eNews: See England v Wales at Twickenham

Dear Member, Welcome to the new eNews: See England v Wales at Twickenham in the sold-out Autumn Internationals: See Clive Owen on the London stage in the new production of The Night of The Iguana: Save £7,400 on magnificent diamond earrings: Or shower her with precious gems, rubies, emeralds and sapphires for a mere £197: Feast on wild fresh sea bass, langoustines and a rare 2008 vintage Champagne: And Wagyu steak burgers for the ultimate barbecue: Into the tailoring halls come new linen jackets at just £109: And the new fashion arrivals include Liberty Silk dresses, luxurious occasion coats and Hunter sandals and clogs: There’s fine silver, bronze, Royal Brierley lead crystal and polished wood: And which are the top clubs, and London and country hotels being booked by Members this week? We list the Top Three in each. There is more, much more: So please read on, and enjoy . . .

Newsflash: Tickets for sold-out England v Wales Twickenham

To see England play Wales at Twickenham in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup is a must-be-there event—both teams will be at the top of their game, focused on a win. The tickets are sold out, so we are delighted to have some of the best seats in the stadium for our Members at proper prices—these Category 1 tickets are currently changing hands on websites at £260-plus.
‘This is no warm-up’ says England Rugby of this match. With Wales beating England in the recent Six Nations, it will be a crunch game and both our ticket categories have some of the best views in the stadium, right in the middle of the West Stand. We have only limited availability, and they will be extremely popular, so please don’t delay! Tickets will be on a strict first-come-first-served basis.
Code EW11CC04. England v Wales, Twickenham, August 11, 2019, Category 1 Tickets. CCUK £90 plus £3 booking fee. Order England v Wales Cat 1 Tickets.
Code EW12CC04. England v Wales, Twickenham, August 11, 2019, Category 2 Tickets. CCUK £60 plus £3 booking fee. Order England v Wales Cat 2 Tickets.

Stunning diamond earrings: Members save £8,000

The new Enchantment Earrings are of unparalleled style and elegance. A masterpiece of jewellery design and fine workmanship, they are totally, breathtakingly unique—and we are thrilled to have them for our Members.
Exquisite in their light-shimmering beauty, catching and reflecting the light in an enchanting way as a woman moves, they are the ultimate finesse in chandelier earrings. They will enhance the beauty and style of any woman—and which woman would not fall in love with them? They are the sensational finishing touch for the most special of occasions, and whoever gives and receives them will be experiencing an unforgettable, life-enhancing gift.
It took the master jewellers who designed and handcrafted these fine diamond earrings more than six months to complete them, creating the design with just under 4 carats of diamonds of extremely high quality, colour G and therefore very white, and clarity VS2, flawless to the eye, so that nothing can impede the brilliant flash of the diamonds as you move. They are beautifully hand set in 18ct white gold.
Not only a fine and classical piece of diamond jewellery for today, these stunning and unique earrings will be among your family heirlooms for generations to come. There is only one pair.
The diamonds total 3.98 carats, colour G, clarity VS2. The setting is 18ct white gold. Fully hallmarked in England, these magnificent diamond earrings carry a valuation certificate at the full retail value and a 100% money back guarantee. They will arrive in a smart case for presentation. Code EE19CC04. RRP £15,400. CCUK £7,987. Order the new Enchantment diamond and 18ct white gold chandelier earrings.

TThe Night of The Iguana—and Champagne

The first new production of Tennessee Williams’ last great play ‘The Night Of The Iguana’ to arrive in London since 2005 is tempting Golden Globe winning actor Clive Owen back to the West End for the first time in 18 years. To celebrate—and because the seats are selling fast—we have reserved tickets, together with a three-course Champagne Dinner at The Savoy.

Clive Owen is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his leading roles in films including Children Of Men, Sin City and Closer (nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor). He will perform opposite Anna Gunn, well known for her role as Skyler in Breaking Bad, Lia Williams, whose roles include The Crown and Kiri, and Julian Glover (Game of Thrones). The play is directed by James Macdonald, whose recent West End hits include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? with Imelda Staunton.

