Don­ning the pre­ferred colour of the ge­og­ra­phy pro­fes­sor with­out look­ing like a ’ 70s throw­back.

The Peak (Singapore) - - The Look Of Style 2018 -

All ac­tions will have an op­po­site re­ac­tion. This might ex­plain why, even as global trends keep nudg­ing us to­wards ev­er­cra­zier looks, there’s a cer­tain coun­ter­cur­rent favour­ing a re­turn to smart, sen­si­ble menswear choices that have noth­ing to do with over­sized shoul­ders or brick-like sneak­ers. And the most clas­sic and no-non­sense colour in the menswear pal­ette must surely be brown – one of the It colours of the sea­son.

There’s no need to fear look­ing like an aca­demic from the Hu­man­i­ties de­part­ment in the ’ 70s. Make brown look right now with th­ese styling tricks from our favourite de­signer run­ways: • Pair clas­sic tan tai­lored pieces with crisp ba­sics such as jeans and a white T-shirt. • Al­ter­na­tively, pair mod­ern util­i­tar­ian sep­a­rates – such as an out­doorsy jacket – in taupe with a navy pin­stripe suit. • Play with pro­por­tions: Cropped and boxy, and fi nished with clean hems, a tobacco-coloured leather jacket at Ber­luti looks mod­ern, not Marl­boro Man. • Pick an item with an un­usual fab­ric treat­ment that is light years away from old-fash­ioned, like a two-tone quilted coat by Her­mes, made from the brand’s ex­clu­sive light­weight and wa­ter-re­sis­tant Toil­bright fab­ric.

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