Simon Crompton

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Consider a wool tie

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Panta Clothing unlined wool tie
As the seasons change and the weather gets a little cooler, wool ties are a nice way to freshen up an outfit and reflect the thicker, more substantial clothes of autumn. There are, however, a few important points to bear in mind.

Buy some grey flannels

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Grey flannel trousers
I recommend to you, the grey flannel trouser. For wear as an alternative to jeans, for wear with almost any kind of jacket you can think of, and for wear as a delightful foil to all types and shades of leather footwear.

The chambray blazer

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The chambray blazer
  A few of the smaller, independent clothing manufacturers deliberately produce clothes in very small batches. A good example in the UK is Albam, a producer of casual wear that has much in common with the tailors of this world in terms of its attention to fit and cloth above fashion.

The pleasure of a hat in the rain

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Bogey stands at the corner, spotlit by the street lamp, rain thudding down onto his hat and streaming off the brim. He grasps the lapels of his raincoat, pulling them tight against his neck and hunching up his shoulders. As a gentleman and lady companion emerge from the building opposite, the...