The film of this play memorably starred Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr. In the strange limbo of 1940, on a dilapidated hotel verandah perched high in a rainforest above the Mexican coast, a group of lost souls collide—a defrocked priest, the grieving widow who runs the hotel, a family of jubilant Nazis, and an itinerant artist with her 97-year-old poet grandfather. The result is an epic battle between flesh and spirit, captivity and freedom, art and faith—heightened by a tropical rain-storm.

‘The Night of The Iguana’ is playing at the Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane. As a CountryClubuk Member you can snap up centre Royal Dress Circle tickets for the evening performance (7.30pm) on Thursday, July 18, including Three-Course Dinner and glass of Champagne, VAT and service charge at Kaspar’s at The Savoy, all for £97 instead of the full value of £150. Code TW18CC04. Book Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Night of the Iguana’ and Three-Course Champagne Dinner at The Savoy. For the tickets only at £47.50 instead of £82.60, please click here or call the Member Services team on 020 7399 2960.

Pick of the new collections in silk

The new collections are beautiful: and here are two of the latest, a delightful pure Liberty silk dress from Really Wild and a summer silk blend coat by Nancy Mac. We think you’ll love them, and even though they are from the new collections you save up to 40%.
Designer Natalie Lake’s new Really Wild collection is a joy, including playful flourishes such as fluted sleeves, confident colour, sophisticated cuts, and the high calibre of materials that Really Wild garments are known for, seen here to full effect in this delicious, on-trend Frilled Sleeve Dress, Citrus Yellow Flowers.
Perfect for a special occasion, from a wedding to a Christening, garden party or social event, it is feminine and so stylish with its slim silhouette and A-line skirt, mother-of-pearl button-down front and gorgeous bow belt around the waist. Pure Liberty silk crepe de chine, fully lined. UK sizes 8-16. Members save 40%. Code FS19RW05. RRP £295. CCUK £177. Free UK mainland delivery. Order Really Wild Frilled Sleeve Dress in Citrus Yellow Flower Liberty Silk Crepe de Chine.
And Nancy Mac’s delightful Vivienne dress coat has arrived in this season’s sumptuous seafoam silk velvet. Designed with summery elegance in mind, the coat features a classic 1940s silhouette, softly tailored, with defined shoulders and lengthening panelled skirt—very flattering! This coat is a classic, and in this new colour it is perfect for summer social events. In silk and natural viscose. Fully lined. Length 120cm. Code SF19NM16. RRP £245. CCUK £169. Order Nancy Mac Silk Velvet Coat.

Sophisticated necklace of precious gems

Sophisticated and original, this extra-long designer necklace is a rich jewel garden of rubies, sapphires and emeralds juxtaposed with pearls and turquoise, citrine, peridot and more, all set with 14ct gold and sterling silver. Named Byzantium, designed by an international jeweller, this is a necklace to evoke cool elegance.
Pattern play, intriguing shapes, couture detailing and a kaleidoscope of subtle, natural gemstones—ruby red and emerald green, sapphire blue and turquoise, gold, silver, pearly whites, golden yellow and lemon and the leaf green of peridot—all have their part to play here. And at 101cm (40in) long it is all you need to add the perfect finishing touch to a plain dress or top.
Wear it as a lovely, long single strand, or double up as a two-strand necklace—casual or dressy, it is so effective. The design is gorgeous and the varied colour palette, like mosaics in a walled Byzantium garden, makes this a necklace which has the beauty, style and versatility to transform every look. It is clasped in 14ct yellow gold. This lovely long necklace arrives in a smart case for presentation and carries a full 100% moneyback guarantee.

