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                                                                                                                                                                          t MAN ON THE STREET                                   u MAN ON A MiSSiON
                                                                                                                                                                          wHiTE cREw-NEck T-SHiRT: A foundation piece           BUSiNESS SUiT: Nothing makes you feel as good,
                                                                                                                                                                          no man can be without. Provided you avoid the         important or powerful as a great-fitting suit. Look
                                                                                   The world rewards the man who makes                                                    oversized “homeboy” look, you can wear it with
                                                                                                                                                                          anything. A 98 per cent cotton, 2 per cent lycra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                after a quality suit with a classic silhouette and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                you can enjoy it for a lifetime. choose a
                                                                                                                                                                          blend is best because lycra helps the fit.            single-breasted, two-button blazer for the most
                                                                                   an effort with his clothes. Andrew Zumbo                                               JEANS: Skinny jeans can look great on guys with       classic look. A light wool fabric is trans-seasonal.
                                                                                                                                                                               a lean frame, wider-set guys should go for       wHiTE BUSiNESS SHiRT: This is the most
                                                                                   guides you through five fail-safe looks

                                                                                                                                                                                   a straight leg, which better balances        valuable player in the wardrobe and everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                     your proportions. Boot-cut jeans           looks good in one. in fact, if you can afford it, buy
                                                                                                                                                                                      complement almost every build.            three when you find one that looks good on you.
                                                                                                                                                                                      SNEAkERS: For simple function and         TiE: Ties are seasonal pieces and vary from
                                                                                                                                                                                       classic appeal you can’t go past retro   year to year, so that reversible novelty

   this is
                                                                                                                                                                                       sneakers. converse chuck Taylors         tie you bought in the 1990s is surely
                                                                                                                                                                                       have had a resurgence.                   past its use-by date. keep it current.

                                                                                                                                                                                       Line T-shirt, $24.95, Lee jeans,
                                                                                                                                                                                       $169.95, converse sneakers,              Oxford suit, $695, shirt, $149, tie,
                                                                                                                                                                                       $79.95, all from General Pants.          $89; Aquila boots, $219.

    u MAN ABOUT TOwN                       will set you apart from the pack, or      BLAck LAcE-UPS: Buying dress
    THE DRESS SHiRT: Quality fabrics       visit your favourite men’s-wear store     shoes can be complicated. Be
    and a precise fit set dress shirts     and have them measure you for a           prepared to pay about $200 for a
    apart from their casual sport-         correct fit.                              quality pair. You can wear the best
    shirt cousins. collar styles are       DRESS PANTS: Even if you own              outfit in the world but if your shoes
    an important consideration when        suits, you need a pair of dress pants     suck you may as well be wearing a
    selecting the right dress shirt for    to see you through the working            potato sack.
    the occasion and your face shape.      week and social events. Black is          Arthur Galan AG shirt, $198,
    The most universally flattering is     a safe bet, but, grey and navy offer      pants, $198; Morrisey belt, $129;
    a point collar. individual tailoring   versatility.                              Aquila shoes, $219.

and flattering on practically
everyone, this season’s
boardshorts take their
inspiration from vintage
surfwear with a slightly
snugger fit, contrast
stitching and drawstring ties.
Functionally speaking,
these shorts are made from
quick-drying nylon, so,
thankfully, you won’t have
to spend long sitting
around in wet

$69.95, Goorin
hat, $74.95,
both from General
Pants; Morrissey                                                                                                              c
sunglasses, $129;
Ozmosis beach
towel, $19.95,                                                                                                                    Slides and leather thongs
Havaianas thongs,                                                                                                                 Nothing will surpass the popularity of                                                                                                                                                  u Stockists
$24.95, all                                                                                                                       the humble rubber thong in the Australian                                                                                                                                                        Aquila
from Ozmosis.                                                                                                                     psyche, but leather slides up the ante in                                                                                                                                                  8412 9800
                                                                                                                                             sophistication and style. Aquila thongs, $99.                                                                                                                               Arthur Galan AG
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                                                                                                                                                  Black leather wallet                                                                                                                                                      Dom Bagnato
                                                                                                                                                  Considering how important wallets are, you                                                                                                                                 9654 3279
                                                                                                                                                  should get one that will never go out of                                                                                                                                 Essential Man
                                                                                                                                                  style. Stay away from anything with Velcro or                                                                                                                           1800 757 178
                                                                                                                                                  slogans on it. Morrissey wallet, $99.                                                                                                                            Fossil 1800 818 853
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           General Pants
                                                                                                                                                    watch                                                                                                                                                               (02) 9290 0800
                                                                                                                                                    Not having a watch is like not                                                                                                                                 Morrissey 9663 4955
                                                                                                                                  having a right hand. Therefore, you need something                                                                                                                                 Oxford 9663 6082
                                                                                                                                  that will last. If you have only one watch, a steel                                                                                                                               Ozmosis 8586 5700
                                                                                                                                  band is the most versatile. Fossil watch, $129.
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                                                                                                                                                  cufflinks                                                                                                                                                      Styling: Andrew Zumbo
                                                                                                                                                  Cufflinks say that you pay attention to                                                                                                                    Model: Ben from Chadwick
                                                                                                                                                  detail. A good start is a mother-of-pearl                                                                                                                          Model Management
                                                                                                                                                  finish. It’s classic and timeless and                                                                                                                          Grooming: Niki Taranto
                                                                                                                                                  complements any dress shirt.                                                                                                                                from Gorgeous Cosmetics
                                                                                                                                                  Dom Bagnato cufflinks, $89.

                                                                                                                                  The black belt                                                                                                                            t MAN AT THE cLUB             big money because an
                                                                                                                                  A leather belt with a simple silver                                                                                                       POLO SHiRT: This look is      inexpensive one will be fine.
                                                                                                                                  buckle should be in every man’s                                                                                                           all about polished casual.    cASUAL PANTS: choose
                                                                                                                                  closet. Never wear your dress                                                                                                             The polo was perfected by     flat-fronted or light-coloured
                                                                                                                                  belt with your casual pants or                                                                                                             Ralph Lauren and Lacoste,    pants for a neat but
                                                                                                                                  vice versa. Generally speaking,                                                                                                            but modern designers are     causal look.
                                                                                                                                  choose a narrow belt.                                                                                                                       reconstructing the style
                                                                                                                                  Morrissey belt, $99.                                                                                                                         and fit of the original.   Polo shirt, $25, pants, $39,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You don’t need to spend   from Essential Man.

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