tested style tips.
The Dinner Date
First impressions count, no more so than on a date. Be it your first or 221st, you need to show you’ve made an effort from head to toe.
For starters, you’ll need a seriously suave coat or jacket such as this camel number; a classic that proves you don’t have to be flashy to get style points.
As for footwear, there’s nothing we love more than a timeless, all-white tennis shoe.
These make the perfect foil to your more traditional and formal coat up top.
Now for the main course: the shirt. Apart from your handsome face, it’s what your date is going to be looking at the next few hours, so pick wisely. Why not make it as lively as your conversation? No greys or dull blues, think patterned or print-based motifs for a reliable go-to.
Finally, if all’s gone well, wrap that stylish jacket of yours around your date’s
shoulders as you step out into the autumn air. And remember no shivering soldier!
Whether your game is football, rugby or the races, standing on the sidelines shouldn’t mean your outfit gets treated like the second string. Plus, we’re reaching that point of the year when keeping warm starts to take as much precedence as looking good.
Come autumn you’re going to need a great weather-sturdy jacket that is both practical and delivers in the style stakes.
This field jacket by Hackett is ideal, not only does it tick all the boxes above, but
it has ample pockets for tickets, Murray mints or carrying all those winning back from the track.
For football fans, the addition of a high-neck knit will provide some much-needed
protection from the elements should you find yourself in a beer garden with rival fans and you need to lose that team-coloured scarf fast.
Laura’s tip: Colour matching is the Achilles heel for a lot of men, but it needn’t be complicated. Using one colour in different tones is a great way to ensure you’re not making any major faux pas.
The Night Out
Getting the right balance with your going out outfit can be tricky. Making a bit of
extra effort with your style is the goal, but this shouldn’t be at the expense of your usual poise and dignity.
What you need is a versatile outfit that’ll deliver, whether that’s for a visit to your
local boozer, swanky wine bar or at the club.
Avoid any individual items that are showy and instead focus on how the pieces work together as a whole. The varying tones of the slim-legged, sand-coloured chino and olive-green shirt compliment each other perfectly, while the loafer brings everything together with a touch of class.
When accessorising, don’t get too ostentatious, less really is more. A nicely made woven belt, or a good quality leather one, with a simple buckle is just enough to add the perfect finishing touches.
Claudio’s tip: A leather loafer in black, brown or rich oxblood will work equally well in this ensemble, and is an option every man should consider having to hand.
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