We listen to radio is a variety of ways and have seen people spend a small fortune over the years in keeping up to date with the latest technology. Feast your eyes on this little beauty from Roberts. Essentially it’s 1960s technology in a Paul Smith suit. An FM / MW / AM radio with absolutely no additional features, the ‘Revival’ range from Roberts is the complete antidote to 21st Century complication. There’s one knob which turns it on and controls the volume. Another to tune it in. Four buttons on the top to select the wavelength. And a carrying handle.
The sound quality is first class. Particularly vocal tones. You’ll be washed with a wave balmy enough to warm the cockles of anyone’s heart. If the Paul Smith stripes aren’t to your taste, the Revival is also available in plain leather too. Roberts have been supplying radios to the British Royal household for years now. If it’s good enough for Her Majesty, it’s good enough for us.
Further information at Robertsradio.co.uk
Globe-Trotter recently launched their stunning White Star collection. For us it’s luxurious winter resort holidays in the Swiss Alpines, reminiscent of St. Moritz, shining snow and white skies. Shall I continue? You get the idea. The cases inspire us to poetry. With a reputation earned over generations of hard knocks, Globe-trotter luggage is timeless and so totally drop-dead desirable
Brother EM530 Typewriter
Ok. So we didn’t picture the Brother here. The thing is, it’s such a deathly boring design that we were worried either you’d fall asleep while looking at it, or throw the magazine out of the window in disgust. Instead we’ve shown you just how beautiful a typewriter CAN be.
We’re going to start a new movement here at Men’s Passion. Seriously. How much more fun would life be if we could just, every now and then, tear ourselves away from our Macs to experience the beauty of crafting a letter on a traditional typewriter. Sure computers have their uses. Ok, I admit it, without them we’d be stuffed, but if you haven’t used a typewriter recently, or indeed EVER, do try one. It is the word processing equivalent of using a fountain pen instead of a ball-point.
We vow to type a letter a day from now on. That’s one email less. No one will notice the lack of an email, but whoever receives our typewritten letter will remember it forever.
There are few companies manufacturing typewriters these days, but Brother is one of the best. Check them out at brother.com but have some strong coffee to hand while doing so.
First Published in Men's Passion Issue #11 March 09