Five supercar-worthy driving accessories
So you’ve got the sexy supercar — now it’s time to make sure you look as good behind the wheel as your sleek Lamborghini Huracán Performante (which was just named the winner of Robb Report USA's 2018 Car of the Year) does gunning through the straights. The following five accessories — from a plush pair of driving gloves to a rugged and ready-for-anything jacket — will keep you looking stylish and feeling comfortable as you kick your beast of a car into the next gear.
Though these accessories haven’t been a driving essential since the early 1980s, there is a certain kind of Dario Franchitti–style swagger that comes with slipping on a buttery-soft pair of driving gloves. The luxe Roadster Glove (US$695 ($A885)) from Loro Piana will make piloting your Ferrari GTC4Lusso feel a touch more glamorous, and the pair’s rich red suede is sure to complement the jet-black leather interiors of your latest ride.
Private White V.C.
Last fall, Private White V.C. teamed up with Jaguar to design the ultimate driving jacket, combining both of the heritage British brands’ DNA into a performance-centred design that’ll keep you comfortable during long days behind the wheel. Handcrafted in Private White V.C.’s Manchester workshops, the limited-edition Private White V.C. x Jaguar Driving Jacket (US$780 ($A990)) features a plush down lining to keep you warm during any unexpected pit stops and has a sharp tailored fit to ensure you look stylish when you finally reach your destination.
When it comes to driving accessories, it doesn’t get much more iconic than Tod’s Gommino Moccasin. The Italian house first introduced the shoe in 1979, studding its sole with 133 rubber pebbles (or gommini) to give drivers the best grip and control possible on their pedals. Though the style comes in countless colors, we’re partial to this new khaki suede pair (US$445 ($A565)) that will hit Tod’s stores later this month, as the tonal stripes will add just enough visual interest to laid-back looks.
Shield your eyes from the sun as you navigate the roads by slipping on a bold pair of sunglasses. The angular Stamp frames (US$570 ($A725)) from Kirk Originals’ Made in England collection will look perfect behind the wheel of the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante, as the rich tortoiseshell acetate perfectly complements the style’s angular, masculine shape.
For a weekend getaway bag as sexy as your supercar, pack all of your essentials into one of Louis Vuitton’s iconic Keepall duffle bags. This Keepall Bandoulière 55 (US$2,360 ($3000)) features a subtle update to the classic brown LV monogram, working in flashes of cobalt blue from the brand’s spring collection — which is currently available at the brand’s spring pop-up shop in its Madison Avenue flagship boutique in New York City — and swapping out standard neutral hardware for red and blue metallic buckles and clasps.