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THE ART of
TRAVEL

Whether it’s a city break, weekend in the country or far-flung tropical expedition, this season three of the key menswear trends centre on laid-back yet sharp off-duty style, says William Oliver.

COUNTRY PILE: BE INSPIRED BY THE LORD OF THE MANOR.

Tweed and plaid don’t have to look old-fashioned. This season pair tailored pieces with occasional colour to give a modern take on a classic look.

SMART AND CASUAL
A blazer, shirt and tie
partnered with a
contrasting casual
trouser is
sophisticated but cool.

STREET STYLE
A slight twist on a classic pattern, such as this exploded plaid, adds a fresh feel.

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GOOD MATCH
Complementing colours suggest a considered approach to your outfit.

GET THE LOOK

Combine smart-casual checks and block colours to keep traditional feeling modern.
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TROPICAL COOL: TAKE YOUR STYLE CUES FROM
A WARMER CLIMATE.

For spring/summer 2014 Louis Vuitton, Prada and AMI all looked to the art of travel for inspiration. Teaming colour blocks, stripes and exotic prints keeps the look relaxed yet refined.

STRAIGHT AND NARROW

A slimmer-fit shirt with a light-coloured wide stripe set against dark-coloured shorts is pure summer sophistication.

SET SAIL
Nautical stripes look great off, and on, shore.

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GET THE LOOK
Combining soft tones and bolder colours is the key to a relaxed, nonchalant getaway feel.
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CITY SLICKER: THINK SMART, CONFIDENT TAILORING IN SUMMER SHADES.

Sharply tailored pieces were seen at Bottega Veneta, Carven and Valentino this season, giving a business-like appeal to your summer wardrobe.

FRESH AND COOL
Slim-fit tailored jackets and Harringtons teamed with chinos are confident, yet easy to wear. Keep base colours light and simple for summer.

Photos: Eric Frideen / Stylist: Kenny Ho / Groomer: Lance Lowe / Models: Max Tree & Chris Doe / Select



ON THE CATWALK
Bottega Venetta’s S/S 2014 offering showed just how a well made and measured suit makes a powerful impact.

BARE YOUR SOLE
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TUCK AND ROLL


Simple styling tricks, like tucking
a T-shirt into a belted trouser
or rolling a sleeve, add a
personal touch.

GET THE LOOK
Stick to sharp tailoring but offset formality with contrasting colours to keep the look modern.
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