacheron Constantin has, however, updated the integrated bracelet to hide the visible pins at its articulation points, creating a cleaner look while also offering superior comfort. True to Vacheron Constatin’s heritage, the 222 is more than just a handsome watch, and the openworked back offers a glimpse of the meticulously crafted and incredibly precise calibre 2455/2 within.
Bad Boy Le Parfum
Carolina Herrera delivers a provocative and enigmatic new take on the iconic Bad Boy scent, dreamt up to be the perfect olfactory match for sophisticated nonconformists. Bad Boy Le Parfum is full of personality, offering up energizing top notes of grapefruit and hemp that stir the senses. These are followed by spicy, arresting notes of black pepper, sage, and geranium that give way to reveal a final twist: a warm, sensual finish created by notes of leather and vetiver. The unapologetic, irreverent fragrance is bottled in a bold matte black version of Carolina Herrera’s iconic Bad Boy lightning bolt. Perfect for a night out, Bad Boy Le Parfum will make you the man that everybody’s paying attention to.
Timberland GreenStride TBL Turbo Hiker
Take in nature while doing your bit to take care of nature — that’s what Timberland aims to facilitate with the new GreenStride TBL Turbo Hiking Boots. Part of a continued emphasis on sustainability, the GreenStride Hiking Boot taps into Timberland’s classic design language through its use of the brand’s signature wheat colour, while exploring new production methods that are better for the planet, including the use of responsibly sourced leather and fabric created from recycled plastics. Often, sustainability projects are just that — exercises in going green without concern for real-world utility. That isn’t the case with the TBL Turbo boots, which offer up lightweight construction, superior comfort, and water repellency — ideal for both daily city wear and weekend trail treks.
Tiffany & Co. Lock Bracelet
Tiffany & Co. continues to reinvent itself for the modern luxury consumer by introducing gender-neutral bracelets inspired by the maison’s iconic padlock design. While padlocks may not be the first thing one associates with Tiffany, the jeweller has used the motif in money clips, necklaces, and other pieces of jewellery since the 1950s. Dubbed Tiffany Lock, the new bracelet offers a contemporary, functional take on the archival design, with a new swivelling mechanism that allows it to open and close. The bracelet is the latest step in Tiffany’s campaign to distance itself from “your mom’s Tiffany,” and offers up a modern symbol of togetherness that has the potential to become a contemporary icon. Professional skateboarder and actor Tyshawn Jones serves as the face of Tiffany Lock, alongside model Imaan Hammam, a testament to Tiffany’s desire to reach beyond the jewellery customer of yore. Available exclusively through Tiffany & Co. beginning in September 2022, the Tiffany Lock will be available in four styles, fashioned from 18K yellow, white, and rose gold, with the potential to add diamonds to the band. With its sleek, contemporary design, the bracelet can be worn daily or used to commemorate special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, or birthdays.
Prodrive Racing Simulator
Prodrive’s new racing simulator allows you to feel the thrill and excitement of racing from the comfort of home — without feeling or looking like you’re playing a video game. Conceived in collaboration with design and engineering firm Callum, this racing simulator is composed of 16 layers of birch topped with a glossy black finish, a carbon monocoque driver’s seat, a curved 49-inch 5K monitor, a mechanical pedal box, and a Precision Sim Engineering LM-Pro steering wheel equipped with five dials, 12 push buttons, and carbon fibre paddles. Prodrive’s engineers have over 35 years of racing experience and motorsports knowledge.
Having won world championships and raced in most major disciplines, the Prodrive team is uniquely positioned to offer the most realistic recreation of elite real-world racing when combined with a bespoke simulator computer that boasts 16 gigabytes of memory and a 12-gigabyte GeForce RTX graphics card. The combination of clean, curved lines and best-in-class technology make it both an unparalleled simulator and a striking piece of furniture. At 330 centimetres in length and 123 centimetres in width, the Prodrive simulator doesn’t take up too much space, which allows it to be worked into a living space, office, or event venue with ease. Whether you’re a seasoned racing veteran, passionate about cars, or looking for a way to take your gaming to an elegant — and grown-up — new level, the Prodrive simulator checks every box.
Dior X ERL Collab
Kim Jones has long been one of menswear’s foremost collaborators. Whether he’s consulting for Pastelle (Ye’s brand that never really came to be,) joining forces with Nike and even Umbro, or tapping Supreme for a Louis Vuitton link up, the British designer has an unrivalled ability to work with other creatives in a way that’s truly collaborative. As artistic director of Dior menswear, Jones has continued that trend, teaming up with the likes of Daniel Arsham, and, for Spring/Summer 2023, Eli Russell Linnetz. Linnetz (and his abbreviated eponymous brand ERL) is one of the hottest names in fashion’s power circles thanks to his grungy take on Americana infused with Californian nonchalance. That said, guest-designing a collection for Dior marks a major step in his career, and serves as an introduction to a new swath of customers.
