Last year we were treated to the Nissan Almera's ad-take on The Professionals. Now it's the turn of The Sweeney. Oooh yes, remember them and their lovely flares and sheepskin coats? This is bound to inspire a massive Sweeney fashion come-back. The best places to go for these tasty morsels are second-hand shops, where you can pick up tan, leather, tailored jackets and blousons, low-slung flares and nasty shoes for very little, because nobody wants them, although rather soon they will... Specialist retro fashion shops, such as The 1920s-1970s Crazy Clothes Connection, charge a bit more, but then the standard of fashion is invariably higher. If your mother instilled in you a deep fear of "used" clothing, saying you'd get nasty things from them, then you can get new variations, such as the Mister Shoes from Shellys (and, before you laugh, Elle used these in their April 1988 issue and sparked a major trend). annalisa barbieri

Orange shirt, pounds 16, Burton Menswear, 379 Oxford Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0321 287866. Tie, from pounds 10, The 1920s-1970s Crazy Clothes Connection, 134 Lancaster Road, London W11. Stone Sympatex mac, pounds 240, Ahlers, from Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0141 779 3470

Tweed flared trousers, pounds 65, The Crazy Clothes Connection, as before. Brown shoes, pounds 105, Mister Shoes, from Shellys, 266-270 Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0181 450 0066

Tan leather jacket, pounds 75, Pale-blue shirt with long collar, pounds 25, both from The Crazy Clothes Connection, as before

Brown leather jacket, pounds 685, Stewart Leathers, from John Anthony, 54-56 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1. Blue striped shirt, pounds 58, Christian Dior, from Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 371 8444. Blue/orange striped silk tie, pounds 15, Burton Menswear, as before

Tweed jacket, pounds 45, The Crazy Clothes Connection, as before. Navy- blue nylon shirt, pounds 125, Katharine Hamnett Denim, 20 Sloane Street, London SW1, and 35 Princes Square, Glasgow. Enquiries: 0171 823 1002

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