Best in the Busi­ness

Now there’s no ex­cuse not to be look­ing sharp in the lounge. Take your cor­po­rate wear to the next level with these stylish ad­di­tions to your arse­nal.

Virgin Australia Voyeur - - EXEC STYLE - Words RICHARD CLUNE

Eight Eight pocket squares

It’s taken the smarts of a re­lo­cated Brit to shake up the Aus­tralian silks mar­ket. Work­ing with some of the world’s best-known street artists and in­de­pen­dent de­sign­ers, each piece in­forms a small run of lim­ited-edi­tion prod­uct that rep­re­sents an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for ex­clu­siv­ity, and the want for artis­tic flair to be sprout­ing from a pocket. From $48; www.eighteight.store.

Smyth­son ‘Panama’ note­book and pen­cil case

Mix and match with the feel and func­tion of lux­ury leather from the famed London ate­lier. From ap­prox. $80; www. smyth­son.com.

Cor­ban & Blair leather lug­gage tag

Style and af­ford­abil­ity en­twine with a lug­gage tag from this lo­cal out­fit. Mono­gram­ming is an op­tion, though it’s the colour that’s key — you know you won’t mis­tak­enly grab the wrong bag. From $17.50; www.cor­ban­blair.com.

Rodin olio lusso ‘Jas­mine & Neroli Travel Kit’

This lux­ury carry-on — in­clud­ing face, body and hair oil, plus a hand and body cream — is fur­ther proof of why this US la­bel has hit cult sta­tus. $366; www.mecca.com.au.

Len­ovo ‘Yoga 920’ 14-inch

With an eighth­gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core i7 pro­ces­sor, this is a sleek and re­spon­sive lit­tle pack­age, whether it’s used as a lap­top, tablet or sketch pad, and has a bril­liant 4K dis­play. $1899; www.len­ovo.com.

Fit­bit ‘Ionic’ smart­watch

Per­fect for the on-the-go pro­fes­sional keen to stay ac­tive. With a wealth of health tech it’s pri­mar­ily a fit­ness tracker, but Fit­bit Pay, email ac­cess and the stand­out de­sign make it much more. $449.95; www.fit­bit.com.

Sonos ‘One’ smart speaker

Opt for a smart speaker that doesn’t com­pro­mise on sound qual­ity. This is a great ad­di­tion to ei­ther the home or the of­fice, de­liv­er­ing your favourite stream­ing ser­vices or mu­sic via phone, tablet or com­puter. $299; www.sonos.com.au.

Gucci ‘Prince­town’ em­broi­dered leather slip­pers

Be a star in the of­fice or on the road with this com­fort­able pair that, for good rea­son, has be­come a main­stay of the Gucci col­lec­tion since its de­but in 2015. $915; www.gucci.com.

Mansur Gavriel travel bag

Ital­ian leather meets ap­peal­ing shape for an easy trav­eller — or easy of­fice num­ber. No, it’s not a doc­tor’s bag, though sim­ply ogling it can cure many woes. Ap­prox. $1650; www.mansur­gavriel.com.

Tom Ford ‘Oud Minérale’ EDP

A re­cent ad­di­tion, this scent drives with spice and pep­per, ideal for win­ter. $340 (50ml); www.david­jones.com.au.

Le Labo ‘Berg­amote 22 Per­fume Solid’

Per­fectly scented in the con­tem­po­rary French house’s unique notes, this solid per­fume is ideal for travel. For the unini­ti­ated, solid scents are easy to ap­ply to pulse points and al­low var­i­ous notes to re­veal over time. $142; www.lelabofra­grances.com.

Fendi x Ri­mowa cabin suit­case

There’s cov­eted items and then there’s this col­lab­o­ra­tion that com­bines Ital­ian style with Ger­man know-how. Re­leased as part of the 80th an­niver­sary of Ri­mowa’s iconic alu­minium suit­case, the cabin-case fea­tures the dou­ble F logo, leather han­dle and multi-wheel sys­tem. $2950; www.fendi.com.

Tod’s ear­phones holder

If you’re only al­lowed one item of hand lug­gage on your next flight, make it this su­per-glam, mock-croc­o­dile leather cross­body bag from Tod’s — solely for the safe and prac­ti­cal trans­port of your head­phones, ob­vi­ously.

$755; +61 2 8203 0901.

London Un­der­cover navy polka dot/ or­ange ‘Clas­sic’ um­brella

The Brits know rain, which is why they turn to these cool kids when in need of stylish win­ter cover. For­get black or navy and opt for some flair, with sub­tle polka dots set against bold or­ange and a wood shaft. Ap­prox. $134; www.lon­do­nun­der­cover.co.uk.

Paul Smith ‘A Suit To Travel In’

As it says on the tin — the great UK tai­lor de­liv­ers var­i­ous suit­ing op­tions across a col­lec­tion made to move in. High twisted wool yarn is the key here, pro­vid­ing elas­tic­ity, shape re­ten­tion and, most im­por­tantly, crease re­sis­tance. From $1390; www.paul­smith.com.

Com­mon Projects leather wash bag

Do you even need a rea­son? Made in Italy, this piece of kit is the epit­ome of style — now it’s time to up your game in the bath­room. Ap­prox $474; www.mr­porter.com.

Ookonn printed leather­trim hard­shell suit­case

Stand out with a rounded case that speaks of ex­clu­siv­ity, es­pe­cially when mono­grammed. It has a poly­car­bon­ate shell, pouches for clean and dirty cloth­ing and a price that says af­ford­able lux­ury. $360; www.net-a-porter.com.

Parmi­giani Fleurier ‘Kalpa Chronor’ watch

Renown for their el­e­gant de­sign, this Parmi­giani watch is for keeps. Pow­ered by the world’s first all-gold self-wind­ing in­te­grated chrono­graph move­ment, it’s guar­an­teed to turn heads. Ap­prox. $108,557; www.the­hour­glass.com.

Repetto ‘Cen­drillon Bal­le­rina’ shoes

Wear them or stash them in a bag un­til you fancy switch­ing up your out­fit. $310; www.the­iconic.com.au.

Saint Lau­rent ‘East West’ leather tote

In the of­fice or the air, another cov­etable ac­ces­sory for the trav­el­ling pro­fes­sional, made from calf leather and avail­able in state­ment Oxblood red. Also con­tains de­tach­able leather pouch. $1490; www.match­es­fash­ion.com.

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