Sea-fresh wild line-caught sea bass

Great news—wild sea bass are back after four years on the Endangered List. Their quality is simply amazing. The top chefs are snapping them up the instant they arrive with our suppliers from the South Coast bass fishers—and we are there in the queue, too, ready for them to be line caught, landed, and delivered to your door, still sea-fresh, sweet and filled with flavour. The other good news is that you also receive the chefs’ wholesale price.
In this new collection you can enjoy two whole wild sea bass, together with an hors d’oeuvres of wild langoustines—for a superb dinner or lunch party. Wild sea bass has the finest delicate flavour and deliciously firm, flaky flesh. As well as that juicy texture, part of the appeal of fresh wild sea bass is its attractive silver skin, which cooks beautifully, and is so striking a centrepiece for the table—a whole sea bass is a wonderful thing—and the quality of these wild fish is so high you can even serve as carpaccio. It is nothing like farmed bass, usually from Greece; it might almost be a different species.
Our suppliers hold HM The Queen’s Royal Warrant, which means they uphold the highest standards, not only of produce but of ethics, and they have been strict in de-listing wild sea bass while any dangers of extinction might persist. We can now be confident that we are eating the finest wild fish, without threat to stocks.
Now is also the time for wild langoustines, fresh from the North-East Atlantic and considered the new marker of haute cuisine. Slim, pinkish-orange, this shrimpy-looking crustacean is from the lobster family. Top chefs are extolling them as having a more complex and delicate taste than lobster—and indeed ours have a fine flavour that is both sweet and elegant. They are simple to cook, and as a first course before the sea bass, sublime.
Our new Wild Gourmet Seafood Feast comprises Two Wild Fresh Sea Bass, each approx 1-1.2kg in weight (pictured above) either whole fish, or scaled and gutted, or filleted), and 1kg Wild Whole Langoustines (16-18 around 10cm). Serves six to eight, depending on accompaniments and appetites! Code SB19WH01. RRP £152. CCUK £59. Order Wild Gourmet Seafood Collection.
¶ To order different quantities of seabass, and to pre-order a larger fish, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.
¶ Champagne is a great accompaniment: see below for a rare cuvée, and click here for the full Champagne list in the Cellar.

A rare Champagne: La Grande Dame 2008

Champagne connoisseurs are celebrating the release of what is being hailed the greatest Champagne vintage in living memory, the 2008: and Members having already snapped up cases of Dom Pérignon 2008, we are delighted now to see a rare Champagne from the 2008 vintage—Veuve Clicquot’s prestige cuvée La Grande Dame. And we are delighted to have secured not only an allocation of this Champagne, but an exclusive wholesale price.
La Grande Dame is an exceptionally rare Champagne—2008 is just the third vintage since 1998. Having waited nearly four years for a new vintage, the connoisseurs were particularly excited when the House finally announced its arrival. It is of course dedicated to one of the most influential women in Champagne’s history, Madame Clicquot, ‘The Great Lady’. Only Grand Cru vineyards go into the blend—five Pinot Noir and five Chardonnay.

In London to launch the long awaited new vintage was Chef de Cave Dominique Demarville. He officially took over the reins at the end of 2008, hailed by Veuve Clicquot as a great vintage year. Demarville notes of the 2008 La Grande Dame, ‘A light, shimmering gold. With a high proportion of pinot noir, it finds a perfect balance between freshness and structure.’

Champagne connoisseur Tom Stevenson is excited by the vintage, awarding 19 (out of 20) and noting: ‘I was seduced by the texture, the long lees aging is obvious adding that layer of joy that gives some yeasty character but brings the richness to the mouthfeel which balances the bright acidity. Very bright fruit, yellow plums, lots of tropical notes like guava and pineapple, very clean and precise. On second taste I get more tangerine, nuts and redcurrants. The ending is long and dominated by a saline finish which brings great freshness to the end. Very good indeed with the hallmark Clicquot style blending perfectly in 2008. 19/20.’

