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

Leica
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.