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This is where we attempt to decode one of the most stylish gentlemen around today: David Gandy. It’s actually easier than you’d think
David Gandy is the world’s most famous, in-demand male model. It’s got to be a hard life: travelling to the most beautiful locations on the planet, mingling with the most stunning women around, getting to drive all the latest supercars. Of course, he also gets access to the finest clothes money can buy.
It’s how he wears his clothes that really sets him apart. Not content with letting his looks do all the talking, he regularly tops numerous best-dressed lists, and it’s easy to see why. He’s just as at home wearing a perfectly tailored three-piece suit as he is rocking jeans and a T-shirt, so it’s in this respect that we must look at him as a true icon of style.
While David may have the athletic physique and fashion sense that most gentlemen can only dream about, his overall style is surprisingly not that difficult to copy. Here, we’ve broken down two of his most distinct looks:
Usually sticking to classic pieces, David Gandy dresses in a timeless manner and this is no more prevalent than in his day-to-day, casual wear. Bomber jackets are a gentlemen’s fashion staple, and one that David pulls off with aplomb. Try a no-frills velvet one to finesse a relaxed, casual vibe that’s ideal for traversing about town. Top tip: make sure your layers are coordinated, and keep the sleeves rolled up.
Tan suede bomber jacket, £130, riverisland.com, navy cotton chinos, £75, mrporter.com, white cotton-jersey t-shirt, £35, mrporter.com, Ray-Ban Alex aviator sunglasses, £99, endclothing.com and twill baseball cap, £50 mrporter.com
When David does tailoring, it’s fair to say that he does it exceptionally well. With David Gandy regularly opting for a three-piece suit, he’s always immaculately turned out, and his choice of fabric and ability to mix timeless patterns is top-notch. A contrasting waistcoat in a Prince of Wales check rests perfectly against a plain grey suit. Power dressing at its best, gents.
Wool 3-piece suit, £495, reiss.com, double-cuff shirt, £90, thomaspink.com and knitted silk tie, £70, thomaspink.com, silk pocket square, £70, turnbullandasser.co.uk and leather monk strap shoes, £250, reiss.com
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