Styling: Natasha Lionaki
Photographer: Panos Davios
Words by Eleni Papaioannou
You can be an englishman wherever you are. The essence of british style can thrive even under the sunniest of dispositions.
BE PUNCTUAL AS A BRITON SHOULD, WITH THIS MONO BLUE TIMEPIECE BY SWATCH!
After we overindulged in classic italian style, it is time for a clean, precise and utterly interesting take on the suit, the british way. Influenced by their school uniforms and polo club outfits, the gentlemen of the UK know how to move around in all different sorts of suits and they are aslo very familiar with the matching game that is required, especially this season where everything goes, however the rules are unwritten _and brutal.
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE OK IN THE UK
·Be playful. Yes, you can match your tie to your vest, and just keep it there. Don’t look for allies around, coordination is not important here.
·We have said before that when you are feeling creative, you should at least keep your shirt simple, like a canvas. Remember? Well, that’s not the way the lads do it. Even the shirt can have its very own story to tell, given a tiny wink of relation to your pocket square.
·Your vest is noisy and patterned? So can be your blazer, in different colors and size of patterns.
·Speaking of patterns, your trousers can follow their own storyline, too. But they need to respect the color palette of at least one other piece in this outsanding symphony, like in our case the vest and tie.
·Shoes? Oxfords of course,please don’t be absurd! Brown ones are better since they carry with them memories of old libraries and 50’s college students. Yes, the geek in us speaks frequently…
WHERE TO BUY
Pattern print blazer in wool, print waistcoat in wool, slim-fit Checked trousers in wool, all by CC COLLECTION CORNELIANI, available at RITZI.
Cotton fitted shirt in poplin by Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, available at Tommy Hilfiger Stores. Wool knit tie by Brooks Brothers, available at www.brooksbrothers.com
Dot pocket square in wool by CERRUTI 1881, available at RITZI.
Scarf in cotton and cashmere, with a graphic pattern of Louis Vuitton Heritage VVV Emblems by Louis Vuitton, available at Louis Vuitton Boutique.
Denim and glazed calf leather brogues By Louis Vuitton, available at Louis Vuitton Boutique.
Watch “MONO BLUE” by Swatch, available at The Swatch Group Greece S.A., www.swatch.com