Veuve Clicquot’s suggested perfect pairings: ‘Start with a light seabass ceviche (see above—you have the perfect ingredients!) or fresh raw oysters.’ Of course this fine Champagne is wonderful served alone as an aperitif—the very finest of rare Champagnes to enhance your celebrations and give as a prized gift to your favourite people—each bottle lies in its own presentation box.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Blanc 2008 Champagne. Case of six bottles. Includes duty, VAT, individual gift boxes and UK mainland delivery. Code GD08LV01. RRP £762 plus delivery. CCUK £629. Free UK mainland delivery. Order six-bottle case of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Blanc Vintage 2008.

¶ See all the latest delicious wine deals and Members’ favourites in the Club Wine Cellar: click here.

Boxing Hares: new limited edition bronze

So alive, this new limited edition bronze of boxing hares by Michael Simpson is a large, vibrant sculpture which will captivate from across a room. A collector’s item, launched recently in a limited edition of 50 pieces worldwide, it is a substantial bronze which creates real impact in its pure beauty. It stands nearly 17in (44cm) tall, and weighs 5kg, making an impressive piece for a home interior, an office or boardroom, or a gallery setting.

Simpson, an international wildlife sculptor, has portrayed the two hares in mid-leap—one springing high above the other in a performance that is not only spectacular and balletic but entirely natural—and the hares are rapt in their aerobatics. To see boxing hares in spring—chasing and leaping in sheer abandon—is an unforgettable thrill, and this rare daylight spectacle is captured here in a split-second: truly a work of Art inspired by Nature.

This is a fine foundry bronze using the ancient method of lost wax casting, finished in the traditional way of patination, where various acids are fired into the surface of the sculpture to create layers of beautiful rich colours. Finally, this piece is picked out in subtle hand-painted poppies and wheat. It will arrive smartly boxed for presentation, with a numbered edition certificate. Code LH19RC10. RRP £1,495. CCUK £997. Order Limited Edition Bronze ‘Large Hares Boxing’ by Michael Simpson.

¶ See more limited edition bronzes by Michael Simpson.

Latest tailored jackets for summer style

It’s time to put away your tweeds and saunter across the lawn or down by the river bank, Pimm’s in hand, looking cool and elegant in the new cotton and linen jackets from our English tailors, Gurteen. Named the Eastbourne, Henley and Southfields, they are all perfect for Henley and Wimbledon of course, and just the thing for relaxing at the golf club, for garden parties, summer lunches, country shows and game fairs, village fêtes and vicarage teas—in fact, the perfect answer for being summery and cool yet also smart.

They are beautifully made in pure high-quality linen (the Henley and Southlands) or pure cotton (the Eastbourne), tailored in classic style, single breasted, with two button fastening and side vents. Tailoring details include hand-stitching on the lapels and a Melton under collar. They all look super-smart with a collar and tie, and extremely stylish with a casual look.

The Southfields in fawn linen herringbone (above) is both debonair and versatile, the texture of the herringbone weave adding a distinctive style: Sizes 40-48in chest, regular fitting. Code SJ19GU01. RRP £199. CCUK £109. Free UK mainland delivery. See more details and order Southfields Linen Jacket.

The Eastbourne in pure cotton (above), pale blue and white stripe: Sizes 40-46in chest, regular fitting. Code EJ19GU01. RRP £175. CCUK £97. Free UK mainland delivery. See more details and order Eastbourne Stripe Jacket from English tailors, Gurteen.

The Henley in pure linen herringbone, navy with white pinstripe, again the herringbone linen adding texture and real style: Sizes 40-48in chest, regular fitting. Code HJ19GU01. RRP £199. CCUK £109. Free UK mainland delivery. See full details and order Henley Stripe Linen Jacket from English tailors, Gurteen.

¶ Click here for all the latest men’s styles at exclusive Club prices.

In the pink: the new shirts by Viyella

Gingham is a handsome, classic, eye-pleasing pattern, which makes it excellent for summer style. In the season’s favourite pink and pale blue, slipped under a jacket, slipover or gilet, with or without a fetching tie, your ensemble will look equally eye-pleasing and summery.

