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James Bond

Looking like the late Steve McQueen, Daniel Craig here could not look any more classy. 

Craig here embodied the country gent in a wax jacket, shotgun slung over the arm, and greatest of all British car manufactures present in the rear of the picture. 

This scene from Skyfall is one of my all- time favourate movie scenes, not for the action necessarily, but for the clothing on display. 

Not only is Daniel Craig kitted to the max with this fantastic Barbour X to Ki to Beacon sports jacket, but Javier Bardem is similar well dressed in the powerful long trench coat.

 As far as wax jackets go, this is the pinnacle, unfortunately is on the expensive side, but as a lifelong accessory to your wardrobe, it’s certainly worth it. 

Barbour X to Ki Wax Jackets can be purchased from the Barbour store in London (Carnaby Street) for around ¬£399. 

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Howard (Fresh Meat)

Potentially controversial, but I think this character was a fashionista! 

His use of the word ‘classic’ throughout the series, unbeknown to Howard, does much to describe his clothing, with his large glasses being a particular favourite of mine. They are very similar to my fathers father, and the glasses he wears, which despite having little place in today’s catwalk fashion, I thoroughly believe hold standing in today’s street fashion. 

The jumpers Howard is also befitted in are similarly of unique style, looking like something you would find in Pop Boutique, or similar vintage stores. 

Combined with the casual bomber jacket, and loose fitting cargo pants, it portrays the fashion of a man who doesn’t try too hard, and can pull off the casual intellectual look which is presented perfectly by Howard.

 

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Mycroft Holmes

This is Bobby Waterhouse of London. He is a fashion guru and has always reminded me of Mycroft Holmes. 

Ignoring his beard and moustache for a minuite, the bone umbrella handle, double breasted suit, and glasses depict what I believe as a young Mycroft when he was at Oxford. 

Consulting the moustache and beard, Mr Waterhouse has it at the perfect thickness to appear slightly grizzly, but also short enough so that a clean cut is still produced, and the moustache curled up at the ends, certainly adds to the autocratic image that Waterhouse presents. 

Despite not being a massive fan of the aforementioned round glasses, Waterhouse pulls them off in a way so few can; to look intellectual, rather than a hipster trying to be indie. 

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Argyll Jumpers

Despite it being a V- neck, which I generally see as a no- go, this jumper is awesome! I believe it would look rather fantastic with a pair of light chinos and a crisp white shirt underneath. 

Pringle of Scotland is the firm choice of brand for this item. Due to its Scottish heritage and the home of the legendary golf course at St Andrews, this is a good addition to the wardrobe this winter. 

It cannot really be worn casually, with loose or light jeans for example, but who wants to dress casually anyway? 

Buy this and forever look like a fashionable gentleman on the golf course, something epitomised by MIC’s Jamie Lang. 

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Cambridge Satchel Company ūüíľ¬†

These are a staple for any British gentleman with paperwork. I have had mine for around 3 years now, and it has assisted me with my university studies everyday.

 At the north- westuniversity   I attend, it is not exactly popular due to their primitive focus on the sporting west brands like adidas and Nike, and failure to acknowledge the gentlemanly fashion of a southerner.

 The bag itself is the perfect size to fit a laptop in, as well as around 7 acedemic books for your studies, bearing in mind I have the 15″ Cambridge Batchel, so other styles may vary.

We have all seen the Google Chrome advert featuring its development in Cambridge, from a woman’s lust for her childhood schoolbag. I feel a certain resemblance between this bag and the University of Cambridge; possibly due to its plain, but stern and chic appearance. It should be noted that Julie Deane, founder and CEO, has partnered with the university to create a spectacular bag on a different occasion.

 I fully endorse the majority of styles that this brand produces, however some that are made for the catwalk, and it would be good advice to steer clear from these if buying for day- to- day usage. 

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Mark Francis

Born to a Russian aristocrat and Italian industrialist, Mr Francis, full name Mark-¬†Francis Vandelli Orlov- Romanovsky,¬†somehow found himself in London. He was educated at St- Paul’s boys school, possibly the route of his impeccable manners, then University College London where he graduated with a degree in Art History.

His mother, the aristocrat, was a Russian princess and ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent during the 70s and 80s. Rather little is known about her past, with no pictures available either. This is surely most bizarre, for a representative of a global fashion brand, and former princess.

From his former title as¬†a distant heir to the Russian¬†throne, to his speedy quips on Made in Chelsea, he is the epitome of the modern day gentleman.¬†Mr Francis’¬†style in fashion, and interior design, with MIC showing snippets from inside his boudoir which look utterly fantastic, certainly make him one the most respectable TV personalities.

Simply from viewing the image below, his aristocratic upbringing is evident. The large fireplace, classic leather chair, combined with his lightly coloured chinos and blazer, demonstrate the interior of very few affluent households in the west of London. For a gentleman, the lifestyle of Mark Francis is the ultimate goal.

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Rustic interior ideas

I am looking to purchase one of these for my bedroom at university. 

It combines the aesthetic appeal of a retro chair, and the modern day practicality of a computer desk chair; which I find useful when studying or reading, but in style.

 It is similar to the chairs my grandparents had at ther house in rural Norfolk, which I absolutely hated when I was younger, but have grown to adore. 

This combined with dark brown and grey colours, in a room with a wooden desk and an Bodleian inspired bookcase, would be the perfect attributes for a civilised, middle- class bachelor pad.

Potentially to accompany this, a Chesterfield chair with a blue and green tartan pillow, would be a suitable mix. 

  Chairs in this style can be bought from thechesterfieldcompany.com for ¬£549. 

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Iverach McDonald

It interests me how Iverach McDonald’s ‘Struggles in war and peace’, is essentially a validation of every decision he made as sub- editor of The Times. 

Most specifically it is of interest to me how he validates his actions during the Suez Crisis, and does much to blame Anthony Eden for manipulating The Times during the crisis; supporting the historical consensus of Eden being the scapegoat for newspapers who supported intervention in Egypt. 

This also concurs with the Eden’s press secretary, William Clark’s account, where he sees McDonald as being fully aware of Eden’s plans for a forceful intervention in the Suez region of Egypt. 

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Facial Hair

How fantastic is this moustache? 

It combines a clean, and well kept look, with a thickness that shows people you’re a real man. 

Combined with the pompadour haircut with shaved sides, this is a superb way to wear your hair. 

As well as this, the attire appears to be classy. What looks like a herringbone blazer, accompanied with a white shirt, and tie, this unidentifiable man has certainly got pnash.