Calvin Klein Lanesboro Velcro-Panelled Jacket
Before Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein was little more than a jeans-and-pants-with-printed waistbands brand. So now – with the man who revolutionised the iconic label’s menswear offering on the way out – is the perfect time to bag a bit of design history.
This cotton-twill jacket epitomises Zucchelli’s aesthetic; equipped with adjustable hem tabs and pockets you can move around the velcro-panelled body, it’s utilitarian to the core. Italo, you’ll be missed.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £1,195.
Cheaney Teign II Almond Grain Leather Derby Shoes
Every man needs a quality pair of Derbies. So if your shoe rack’s still lacking, feast your eyes on this devilishly handsome pair from Northampton brand Joseph Cheaney & Sons.
One of the scant few English shoemakers that are still independently owned, Cheaney spends eight weeks manufacturing each pair of its shoes, with over 200 different hand operations involved in the process. And good things – lest we forget in an industry increasingly obsessed with instant gratification – come to those who wait.
Available at Cheaney, priced £325.
American Bench Craft Personalised Frontier Wallet
You want your wallet to be figuratively, rather than literally, fat. Which is why this incredibly compact design from Massachusetts brand American Bench Craft has us reaching for ours.
Made in America from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, it’s an ingenious piece of engineering that’ll fit up to eight cards and 10 notes folded. And you can even put your name on it. (Well, up to three initials at least.)
Available at Etsy, priced £48.49.
Cubitts Calthorpe Sunglasses In Olive
In a market that’s dominated almost entirely by just three Italian eyewear companies, it takes to balls to try and break through.
But that’s exactly what London-based eyewear label Cubitts is doing. These hand-polished sunglasses – crafted from a single piece of Italian acetate and fitted with five barrels at each hinge for durability – cost a fraction of luxury shades without scrimping on style.
Available at Cubitts, priced £125.
Are your excessively long laces a death trap? Or maybe they’re just wrecking your crepes with their comical length?
Well, laceless trainers aren’t the only answer: thanks to Melbourne-based entrepreneur Bart Atherinos, you can reign them right in with Innie – a small durable plastic clip that attaches to your shoelaces on the inside of your shoes, holding them in place between the tongue and the outer shoe. Dangly bows begone.
Available at ukinnie.co.uk, priced $4.99.
Tom Dixon Scent Diffuser Fire
Saving us all from the hazards of our own forgetfulness, this fragrance diffuser from design doyen Tom Dixon makes for a much safer, still great-smelling alternative to a traditional candle.
A blend of cypriol oil, musk and amber, Fire is a rich and woody scent that’ll have your place smelling the right kind of smoky.
Available at amara.com, priced £85.
Bialetti Moka Express Hob Espresso Maker
Along with unstructured tailoring, fast cars and fettuccine, Italians know good coffee. Case in point: the Bialetti Moka Express coffeemaker, a design classic since its invention in 1933.
It’s not just good to look at, though. We’ve yet to taste a smoother, full-bodied shot than this kitchen essential brews up.
Available at John Lewis, priced from £24.