The edit: best of British
Whether it’s a fresh fragrance, multitasking face wash or storied suitcase, these British-born brands are the ones to spoil yourself with this summer. Menswear and grooming writer Nick Carvell brings you the homegrown heroes you need to know about
Globe-Trotter Centenary carry-on
Globe-Trotter has been handcrafting suitcases in England using tried-and-true vulcanised fibreboard technology since 1897, but its designs still move with the times. This eye-catching carry-on case, neatly sized for an overhead locker and furnished with two wheels, is perfectly adapted for a modern mini-break.
Macallan Estate whisky
Diana Vreeland, legendary editor in chief of American Vogue, famously said: “The eye has to travel.” Well, so do the taste buds – and The Macallan’s woody, spicy-sweet single malt Estate whisky is distilled from home-grown barley and will transport you straight to the distiller’s Speyside base in Scotland. 1 litre.
Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 38mm diving watch
Invented for underwater exploration, there’s no watch more appropriate for the beach than a diver. And Christopher Ward’s C60 is sea-friendly not just in function, but in form – the slick #tide fabric strap is created from 100 per cent recycled marine plastic.
Baudoin & Lange Sagan Stride loafers
The shoemaker’s sleek, streamlined loafers have become an instant menswear classic. Now the label has given its signature, sophisticated silhouettes all the comfort of a sneaker – kitting them out with shock-absorbent rubber soles – and, in doing so, has created quite possibly the most perfect travel shoe.
Hemingsworth Kulbir swim short
Hemingsworth’s new Kulbir swimmers feature the time-honoured style details of a classic Gurkha trouser – a crossover belt, pleats and metal side buckles – but are cut in London from quick-drying polycotton. Quite possibly the most sophisticated beach-to-bar attire around.
The Fellowship energising face and body wash
The key to a streamlined travel wash kit is packing it with items that do double duty, such as this face and body wash, infused with a refreshing mix of mandarin, ginger and green tea, from just-launched, one-to-watch British grooming brand, The Fellowship. 300ml.