The Spring 2023 capsule collection, entitled California Couture, sees Dior reimagined by both Linnetz and Jones. It is, on paper, a curious partnership given Jones’s penchant for meticulous tailoring and double-breasted jackets and Linnetz’s preference for exploring everyday Americana staples, vivid colour palettes, and bold prints. In reality, though, it’s a master class in balancing opposites. Slouchy, relaxed silhouettes reveal precise tailoring and awe-inspiring textiles upon close inspection, while proper tailoring pieces are reworked to look like they’re worn inside out, a nod to angsty American youth. Dior and ERL motifs feature throughout the collection, from the latter’s now-iconic wavy quilted down jackets — this time rendered in water-repellent silk — to the former’s cannage pattern reworked into chunky skate sneakers and glitzy crystal-encrusted trousers.
The collection isn’t entirely about maximalism and decadence, though, as Linnetz and Jones also turned to California’s coast, working with recycled ocean polyester in a move that underscores the challenges and responsibility that the luxury industry faces in the coming years. All in all, California Couture is likely to be the season’s statement collection, one chock full of statement pieces and potential classics alike.
Gaggenau 400 Series Sous Vide Drawer
A must-have for any gastronome, Gaggenau’s new 400 Series sous vide drawer facilitates things for both the at-home sommelier and the at-home chef without compromising the look of their kitchen. The sous vide drawer allows home chefs to prepare ingredients for sous vide cooking — a slow cooking method that uses precisely controlled water temperatures to create tender results with rich flavour profiles, but which requires vacuum-sealed ingredients. Gaggenau has taken things further, though, recognizing that vacuum sealing also offers a solution for another part of a refined at-home culinary experience: preserving fine wine. Any home sommelier knows that letting wine breathe is a crucial step to bringing out the best in it, but too much exposure to oxygen can ruin it. The sous vide drawer’s vacuum attachment can be used on opened wine bottles to extract oxygen and extend their preservation, allowing connoisseurs to enjoy their prized bottles slowly and thoroughly, rather than rush through them.
Akro Awake Eau de Parfum
The world of perfume can often feel a little stale, with the same brands and the same scents everywhere you sniff. Enter Akro, a young, innovative fragrance brand that embraces the taboo scents of our addictions and vices. Led by master perfumer Olivier Cresp, his daughter Anaïs, and her partner Jack Miskelly, Akro taps into unconventional notes like nicotine, hazelnut, cumin, and whisky to create a unique collection of fragrances with brooding, mysterious names: Haze, Smoke, Dark, Malt, Night, Ink, and Awake. Intriguing — and likely polarizing — the Akro fragrances recall our favourite (but forbidden) indulgences, and in the process become new ones.
FRAMA X Hender Scheme
There’s something jarring about Danish design firm FRAMA and Japanese leather goods purveyor Hender Scheme coming together to create vegetable-tanned leather housewares. In a fast paced world where newness is often seen as king, FRAMA and Hender Scheme are slowing things down with meticulously crafted pieces meant to age gracefully in one’s home. Hender Scheme has infused a creative craftsmanship and warmth into FRAMA’s sleek, utilitarian industrial design. The result is a series of minimalist housewares — a wall clock, a stool, a side table, house slippers, catch-all trays, shelving units, and even aromatic oil diffusers — reimagined with natural, vegetable-tanned leather. Leather is by no means foreign in the realm of home furnishings, but the way in which it’s been used to accent these pieces feels novel and unexpected — peculiar, even — while the use of natural, untreated materials stays true to both Hender Scheme’s and FRAMA’s design philosophies. There’s both an industrial coldness and a hand-worked warmth to each offering. Conversation pieces from day one, they’ll become even more distinctive as they develop a patina that’s specific to each environment and use.
Bower Studios Melt Daybed
The Melt collection at Bower Studio is an interesting one, to say the least. Bordering on something that Salvador Dali could have cooked up, had he been a Danish modernist rather than a Spanish Surrealist, the Melt line revolves around minimalist wood frames draped with more fluid forms. The day bed is one of the heroes of the collection, and would look equally at home in a modern minimalist home as it would in a more genre bending industrial space. ($9,850 USD)
Louis Vuitton Pizza Box
In the streaming age, it can be hard to find physical gifts for the audiophile in your life. But this pizza box (that’s not really a pizza box) will blow their minds. Drawing inspiration from music and travel culture, the Pizza Box is a cheeky, luxurious way to transport your favourite vinyl, discs, or accessories. The classic design recalls vintage Louis Vuitton trunks, with a signature Monogram canvas marked with an exclusive Louis Vuitton message. ($2,400)
Modest Vintage Player Retro Leather Heavy Bag
With this heavy bag from New Zealand’s Modest Vintage Player, you can work out without sacrificing style. Does your punching bag need to be a design piece? Of course not, but not everyone wants their home gym to feel like a home gym when not in use. Assembled from durable cowhide leather and hand-stitched, it’s as much a piece of craft as it is an exercise aid. (From $425)
Pioneer x Off-White DJ Controller
Whether he was working with Kanye West or tinkering with Dieter Rams’s Wandanlage hi-fi system, it’s no secret that the late Virgil Abloh loved music — and music equipment. This DJ controller is the product of a collaboration between Abloh’s Off White label, created in partnership with Pioneer. It comes finished in a mix of fluorescent orange and matte white, and its aluminum and acrylic top panel means it’s durable and transportable between gigs. ($1,800 USD)
Richard Mille RM 029 Le Mans Classic Watch
In the world of watchmaking, no one works with materials science and engineering like Richard Mille. Produced in very low numbers, even the most “basic” of the brand’s creations sell for six figures, if you’re lucky enough to track one down. Earlier this year, Richard Mille celebrated the return of Le Mans with the eighth watch the brand designed specially for the beloved race. Limited to just 150 pieces, it is fitted with a skeletonized self-winding movement and (obviously) a 24-hour display . ($176,000 USD)
Calder BMW Art Car (Artist’s Proof)
Ever since BMW launched its Art Car project back in 1975, artists like David Hockney and Andy Warhol have been taking their paintbrushes to rare BMWs, but it was sculptor and painter Alexander Calder that BMW first tapped for the project. While Calder turned a BMW 3.0 CSL into a one-off art piece, he died in 1976 before getting to drive his own. Now, BMW Group Classic and the Calder Foundation have created an Artist’s Proof version of the car, finished with Calder’s go-to colour palette and, much like the original, a 480 hp in-line six-cylinder engine.
Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Rainbow
Though never one to be shy or subtle with its designs, this is the first time that Hublot has combined all seven colours of the rainbow into a singular watch. Two unique pieces in King Gold or white gold are adorned with the full rainbow spectrum, from bezel to flange and case to bracelet. To echo the seven visible colours of the colour spectrum, the watch comes with 484 invisibly set baguette-cut stones of seven different types: bright red rubies, fuchsia pink sapphires, ultraviolet amethysts, topaz in Klein blue, leaf-green tsavorites, lemon-yellow sapphires, and bright orange sapphires. Hublot has masterfully combined haute horology and haute jewellery in one truly stunning watch. ($988,000)
Arc One Electric Speedboat
Got a need for speed, but wanna protect the sea? Meet the Arc One, the electric speedboat representing a new era in sustainable boating. With a lightweight aluminum hull and a design inspired by aerospace, the 7-metre vessel can reach top speeds of 60 km/h. What did you expect from a team of former SpaceX engineers? ($300,000 USD)
Louis Vuitton Skateboard
This is most certainly not the skateboard you pushed around on as a teenager. Not only does the deck come covered in a watercolour pattern where you’d typically expect to find black grip tape, it also comes fitted with Monogram-engraved wheels and even “Monogram” screws. Skate on. ($3,050)
Tales of The Macallan Volume I
If you’re looking for a star for your home bar, here it is. Tales of The Macallan is a new series of rare single malt Scotch whiskies. Accordingly, Volume 1 is a distinguished single malt distilled in 1950 and bottled in 2021. Encased in a handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter, this exceptional spirit is concealed within an extraordinary almanac book that tells the story of captain John Grant, whose legacy paved the way for The Macallan. Tales of The Macallan Volume I is only available through The Macallan Estate Boutique and the brand’s global network of domestic and travel retail boutiques. ($80,000)
Rimowa x Fendi Classic Cabin Suitcase
Fendi and Rimowa have teamed up for an exclusive version of the German luggage-maker’s Classic Cabin Suitcase. It’s finished with the famous FF motif printed across the bag’s aluminum exterior and supple Cuoio Romano leather handles. ($3,980)
Arflex Marenco Sofa Collection
A lesson in the power of proportioning, the Marenco modular sofa system was conceived by Italian designer Mario Marenco back in 1970 — but it hasn’t aged a day since. Whether you’re seeking to build out a more retro-fuelled lounge space, or just to complete the cozy den, this sofa easily answers the call. (From $6,955 USD)
Rivian R1T Camp Kitchen x Snow Peak Package
Like going off-roading? Your new electric R1T from Rivian can now come fitted with a portable kitchen from Japanese outdoors brand Snow Peak. How? The R1T includes a “Gear Tunnel” — a storage space that spans the vehicle’s width — that can house a pullout kitchen that includes, among other things, a two-burner induction cooktop that runs off the car’s battery. (From $5,000 USD — add on)
Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams Camera
Let’s just admit it: we all want to be James Bond. You can dress like him, drink like him, and now, you can shoot like him — with a camera, at least. In working together on the Bond franchise, Craig and Williams bonded over a shared passion for photography. Learning of their mutual admiration of the Leica Q2, a plot was then hatched to partner with the brand to create this special edition of 750 units in subtle matte black and gold trim. The end product reads very mission-ready. ($6,995 USD)
De La Espada Frame Bed with Arms
Sleep soundly knowing that your bed is not only this beautiful, but it’s also crafted at De La Espada’s solar-powered factory in Portgual from sustainable solid woods. (From €6,895)
Welcome to Bang & Olufsen’s first truly wireless earphones with Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation. Made for daily use, these earphones effectively eliminate the surrounding noise of everyday life, and are designed with comfort and durability in mind. They also feature first-class call clarity thanks to beamforming technology, so they’re great for working from home, commuting, or travelling — the perfect pocket earphones for blocking out the din of urban living. ($530)