Tuesday 21 November 2017

Embrace classic summer looks

Look to style icons for tips on looking slick

Sean Connery - relaxed beach
Sean Connery - relaxed beach
Chinos, €135 by Polo Ralph Lauren, Brown Thomas
Polo shirt, €75 by Hugo Boss, Brown Thomas
Loafers, €135, Dubarry
Millar jacket, €599, Dubarry
Cary Grant - weekend chic
John F Kennedy - summer tailoring
James Dean - after hours cool
Distressed jeans, €240 by 7 for All Mankind, Brown Thomas
T-shirt, €6, Penneys
Bomber jacket, €68, Topman
Next jacket, €69.95
Trousers, €39.95, Zara
Loafers, €475 by Paul Smith, Brown Thomas
Sunglasses, €18, Next
Printed shirt, €33, River Island
River Island shorts, €14, Next
Deck shoes, €60, River Island

Nikki Cummins Black

With summer round the corner, putting together a sunnier wardrobe can be a daunting task. For uncomplicated failsafes, look to the enduring icons of classic mid-century style.

In their prime, these style stars embodied snappy men's dressing at its best. And while it may take more than a red blouson jacket to hijack James Dean's cool, achieving these everlasting looks is fairly straight-forward -with many designers now delving back into their fashion archives for key inspiration, it's easy to pick up simple, elegant and flattering looks on the high street.

And who better to take your cue from than these fashion heroes? After all, if it's good enough for JFK, Sean Connery, James Dean and Cary Grant, it's good enough for us.

Irish Independent

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