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DISCOVER AUGUST 2016’S COOLEST STUFF
THE MOST STYLISH PRODUCTS AND RELEASES THIS MONTH
The Olympic Games are in full swing and we’re enjoying every bit of high summer. There’s something about these light evenings which just brings the best out in people, don't you think? But enjoy it whilst it lasts gentlemen, because the fashion stores are already promoting their autumn 2016 collections and it’ll arrive faster than you'd expect. This month we’ve picked out some stylish wares for you to feast your eyes on. We’ve got sunglasses inspired by the 1950s, handmade bamboo wine tools and a jacket which will charge your smartphone on the go. Following on from our July round-up, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite products and releases for the month of August.
Black Eyewear is the bold creation of Robert Roope. Steeped in the culture, aesthetic and soundtrack of Jazz, Roope combines this spirit with a lifetime of experience as an optician, creating modern eyewear styles inspired by the 1950s, designed to resonate, harmonise and seamlessly frame the structure of a face. The brand have collaborated with Todd Selby, been showcased by Selfridges in their windows and presented their latest collection at London Collections Men. The Black Eyewear store can be found at Goodge Street in London's increasingly fashionable Fitzrovia District.
Urbanista Seattle headphones
Swedish brand, Urbanista has this month launched its new unisex on-ear Seattle headphones, perfect for music lovers who want a crisp sound and impressive bass for an extraordinary listening experience. Users will be seduced by sound while enjoying their favorite tunes without having to compromise on style or quality. Available in four stylish colours; Rose Gold, White, Black and Blue Petroleum, the Seattle headphones are available for £49.99. Urbanista has combined Scandinavian minimalistic design with a practical folding feature that makes it easy to take these headphones on holiday, travelling or commuting.
Mr Porter have launched a unique collection by CEDES Milano. Based in the historic Navigli district of Italy's style capital, CEDES Milano draws on the expertise of master craftsmen to create elegant lifestyle goods. Handmade from beautiful natural materials such as mother-of-pearl, horn and bamboo, each design is entirely unique. Mr Porter will carry an edit of 9 products from the brand with more to come throughout the season – so keep an eye out for that if you have expensive taste.
Bugatti Powerbank Jacket
Do you find when you’re out and about your phone battery needs a recharge? This problem is about to become a thing of the past with the latest generation of Bugatti jackets and coats. With a Powerbank you have what it takes to charge up your smartphone up to three times over wherever you are while keeping it protected too. The plentiful supply of pockets can hold charging cables, iPad, umbrella and lots more – handy indeed.
Raymond Weil x The Beatles Watch
Raymond Weil has this month announced quite an exciting partnership in the watchmaking industry - a unique maestro Beatles Limited Edition timepiece available at Goldsmiths for £975. This new milestone in the music icons series marks the Brand’s 40th anniversary and celebrates the greatest music band of all time. The maestro Beatles Limited Edition features a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a 39.5mm polished steel case. The 13 Beatles’ album titles are written all around the bespoke dial, with a special “Help” index at 4 o’clock which recalls the cover of the iconic album released in 1965. Standout features include the silver galvanic dial matches the polished steel bracelet, the official Beatles logo and a date window at 3 o’clock, the smoked sapphire crystal case back that carries the official Beatles logo and the limited edition number (up to 3,000) engraved.
El Desvelado Colombia Coffee
This coffee, from the Nariño region in Colombia, is a contribution from multiple farmers of the Cafioccidente co-operative - available from Bonanza Coffee at just 35 Euro for 1kg. Their importer, Nordic Approach, combined a series of micro-lots based on cup profile and quality to create this micro-region coffee. As most farmers in Nariño are smallholders with little revenue and wide-spread harvesting times, this blending system ensures freshness and reasonable quantities on the buyer’s side and therefore high prices and premiums on the producer’s side. All farmers process their own coffee with 12 hours of fermentation, clean rinsing water and ventilated mechanical dryers, prior to delivering the dry parchment coffee to the mill.