Staff Picks: What Our Commissioning Editor Wants This Week

2 weeks agoWords by Mr Anish Patel, Commissioning Editor, MR PORTER

Illustration by Mr Joe McKendry

There’s a distinctly 1970s whiff about our What’s New page today. Maybe it’s because I’ve just seen Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, perhaps it’s because I find myself scrolling through @accidentallywesanderson on Instagram at any given moment, but, of late, I’ve been sub-consciously drifting towards anything remotely retro. Plus, what better time of year than now to invest in a bit of caramel cord and toffee-hued tailoring? Such things were designed to be worn in autumn. Time to pack away the lightweight jackets and summer garb to make room for something new.

The camera

M10-P Safari Edition Digital Camera

Party-season snaps taken on a Leica camera are a million times better than with a smartphone, aesthetically speaking. They’ve been used by everyone from Mr Marlon Brando to the Queen, but neither of those two had this particular khaki-green beauty.