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THE ART OF DRESSING

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14.04.2015

IAN WRIGHT

Menswear editor

Assembling the building blocks of a classic men’s wardrobe is important, but there’s a real art in putting together your favourite styles in clever ways to keep them fresh. Taking inspiration from artists’ flair for creative mash-ups, we brush up on the new menswear essentials

MIXED PALETTE

Dare to break classic sartorial rules and cultivate your confidence around experimentation with colour. Be bold and go for it and you won’t go far wrong

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POP ART

Don’t be afraid of mixing bright,
punchy hues – commit to block
tones with the lightest colour
underneath to make it work

BROGUES GALLERY

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EASEL DOES IT

Block colours aren’t the only way to go; a subtle gingham shirt combined with softer shades is equally effective

BRACE YOURSELF

Red braces
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SHOW YOUR STRIPES

Embrace the slightly crumpled look artists are renowned for. An offhand roll of the sleeve and a casually arranged collar encapsulate laid-back cool

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LINE DRAWING

Stripes always look fresh. Whether you choose the iconic Breton,
chunky bands or slimline verticals, they’re decorative but still
very much down to earth. Wear them as statement pieces or
keep them subtle

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READ BETWEEN THE LINES

On its own, this shirt is a great
summer basic. But it’s the
combination of pale blue and
washed purple, near neighbours on
the colour wheel, that gives it an
extra boost

THE STRIPE SET

It’s worth trying out a rugby shirt with something more unexpected on your bottom half, such as linen trousers. Dashes of bright colour bring the look to life

FEELING BLUE

Tone-on-tone combos highlight textural differences – here, stripes, linen and block blue sit well together

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THE NEW EXHIBITIONIST

When the time comes to smarten up, stopping short of full-on formality is the way to go. Take a softer approach to tailoring or bring in precise pieces of knitwear for a more confident, less done-up feel

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PURPLE PATCH

A vibrant accessory such as a purple tie invigorates a mid-blue look. The textural interplay between the knit of the tie and the chambray shirt adds depth

Photography: Cameron McNee / Styling: Lee Holmes / Grooming: Matt Raine at One Represents
Model: Richard Biedul at Elite

KNIT HIT

Switch up your suiting by wearing knitwear instead of a shirt. The collar of the knitted polo keeps the outfit smart, while an all-blue palette brings harmony to the look

ROLL PLAY

A roll or turn of a cuff, when done effortlessly, has a nonchalant charm. The soft cardigan contrasts well with the sharpness of the collar

IN THE SHADE

Retro sunglasses
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RAIN CHECK

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