The edit: the best British products to pack in your suitcase
Whether it’s a fresh fragrance, multitasking face wash or storied suitcase, these British-born brands are the ones to spoil yourself (or your loved ones) with this winter season. 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.