The Clas­sic Bri­tish style

The con­ser­va­tive and slightly aris­to­cratic style is char­ac­terised by work-wear in navy blue and char­coal grey.

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If you had to sum­marise the clas­sic Bri­tish style with just one word, ‘proper’ comes to mind. The jacket doesn’t stand out and it’s not sup­posed to either. The aim is for the wearer to blend into a group rather than draw fo­cus on to the in­di­vid­ual. The style is con­ser­va­tive and slightly aris­to­cratic. When it comes to work-wear it’s all about clas­sic suits in navy blue or char­coal grey, worn with black shoes. The look hasn’t changed much in the past 70 years. What’s so in­ter­est­ing about the odd jacket is its sharp con­trast to the for­mal suits worn for work. Blaz­ers and sports coats are leisure-wear and should re­flect their pur­pose which is why tweed is a pop­u­lar choice to­gether with cheery fea­tures like plaid. Fre­quently com­bined with flan­nel, mole­skin or corduroy trousers the re­laxed at­tire is in­spired by ru­ral life and aris­to­cratic pur­suits like hunt­ing, fish­ing and rid­ing.

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