July 2010

Plaid ties

July 27, 2010

Plaid ties in two colours, such as navy and white, make a useful addition to any man’s wardrobe. When paired with a plain shirt and suit they add interest to an otherwise conservative look; when paired with a check shirt they make for a bold, confident statement of intent. Be mindful of colours and proportions […]

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The Italian look: navy jackets and knitted silk ties

July 25, 2010

Try pairing them with a baby blue shirt, Prince of Wales check trousers and dark brown Oxford shoes: These dark brown Oxfords are by far my most worn pair of shoes. Very versatile:

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Work dress codes and dressing appropriately for summer weather

July 21, 2010

Even though we’re a decade in to the 21st century many companies continue to employ dress codes. Sometimes overt, sometimes explicit, they usually prescribe dark suits, black shoes and a light-coloured shirt. Such codes may sound like a good idea, especially now that the “dress down” policy of some companies has devolved from khakis and […]

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APC New Standard jeans

July 20, 2010

I recently came to the conclusion that I had far too many pairs of jeans in my wardrobe. It seemed ridiculous to have six pairs when I only wear them on weekends. So I decided to throw out most of them and follow a new rule: only three pairs of jeans in my wardrobe at […]

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Four essential pairs of casual shoes and trainers

July 15, 2010

The four pairs of casual shoes and trainers that every man should have in his wardrobe: Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars Thanks to the creative genius and salesmanship of former basketball player Chuck Taylor, Converse All-Stars (pictured above) are probably the most popular and easily recognised sports shoes in the world today. They’re simple, comfortable, come […]

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Why you need three pairs of dress shoes

July 13, 2010

When I was younger I never gave much thought to shoes. They were something you wore to work, or to special occasions, but I didn’t consider them to be a hugely important part of my wardrobe. How wrong I was. Shoes have the ability to make or break a look. A man can be impeccably […]

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Harvie and Hudson slim-fit shirts

July 8, 2010

Jermyn Street, traditionally the heart of London’s shirt making industry, has very few family-owned firms left. A few, however, do remain in business. One of these is Harvie and Hudson. Harvie and Hudson has been under family ownership since 1949, and sells mainly shirts, ties and formal accessories. While bespoke shirts are the mainstay of […]

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