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The best new menswear you can buy this week – April 23

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The best new menswear you can buy this week – April 23

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That’s it everyone. We’re done here. It’s summer now. No going back. Don’t even look behind you, it’s only sunshine from here on in, and you’re gonna need your wardrobe to reflect it - you don’t want to look like an overheating granddad at the next BBQ you go to. 

There’s a difference between “Wow, look how hot he is” and “Wow, look how hot he is”.

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Airy short-sleeves with all-over prints are back once again, and you’ll want at the very LEAST, two of them in your collection. This one has palm trees on it, which means you are automatically on holiday every time you wear it.

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FILA X Weekday blue Imola zip sweatshirt (£50)

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Of course, what with living in the UK and everything, you’re going to need some back-up for when it looks hot, but actually isn’t. This light sweat is perfect for those days, and it’s got a side stripe on the sleeves - you’ll want to be getting involved with some of that this summer.

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YMC yellow Wingtip trainer (£85)

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Wingtip? On a trainer? WHAT ON EARTH IS HAPPENING? Well, what’s happening is you’re buying a pair of these because they’re a smart, simple shoe that’ll pair with almost all your summer efforts.

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Diesel green xxmatchtote (£160)

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Carrying a bag rather than slinging it over your shoulder makes you look more important, this is a fact. It makes people think there’s proper grown-up stuff in there, not scruffy teenager things like 10 kilos of loose banana skins.

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Wood Wood red floral Brandon shirt (£100)

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And here’s that other all-over print shirt we talked about - mission accomplished. Can also be used to great effect on Remembrance Sunday.

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Rains LTD jacket (£99)

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There’s no getting away from the rain on this planet, so a hooded number that’s actually waterproof is an absolute necessity. This one has a bit going on to make it stand out on the street, but it won’t break the bank before you get there.

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Reserved ReDesign sci-fi print shirt (£29.99)

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T-shirt-style prints on a button-up shirt might seem like a bold move, but if you’ve got the guts to dive in, then it’s a bold look that’ll get you noticed. Best keep them logo-free for actually smart events like weddings, though, no-one likes a show-off.

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Puma RS-0 Re-invention sneakers (£90)

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Really, all that needs to be said is this: what a lovely pair of trainers, you should get them.

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Paradise black Kris Kross t shirt (£40)

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Remember Kris Kross? Those rapping kids from the ‘90s that wore all their clothes back to front? Well, here they are as Bugs Bunny and Taz. On a t-shirt. Kris Kross and Looney Tunes prints - it’s ‘90s overload.

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French Connection overdye drawstring trousers (£75)

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Sun = pain. Pain on your skin and pain in your eyes. To greatly reduce this, get a hat  - providing, of course, that you actually look good in one. A great number of heads do not suit them, so if you’re unsure, it’s probably best to try them on in-store. But once you know, you know, and this smart number is worth a punt for the summer. 

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H&M checked trousers (£39.99)

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A solid side stripe on your trousers is a trend you’ll see a lot of this summer, and these very affordable numbers from H&M are doing it on the cheap. They’ll glow-up and glow-down, too - wear them smarter or casual. Although best leave them at home for the wedding - show-off, you, not advised.

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Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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