Porsche ‘Dashboard’ watches

Masters of the tasteful accessory, Porsche Design has added to its impressive Dashboard watch collection with three new dial designs, Makara, Copper and Night Blue. All three continue the functional-yet-beautiful design theme, but our favourite is the orange-faced Copper.

Porscheshop.com

 

Penfield body warmer by Colette

An extremely natty black quilted gilet, to give it its proper name, this was designed for Penfield by hyper-trendy Parisian department store Colette. The store also sells the highly sought-after, not-available-in-the-UK Ralph Lauren Rugby range. £134;

Colette.fr

 

Captain Westwood T-shirt

Disco superheroes: smite your arch-enemies on the dancefloor with Vivienne’s rave T-shirt par excellence. Will carry through splendidly to the summer. £105;

Triads.co.uk

 

Yoshida & Company for Margaret Howell

This ace bag collaboration with Japanese product designers Yoshida is only available from Margaret Howell stores, which could just mean the London store. Time to get your sleuth on. £195-£225;

Margarethowell.co.uk

 

Aertex boxers

Finally, Aertex pants are here. The Desert Rats’ favourite shirt-makers have made grippers from its ‘cellular ventilated cotton’ that keeps you warm in winter, cool in summer. So say “No longer!” to Friday afternoon crotch musk. £14;

Aertex.com

 

Fred Perry waxed jackets

There’s a country wax on plenty that’s heading out of Fred Perry this winter, including canvas wallets, caps and bags. But we’ve reserved polite applause for the coats – in particular this shooting jacket. It’s manor style at a suburban price. £150;

Psyche.co.uk

 

Gant navy down coat

We can’t call it a ‘Puffa’ – that’s a trademark. A simple down jacket in this winter’s trendiest colour. We’ve also seen Gant’s spring/summer ’09 collection under a new designer, Brian Rennie, and it’s excellent.

Gant.com

 

Henri-Lloyd Italian footwear

Showing all the other brands what heritage is about, Henri-Lloyd has released a smart new range of footwear assembled by hand in Florence, Italy. It’s seemingly inspired by the ‘Paninaro’ Italian casuals of the ’80s, which is a very good thing.

Henri-lloyd.com

 

Stingray leather

Stingray hide’s texture and shine are second to none – hence its rep as a high-end leather. It’s been a Dunhill signature in the past and the brand’s new designer Kim Jones says he’s up for a ‘shagreen’ – as stingray leather is known – revival, including belts and a Technogel-lined laptop case.

Stingray.com

 

Boy’s Own football

Everyone’s had enough of hairband-wearing gang rapists from the modern Premiership. So throw your weight behind this retro ‘Division One’ ’50s-influenced footy stuff from Gola and Savile Rogue. Much cooler than a ’70s Brazil shirt.

Boysown.com