Life and Style Models present creations by Emporio Armani at the Fall/Winter 2014 Men's collection

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SHIRTY SOMETHING

TRIED & TESTED; Plain white shirts have escaped the office and become a vital part of the casual wardrobe. Our panel collars six

Six of the best / Winter drawers

1 Emporio Armani: T-shirt pounds 35, brief pounds 17.50 Perhaps a bit over-priced for cotton underwear, but these are quality garments with a designer label thrown in. Available in small, medium, large. From Armani stores; enquiries on 0171-581 8009

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Shine

This is the season when all that glisters is rather more golden than what doesn't. Or put it another way, it is the shiny who will shine at parties this year. Armani plutocrats will slither democratically past the sinuously slinky savers in Kookai; sirens in underwear-as-outerwear will rub haunches with slithering black dresses. Have yourself a sexy little Christmas. Photographs by Tim Brett Day

the market: global shopping WHAT IT COSTS IN . . . Padua

WHAT IT COSTS IN . . .

another view:Let's hear it from Herself

A pox on the pusillanimous pundits who would ban the Princess of Wales from the box. What would they have her do - compose a retaliatory haiku? Let's face it, a more televisual creature never bestrode a multi- gym. The woman is a navy-blue-blooded Anthea Turner. Lunge a Pentax at her bottle-blonde highlights and she sizzles. Public criss-crossing of the scarcely-Versaced royal thighs has become a performance art.

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LETTER:Dressed by Armani

From Mr Humphrey Burton

LETTER:Armani is my hero

From Mrs Christina Burton

ISMISM New concepts for the Nineties; No. 19: Armanism

Armani n, Italian tailoring of great expense favoured by those who believe that the primary purpose of clothing is to reveal that its wearer has a high disposable income. Easily recognisable by a fascination with its own trade-name, which is always prominently displayed. Such outfitting is often worn by those engaged in practices of a sharp nature: drug dealers, advertising executives, weather girls, Premier League fullbacks. In short, onanistic attire for onanists.

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