The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550.
The Porsche Design P'9981 smartphone from Blackberry.
A limited-edition Paul Smith surfboard from Swami's.
Toshinaer's outdoor HDTV.
A suit fitted by Dupont Circle's Alton Lane.
The Art of Shaving's Power Shave Collection.
LaCoste's newest scent, Eau do LaCoste L.12.12 Rouge.

Smart Shopping for Summer

The good life in fashion and toys

Cruise Control
Though the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 (above) is two inches longer and wider than the previous model, its aluminum body is more than 200 pounds lighter. Top-down driving has never been easier: With the touch of a button, its fully retracting hardtop opens or closes in less than 20 seconds. A Harmon/Kardon audio system is standard. From $106,375; mbusa.com

Power Phone
Porsche and BlackBerry have partnered on the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry. The sleek device  boasts a forged stainless-steel frame and leather back cover; a 1.2 GHz processor; HD video recording; a five-megapixel camera; and eight gigs of memory. $2,000; blackberry.com

Surf’s Up
Noted fashion designer Paul Smith has teamed up with British surfboard maker Swami’s to create a line of clothing and complementary boards. Made to order in a limited quantity of 50, each board is signed by Sir Paul himself. From $3,440; swamis.com

Outdoor Entertainment
Toshinaer’s outdoor HDTVs are designed to resist the elements and their screens can adjust to changing light conditions. The company recently unveiled 42- and 52-inch LCDs and a 60-inch LED screen model. All three feature 1080p high-definition resolution and marine-grade speakers. From $4,600; toshinaer.com


Made to Fit
Dupont Circle’s Alton Lane makes classic bespoke apparel for men. The shop uses a state-of-the-art 3D body scanner to take accurate measurements, leaving the guesswork out of suiting up. 1506 19th Street, NW, third floor; 646-896-1212. altonlane.com

Off the Cuff
Paul Smith’s Half-stripe Cufflinks for Bloomingdale’s are the perfect complement to a summery suit and tie. $95; bloomingdales.com

Smooth Moves
The Art of Shaving’s Power Shave Collection includes a “smart” razor with built-in spotlight by Gillette, an automated brush and customizable stand. From $400; theartofshaving.com

Fresh Fragrance
Lacoste’s newest scent for men, Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge is a spicy blend of black pepper, ginger and cardamom—designed to energize. $62; lacoste.com