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PURSUITS
Luxury
BOISDALE APPROVES
A foray into the finer things
ENGLISH HEART,
RUBBER SOLE
Celebrating its 140th birthday this
year, English shoemaker Crockett
& Jones has a spring in its step this
season with the launch of a new
collection with soles in natural
crepe, the purest form of latex
rubber. Linings are removed to
ensure breathability and flexibility
in the warmer months, while the
blue Rebello suede of the Cranleigh
Chelsea boot (above) is the very
essence of a stylish summer in the
capital. £385, crockettandjones.com
D-TYPE’S TIMELY RETURN
W
hat’s the most beautiful car Jaguar ever
made? For most people it’s the E-Type,
but for racing aficionados its curvaceous
mid-century predecessor, the D-Type – winner at
Le Mans in 1955, ’56 and ’57, might just pip it to the
post. And it’s back: Only 75 of an intended 100 were
made, but Jaguar recently put it back into production
to complete the run – priced at a bit over £1 million.
A little more affordable is the handsome watch now
made by UK maker Bremont to mark the D-Type’s
return. The strap and speedometer-inspired dial are
in the colours of Ecurie Ecosse, Scotland’s legendary
private racing team that won the 1956 Le Mans with
a D-Type, while the leather packaging for each watch
is exclusively signed by Ian Callum, Jaguar’s
renowned design director and proud Scot himself.
£5,495, bremont.com
FOR THE ULTIMATE CUPPA
Boisdale reader s well-ver sed in cigar stor age can now apply
the same science to their tea. That’s the proposition from
London-based Lotusier, creator of a r ange of minutely cr afted
cabinets, cased in sycamore with marquetr y decor ations in a
var iety of styles, designed to look after your favour ite cha. An
ar r ay of cr ystal container s (handblown in Venice , natur ally)
have lids doubling as hygrometer s to monitor humidity, and
maintain freshness and flavour. With an inter national patent
on the design, an accessibly-pr iced tin humidor is set to
launch this summer. From £9,500, lotusier.com
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BOISDALELIFE .COM
SUMMER 2019
ISSUE 16
PIANO POWER
There’s no point owning a piano the
price of a large house if you don’t
play it, right? Wrong. Boisdale Life
was in Paris recently for the launch
of the Steinway Black Diamond, a
Joanna not only co-designed by
piano superstar Lang Lang, but able
to bring his playing right into your
sitting room. A full-service concert
grand, it has ‘Spirio/r’ technology
that records every nuance of a live
performance and then plays it back
exactly – with regular new
performances on download. Who
needs talent? Steinway.com





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