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Talented Mr. Ripley Look

L-O-V-E the foppish summer throwbacks neatening up men’s summer collections. There seems to be two distinct summer camps at play, one being the fringed fantastics flying the flag for festivals (wow, that was a lot of F’s). The other camp, raising their eyebrows at the revellers and my previous excessive alliteration (lazy writing) are the more discerning summer gents.

This gentile creature sees a rise in temperatures as no excuse to let sartorial judgements slide. His shorts are pleated, his rolled sleeve carefully ironed and his nails filed filed within the last week. Rich tan leather accessories add to the Italian Riviera-air,  with a polite nod to all things ‘Talented Mr. Ripley’.

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Gwynnie, Jude and Matt dabbling with summer smarts in The Talented Mr Ripley.

Shorts need to be smart and belted, or for a more frivolous seaside pair, opt for a cotton checked swimmers. Even with the latter, your shirt still needs to be tucked in. A classic Oxford short sleeve works wonders, or a form fitting smart polo will also do the job. Finish the look with some original rounded fifties shades and a (well thumbed) penguin classic.

Bloglovin125x60 Claire & Frank | West End, LONDON

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Talented Mr. Ripley Look

L-O-V-E the foppish summer throwbacks neatening up men’s summer collections. There seems to be two distinct summer camps at play, one being the fringed fantastics flying the flag for festivals (wow, that was a lot of F’s). The other camp, raising their eyebrows at the revellers and my previous excessive alliteration (lazy writing) are the more discerning summer gents.

This gentile creature sees a rise in temperatures as no excuse to let sartorial judgements slide. His shorts are pleated, his rolled sleeve carefully ironed and his nails filed filed within the last week. Rich tan leather accessories add to the Italian Riviera-air,  with a polite nod to all things ‘Talented Mr. Ripley’.

https://nosinmivisa.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/5b461-gwyneth_paltrow_jude_law_matt_damon_the_talented_mr_ripley_001.jpg?w=798&h=487

Gwynnie, Jude and Matt dabbling with summer smarts in The Talented Mr Ripley.

Shorts need to be smart and belted, or for a more frivolous seaside pair, opt for a cotton checked swimmers. Even with the latter, your shirt still needs to be tucked in. A classic Oxford short sleeve works wonders, or a form fitting smart polo will also do the job. Finish the look with some original rounded fifties shades and a (well thumbed) penguin classic.

Bloglovin125x60 Claire & Frank | West End, LONDON

Sienna Miller | Oxford shoes

Mini Pocket Tank Splendid V-neck merino-blend cardigan Mid Blue Acid Wash Jeggings
Rupert Sanderson Joyce White Patent Shoes Betsey Johnson – Circle Shoe Drop Earrings (Black/ Gold)
Judith Jack – Bowhemia Marcasite and Freshwater Necklace
Oversized Saskia Sunglasses Jérôme Dreyfuss / Handbag

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El clásico zapato Oxford es un icono brit junto al gin tonic, el Mini Cooper, la Union Jack y mi añorada Queen Mother que todavía sigue ardiendo desde que la incineraron.

Fueron bautizados popularmente con este nombre porque eran parte de la indumentaria durante el siglo XIX en la universidad de Oxford,ciudad en la que actualmente resido y a la que dedico mi particular homenaje con este post. También son conocidos como “Balmorals” o “Brogues“.

Resulta que durante la temporada este zapato para hombre ha ido descubriendo su lado más femenino y definitivamente ha salido de los armarios para invadir todas las aceras del planeta. Su versión más tradicional es la de cuero, monocromos o bicolores y planos, pero también se han ido reinventando para vestir nuestros piececillos cenicientiles y sin duda son hoy el zapato must have por antonomasia. Su mayor valedora es otro brit icon; Sienna Miller.

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Oxford shoes, which first appeared in the 1900’s as men’s shoes, are tricky to wear. The shoes look masculine so the effort lies in making sure you don’t look like a guy after putting it on. However, Sienna  Miller surely knows how. With this picture, she shows us how to wear the Oxfords without losing her feminine appeal in a Casual Chic outfit wearing her Oxfords with skinny jeans that fall above the ankle, topping it with  a loose T-shirt and a Cardigan, then she’s all set!

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