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Cardigans - summer layers for changeable weather

Cardigans - summer layers for changeable weather

Is this changeable weather confusing you no end as to what to wear? Yep, me too. The answer though, is layering and I find a lot of the guys I take on shopping trips, like the ease of a cardigan so they can whip it on and off as the sun goes in, out and shakes it all about.

Though I frequently buy navy and grey with clients, I thought I'd step away from the defaults for a minute and take a look at some at the lighter brown end of the spectrum. They lend themselves particularly well to cotton and linen textures which is what I've chosen here, and it also means they'll be warm as an extra layer but still breathable and won't look too wintery either

Categories: Knitwear, Summer, Layering

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Seventies style - Shawl Collar Cardigans

Seventies style - Shawl Collar Cardigans

Just like Steve MQueen & Starsky & Hutch, I do love a shawl collared cardigan. I was searching for one for a client a couple of weeks ago and found one in J Crew and then when I went to visit another client, he happened to have on a great one from Timothy Everest (see below) Since then it seems the 70s trend is really kicking in and I've found the ones below too.

Categories: Knitwear, Sweaters, Casual

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You've got the basics in your wardrobe, now what?

You've got the basics in your wardrobe, now what?

The majority of clients that come to me, don't dress badly, but would just like some fresh ideas as to how they could expand their wardrobes. It's not so much of a transformation they're after but some tweaks here and there, and a few side steps from their normal default style. I've deliberately kept the advice as simple and easy steps that you could incorporate into your wardrobe, rather than super bright colours or extreme styles. The things I'm recommending are the sort of things I frequently shop for with clients when I take them on a personal shopping trip.

So, let's have a trawl through your wardrobe shall we?

Categories: Colour, Knitwear, Smart/Casual dressing, How To, What to wear

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How to do summer layering for men

How to do summer layering for men

Layering seems to baffle many people (men and women alike!) and a client asked about this again recently. Having written a post on layering in winter I thought it would be useful to do a summer one too. Although it might seem contradictory to talk about layering in summer - if you live in the UK, then you know how erratic the weather can be so you might be glad to have a few layers to hand!

Categories: Knitwear, Spring, How To, Summer, Layering

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Superb Sweaters

Superb Sweaters

Brrrr.....there's a definite nip in the air.......time to kit yourself out with some sweaters methinks.

So, what will you choose this time? The same plain navy, black or grey that you always go for? Whilst I agree they're very useful basics to have, there are plenty of other options out there. So why not branch out this Autumn and experiment a little and choose something with a different neckline, texture or in a different colour to switch things up a bit?

Categories: Knitwear, Sweaters, Jumpers, Winter, Autumn

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