The Want List is our monthly edit, showcasing the best new garments, grooming gear, tech and beyond. A tightly-curated collection, handpicked by the Ape team, it’s your go-to resource for staying stylish, seasonally relevant and up to speed on the latest releases, no matter if it’s the peak of summer or the darkest depths of winter.
As we move further still into big-coat season, it’s time to get serious about stocking up on cold-weather provisions. Whether it be a new autumnal fragrance, or some sturdy boots for kicking up the fallen leaves, we’ve selected the cream of the crop from an assortment of our favourite brands.
Crockett & Jones Chelsea XI Boot
You’ve had several months to air those ankles out, but now the time has come for them to hibernate again. Thankfully, revered British shoemaker Crockett & Jones has got you (and your lower legs) covered with these scotch-grain leather, Vibram-soled beauties. Rugged and weatherproof, yet elegant enough to be paired with tailoring – what more could a man want?
Mr P. Shearling-Trimmed Leather Bomber Jacket
If you aren’t already familiar with Mr Porter’s in-house label, this tastefully executed bomber jacket is the perfect introduction. Simple, refined, eternally stylish, versatile and well made. A perfect sartorial metaphor for what Mr P. is all about.
Carl Friedrik Carry-On Suitcase
Sadly, work doesn’t cease just because the sun has stopped shining. Take the sting out of those autumnal business trips with a new cabin case from minimalist luggage masters Carl Friedrik. The sturdy aluminium frame eliminates the need for unreliable zippers, while silent Japanese spinner wheels make traipsing through departures at 5am on a Monday morning just that little bit less headache inducing.
£236; pre-order at carlfriedrik.com for delivery November 2019
Grooming & Hair
Creed Original Santal
Cold weather has a habit of sapping a fragrance’s sillage, which is why it’s time to move away from light, summery scents and onto something a little more robust. Original Santal from luxury perfumer Creed is a rich, spice-driven fragrance, well equipped to carry you through October and into the winter months.
£230 for 100ml; creedfragrances.co.uk
Triumph & Disaster Coltrane Clay
It’s all too easy to get stuck in a rut where grooming products are concerned. Try something new in October and give this matte clay from New Zealand brand Triumph & Disaster a whirl. It’s firm enough to hold fast on windy days, yet with enough flex to mould it to your liking.
£21 for 95g; libertylondon.com
Haekels Seaweed And Geranium Hand Balm
Cold weather means dry skin, and if you’re keen to avoid elephant hands this winter, now’s the time to start adapting your grooming regime. From the stormy coasts of, erm, Margate, comes this natural seaweed and geranium balm from Haekels. Cream up and retain soft skin regardless of the weather.
£18 for 500ml; mrporter.com
iPhone 11 Pro
Taking notes from Samsung, Apple has adopted a high-performance, triple camera setup for its latest flagship model. The iPhone 11 Pro is every phone photographer’s dream, with wide-angle capability and the option to shoot crystal-clear video in 4K. Time to put that old DSLR on eBay once and for all.
From £1,049; apple.com
Delamain Cognac Vintage 1979
What better way to warm up than with a high-end, vintage cognac? The highly limited Delamain Vintage 1979 just went on sale last month and fits the bill to a T. Still, if you want a bottle we’d advise you to act fast – only 238 were produced.
Available at selected stockists
Up until now, Tesla has dominated the electric sports-car market, but now Porsche is giving it a run for its money. The Taycan is the first guilt-free Porsche. It’s a sporty luxury motor you can merrily cruise down winding, sun-bathed European hillsides in, without leaving the surrounding vineyards blackened and withering from exhaust fumes.
Bremont S300 White
Currently being put through its paces by mountaineer Nirmal Purja on his record-breaking attempt to climb the world’s 14 highest peaks in seven months, the S300 is a watch that’s as hardy as it is handsome. The model has been around for a while, but the white face is a new addition, breathing life into this timeless Bremont diver.