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A British Elegance – Alfred Dunhill Spring 2014 collection

 

A British Elegance Alfred Dunhill Spring 2014 Collection

The late English writer, G.L. Chesterton once noted that, “the whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one country as a foreign land.” With this sentiment in his mind, the modern British gentleman returns from his overseas adventures charged by a renewed passion for the relaxed elegance, playful colours and sartorial heritage of his homeland.

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Men on the move demand the same level of luxury and effortless style in the wardrobe, but without the stiffness of traditional tailoring. Staples such as the navy blue blazer and Prince of Wales checked suit are reimagined with softer structures and in high-twist crease-resistant yarns for the ultimate in travel-friendly ease. Accompanied by Sea Island cotton polo shorts, this provided a smart but less rigid daytime look.

Spring showers? The rubberised olive green raincoat comes to mine. Made in Scotland with hand taped seaming, and an ingenious silk version that transforms into a small zip-up bag for easy carry.

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