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Get the Look: your how-to guide

14.02.2014

Daniel Copley

M&S.com menswear editor

USE YOUR WORKING WARDROBE to express your personal style. Sharp tailoring, cleverly designed separates and a modern take on smart casual will ensure you’re at your stylish, confident best.

 

Get creative

You don’t need a tie to look smart (that’s a fact). Complementary separates and well-selected pocket handkerchiefs create formal outfits with a dash of flair.
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TRY SEPARATES

Instead of wearing a full suit, mix and match jackets and trousers to create slick combinations.

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KEEP IT SIMPLE

Tailoring cut to a flattering slim silhouette – such as this two-button navy Autograph suit – will score office style points.

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Pure Wool Jacket
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LAYER WITH A KNIT

Fine, formal knitwear looks suave under a blazer. For the finishing touch, add a pocket handkerchief in a matching shade.


 
2.

THE TRADITIONALIST

Typically British, enduringly elegant and as smart as it gets, opt for classic three-piece tailoring and bold shirt-and-tie combinations to master the urbane city look.

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STYLE WITH STRIPES

Pinstripes are the epitome of subtlety and precision, and lend themselves to traditional tailoring.

GO GREY (RIGHT)

The mid-grey suit goes well with just about anything. Dial up the power by matching with a Bengal stripe shirt and vibrant tie.

MOVE TO MONOCHROME
(FAR RIGHT)

For the perfect day-to-evening look, there’s no need to look past black and white.

THINK TWO-TONE

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Dressed down

Getting the right mix of smart and casual can be tricky. Go for established colour combinations and clothes that suit your build, keeping trousers neat and narrow, and footwear understated.
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MAKE A STATEMENT

A standout jumper paired
with unfussy trousers is a
chic way to approach
more relaxed working
environments.

 

Photos: Eric Frideen / Stylist: Gianluca Longo / Groomer: Tyler / One Represents / Models: Alex Freeman / Select, Ilias Petrakis / Established

FEEL LESS FORMAL

Try a chunky, shawl-collar cardigan instead of a casual blazer. Aside from being cosier, it adds a pleasing at-ease aesthetic.

PLAY WITH CONTRASTS

Sand-coloured, slim-leg chinos are a staple for any smart-casual wardrobe. Team with footwear such as chukka boots, deck shoes or plimsolls.

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COLOUR BLOCK

Supima® Cotton Jumper
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