Carefully tailored by the expert shirtmaker Viyella in long staple smooth cotton, classic fit, collared shirts with left side chest pocket and fine tailoring details, they come in four sizes, Medium (40-42in chest) to XXL (52-54in chest):

Viyella long sleeve pure cotton shirt with button-down Oxford collar. Code BD19MC03. RRP £65. CCUK £37. Order Viyella Long Sleeve Pure Cotton Shirt.

¶ Click here to see Club Members’ favourite City shirts: Jermyn Street quality at a mere £29, saving you £50 per shirt.

¶ Click here for all the latest men’s styles at exclusive Club prices.

Large Hawaiian pearl and silver earrings

These beautiful new pearl and sterling silver drop earrings from the Hawaiian Isles are large and stylish enough to make a real statement. At 11mm, round and lustrous, with their 28mm drop and contemporary style in gleaming sterling silver, they are not too long to wear often and everywhere, yet long enough to add extra elegance.

These are earrings to add a perfect finishing touch by day as well as evening, and with contemporary and classic outfits. And currently these large pearls are in vogue—as Tatler reports, the larger the better!

The matching pearls are natural, and at this size their pearly glow enhances the face beautifully. In their smooth and contemporary silver setting they are a substantial and eye-catching piece of jewellery. They will arrive in a smart box for presentation—and at this amazing Club price, you really should treat yourself!

Code LP19CC04. RRP £125. CCUK £43. Order Large Pearl and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from the Hawaiian Isles.

¶ For more beautiful pearl jewellery, please click here.

Fashionistas’ footloose Hunter sliders

These days, sliders are chic—and here is the top style from iconic British brand Hunter, punctuated with the Hunter logo. Modern classics, they have now reached cult status. For relaxing at home, sunning by the pool, strolling sun-kissed streets and strands, they are all about comfort, and of course style.

With a soft upper and lightweight footbed, they are breathable and flexible with an adjustable velcro strap for a customisable fit. The lightweight footbed is in black or white, the adjustle strap is covered in the Hunter red box logo. UK sizes 3-8. Code RRP £35 plus delivery. CCUK £27. Free UK mainland delivery. Order Hunter Original Adjustable Logo Sliders.

And the latest sliders to hit the news this season are the Hunter Original Lightweight Moulded Sliders (pictured below), with the logo stylishly discreet across the strap. They are lightweight, so your feet feel light as air, comfortable and flexible because of their moulded sole, cool and breathable in their perforated strap, and washable, so you can wear them in any conditions, and a quick wash will have them looking new. They are also the latest fashion—so perfect for summer days, for yourself, and as gifts for your favourite fashionistas. In all the latest colours: bucket blue and wader yellow (pictured) as well as black, Hunter red and candy floss pink. Sizes UK 3-9. Code LM19HB02. RRP £30 plus delivery. CCUK £19.75. Free UK mainland delivery. Order Hunter Original Lightweight Moulded Sliders.

¶ See all Hunter footwear and clothing at exclusive Club prices—including Members’ favourite Gardener Clogs at only £35!

¶ Click here for all the latest offers, hotels, travel, events, gourmet food, wine, fashion, tailoring and more!


Top 3 destinations for Members booking at our reciprocal clubs this week:
1 St James’s Club: details
2 Saint James Paris: details
3 The Naval Club: details
Top 3 destinations for Members booking boutique London hotels this week:
1 The Gore: details
2 Roseate House: details
3 The Athenaeum: details
Top 3 destinations for Members booking country hotels this week:
1 Cliveden House: details
2 Chewton Glen: details
3 Grinkle Park: details
¶ For more Free Country Breaks, please click here.

Quintessential Sancerre, as served at The Connaught: Members’ favourite: save £93

A very fine Sancerre, selected by some of the country’s leading Michelin-star restaurant sommeliers, including The Connaught. Domaine Laporte is one of the key names in Sancerre, and ‘Grandmontains’ is a vivid, flinty, fruity example of Sauvignon Blanc made by this small producer of hand-crafted wines.
This delicious wine is characterised by delicate aromas of ripe, fresh fruit with a grassy character, silky structure and vivid freshness. The balance is excellent, with a round, velvety structure and a long finish. It is quintessential Sancerre, with what Jancis Robinson calls ‘an attractive hint of gun smoke’.
Case of 12 bottles. Code SG11RW04. RRP £290. CCUK £197. Order Sancerre ‘Les Grandmontains’ 2016 Domaine Laporte, case of 12 bottles.

