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DISCOVER MAY 2023’S COOLEST STUFF
FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE SPECIAL
For this month’s Coolest Drops roundup we’ve focused on Father’s Day, highlighting the coolest and most stylish products and releases of May 2023 that would also make great gift ideas. We’ve curated a selection of exceptional items that embody luxury, craftsmanship, and contemporary design. From the captivating Clive Christian Town & Country perfumes, which pay homage to a rich heritage, to the limited-edition Carl Friedrik 10th Anniversary Capsule featuring exclusive leather goods, and the Thomas Pink Resort Shirt 2023 Collection inspired by classic cabana shirts, there's something for every taste and preference. We'll also explore the Acqua di Parma Arancia La Spugnatura Limited Edition fragrance, the Private White V.C. Father & Son Moleskin Bomber Jacket, New Era's HOME OF THE TRUCKER collection, the Tomatin Distillery UK Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky, and ARNE's Golf Collection. Get ready to be inspired by the finest offerings of the month and make your old man very happy.
Thomas Pink Resort Shirt 2023 Collection
Thomas Pink has to announced the launch of its brand-new Resort Shirt 2023 Collection. Available in a range of vibrant block colours and graphic prints, the Resort Shirt’s silhouette takes inspiration from the classic cabana shirts of the 1950s, with a relaxed open collar, single pocket and short sleeves. The “Safari” version of the Resort Shirt features two statement pockets with matching buttons for a vintage safari feel. A contemporary twist on a retro favourite, Thomas Pink has reimagined the resort shirt for the stylish modern traveller. The new Resort Shirts are made from 100% linen, using a quality fabric woven in Italy that’s soft and comfortable against the skin. Linen’s unique lightweight and breathable qualities make it the perfect holiday shirt for travel and relaxation. Wear on its own on a hot summer’s day, or layer up with a T-shirt for a laid-back look.
Clive Christian Town & Country Fragrance
The Crown Collection, first launched in 2020 has risen to become one of the leading collections under the Clive Christian perfume house. In its eye-catching signature red bottle these perfumes tell a story from the past, a secret formula from the brands archives in the storied Crown Perfumery Company, re-imagined for the modern-day connoisseur. Town & Country is no exception; first crafted in 1925 this perfume was said to have been worn by Winston Churchill and was a defining scent for the house loved by British and global royalty, celebrities, and influencers of the day. Paying tribute to a heritage like no other, this modern-day blend pays tribute to the sophisticated elegance of London Town and the quiet rejuvenating freshness of the country. Today, Town & Country takes the signature herbaceous blend referenced from the old formula books with clary sage and juniper. Mossy and musky woody tones echo the heritage woods and spice of the 20th century story telling. Celebrating a unique heritage, guarded by the Clive Christian brand, the Crown Collection sits at the very heart of the perfume house's story, from its intimate relationship with Queen Victoria to its position as a leading house for the eras.
Carl Friedrik 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Capsule
These bestselling designs have been updated in a ‘Naturale’ leather colourway - the most natural form of leather that uses only a small amount of organic vegetable tannins to give it a luxurious, soft and standout tone. Carl Friedrik has decided to revive this leather colourway exclusively for their 10-year anniversary due to popular customer demand. There will be only 100 of each limited edition ‘Naturale’ leather Palissy and Swanfields available until stocks last, with each Palissy briefcase marked with its exclusive issue number.
Les Exclusifs de CHANEL Le Lion de CHANEL
Dedicated to Gabrielle Chanel’s astrological sign, Le Lion de Chanel is for those who embody the audacity, charisma and strength associated with the Leo. An oriental fragrance that melds leathery labdanum and patchouli with soft touches of vanilla, lemon and bergamot, this is a scent that contains a powerful core tempered by a refined delicacy.
