A FEW RULES TO DRESS BY
1. Reassess the classics.
Swap silk pocket squares (too dressy) for a 50/50 cotton/wool version. Eleventy’s Marco Baldassari touts them as “smart enough for even the most formal event, yet casual enough to be worn with shorts and a simple crewneck T-shirt under a blazer.”
2. Mix, don’t match.
We’re all for reinterpreting the Italian art of spezzato (splitting out a suit into separate looks). Switch up the colours and patterns of Prévu’s signature twinsets to avoid being too matchy-matchy.
3. Go back to basics.
Victoria Hitchcock recommends having minimalistic style essentials in your arsenal, such as “a white, long-sleeved collared shirt; an easy, lightweight blazer-style layering jacket, something in black or grey with a moderate lapel; and a stealth, leather-banded wristwatch.”
4. Focus on fabrics.
Oscar Jacobson’s merino-wool knits are incredibly soft and look just as put-together as a shirt, while Eleventy’s Giza T-shirts are spun from Egyptian cotton that’s super-strong so stays looking smart for longer than the average tee.
5. Defy the decades.
Invest in a Sunspel Riviera polo shirt – originally designed in the 1950s, it was revamped with a modern, tailored fit for none other than Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale.