How to dress to respect other cultures

Dress like a gentleman in cool linen and stand out for the right reasons when you travel abroad

Dress like a gentleman and stand out for the right reasons
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Were Borat to strut the Dubai beach promenade in his mankini, he’d soon find himself in the hottest of hot water. But even if you think you’re dressing to show respect, how do you know for sure that you’re not falling foul of local clothing custom?

Here at Samuel Windsor, our philosophy is that a gentleman should dress like a gentleman wherever he is, and that by doing so, he’ll only ever stand out for the right reasons. Here’s how to keep on the right side of the dress code, wherever you go.
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How to wear pink

This lightweight seersucker jacket from Samuel Windsor is the ideal colour and fabric for travel abroad

This lightweight seersucker jacket is the ideal colour and fabric for travel abroad
Image source: Seersucker jacket in coral from Samuel Windsor

Men look great in pink, but thanks to outdated and unnecessary connotations, few consider this versatile colour worthy of their wardrobe. Here to open your eyes, we present a quick guide to looking good in every shade of this candescent colour – from salmon and coral, to fuchsia and raspberry.

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How to wear stripes

Layer striped Samuel Windsor summer blazers with solids for a striking appearance

Layer stripes with solids for a striking appearance
Image source: Samuel Windsor summer blazers

The standard advice is to wear vertical stripes to make yourself look taller and slimmer, and horizontal stripes if you want to detract from your height or add width to a slim frame. But there’s way more to a striped shirt or jacket than that.

Here’s our short guide to stripes and how to wear them without looking like a deckchair.

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