The Escapist 2017

Our annual directory of the top places to sleep, shop and stretch out is back. From the Monocle Restaurant Awards to 50 sharp fashion looks, impeccable taste abounds.

Summer bundle

Grab a copy of the 2017 edition of The Escapist, issue 105 (our summer special) and a travel guide of your choice for a friendly price. Bundle up this summer with Monocle!

Rimowa x Monocle Multiwheel with E-Tag

This zero-fuss suitcase with a new electronic tag feature lets you check in your suitcase at home and leave it at the airport in just a few seconds, minus the hassle and time pressure.

Rimowa x Monocle Cabin Multiwheel

Part of the German luggage-maker’s salsa collection, the army-green wheel colour matches the body, while a signature Monocle x Rimowa leather luggage tag adds a personal touch.

Glücklich x Monocle Rucksack

These rucksacks by South Tyrolean brand Glücklich (German for “happy”) are ideal for mountain, city or travel. Made with waxed and durable cotton canvas, the straps and buckles are made from naturally tanned leather.

From the Road travel blanket

This soft blanket will keep you wrapped up warm on a flight, while the forest-green colour makes it the perfect throw for your favourite chair back home.

Lobo Marinho 2017 pocket squares

Smarten up any look with these dual-tone, striped, cotton pocket-squares. Handmade from Portuguese fabric in the country’s textile capital Porto, this small but key part of your outfit is not to be underestimated.

Issue 105

Issue 105 is our summer special. Visit the world's top 25 cities, snack in your trunks, dine with Testino and get the scoop on gelato.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Stockholm

Stockholm has a world-leading design scene, picture-book palaces and an enviable berth in the waters of an idyllic archipelago – so to say that it’s an easy city to fall for sounds a little trite.

Small Monocle tray

Dish out your summer refreshments on our lightweight yet stable birch-veneer serving trays.

Medium Monocle tray

Dish out your summer refreshments on our lightweight yet stable birch-veneer serving trays.

Bresciani x Monocle loafer socks

Liven up your sock drawer with our Bresciani x Monocle low-cut bright blue and green socks, or opt for the more muted olive and grey.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Amsterdam

This archetype of liberalism and diversity is forever reinventing itself and won’t fail to surprise first-time travellers and longtime visitors alike.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Venice

A maritime city, Venice has long lured travellers to its shores. So what are you waiting for? Hop on board.

Issue 104

A better way to get from A to B. Inside: Munich’s start-up hub, the fittest HQ in Europe and making a case for taking the stairs.

Viu x Monocle sunglasses Smoky quartz

Monocle has teamed up with artisanal Swiss eyewear brand Viu to create these bespoke and versatile sunglasses. The Swiss-designed, Italian-made shades should be a staple of any summer wardrobe.

Viu x Monocle sunglasses granite

Monocle has teamed up with artisanal Swiss eyewear brand Viu to create these bespoke and versatile sunglasses. The Swiss-designed, Italian-made shades should be a staple of any summer wardrobe.

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