Matching tones with Peeping Tom

Ever wonder why Alex DeLarge of A Clockwork Orange is such a popular Halloween costume choice? No, it's not because we all lack imagination, it's because, when it comes to movies, villains are invariably better dressed than their virtuous counterparts.

Take, for instance, Peeping Tom. The 1960 Michael Powell film, vilified on release but now feted by the likes of Martin Scorsese, features a central character with an enviable sense of style. He's so well-dressed, we're almost willing to overlook the fact that "he films his murder victims so he can watch the terror in their eyes at a later point". Almost, but not quite.

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So, to Peeping Tom's style. The film's twisted protagonist Mark Lewis (played by Carl Boehm) loves a camel coat (so on trend) be it a duffle, work jacket or trench.

The backbone of Mark's style however, is his penchant for combining similar tones. It's a look that isn't often seen these days, with most men sticking to contrasts, but if you're wise you too will start sporting tan suits and toe cap derbys, just don't reveal your source of inspiration.

Try combining Aquascutum's dark beige cotton New Broadgate Tailored Mac (£495 from www.my-wardrobe.com) with B-Store's Lace up 'Mario' derby shoe (£169.00 from www.bstorelondon.com) to get the look.

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