We recently had a chance to cruise through some inspiring New England scenery in the Jaguar XJL, the storied British marque’s new “big cat”.

The opulent long-wheelbase sedan features the most luxurious interior ever offered in a Jaguar, while the massive panoramic roof means you don’t miss a thing on your travels.

The opulent long-wheelbase sedan features the most luxurious interior ever offered in a Jaguar

The HD touchscreen system with navigation keeps you on perfectly track and entertained in between scenic stops meanwhile.

Though unquestionably sybaritic it’s not really a stop-and-stare car, which is key when your object is to see and not be seen.

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Driving is where the fun is, but it’s also tempting to climb in the back and be ensconced in a little world of leather and wood, with tray tables, blinds and all the comforts of a lordly limousine.

Whether you’re going to a picnic or a polo match, the XJL gets you there with comfort and style to spare.

Whether you’re going to a picnic or a polo match, the XJL gets you there with comfort and style to spare

Speaking of style, we’ve assembled a few items which complement the XJL’s fine finishes and smooth power, and encompass the essential stuff of summer sojourns.

Our selections are geared to New England excursions and err on the side of preppy, but are easily adaptable to any locale where looks matter but substance calls the shots as well; an apt description of the XJL as it happens:

Etro jacket and Vineyard Vines Singer Island Stripe knit tie; Gosling’s Black Seal planter’s punch. Click to enlarge.

Helly-Hansen Faerder reversible jacket: from the nautical Norwegian brand founded in 1877, with a wind-resistant rip-stop cotton outer layer. Click to enlarge.

Dockers slim-fit chinos: All-American classics from the brand that completely re-invented itself and is now worn by every style-conscious man in the country. Click to enlarge.

Red Wing Wabasha chukkas: a ruggedly handsome Heritage Collection style in leather and waxed canvas, handstitched in Maine. Click to enlarge.

Jack Spade Industrial Canvas Dipped Coal tote bag. An iconic style with a contemporary twist. Click to enlarge.

Citadelle Gin from France, inspired by a recipe created in the 18th century in the French seaport of Dunkirk and infused with 19 botanicals.

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