Get the look ... and get it right
The most endearing image of The Saint is of a man wearing a nice polo-neck jersey. But The Saint - or Simon Templar - was a master of disguise and changed his clothes often in an attempt to stay incognito. Forget the recent remake starring Val Kilmer, the real saint was Roger Moore in the Sixties' series, with his impeccable suits (three button), tuxedos, slacks, sharp shoes and, of course, that tight polo. Although Templar's wardrobe was very much influenced by the decade the series was made, The Saint was created by Leslie Charteris way back in 1928 (and, like the character he created, Charteris was always impeccably dressed). This is an excuse to lay your clothes out the night before and adopt that faux casual playboy style you've been dying for. Da na na na na na. AB

Black satin cotton jacket, pounds 235, PS by Paul Smith, 41/43 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2, and 10 Byard Lane, Nottingham. Enquiries: 0171 379 7133. Blue cotton polo neck, pounds 60, John Smedley, from American Retro, 35 Old Compton Street, London W1, and Flannels, 4 St Anne's Street, Manchester. Enquiries: 0171 734 1519. Beige desert boots, pounds 43, Clarks, selected branches nationwide. Enquiries: 0990 785886

Blue pinstripe suit, pounds 350, Ethan Grieg, from Jones, 13/15 Floral Street, London WC2, and Drome, Unit 4, Cavern Walk, Liverpool. Enquiries: 0151 475 7595. Black suede boots, pounds 69.99, Dune, 6-68 High Street Kensington, London W8, and Unit 22, The Arcade, Meadow Hall, Sheffield. Enquiries: 0171 258 3605

Black satin cotton trousers, pounds 105, PS by Paul Smith, as before. Blue cotton shirt, pounds 39.99, Chilli, from Toko, 74 Bridge Street, Manchester, 0161 839 3921, and Baggar, 1 Lion Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 0181 298 0504. Brown leather belt, pounds 55, Paul Smith, as before. Silk tie, pounds 65, Duchamp, from Harrods, London SW1, and House of Fraser, Manchester. Enquiries: 0181 743 5999

Black cotton V-neck T-shirt, pounds 21, Paul Smith, as before. Beige check trousers, pounds 80, Sisley, from Benetton, branches nationwide. Enquiries: 0161 929 9259

Blue shirt with pink collar, pounds 95, Duchamp, as before. Union Jack cuff links, pounds 79, Paul Smith, as before. Watch, pounds 29.99, Timechain, from Storm, 30 Neal Street, London WC2. Enquiries: 0171 388 6656. Silk tie, pounds 65, Duchamp, as before