Whether you’re starting a new job or on an old hand in the city – you’ll want to look the part at all times, whether its on the way to the office, meetings or after-work drinks.

We’ve chosen 7 core pieces that will help you move from city slogger to city slicker.

The Suit

Let’s begin with the main component, something any city Gent needs – a good suit. Navy is a versatile colour that will complement any look; shirt and tie, open collared shirt or a turtle neck sweater.

The Napoli Navy Plain by Suit Supply is one of our favourites.

Napoli Navy Plain Suit

The Shirt

A white shirt will suit any occasion. This Egyptian cotton twill offering from Charles Tyrhwitt is durable and affordable. Take a look at our previous feature on this wardrobe staple, for more variations.

CT Twill 2

The Trench Coat

From Liverpool Street to London Bridge, Blackfriars to Canary Wharf, the trench coat is common place among city Gents. Available in various designs, lengths and colours, the trench coat provides a perfect way to combat the transitional weather. Beige is a universal colour that will go with all suit colours.

Aquascutum provide a great range of trench coats, we’ve selected the Broadgate Single Breasted Raincoat.

Aquascutum Broadgate Single Breasted Raincoat

 The Shoes

Shoes are what make or break a look. A great suit is nothing without a respectable pair of shoes. While Monk strap shoes are very much in favour at present, a pair of black Oxford’s will never let you down. Loake provide a quality, affordable range. The 747’s are our pick.

Loake 747

The Bag

A work bag should always be understated but classy. The Mulberry Heathcliffe is exactly that.

Heathcliffe Briefcase

The Watch

There’s no doubt that metal bracelet timepieces are the most versatile. However, if like us, you favour leather strap timepieces, Christoper Ward’s C7 Rapide Chronograph featured in our list of watches under £300 is a favourite. A metal bracelet version of the watch is also available.


The Umbrella

It’s Britain after all. A Gentleman’s first form of defence, is our final selection. This hand finished James Smith & Sons umbrella will bat away the rain in style.


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