The Essentials Part 1: The White T-Shirt

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Building a man’s wardrobe can take time, it isn’t going to happen over night. But there are fundamental pieces in your wardrobe that should be the foundation. Inevitably your style will develop and change over time, that key item you wore in your twenties will be thrown out when you enter your thirties. The building blocks need to be interchangeable, able to work with multiple looks both smart and casual. In this series of posts I will run through the collection of garments I believe every man should have in their wardrobe.

Part 1: The White T-Shirt

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Best Dressed Men at the Oscars

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Below you will find a collection of some of my best dressed actors at the ceremony. I always find that the Oscars are a chance for men to make a real statement, there is always a sense of ‘old’ Hollywood. Harking back to the golden age of Hollywood leading actors seem to take their sartorial inspiration from the likes of Cary Grant and Erol Flynn with velvet dinner jackets and bowties in abundance.

Below you will find a collection of some of my best dressed actors at the ceremony.

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Thedressedchest Instagram account

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I wanted to introduce you to a new Instagram account I stumbled upon recently. Thedressedchest is exactly that, a lookbook of great men’s outfit combinations. Get inspired on how to team patterns and stripes or experiment with different textures, this is an Instagram account you should definitely add to your list.

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Introducing Atelier Scotch SS15

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Atelier Scotch over the last year have come from nowhere and smashed us men across our sartorial faces with a handcrafted jacquard print scarf. They pride themselves on modern tailoring offering gentleman a softer suiting option weaving in bold patterns among the unrestricted clothing range.

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Trend Fail: Jogging Bottoms

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Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t follow trends and steer clear of menswear shops that focus on wishy washy here today, gone tomorrow fashion. Here I’m going to highlight one of those current trends that really gets my back up, and that is jogging or sweatpants.

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The Rise of Online Personal Shopping Services

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Right before I start, I had the idea for this post before Enclothed featured on Dragons Den here in the UK last week. The show has brought these services to the forefront and I’m sure Enclothed will have a lot of success on the back of their investment and their brand exposure. But I have been aware of these personal shopping services for awhile now especially after Nordstrom in the US bought Trunk Club.

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A Brief History of James Smith & Sons

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Located at the end of New Oxford Street this store had always been somewhat of a conundrum to me. I have traveled past it hundreds of times on the bus heading to work, normally in a state of dreary eyed comatose. I would get captivated by its historic facade that looks straight out of a film set.

While the surrounding buildings become encased in glass and steel, James Smith & Sons remains largely untouched with enamel signage proclaiming its established year of 1830. And upon reading my new purchase ‘Perfect Gentleman’ by James Sherwood I got to learn more about the shops history.

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