How to choose a tie

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So many ties, so how do you choose?
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Ties are an intrinsic part of many men’s daily lives. Far from fading into the background, they provide a useful pop of colour, or in some cases, a talking point to break the ice at social events.

Originally worn by Croatian troops stationed in Paris during the 17th century, ties were soon adopted by royalty and then rapidly taken up by the general population. Whether you’re hoping to project regal gravitas or rakish style, we’ll show you how to choose the right tie for the job.
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How to dress like an Italian Man

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You don’t need to live in Rome, to do as the Roman’s do.
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To dress like an Italian, you need to start thinking like an Italian – clothes are about self-expression.

Why do so many British men take our few days of summer sunshine as their cue to dress like a jumble sale on legs? Gents, you can do better. Here we take some fashion prompts from our Italian brothers, men who know the meaning of style. We have the raw materials, we have the know-how – here’s how to put it all together like a true Italian.
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How to wear a short sleeved shirt

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Look smart while keeping cool.
Image source: Samuel Windsor’s Short Sleeve Weekend Shirt in sea blue check

What’s the toughest sartorial challenge known to mankind? Simple – it’s how to keep cool while looking sharp. For those who dwell in smart-casual circles, warm weather can be a nightmare.

Luckily, there’s one look coming in from the cold, which helps you square the circle. Both smart and casual, it’s the short sleeved shirt. Here’s how to wear yours with confidence.
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