THE ÆSTHETEs EDIT

Esquire's Deputy Style Editor curates the best pieces to buy now. By Charlie Teasdale.

Posted: Thursday 14th September 2017

EL-8 Headphones
by Audeze at Spiritland
9 – 10 Stable Street, N1C 4AB

Among many other complicated things, these
over-ear headphones use magnetic technology
to offer near-zero distortion, deliver crystal clear
sound and even direct internal soundwaves to
avoid resonance.

Essentially, they make your
music sound better than you ever thought it
could. Plus, they look good, which is more than
some in-ear, antenna-like headphones can claim.

£599
Spiritland.com 

 

Arlington Rucksack
by Lost Property of London
50 Cross Street, N1 2BA

Many big brands try to emulate the ethics of LPoP,
especially in recent seasons, but few do it with
such conviction. The luggage company makes
everything in London and uses only vegetable
tanned leather, meaning a waste-free production
system.

A brand with substance, though the style
is clearly taken into great consideration too. You’ll
find them in Coal Drops Yard as well in 2018.

£425
lostpropertyoflondon.com

 

Leather Journal
by Aspinal of London
St Pancras International, N1C 4QL

If you walk into a café and slap this journal down on
the table, your fellow diners will think you’re some
kind of world-weary globetrotter. And if that is what
you are, you know the hardy leather jacket will survive
any amount of bag-stuffing or roughhousing.

For the
rest of us, it’s as good for shopping lists as it is for
sketching Tahitian sunsets.

£45
aspinaloflondon.com

 

Cartwright Spectacles
by Cubitts
97 Caledonian Road, N1 9BT

The rules state that if you have a round face, you
should wear square specs, and a sharper jawline
needs rounded frames. But these handmade acetate
spectacles from Cubitts are a bit square and a bit
round, so they should do the trick for everyone.
They’re even named after King’s Cross’ Cartwright
Gardens. They’re also another exciting brand
joining Coal Drops Yard next year.

£125 
cubitts.com

 

 

Garment Dyed Down Jacket
by Stone Island at 18montrose
6 – 8 Stable Street, N1C 4AB

The clever people at Stone Island know everything
there is to know about technical fabrics, in fact they
probably invented half of those we use today.

This down jacket is coloured in such a way that the dye has
penetrated the fabric unevenly, giving it a blurred
appearance. And it’s coated in a weatherproof resin,
so it ain’t all form over function either.

£595
18montrose.com

 

 

Pegasus 34 Running Shoes
by Nike
2 Pancras Square, King’s Boulevard, N1C 4AG

Not wildly dissimilar to the Pegasus 33, although
lighter, more breathable and springier underfoot,
the 34 is that little bit better for actual running.

However it’s equally good for loafing around town,
walking to brunch, running for the bus and generally
giving the impression that you do loads of exercise.

£100
nike.com

 

 

Noble Slim Watch
by Links of London
St Pancras International, N1C 4QL

Unless you’re planning on starting a collection, then
you need your watch to pull its weight in any situation.
And if it’s going to be one, it should be simple and
understatedly cool, like this stainless steel design
from Links of London.

Easy enough for every day, smart enough for the evening.

£180
linksoflondon.com

 

Sweatshirt
by Carhartt WIP
9 King’s Boulevard, N1C 4AG

Carhartt is about simple, good quality clothing.
Not overdesigned or fussy, just effortless to
wear, hardwearing and good for slotting into
any wardrobe.

Plus this sweatshirt is an easy way
to dip a toe into the skateboarder look that’s big
right now, without having to go anywhere near an
actual skateboard.

£65
carhartt.wip.com

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