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Five dapper driving accessories

Here is a quick guide to elegant and functional style for the distinguished motorist. After all, once you have the car of your dreams, you need the proper driving accessories – from shoes to sunglasses – to enhance your behind-the-wheel style and comfort. The following items are designed to improve the driving experience, or at least help you look as sleek as the car you covet.


1. Watch: Bugatti Super Sport

The latest Bugatti Super Sport timepiece from Parmigiani Fleurier is just as epic as the 1,200hp Bugatti that inspired it. The rose-gold mechanical watch (US$545,000/RM2.4 million) houses a two-barrel manual movement with a 10-day power reserve and is appointed with an Hermès alligator strap. Due to the movement’s diagonal placement, the hour display was rotated 90 degrees – an adjustment that was achieved with a bevel-gearing system adopted from the automotive world. The prestigious Swiss watchmaker and the sports luxury marque introduced the first Bugatti Super Sport watch in 2010, in celebration of the record-breaking Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

Parmigiani Fleurier

2. Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Moccasin

Salvatore Ferragamo has upgraded the classic driver’s shoe with its snakeskin Gancio moccasin. Made in Italy, the exotic-skin loafers in tan (US$895/RM3,935) feature hand-stitched detailing and signature metal hardware. The shoe’s strong yet flexible sole and heel are covered with a geometric rubber pattern for improved grip.

Salvatore Ferragamo

3. Sunglasses: Porsche Design P’8479

On the 40th anniversary of the launch of its sunglasses, Porsche Design has re-created one of the most successful models from its original collection, the P’8479 (US$340/RM1,495). The stylish, retro unisex model was created specifically for driving: The thin titanium frame provides an unobstructed peripheral view, polarized polycarbonate lenses reduce glare from sunrays or headlights, and the curve of the lenses extends sun protection to the temples.

Porsche Design

4. Gloves: Hestra Steve Driving Gloves

The Steve driving gloves from Swedish sport- and dress-glove-maker Hestra are inspired by their namesake, legendary on- and off-screen motorist Steve McQueen. Handcrafted in fine-hair sheep leather sourced from Ethiopia and tanned in Naples, the unlined gloves (US$130/RM572) provide increased grip to enhance driving performance and control at high speeds. The family-owned company recently introduced three new colours to the style: chestnut, ivory, and gray. Hestra also offers bespoke gloves that will fit your hands, needs, and preferences – dare we say – like a glove.


5. Jacket: Hermès Madison Riding Leather Jacket

For a refined version of the classic leather jacket – so often associated with a day on the road – Hermès offers a calfskin-and-nubuck zip-up (US$65,050/RM286,220) in a sleek silhouette with satin lining. The Madison Riding jacket nods to the house’s roots as a saddle maker with textured patchwork depicting a horse’s profile.


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Published December 4, 2016