A timepiece to take you somewhere over the rainbow, and a collaboration that marries British style with Japanese minimalism…
Sprezzatura in W1
Historic fragrance house Acqua di Parma ventures beyond its native Italy to open its first “barbiere” in Italy, housed in Selfridges.
Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the handsome space evokes the old-school charm of an Italian barbershop with walnut panelling, 1930s lighting and some of the most exceptional men’s grooming products. Indulge in a wet shave and feel like a Fellini matinee idol. Shaves from £30, aquadiparma.co.uk
Venice isn’t all gondolas and murano glass; the surrounding environs boast some incredible clothing brands thanks to the region’s history of fabric production. One such is Slowear, a brand with various “arms” devoted to different expertises.
Part of its outerwear offering is Montedoro, whose new Dandy Tech combines continental dash with the nuts n’ bolts of winter dressing. The sleek coats ape the patterns on suiting, but are lightweight, water resistant and windproof. Expensive? Yes, but so are a round of coffees in St Mark’s Square and this will last you longer.