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Style | Menswear

Embracing the Night Ahead Mark Graham on darker colours for your night out

Sometimes, being into men’s fashion can be a real pain. Whether it’s slowly becoming more and more obsessed with the way your clothes fit, a steady lean towards luxurious fabrics or a body shape, that just doesn’t match off-thepeg tailoring, things really start to take their sartorial toll.

community, you may find yourself realising that, in certain situations, being the best dressed man in the room can actually be more trouble than it’s worth. And by trouble, I mean a rather large dry cleaning bill.

After spending a few years immersed in the menswear

But first, let me clarify a few things. You don’t have to be a borderline alcoholic to

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The reason? When I go out in the evenings, I like to have a good time. I’m no stranger to alcohol spills and burger sauce stains. And let me tell you from first-hand experience, these situations and high quality clothing do not mix. Yet I just can’t bring myself to compromise on either of these activities. Which raises the following question: is it possible to drink and dress well at the same time, without spending even more of your hard-earned cash? I believe the answer is a firm yes, but only when you strike a comfortable balance.

benefit from this article. Even teetotal men run the risk of experiencing these sartorialbased horrors when they head out into the night. After all, drunk people are everywhere, and they are crazy, clumsy and chaotic! Accidents are bound to happen, and they will happen to you. So, what can you do to soften the blow? Well, I’m glad you asked… A motto for life: try not to take yourself too seriously. If you do end up wearing your fanciest clothes to a club, then accept that something may go awry. Take it on the chin and visit your dry cleaner the next morning guilt-free. After all, nobody likes the person who stands by the wall afraid to bust a move for fear of a few spillages. Let yourself go once in a while, and you won’t regret it. I used to go out each night with the aim of being the bestdressed guy in the room, and things soon got out of hand.

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