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Part 4 - Menswear capsule wardrobe for dating

Continuing with our capsule wardrobe for dating, here's another selection of outfits compiled from the selected pieces chosen in Part One.

Dating outfit for men - capsule wardrobe for dating - Sartoria Lab blog

Channel your inner Vincent Gallo from Buffalo '66 and go on a bowling date. And whilst your bowling ball might end up in the gutter, your style doesn't have to........score a strike for your outfit with a print shirt and jeans, layer a white tee under and roll up your sleeves for added insouciance. Don't forget your cool, colourful socks to reveal when you change into The Shoes.

Dating outfit for men - capsule wardrobe for dating - Sartoria Lab blog

Carve out a dapper shape when you take your date to a private view at a gallery. For a style savvy take on classic shirt and pants combo, pick subtle pattern and colour and a tailored slimline fit. Further sculpt your look by contrasting the roughly finished signet ring, with highly polished shoes and turquoise wallet.

Dating outfit for men - capsule wardrobe for dating - Sartoria Lab blog

Pack your countryside essentials and take a day trip with your date. Keep it low-key with jeans, rose hued jumper and top it off with the perennial peacoat. A Barbour satchel is not only hardy and practical but will lend an authentic country air to your outfit.

Dating outfit for men - capsule wardrobe for dating - Sartoria Lab blog

Keep it classy for a date at a classical concert. Fine tune the definitive duet of grey blazer and navy trouser, with a patterned shirt, making sure the shapes are all a modern slim cut. A dashing silver wallet will add the top note when you're getting the drinks at the bar afterwards.

Dating outfit for men - capsule wardrobe for men - Sartoria Lab blog

Find a cosy, country pub with open fire for a long and lazy Sunday lunch date. Go for casual, layered ease built around jeans and shirt, adding a hearty warmth with the sweater. Pop a blazer over the top and the navy suede boots for a modern take on traditional "fare".


Navy double breasted moleskin peacoat - Valentino at Browns

Printed cotton shirt - Kenzo at Harvey Nichols

New Standard Indigo jeans by APC at Coggles

Slim leg cotton blend navy trousers - McQ Alexander McQueen at Harvey Nichols

Rose pink cotton knit sweater - Folk at Mr Porter

Nep pocket tee by Y.M.C. at Oi Polloi

Grey "Phillips" unstructured cotton blazer - Rag & Bone at Mr Porter



Reno patterned navy sock - Reiss

Navy Ryan suede boots - Folk

Private view at a gallery

Belt - Paul Smith black classic suit belt

Black Clapton shoes - Paul Smith

Brass and leather signet ring - Maison Martin Margiela at Oki-Ni

Elastico wallet - Veja at Oi Polloi

Day trip

Brown suede boots - Massimo Dutti

Thornproof Tarras bag - Barbour at Oi Polloi


Brown suede boots - Massimo Dutti

Perforated leather card holder - Paul Smith at Harvey Nichols

Sunday lunch

Navy Ryan suede boots - Folk


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