How to wear patterned shirts

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The smart alternative to t-shirts this summer? Short sleeved shirts.
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There’s nothing like a few patterned shirts to jazz up a jaded wardrobe, but how do you look resplendent without edging into “mutton-dressed-as-lamb” territory? Here we take a look at how to wear patterns in an age-appropriate way – your passport to impressing with the subtlety of your summer dress sense.
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How to wear a baker boy hat

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Keep style and traditions alive with the baker boy hat this season.
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Last stop on round would be old Ma Peggotty’s place — ’twas like taking bread to the top of the world’, says the voiceover on Ridley Scott’s well-loved 1973 Hovis commercial. The famous image of the baker boy, resplendent in his apron, cap and hobnail boots has remained in the nation’s consciousness ever since.

Just like the cap, the commercial remains the nation’s favourite TV ad of all time. Here’s how to wear the classic baker boy hat.
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How to wear chinos

Day or night, smart or casual – chinos do it all.
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Chinos are so ubiquitous it’s easy to imagine that everyone knows how to wear them. But if you’ve ever happened across some poor soul wearing slim fit, when he has legs like tree trunks, or that poor fellow with skinny legs sporting a pair of baggy trousers that look like the sails on HMS Pinafore, you’ll know that’s just not true.

Here to ensure your comfort, dignity and sartorial elegance, is our guide to wearing chinos. Everything you need to know to look and feel great in a pair of these classic cotton trousers.

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