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A pale-grey jacket with green corduroy
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A pale-grey jacket with green corduroy

This outfit was used in a piece written recently for Drake’s regarding corduroy. The piece mentions some of the associations that corduroy often carries, and ways to avoid them; basically, keeping the colours dark and the fit contemporary. But you can read that on the Drake’s website. Here I thought […]

The style experience of George Wang
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The style experience of George Wang

It’s been a while since we’ve included anyone in this series – which began with Bruce Boyer and Alan See – for which I apologise. The next to be included is George Wang, owner of the BRIO store in Beijing, China. George is a good friend and a sharp dresser, […]

The corduroy suit
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The corduroy suit

I have a friend who wears what he calls ‘knockabout’ suits. How exactly he knocks about in them I don’t know, but the meaning is clear: these are casual suits, that don’t belong in a formal environment like an office. Most non-worsted suitings can exist in this category: woollens like […]

Why I don’t wear braces
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Why I don’t wear braces

Braces (or suspenders) are great. The tension in hanging from the shoulders maintains a smooth, elegant front to trousers. The high-waisted style gives a man longer legs and stops any shirt puffing out between trouser top and the jacket’s waist button. They are also more comfortable around the waist, as […]

A lapis-blue linen jacket for summer
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A lapis-blue linen jacket for summer

Summer clothing, particularly from Italian brands, often includes a lot of light, bright colours. These can be difficult to wear, particularly in northern European countries where the sun might not be that consistent. I’d suggest that of those brighter colours, one of the easiest to wear is the bright blue […]

Navy
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Navy

Hi Simon, Your blog has been extremely useful as a body of knowledge, thank you for it. Would you mind commenting on navy and how it is worn? It seems to be over-used, or used in the wrong setting. I often see men wearing navy jumpers with dark indigo jeans […]

How to dress pale colours for summer
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How to dress pale colours for summer

A reader recently commented that the site could do with some more practical pieces about putting clothes together – rather than commissioning them. I am deeply appreciative of such feedback. I do try to keep a balance between the pursuits of style, of quality products, and of the fineries of […]