Cool carafe: innovative and artistic white wine chiller, £23

Serve white wines, rosé—even summer Beaujolais—chilled elegantly and interestingly in this cooling carafe: just add ice to the hollow within the glass.
It looks artistic and keeps wine cool without the need for an ice bucket and without diluting the wine. Classy idea! Not only this, but it’s also high quality glassware, mouth blown and hand crafted. In its smart gift box for presentation, it makes a super gift and at this price it is worth having more than one to serve different wines at the same time at lunch or dinner—a white and a rosé or chilled red all look very impressive.
Code RRP £35 plus delivery. CCUK £23. Free mainland delivery. Order Artland Sommelier Wine Chilling Carafe.

Welsh Wagyu: the world’s most delicious beef steak burgers: only £38 for 20

Our Tasting Panel used to be rather toffee-nosed about burgers—but not after tasting Ifor’s Welsh Wagyu beef steak burgers. They are a surefire way to win celebrity status among family and friends at your next barbecue. Their extraordinary succulence, melt-in-the-mouth texture and a rich, buttery, meaty flavour that is not in the least fatty, ranks them as the best you will eat. They are also healthy, and gluten free. And at the Club price you can enjoy them at an excellent discount. Which is why Members are ordering them in such numbers—not only in the UK but across Europe.
The steak comes from Ifor Humphreys, owner and breeder of the first pure Wagyu herd in Wales. These Wagyu cattle are those which are prized in Japan as ‘national treasures’—and Ifor looks after them in similar style, feeding them four pints of beer a day from the local Monty’s Brewery, accompanied by an occasional massage. He keeps them largely grass-fed apart from their daily tipple, and the result is the ‘creme de la creme of beef’—wonderful in flavour and far too good for a mere burger: we tried them without the bread bun, just with salad and fries: they were delicious, better than many steaks.
These Welsh Wagyu beef steak burgers are created by Rick Stein Super Heroes Jeanette and Rachel at Alternative Meats using 100% Welsh Wagyu steak and a sprinkling of Anglesey sea salt.
We have arranged for two Club Wagyu beef steak burger hampers—the Ifor, which is 20 Welsh Wagyu burgers, each weighing 6oz (170g); and the Monty, a collection of two 10oz (285g) burgers and six 170g. They arrive frozen, so you can serve a small party and keep the rest. They cook in literally minutes and are gluten free.
The Ifor: 20 Welsh Wagyu Beef Steak Burgers (20 x 170g). Code IB20AM01. RRP £94. CCUK £57. Order Ifor Collection of Wagyu Burgers.
The Monty: two large 285g burgers and six x 170g. Code MB01AM01. RRP £49. CCUK £35. Order Monty Collection of Wagyu Burgers.

Hand engraved Leaping Salmon Decanter and Two Tumblers in lead crystal by the famous Royal Brierley

The Leaping Salmon portrayed here on Royal Brierley’s lead crystal decanter and two tumblers by their master engraver Nick Davey is a superb depiction of sport and art. It will be treasured for ever by those who love beauty and Nature, and have a sense of history, and it is one of our Members’ favourite pieces.

To own a hand engraved piece from this fine English crystal makers is to own a piece of British history. Royal Brierley is the longest established name in English crystal; founded in 1776 as a family business, its heritage spans three centuries and 15 generations. Its first Royal Warrant was bestowed by King George V in 1919 and has been renewed by each successive Monarch since. In 1985 the company was also granted the Warrant of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Presented in a Royal Brierley Silk Lined Box. Code SD02DC17. RRP £240. CCUK £197. Free UK mainland delivery. Order Hand Engraved Salmon Decanter and Two Tumblers.

