Thursday, 12 March 2009
Bow tie and loafers at Design Museum Debate
This is the smiling proof that the secret to stylish menswear is much more about inventiveness and courage than it is about forking out wads of cash. Take away the bow tie, unbutton the shirt and lose the glasses and there's nothing to mark this guy out from the crowd. All blokes need is the most minute accessory and a little chutzpah and we'll get bucket loads of style cred simply because most of our fellows fail to exhibit these. Using black from the feet up ties everything in nicely with his Mediterranean intelligentsia hairdo and well-maintained facial hair. And coming back to those feet...those understated brogues tell us this man is right on the moment but feels confident enough not to have to shout about it.