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A man for all seasons

It's easy to build a classic but current capsule wardrobe. Lee Holmes selects the everyday essentials that will see you through rain and shine

It's a truth universally acknowledged that men don't update or edit what's in their wardrobes as often as they should. Lack of inclination for shopping, browsing or (heaven forbid) tidying, means key items – the hardy perennials of your closet, if you like, and the ones you wear again and again – end up dog-eared and in need of replacement. With that in mind, here are a few essential wardrobe staples to ponder until autumn arrives.