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Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

No. 1 - the holdall. A smart and stylish multi-purpose holdall will serve you well for business trips, weekends away and those obligatory trips to the gym.

No. 1 - the holdall. A smart and stylish multi-purpose holdall will serve you well for business trips, weekends away and those obligatory trips to the gym.

No. 2 - the black boot. Kurt Geiger. €150, Arnotts. Understated and just plain cool, go for a pair of narrow, black leather boots and you'll have your year-round shoe staple. We promise.

No. 2 - the black boot. Kurt Geiger. €150, Arnotts. Understated and just plain cool, go for a pair of narrow, black leather boots and you'll have your year-round shoe staple. We promise.

no.3 The Sweatshirt. Valentino jumper. Not just for the gym, the sweatshirt is the perfect piece for off-duty days but it's not about looking sloppy. Go for a structured sweat that will keep you looking slick. Maybe avoid Kanye's fringed boots though.

no.3 The Sweatshirt. Valentino jumper. Not just for the gym, the sweatshirt is the perfect piece for off-duty days but it's not about looking sloppy. Go for a structured sweat that will keep you looking slick. Maybe avoid Kanye's fringed boots though.

Kanye West

Kanye West

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no.4 - the Runners. These speak for themselves. Who doesn't want a pair of comfy runners in their wardrobe? Opt for a darker shade to add a little smartness to your look. But the more bashed up they are, the better they look.

no.4 - the Runners. These speak for themselves. Who doesn't want a pair of comfy runners in their wardrobe? Opt for a darker shade to add a little smartness to your look. But the more bashed up they are, the better they look.

no.5 - the Dark Jeans. A deep, dark blue with no distressing will see you through many an occasion. For the most versatile fit go for slim, not skinny.

no.5 - the Dark Jeans. A deep, dark blue with no distressing will see you through many an occasion. For the most versatile fit go for slim, not skinny.

no.6 - The Trench. The perfect autumn and spring coat - it will keep out the rain. Wear it for colder weather with a chunky knit and jeans, or keep it looking slick a la Tom by wearing it over your suit.

no.6 - The Trench. The perfect autumn and spring coat - it will keep out the rain. Wear it for colder weather with a chunky knit and jeans, or keep it looking slick a la Tom by wearing it over your suit.

Take a style tip from Josh Duhamel and go all Americana when styling your suit - red, white and blue.

Take a style tip from Josh Duhamel and go all Americana when styling your suit - red, white and blue.

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no.7 - The Solid Coloured Suit. If you wear a suit to work, or even if you don't, you should always have more than one in your fashion arsenal. A classic navy single breasted suit is the perfect place to start.

no.7 - The Solid Coloured Suit. If you wear a suit to work, or even if you don't, you should always have more than one in your fashion arsenal. A classic navy single breasted suit is the perfect place to start.

no.8 - the Underwear. Wear it, change it, wash it, repeat but as the foundation of your outfit, underwear should really be given more thought. Whether it's boxers or briefs, a good fit and quality matter.

no.8 - the Underwear. Wear it, change it, wash it, repeat but as the foundation of your outfit, underwear should really be given more thought. Whether it's boxers or briefs, a good fit and quality matter.

no.9 - The White Tee. Whether you wear it like Beckham and layer it under a shirt, or simply work it on it's own, you need a white tee in your wardrobe. Logo free, a neat fit and good quality cotton is best.

no.9 - The White Tee. Whether you wear it like Beckham and layer it under a shirt, or simply work it on it's own, you need a white tee in your wardrobe. Logo free, a neat fit and good quality cotton is best.

David Beckham

David Beckham

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no.10 - The Dress shoe. Ever man needs a decent pair of black lace-up dress shoes. A simple and modern style will give you good wear with a suit and even a tux. Spend big, as these shoes will be good to you.

no.10 - The Dress shoe. Ever man needs a decent pair of black lace-up dress shoes. A simple and modern style will give you good wear with a suit and even a tux. Spend big, as these shoes will be good to you.

no.11 - The Blue Shirt. An essential workwear item, there's not much that won't go with a blue shirt. Wear with a beige, navy, burgundy or grey suit, or in your down time with jeans or slim pants.

no.11 - The Blue Shirt. An essential workwear item, there's not much that won't go with a blue shirt. Wear with a beige, navy, burgundy or grey suit, or in your down time with jeans or slim pants.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

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no.12. The Watch. There's not as much room for accessoring when it comes to guys (see: Johnny Depp's scarves), so make your pieces count. You can't go wrong with a sleek and stylish timepiece.

no.12. The Watch. There's not as much room for accessoring when it comes to guys (see: Johnny Depp's scarves), so make your pieces count. You can't go wrong with a sleek and stylish timepiece.

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Hugh Jackman

Get your staples in order and the rest will follow.

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