October’s Hot List

October’s Hot List


The SLMan Hot List gives you all the inspiration, recommendations and ideas you need this month. From a London bootmaker’s exclusive sample sale to an official Bond podcast, here are the coolest things to check out in October…

COLLECTION: Fear Of God For Ermenegildo Zegna

Century-old Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna has called in LA-based Fear Of God to add a cutting edge to its premium fabrics. Matching contemporary American stylings to old-school European craftmanship, the pair’s first collection lands in an exciting new space between streetwear and tailoring. Get a feel for its cashmere hoodies and collarless wool jackets in person at Zegna’s New Bond Street store or check them out online at Mr Porter.
Visit MrPorter.com

FILM: American Utopia

In 1984, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne starred in one of the great concert films: Stop Making Sense by Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme. In 2020, he has repeated the feat. This time around, Spike Lee was behind the camera for a performance of Byrne’s Broadway smash American Utopia. Lee’s film captures both the exuberant and political aspects of a spectacular, ground-breaking show that includes some of Byrne’s old band’s biggest hits. There are screenings at arthouse cinemas across the capital as part of this month’s London Film Festival – check out the latest trailer here.

Visit BFI.org.uk

BOOK: The Wim Hof Method

Dutch athlete Wim Hof is known as the ‘Iceman’ for a reason. Having run barefoot marathons in the Arctic and spent 90 minutes in an ice bath, he believes putting mind over matter can help all of us get stronger, healthier and happier. His new book introduces a three-pillar approach to winning at life and, calling on 40 years of Wim’s own research, shows how mastery of a trio of key elements (Cold, Breathing and Mindset) could lift you too to new heights.
Visit Penguin.co.uk

WATCH: Todd Snyder X Timex Art Deco Milano

Watchmaker Timex and New York menswear hero Todd Snyder have been working together to outstanding effect recently. The pair’s latest joint release is the Art Deco Milano, an affordable quartz-movement timepiece for modern dress-down days. It might have a contemporary purpose but, as the name suggests, it is based on a vintage design. Retro details that give it a classic feel include a Red Wing leather strap and glow-in-the-dark hands and hour markers.
Visit ToddSnyder.com


Creative couple Sarah-Louise Marks and Christopher Phelps have built a following on Instagram, travelling the world as The Adventures Of Us. They’ve settled down just a little bit recently, opening the No.17 House shop, a home and lifestyle store that showcases the aesthetic of their own place in Richmond. New to the site is a limited run of prints of photos they’ve taken themselves in Italy, India and beyond.
Visit No17House.com


Quintessential British outdoors brand Barbour has crossed the Atlantic for its latest collaboration. With due respect for the timeless lines of its iconic wax jackets, the preppy New Yorkers at Noah have injected block colours into the joint project. They’ve also been given the keys to Barbour’s photography archive and come up with some striking graphic tees. Hoodies, hats and a couple of cool wax holdalls complete the collection.

Visit Barbour.com

FOOD: The Palomar Mesahane Box

This one is so hot you’ll need to move fast. Buzzy Soho bar-restaurant The Palomar is doing delivery boxes – but only for the first couple of weeks of October. Its £30 Mesahane box includes everything you need to feed four lucky people in your own home. Instructions are easy to follow and by the end of them you’ll have a spicy, herby, sizzling beef and lamb mince kebab to enjoy alongside aubergine cream, pickled chillies, pittas and fresh veg. Kits cost £30.
Visit HGWalter.com

GROOMING: Saunders & Long

Film producer Nick Saunders and hairstylist Jonny Long went straight to the top when they wanted to create a luxury hair and skincare line for men. They were guided through R&D by an ex-Kiehl’s co-president and Bumble & Bumble’s former chief chemist. For scents, they called on third-generation perfumer Francois Robert. Saunders & Long embodies that commitment to expertise and to meeting male needs – check out the unique Long Weekender, which is shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shaving cream and dry groomer rolled in to one easy-to-transport product.
Visit SaundersAndLong.com

PODCAST: No Time To Die

Revving up for the new Bond film next month? In this official six-part podcast series, Daniel Craig, Remi Malek and director Cary Joji Fukunaga all stop by to chat with host James King about the classic franchise’s long-awaited 25th instalment. Each episode zooms in on a different aspect of Bond, covering the outfits, the locations and the cars to the gadgets and the music – this is the first place you can hear Hans Zimmer’s new score. Episode one is out now, with the rest to be released weekly via all major podcast providers.
Visit Apple.com


Arlettie is a specialist organiser of exclusive sample sales in Paris and London. On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October, its attention turns to John Lobb, the classic St James’s bootmaker known the world over for its exquisite handmade leather goods. Ready to cut a dash but don’t want to splash all of the cash? Subscribe to Arlettie and head on over to its Margaret Street showroom close to Oxford Circus.
Visit Arlettie.com

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