Time for the Rolls-Royce of shooting sticks, English made, with pigskin handles, adjustable, and only £87

Shooting sticks are year-round necessities for life out of doors. It goes without saying that they must be light to carry yet robust, but many are now imported and their inferior metals are either too heavy or snap under weight. Our shooting sticks are the Rolls-Royce of the genre, having been made in England by Gamebird since 1952.

This, the Gamebird Cheltenham shooting stick is smart, comfortable and light yet substantial. It has highly polished handles and fittings, a tan pigskin leather padded seat and handles, and a bronze anodised adjustable stem giving five different height positions for walking, from 29in to 37in (74-94cm) and sitting, 25in to 29in (64cm to 74cm). The seat size is 11in by 3.5in.

Code SS02BJ01. RRP £92.50 plus delivery. CCUK £87 with free UK mainland delivery. Order Gamebird Cheltenham shooting stick, adjustable, with pigskin handles and seat.

For exactly the same stick with a wider padded seat, click here.

Fine polished camphor burl wood veneer cufflinks boxes by Hillwood: from only £59

For the man who appreciates beautifully grained and polished wood and cabinetry, and is accustomed to wearing cufflinks, Hillwood’s superbly figured polished camphor burl veneer cufflinks boxes are pieces to treasure. All these boxes look extremely handsome on the dressing table, and they are firm favourites with our Members

Hillwood are the specialists in creating fine polished wood boxes and cigar humidors. Each is beautifully, naturally grained, and finished with multiple coats of high-gloss lacquer to produce the luxurious piano gloss which highlights the rich grain of the camphor burl, a wood that is highly prized in cabinetry.

These fine boxes store six, 12 or 24 pairs of cufflinks, while being a work of art in themselves. The perfectly fitting lid opens to reveal the compartments, lined in soft sueded material to protect the cufflinks. The box arrives in a smart presentation case, making an exceptionally discerning gift.

Twelve-Cufflink Box (above): Code MB12HW02. RRP £130. CCUK £98. Order Fine Camphor Burl Wood Veneer 12 Cufflinks Box by Hillwood.

Six Cufflink Box (above): Code MB06HW02. RRP £89. CCUK £59. Order Fine Camphor Burl Wood Veneer Six Cufflink Box by Hillwood.

24 Cufflink Box (above): Code MB24HW02. Order Fine Camphor Burl Wood Veneer 24 Cufflinks Box by Hillwood.

Smart men’s pure cotton classic summer chinos by English tailors Gurteen, a snip at £89 for two pairs

Here are the perfect chinos for our sartorially elegant Members. Very stylish, very Ralph Lauren, their colours ranging from thyme to a really lovely brick-red— the ideal bold contrast to wear with a navy blazer or linen jacket, teamed with a white shirt of some sort and with or without a Panama hat et al. But then again the new colours also include navy, Air Force blue and stone.
Well-constructed chinos are now the classic trousers when flannels seem too formal and jeans too casual. They are the perfect trousers to relax in, even to wear with a blazer and loafers. As to the fit, they are straight cut classics, stylish and traditionally cut, made by Gurteen, an English family tailors since 1784, and supreme trouser specialists.
From Gurteen’s premium Longford range, they are lighter than the autumn chinos yet still built to last and to make you look good and feel comfortable at the same time. They are smart—with a flat front, super-crease legs, belt loops, and matching canvas belt (the correct belt to wear with chinos)—and well made, the fabric pigment washed to resist fading, the outer seams reinforced.
And for even more comfort the waistband has a slight stretch (hence the 3% Elastane added to the pure cotton). The two back pockets are buttoned and the two hip pockets have room for anything from your mobile and wallet to an engrossing paperback.
Sizes: waist 32in-56in, inside leg 29 1/2in, 31in and 33in. Machine washable.
Colours: Stone, taupe, thyme, light blue, navy, brick, cranberry, sand, ochre, acorn, coral, Air Force blue.
One pair: Code LC03GU01. RRP £80. CCUK £49. Free UK mainland delivery. Order chinos, one pair.
Two pairs: Code LC04GU01. RRP £160. CCUK £89. Order chinos, two pairs.

