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First things first: a “lounge suit” is nothing more than a traditional suit that you’d wear to the office or an event, outside of black tie, which requires a dinner suit

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The confusion for men comes from invitations with Lounge Suit stated as the dress code. This translates simply to a smart suit worn with a shirt and tie. These days, those invitations are few and far between – because the need to wear a suit is fast diminishing outside of all but the stiffest professions. Indeed, given the rise of business casual and the comfort-driven nature of modern menswear, a suit now is more typically worn for pleasure and socialising than it is for work. The suit has been rescued from being a uniform – to be called a “suit”...

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In menswear, there are a select few garments that work harder, do more and demand less than all the rest

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Things like a pair of leather sneakers, some slim-fitting selvedge denim, and a well-made Oxford button-down. These are items that can be called upon in all seasons, worn with any outfit and relied on year after year. One of the key players in this supergroup of uber-versatile all-stars is undoubtedly the overshirt. Falling somewhere between a light jacket and a heavy shirt, this does-it-all wonder garment is more deserving of wardrobe-essential status than most. Typically, it features a classic collar, a few patch pockets, a slightly thicker fabrication than regular shirt styles and a marginally looser cut. But before you...

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A new jacket: surely the most exciting sartorial purchase a man can make

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We’re not quite sure why but as far as new clothes go, nothing else quite compares. Well, a luxury watch or a pair of British-made shoes come close, but there’s something extra special about picking up a brand new outer layer to see you through the cooler months in style. Still, there’s an enormous wealth of variety out there. Meaning picking a design that will keep you warm, looking great and retain its cool factor for decades to come can be tricky. But there are a select few tasteful top layers that really can tick each one of those boxes...

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It’s all too easy to get stuck in a style rut when it comes to trousers

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Jeans, chinos and suit trousers are the three garments that make up most men’s legwear rotations, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, it doesn’t hurt to throw in the odd curveball here and there to keep things fresh and interesting. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of options. Modern menswear has a trouser style to suit every budget, taste and occasion. So, this considered, here are the key types of pants you should have hanging in your wardrobe. Slim Jeans As far as casual dressing goes, “if in doubt: slim jeans” is a pretty solid mantra to live by. Skinny-fit denim...

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In menswear, there are a select few garments that work harder, do more and demand less than all the rest

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Things like a pair of leather sneakers, some slim-fitting selvedge denim, and a well-made Oxford button-down. These are items that can be called upon in all seasons, worn with any outfit and relied on year after year. One of the key players in this supergroup of uber-versatile all-stars is undoubtedly the overshirt. Falling somewhere between a light jacket and a heavy shirt, this does-it-all wonder garment is more deserving of wardrobe-essential status than most. Typically, it features a classic collar, a few patch pockets, a slightly thicker fabrication than regular shirt styles and a marginally looser cut. But before you...

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