Style Wars Top Trumps

Is playing top trumps as a grown man ever acceptable? Not unless you’re sat opposite a 9-year-old relative, would be our usual answer.

But then a set of cards arrived in the post that made us reconsider – a collection by David Sparshott, based on iconic menswear from the last 100 years.

‘Style Wars’ compiles key British and international designers and pits them against each other in six categories: ‘boardroom kudos’, ‘vintage resale value’, ‘timeless appeal’. ‘mainstream imitation’, ‘seduction factor’ and ‘trendsetting potential’, meaning you can pit your Paul Smiths against your Alexander McQueens in the same way you once took on a t-rex with your stegosaurus.

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Almost grown up enough to take seriously? Well, no. But this is a fun gift for any stylish man to sift through, particularly because of Sparshott’s colourful graphite illustrations. And if it stirs your inner child for five minutes? Well, there's never any harm in that.

£8.95, laurenceking.com

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