TAKE A WALK ON THE MILD SIDE

For the man who hates sartorial conformity but doesn't want to stand out too much from the herd, these simple clothes are worth a closer look: a single-breasted four-button suit, a slim-fitting black shirt, knitwear in tones of aubergine and camel, and the quintessential coat, inspired by the Crombie

Right: chocolate brown four- button suit, from pounds 915, at Prada, 43-45 Sloane Street, London SW1; black shirt, pounds 55, at Jigsaw Men, 9-10 Floral Street, Lon- don WC2; Unit 32, Queen Victoria Quarter, Leeds; 61 Buchanan Street, Glasgow; black tie, pounds 8, from a selection at The Observatory, 20 Green- wich Church Street, London SE10

Right: brown corduroy tank top, pounds 215, at G Gigli, 38-39 South Molton Street, London W1; brown leather box jacket, pounds 290, and brown fake-fur coat, pounds 399, both at Jigsaw Men, as before

Right, foreground: camel-colour ribbed turtle-neck, pounds 219, at Prada, as before; black slim-fit jacket, by John Richmond, pounds 360, available at Jones, 15 Floral Street, London WC2 and Flannels, 4th Floor, Amazon House, Brazil Street, Manchester; cream velvet coat, pounds 494, at Paul Smith, 41- 43 Floral Street, London WC2, and Van Mildert, 21 Elvet Bridge, Durham. Background: black shirt, pounds 55, at Jigsaw Men, as before; ribbed V-neck pullover, pounds 160, at G Gigli, as before; brown trousers, pounds 175, at Katharine Hamnett, 20 Sloane Street, London SW1; black Crombie-style overcoat, pounds 260, at Jigsaw Men, as before

Right: grey four-button suit, from pounds 915, at Prada; black shirt, pounds 55, at Jigsaw Men; black tie, pounds 8, from a selection at The Observatory (all details as top left)

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SPIROS POLITIS

STYLING BY ANDREW HOLDEN

GROOMING BY JULIE READ

AT CAROL HAYES

MODELS: ELVIS AT TAKE 2 AND FIL

AT SO DAM TUFF

STYLING ASSISTANT: LUCY HULL

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