Style Council

Andrew Barker, Editorial Director for MR PORTER, and Adam Welch, Content Editor for The Daily, give us their top tips for a stylish life. 

Keep It Casual: Luxury is becoming a lot more relaxed nowadays, meaning that there are now more options than ever when it comes to casual luxe. “Look at the latest collections from the likes of Tom Ford, Tod’s and Brunello Cucinelli,” says Barker. “They have that casual weekend driving leisurewear vibe going on. It’s really booming at the moment.

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Keep It Casual: Luxury is becoming a lot more relaxed nowadays, meaning that there are now more options than ever when it comes to casual luxe. “Look at the latest collections from the likes of Tom Ford, Tod’s and Brunello Cucinelli,” says Barker. “They have that casual weekend driving leisurewear vibe going on. It’s really booming at the moment.

Hackett London

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Hackett London

Gaziano & Girling

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Gaziano & Girling

Cool It Down: For us in the Middle East, it’s incredibly important to wear clothes that keep us cool in the scorching summer heat, and according to Welch, it’s still possible to look stylish and keep cool. “It’s all about looking at the fabric of the tailoring,” he says. “Definitely go for an unstructured blazer, but also go for a jacket that has an open-weave fabric – that helps make it breathable. Italian brands tend to do this best; Massimo Alba has some lovely linen-mix unstructured tailoring.”

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Cool It Down: For us in the Middle East, it’s incredibly important to wear clothes that keep us cool in the scorching summer heat, and according to Welch, it’s still possible to look stylish and keep cool. “It’s all about looking at the fabric of the tailoring,” he says. “Definitely go for an unstructured blazer, but also go for a jacket that has an open-weave fabric – that helps make it breathable. Italian brands tend to do this best; Massimo Alba has some lovely linen-mix unstructured tailoring.”

Gucci

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Gucci

Orlebar Brown

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Orlebar Brown

Canali

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Canali

Brunello Cucinelli

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Brunello Cucinelli

Max Pittion

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Max Pittion