Italian fine merino wool v-neck slipover by Massoti: Members’ favourite, only £39

You can feel the difference in quality and style of this favourite Italian v-neck slipover in 100% merino wool. It is smooth, soft and light yet naturally strong and resilient to keep its shape, it is fully fashioned so there are no bulky seams—and the new colours are so attractive.
It is the perfect slipover for year-round wear, for country walks, relaxing at home or entertaining, for the golf course, the puppy show or game fair—in fact, wherever you need a little extra warmth. Worn under a jacket, it comfortably replaces a waistcoat, adding a splash of colour without bulk.
Speaking of colour, because Massoti are spinners and dyers—as well as being Italian!—they have knit it in 17 super colours this season: Sky, Navy, Denim, Beige, Lemon, Silver, Chocolate, Charcoal, Black, Mint, Fern, Red, Raspberry, Wine and Powder Pink.
Massoti design and make these lovely slipovers using only 21-gauge Australian merino wool—literally the best in the world. That curly, glossy hair is the secret of the classic merino sweater: what makes it soft, smooth, light—and costing up to £150 a sweater!
Our Members of course enjoy a far better pricing arrangement: you can order one for only £39, delivered to your door. Another boon—you can machine wash it. All in all, it looks great and is a super wholesale price through the Club.
Sizes S (to fit 37-38in chest), M (39-40in), L (41-42in), XL (43-45in), XXL (46-48in).
Code MS01MK01. RRP £75. CCUK £39. Free UK mainland delivery. Order 100% Merino Slipover by Massoti.

Peugeot silver Mignonette pepper and salt mills: a legacy in fine silver

Peugeot salt and pepper mills are celebrated worldwide—many great chefs will use no other—and this, the Mignonette silver mill, is the oldest of the company’s designs, the one that set them on the path to fame. It is simply beautiful, a genuine silversmith’s piece, covered entirely in silver. It carries the square grade one hallmark that is a guarantee of the highest level of silverplating recognised by French law.

Next to this, other mills pale into insignificance: it looks and feels what it is, a timeless and elegant classic: heavy in the hand, smooth and glowing. Not only will it enhance your table settings, both modern and traditional, it will continue to do so for ever, and be handed down to the next generation.

This makes it perfect as a wedding or anniversary present, and it is very suitable for engraving. Peugeot have made pepper, salt and coffee mills for longer than they have made cars, and the founding family still own the firm.

The Peugeot mechanism is the key component, the finely tooled heavy-grade processed steel being virtually indestructible. Not only this, but the fineness of the pepper or salt can be tuned to an exact preference: fine for delicate sauces, coarse for steaks etc—an epicure’s delight. Each mill is 4in tall (10cm), carries the French hallmark, and is packed in a smart presentation case.

Pair of Peugeot Silver Mignonette Mills: RRP £304. CCUK £197. Free UK mainland delivery. Order Pair of Peugeot Silver Mignonette Mills.
Single Peugeot Silver Mignonette Mill (Pepper or Salt): RRP £152. CCUK £107. Order Single Peugeot Silver Mignonette Mill.

The world’s favourite secateurs: the original Swiss-made Felco No 2 at only £43

A decent pair of secateurs is a must for any gardener—and the original Swiss-made Felco secateurs are considered the best in the world. We are delighted to have exclusive prices for Members on all Felco products—starting with the original No 2 secateurs, the standard used by professional pruners for its quality and strength. It incorporates all the specifications that make Felco great. Recommended for all garden maintenance and pruning up to a diameter of 25mm, it is 21.5cm long.
Code FS02BM01. RRP £60. CCUK £43. Free UK mainland delivery. Lifetime guarantee. Order Felco No2 Secateurs.
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