Fendi’s famous Baguette bag was all over the brand’s menswear runway for autumn/winter, reimagined in new shapes, sizes and materials. Regular, extra-large and mini versions are now available, with multiple straps meaning the bags can be fastened in different ways – including cross‑body and belted. For me, the coolest style is the regular in navy Selleria pebbled leather (£2,090), which is saddle-stitched and has palladium-finished metalware, although I’m also keen on the Karl Kollage version in curly sheepskin.
The brand-new steel version of Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 chronograph is a sublimely smooth model, with its unobtrusive 38.5mm case. This ’50s style (£36,200) is notably understated compared with most other big-hitter chronographs and its distinct “cow horn” lugs really make it stand out in the stopwatch category. The grey velvet opaline-finish dial is neither busy or bossy, with the white seconds hand making a harmonious contrast. It comes with a patinated calf strap, but I’d love to see it on Nato-style webbing for a sportier feel.
Paris tailoring institution Cifonelli has opened a new store on Mayfair’s Clifford Street, offering ready-to-wear, bespoke and made-to-measure. Although still based in Paris, owners Massimo and Lorenzo Cifonelli will pay regular visits to the space, which is set across two floors in a large Georgian townhouse, with an interior mood informed by the house’s signature “La Cigarette” shoulder style. I’m particularly fond of the blue double-breasted braided-wool blazer with low buttoning and a shallow wrap, and the super-natty Gatsby high-soaring peak-lapel jacket.