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What to buy in the sales

The sales are a great time to update your basics. Here I've chosen some simple items that wouldn't go amiss in most guys wardrobes.

However, each person is different and if you don't think these are for you, have a think about what your basics would be and stock up on those in the sales. (And if you're not sure what is "you" then book in for a Personal Colour & Style Consultation). It may be a camel roll neck rather than a charcoal crew, or a duffel coat rather than a peacoat, but whatever it is it should be something you know you'll wear over and over again and it goes with lots of things you already have in your wardrobe.

It won't necessarily be the most exciting thing you buy this year but don't fall into the trap of buying something offbeat just because it's reduced and then never wearing it.

What to buy in the sales John Smedley sweater - personal shopper for men

A cosy wool and cashmere sweater from John Smedley is sleek enough to wear with navy wool trousers and a pale blue shirt to the office, and can be worn with jeans at the weekend too.

Wool and cashmere "Crowford" sweater in charcoal - John Smedley -  WAS £260 NOW £185

What to buy in the sales Sunspel t-shirt -  personal styling for men

Great quality for half the price! Wear under your sweaters and cardigans now, and with some printed shorts for your summer hols.

White cotton pocket t-shirt - Sunspel - WAS £75 NOW £37.00

What to buy in the sales Nudie jeans - personal stylist for men

Grim Tim are a slim straight style and this one's in a dark wash, making it suitable for smart / casual occasions. Nudie also do a free repair service too so these could last for years and years.

"Grim Tim" drycross jeans - Nudie WAS £100 NOW £80

What to buy in the sales Common Projects trainers personal styling for men

For those that are ready for to move into looser cut trousers, wear them turned up with these on your feet for a bit of 50s styling. For a more classic look, wear with slim cut navy chinos for understated style.

"Tournament" full grain leather high top sneakers - Common Projects at Mr Porter - WAS £345 NOW £207

What to buy in the sales Mackintosh peacoat - personal shopper for men

A great reduction here from Mackintosh - a peacoat is always in fashion so if you've been thinking about getting one for awhile, swoop on this one before it sells out.

Navy wool and cashmere peacoat - Mackintosh - WAS £595 NOW £297.50

Hate sale shopping and like some help to navigate the rails? Get in touch and I'll be pleased to help.

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

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