By Patrick Grant:
1 Keep it simple. I’ve always been into tailored clothes, so I don’t like anything too fussy. I started borrowing my dad’s 1960s suits when I was 14 and they fitted me for a while, but then I grew out of them.
2 I’m not a fan of denim. I spent the best part of a year looking for the perfect shoes for jeans. Eventually I realised it wasn’t the shoes that were a problem, it was the damn jeans. I don’t like them.
3 There are no rules. Wear what works for you. I tend to wear one or two colours as a base and then a little pop of something else. I try to make sure everything is harmonious.
4 British men’s fashion is coming back to life. We were a dominant force right up until the Peacock Revolution, then the Italians took over. There seems to be a real momentum behind British menswear houses now.
5 There’s a backlash against a couple of decades of scruffiness. There was a revulsion during the Thatcher era twoards fat cats and suits. Now men are sharpening up again.
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