Hotting up... ...AND JETTING IN Q: What has Jaguar’s all-wheel drive F-TYPE and a jet plane got in common? A: They both helped Land Speed Record-chasing team Bloodhound SSC in South Africa by testing communication devices at high speed. For a 186mph Jaguar, no bother. Follow the record attempt at bloodhoundssc.com ignition How to wear it THE BROKEN-UP SUIT It’s a technique filtered down from the fashionable streets of Milan, Paris and London and is now an everyday option: the art of mixing separate trousers and blazers for a more individual alternative to a straight suit and a stylish interpretation of the dreaded ‘smart casual’ dress code WHITE SHIRT Soften up the with a relaxed linen shirt for a contrast to the rest of the look. £89 (€115) thomaspink.com Time to mix and match jackets and trousers, rent rather than buy art, invest in a JAGUAR-INSPIRED watch, choose a cycle from Detroit and perhaps visit a South African desert – or at least own a classic pair of desert boots The art BUYING ART can be intimidating and expensive and there’s the possibility you won’t even like it in a few months’ time. These problems are overcome by renting and Rise Art offers affordable options. Take a questionnaire so they can gauge your preferences, or just choose yourself then Rise Art will ship it out ready to hang from £25 a month, allowing you to change things around when you fancy. What if the cat defaces a classic? We say it’s probably worth paying the loss damage waiver first. Riseart.com NAVY BLUE DOUBLE- BREASTED JACKET A classic wardrobe essential that can be dressed down as well as up. £600 (€772) Hackett.com GREY WOOL TROUSERS These slacks provide the perfect contrast colour to pair well with any blazer in your wardrobe, by AMI. £180 (€240) mrporter.com 8 j THE DYNAMIC ISSUE
Something for... the weekend UPGRADE YOUR STATIONERY We all have those brilliant-at-the-time ideas we may or may not get round to acting on. This lambskin Smythson Bright Ideas notebook acts as an ironic home to these thoughts while instantly adding some class to our desk in the process. £35 (€45) smythson.com Watch out... THE WEEKEND SHOES Not too smart or casual, sturdy but comfortable, classic but cool, Clarks original desert boot from 1949 has remained a staple for stylish men for decades and a sand pair goes with anything. £89 (€115) clarks.com JAGUAR GETS MOODY The next installment of the Jaguar ad campaign is due to appear on screens this summer to launch the rather special new XE. The villainous plot continues the story from the last film, which featured acclaimed actors Sir Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Strong. Mk I DRAKE’S The shop you should frequent Finding the right tie doesn’t always feel as easy as it should. That’s if you aren’t aware of London ties and accessories shop Drake’s, which prides itself on having one of the most extensive quality collections in every imaginable hue and style. All of them are designed and made in London, where its Savile Row area store is. A must-visit. Drakes.com The time Mk II BREMONT E-TYPE CHRONO Enthused by their first ultra-limited edition white gold-cased watches, Bremont and Jaguar have launched a pair of new designs. The latest Mk I & Mk II (chronograph) models feature a 43mm stainless steel case, with dials inspired by the car’s speedo and rev counter and a rear rotor that looks like its steering wheel. Cool huh? bremont.com THE INVESTMENT PIECE Weekends away aren’t the same when you turn up with clothes crammed into an old gym bag. These days there’s even less excuse with more brands in pursuit of weekend bag perfection. This tan leather saddle bag takes some beating and has real star quality. £2,810 (€3,615) ralphlauren.com SHINOLA The brand you should know about Detroit’s been known for making cars and music for decades but new lifestyle and accessories brand Shinola is revealing another side to the rugged city’s talents. The former shoe polish brand was relaunched in 2013, this time making watches, bikes, leather bags, jackets and stationery. Good quality, stylishly designed and affordably priced, it’s a winning combination to bring cheer to the motor city and authenticity to your attire. shinola.com THE DYNAMIC ISSUE j 9
Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.
In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.
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