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MID-CENTURY MAN

For a seriously stylish update this season, one that is accessible, easily achievable and masculine, look to the 40s and 50s for timeless inspiration, says William Oliver.

BE BOLD: BRIGHT COLOURS AND ALL-OVER PRINTS MAKE AN IMPACT.

From sharp-suited Teddy Boys to preppy Americana, 50s looks are a great starting point this season. Look to Prada’s take on retro-inspired prints (below left), go bright like Louis Vuitton (below centre), or adopt a smart off-duty aesthetic, as seen at Patrik Ervell (below right).

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 THE NEW CREW
A fitted striped T-shirt in complementary shades is relaxed and stylish.

UNDER COVER
Blue Harbour UV Protection Sunglasses
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PRINTS CHARMING
An all-over retro-inspired print is a subtle way to reference the era. Select darker colours to stop it feeling garish.

CLASSIC CASUAL: STAY COOL, CALM AND CONSIDERED TO REMAIN FIRMLY ON TREND.

Whether it’s James Dean’s rebel look or Ryan Gosling’s style in Drive, cool and laid-back is what you want to achieve. Stick with simple and easy pieces, but get your fit just right.

BUTTON UP

Slim-fit polo shirts are flattering and consistently versatile.

SMART CASUAL
A Harrington teamed with chinos is a classic look that imbues a presentable but effortless feel. Update it with a printed shirt.

BE PREPARED
Autograph Holdall
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EASY STYLE
Choose a typical sportswear piece with a modern contrast lining, and make the most of an open collar or rolled sleeve..

FILM NOIR: TAKE YOUR STYLE CUES FROM CLASSIC CRIME MOVIES.

From 40s film noir to 50s pulp fiction, be inspired by the heroes of cinema’s greatest genres. The statement piece from this trend, an updated rain mac, was seen across the catwalks from Acne to Burberry (right), Dries Van Noten and Jil Sander.

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TURN UP THE VOLUME
A wider trouser leg and less-fitted shirt give a nod to the private detective. Keep it contemporary with a woven belt.

ROUGH AND READY
An on-trend bomber makes even the most casual outfits cool enough for any eventuality.

Photos: Eric Frideen / Stylist: Gianluca Longo / Groomer: Oliver Woods / One Represents / Models: Isaac Carew / Nevs & Ross Hindmarch / Supa

ON THE CATWALK
Burberry is known for its great outerwear and this season was no different.

HOUND DOG
Autograph Bonded Dogtooth Mac
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REWORK IT

Working a modern micro-houndstooth pattern into a mac gives a timeless piece a sleek twist.

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