Rick Edwards on style: looking smart in the sun

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Sweat, chest cleavage, mankles… it can be tricky staying cool when the heat is on. Here’s how to avoid the ‘Miami Vice’ lookHere’s a sentence that I hoped I’d never have to write: I am going to be working in Magaluf this week. Not, to be clear, …

Rick Edwards on fashion: sunglasses

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It’s sunglasses time at last. But don’t be tempted by a cheap pair, spend a little more for the Steve McQueen lookAs I write, there is a hint of sunshine outside, heralded as ever by British wags on Twitter saying funny things like: “What’s that ball o…

Rick Edwards on fashion: bird motifs

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We’re used to seeing them on frocks – now flocks of birds are beginning to nest on men’s clothing, tooIt’s unseemly to brag, but I am writing this column from the hotel in Gambia that Chris Packham stays in. The Chris Packham. From The R…

Rick Edwards on fashion: men’s accessories

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Don’t fret over what you’re wearing – a cleverly chosen accessory makes anything look more interesting…One of my favourite quotations (yes, I regularly compile my top 10 quotations, what of it?) is: “Manners maketh man.” I think it dateth back to t…

Rick Edwards on fashion: menswear wardrobe basics

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When it comes to menswear there are only three basics you need to get right to build the perfect ‘wearable’ outfitLast month I went to some of the men’s fashion-week shows. If you warm to the idea of watching pallid boys parade up and down to 80s synth…

Rick Edwards on fashion: picking the perfect suit

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Suits are not just for squares. But avoid anything too cheap, too skinny or too ‘directional’ if you want to smarten upAs I enter 2013, a year so futuristic that in my youth science-fiction writers wouldn’t touch it for fear of seeming “too far-fetched…

Top men’s winter coats: Rick Edwards on style

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Cold weather brings its advantages: you get to buy a brand-new coat. And Rick has decided he needs no more than three…I have a confession to make. As I was sitting at my laptop, thinking about how much pesky Christmas shopping I had to cram…

Rick Edwards on fashion: the fleece

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It’s long been loved by schoolchildren and amateur hobbyists, but why has the fleece suddenly become fashionable?Fashion is cyclical. We all know that. So it’s not often that we get genuinely surprised by what the catwalks throw up. And yet – somethi…

Rick Edwards on style: how to get the worn-in, distressed-clothing look

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Clothing that looks knackered is a big trend this season. But here’s an idea: buy new stuff and wear it out yourselfSomething that I’ve discovered in the course of writing this column over the past couple of years is that the google search “ideas+men’s…

Develop a writing style

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You’ve got the specs and the attitude. Now all you need to be taken seriously as a writer is the wardrobe…NB If you are not a writer, or wannabe writer, this column might not be for you. Sorry. However, it should be noted that all of the below…