Luminox F-177 Nighthawk 6400-Series Watch
Those Top Gun dreams may never have taken off. But you can still enjoy a taste of the flyboy life with Luminox’s stealth take on the 6400, a model originally designed for the pilots behind the controls of the F-177 Stealth Fighter.
Its murdered out stainless steel case and dial are equally impressive if you’re wearing denim and a button-down, rather than flying overalls.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £870.
J.W. Anderson Flocked Motif Sweater
Frosty as it may be outside, the summer collections are landing – from far afield, in the case of this sweater, which was one of the most wearable elements in J.W. Anderson’s futuristic runway show.
You could pair it, as then, with voluminous pleated trousers and a pair of scarlet, square-toed high heels. Or you could just reach for a pair of tailored trousers and Stan Smiths for something a touch less Ziggy Stardust.
Available at LN-CC, priced £210.
Nike Air Presto Fleece
The gyms are rammed. But subzero temperatures make lapping the park an equally unappealing way to approach your new year’s fitness drive. Unless, of course, you’re strapped into Nike’s insulating, fleece trainers, which help you tackle the chill, and a month of mince pies and port.
The cushioning sole and lightweight construction ensure that they’ll also suffice when that effort to lose 5lbs morphs into your first 10k.
Available at Nike, priced £95.
Hardy Amies Storm System Shell Bomber Jacket
It’s been a wet one. But even though the rain shows no signs of abating, you don’t need to reach for the pac-a-mac to stay safe from showers.
Hardy Amies’ cobalt bomber is built from Storm System, a blend of natural and synthetic fibres that Loro Piana has designed to offer the best of both worlds – i.e. rain- and windproof clothes that look like they’re made from the same stuff as your suit.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £595.
Eschewing the booze all January isn’t as smart an idea as it sounds. And not just because you become an insufferable bore. If you’ve overindulged, the better solution is to change the quality (and quantity) of what you’re imbibing, since cutting out entirely means you’ll slide back into the same bad habits come February 1st.
Rely on Shaken Cocktails, then, to deliver a monthly drop of premium boozes, with accompanying recipes to deploy them in. Which leaves a much better taste in your mouth.
Available at Shaken, priced £24 a month.
COS High-Neck Yak-Wool Jumper
If you’re still reaching for resolutions, can we suggest making 2016 the year you finally give the roll neck a run-out. Still trending for next season, it’s the easiest way to inject some laissez-faire into your workwear, to smarten up your downtime dressing, and to minimise any festive damage your body’s sustained, courtesy of its flattering neckline.
COS’s take, made from buttery yak wool, makes that decision even easier to stick to.
Available at COS, priced £69.
Bataleon Evil Twin Snowboard
The snow is finally arriving in the Alps. Which means you need something to take advantage of the deep stuff. The latest incarnation of Bataleon’s Evil Twin boasts the brand’s bespoke Triple Base Technology, which offers more control in the backcountry without sacrificing performance in the park.
Available at The Snowboard Asylum, priced £370.
If you’re going to mess with a classic, best use light fingers. Ray-Ban’s updated Clubmaster gets its edges polished off, leaving a sleeker, rounder frame with just enough oval in it to suit most face shapes.
Opt for brown lenses in a tortoiseshell to double-down on the frame’s bohemian overtones. Gauloise and beret not required.
Available at Ray-Ban, priced £134.