Have you ever attempted elbow patches? Or tried a striped tie with a checked shirt? How about brown in town? A jaunty titfer? Have you worn a tie-pin, or trainers with a suit? The rules of men’s style are important, and they’re there for a reason. No one wants to look like a try-hard, or a no-mark. Then again, sometimes it pays to experiment, try it on for size, mix it up a little, go off-piste. Just to see what it feels like.Esquire’s latest sartorial experiment is now available for download from Apple Newsstand, for your iPad or iPhone. It’s not an app. It’s not a website. And it’s not a magazine. It’s a one-off digital edition of the very best of this season’s style and fashion content, collated and adapted from the pages of Britain’s best-dressed men’s style bible.
It's available here and it costs £1.99, which we think is a fair price for 50 pages of authoritative, tightly edited, no-nonsense style advice.
If you like it, and it works, it might become the first in a series of such things. If it’s uncomfortably itchy, or a tiny bit tight in the waist, or the arms are way too long, then please do let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can tailor accordingly. No, we don’t have it in black.
Alex Bilmes, Editor