Tops are always useful and although white tees look good on most men they can get a bit dull. Hot Tuna from Australia has some nice designs around which liven it up a bit; the logo will be a bit much for some but it’s single-colour and not garish on this tee (£27.99 so it’s a treat rather than an impulse buy) and the detailing on the top buttons tones in well. Also available in black. Pricey but a great gift. Click the pictures on this page for a better view.
It would go well with a pair of Wizard Jeans. Pictured are the Brad Black version which looked pretty good on me; reassuringly unlike many of the designer brands around they go up to a 44in waist (mine aren’t that big, in case anyone needs to know). So often if you don’t have a supermodel build the designers don’t want to know. A 34in leg is standard, you’ll need to get them altered to fit – I have mine done locally for a tenner. They’re well cut enough to wear with a shirt and jacket in smart casual settings.
To top the look I’d be wearing a Field Jacket from Fat Face. I’m getting one for Christmas – I know, my wife made me try it on just in case – and it looks great. Plus brown Chelsea Boots from the same store, he hinted in case Mum’s reading.
But really, Times Magazine – ignoring menswear 8 days from Christmas..?