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Each season we show readers how to achieve a specific look, based on the weather, which clothing items are currently available and where the vintage versions can be acquired, but definitely not based on current fashion trends. All recommendations are unencumbered by any commercial relationships.

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Get The Look – Lounge Suit

This broad sartorial term sometimes confuses those in receipt of a wedding invitation, who panic and think they have to go and buy a new suit – when in fact they already have several in their wardrobe. A lounge suit is simply an informal business suit and can be anything from a plain blue two-piece to a pinstriped three-piece. Also known, rather pejoratively, as a ‘City Suit’, the most important attribute is that it should be dark in colour, but this can range from charcoal grey, via all the shades of blue, to jet black. A lounge suit can be… Keep Reading

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Get The Look – The Countryman

‘Never Brown in Town’ goes the golden sartorial rule, but as we all know, ‘Town’ only refers to London, leaving vast swathes of the country, and indeed other countries, in which to wear the clothing of the country is entirely appropriate. If there is not at least one garment made of tweed in your outfit, then you are not dressed for the country. Tweed, especially Harris Tweed, has protective qualities that will serve you while striding through the bracken, picking blackberries on the greensward or even while navigating the tides of nylon that swarm past us in every town and… Keep Reading

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Get The Look – Workwear

It’s all very well donning one’s ancient, broken tweeds for manual labour, but how much more focused on the task one would be, when approaching some artisanal project of a shed-bound Sunday, clothed in suitable attire? The outfit should reflect the task to hand, but contemporary tradesmen’s styling (tracksuit bottoms, hoodie and the unsheathed backside) has no place in a Chap’s universe. To explore the more traditionalist attitude to manual labour, we have carefully curated a selection of robust items of workwear that will still cut the sartorial mustard, should your tweed-clad chums suddenly arrive on your doorstep bearing bottles… Keep Reading

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Get The Look – Peaky Blinder

You do not have to be a 1920s gangster to dress like a Peaky Blinder. Rather than risk life, limb and constantly having your pub blown up, why not saunter about the not-so-mean streets of contemporary Small Heath, or any other pleasant heath in the world, wearing the sort of togs that once caused ripples of fear among the locals, and now are only likely to cause admiring glances and the occasional giggle. We have offered a small selection of key items from reputable sources to turn you into a Peaky Blinder. Shelby Tweed Newsboy Cap £65 In the way… Keep Reading

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