Men's Summer Style Essentials
Who do you think is the most stylish man in the world? GQ seems to think it knows, but placing Dermot O’Leary and his dreadful suits at number 37 of one of their best dressed lists leads me to question the magazine’s authority on the subject.
Ryan Gosling can undoubtedly do virtually no wrong in my eyes, but he has been photographed on occasion eating his eggs benedict in a singlet, which is, even if you have the best guns in the business, completely unacceptable.
Why David Beckham pops up on these lists, I shall never understand, on account of that fugly baker boy hat he insists on wearing for the school run.
And don’t even get me started on David Gandy, who swanks around London drinks parties looking like he will actually burst out of his size zero waistcoats and polo necks if he ever takes a breath from all the schweffing.
And these looks will never translate to real life anyway. My husband would never be seen dead in a singlet, a baker boy hat or a polo neck, because he knows that he would look like a bit of a dick at the playground amongst all the other dads.
He is actually quite stylish, my man. Now that all his brightly-coloured cashmere V-neck jumpers have gone up to knitwear heaven, courtesy of the army of moths with whom we houseshare, he has started dressing his age, which is to say, he looks a bit more like a cool dad than a grandpa who has lost his way to Sloane Square. I like to think of him as the Paul Newman to my Joanne Woodward, if Joanne also made sure to sign off on Paul’s outfits prior to leaving the house.
So it is with great pleasure that we bring to you some Men’s Style Summer Essentials, compiled by my Paul Newman (and edited quite aggressively by me). There's not much here - but that's because I need more cupboard space.
If you're shopping for a man, I don't think you can go wrong with Scalpers - they have some great and reasonably-priced stuff and the models are SO HOT so the overall shopping experience and customer satisfaction is very good.
I don't know why they have styled these quite nice trunks so badly.