Acqua di Parma Arancia La Spugnatura Limited Edition
From an ancient and exquisite artisanal extraction technique comes a rare and precious citrus essence, the heart of a vivacious and multi-faceted composition. Traditionally used only to obtain the most precious essence from bergamot fruits, La Spugnatura is an antique extraction method practiced by a few artisans in Italy. True to Acqua di Parma’s DNA of being inspired by its heritage to create contemporary interpretations, the Maison explores the age-old technique on a different citrus fruit, Arancia Vaniglia, to craft a new-limited edition scent. The starring fruit of ‘the city of oranges’ Ribera in Sicily, the Arancia Vaniglia name alludes to the perfect olfactive oxymoron where its contrasting olfactory properties intersect the freshness of oranges with the alluring softness of vanilla. A bittersweet symphony that unfolds a surprising olfactive experience.
Private White V.C. The Father & Son Moleskin Bomber Jacket
Last May for his birthday, James’ only son Max asked for “a brown bomber jacket from Daddy’s factory”. This request unsurprisingly filled him with huge pride and immense satisfaction. James posted a few images of Max and him at the factory sporting their matching Moleskin Bombers and the feedback was nothing short of overwhelming. Shortly after he decided to donate a pair of 'Father & Son Bombers' for a charity auction in aid of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and was delighted to see the lot raise over £1,500 for such a fantastic cause. Over the past 12 months James struggled to recall a single week in which he didn’t receive a request for them to make the Boy’s Bomber available to the wider public. Private White V.C. have announced that they will be making a Limited-Edition batch of ‘Moleskin Bombers for Boys’ which will be ready in time for this year’s Father’s Day which falls on Sunday 18th June here in the UK.
New Era HOME OF THE TRUCKER collection
What originally started life as a promotional souvenir given out at truck stops across the US in the 1970s, the trucker cap has become one of New Era’s iconic styles globally. This season, the brand pays homage to this classic silhouette with its HOME OF THE TRUCKER collection dedicated to iconic US cities, states, and New Era’s hometown of Buffalo, New York. Each cap has a hint of its corresponding city or state represented by its colourway. The vibrancy of Miami is encapsulated by baby blue, and pink on a bright white base, sun-soaked California is captured via a smoky orange and seasonal khaki colourway, and finally, New York features a bold black base with the famous NYC skyline placed at the forefront.
Tomatin Distillery UK Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Award-winning Highland distillery, Tomatin, has unveiled a new limited-edition single malt Scotch whisky which demonstrates its continued craftsmanship in cask maturations. This remarkable new whisky (available in 70cl, 57.4% ABV, £395) has been bottled exclusively for specialist retailers across the UK. Aged in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt, personally selected by Tomatin’s expert team, the whisky has been gently matured to develop a complex flavour profile, offering a unique mix of dark sweetness and bitter notes, ideal for whisky connoisseurs. The result is a rich and intensely sweet spirit on the nose, opening with notes of maple syrup, candied walnuts, prunes and rum-soaked sultanas. The PX cask, despite being the sweetest wine in the world, produces intensely bitter aromas such as dark chocolate, treacle, espresso and leather. Although emboldened by bitter fragrances, the whisky offers a sweet, spiced guise on the palate, with notes of cherry and plum liquors, golden syrup and Jamaican ginger cake, while preserving the signature distillery character of dried tropical fruits.
ARNE Golf Collection
ARNE's new golf collection has been breaking the stereotype, with men between the ages of 25-32 making up their largest number of sales. These fashion-conscious golfers have been drawn to the collection's sleek and modern designs, as well as its emphasis on performance and comfort. The Golf Technical Trousers have been the best sellers in the collection, with their lightweight and stretchy fabric providing maximum comfort and mobility on the course. The classic design is perfect for any golfing occasion, while the versatile colour options make it easy to pair with any polo or jacket. The Ball Marker has been the best-selling accessory in the collection, providing a stylish and functional addition to any golfer's equipment. Made from high-quality materials, this accessory is designed to be both durable and eye-catching.
Bennett Winch Storm Grey Suede Collection
It’s something of a paradox. A product that’s as rugged and practical as it is soft and refined. Something for both the aesthete and the utilitarian. Each hide is treated to be impermeable to moisture and the elements, without compromising the unique character. In addition, each piece features a signature veg tan Tuscan leather trim and solid brass British-cast hardware to ensure a lifetime of service in the hands of the discerning and the adventurous.