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Men's style | May 8, 2018

Movie actor Dev Patel happily admits he’s a “jeans and t-shirt guy” but now that he’s an ambassador for luxury Italian brand Ermenegildo Zegna, his fashion sense has inevitably reached another level. “I think my style has evolved,” is how Dev cleverly puts it. The star of Lion and Slumdog Millionaire continues his style evolution with these beautiful sunglasses from Zegna’s new eyewear collection.

1. Say it with ink

The rich iconography of tattoos worn by World War II sailors in the islands of the South Pacific has been reimagined by Coach in a series of men’s accessories. Hearts pierced by arrows, sharks, horseshoes and swallows have been hand painted onto card wallets made from calf leather. From DHS 1,500, Coach Level 2

2. Slip sliding away

Elevate your poolside style with these luxury sliders from Louis Vuitton. Carrying the famous LV monogram, the Waterfront mules have supreme foot cushioning and come in a dark grey Eclipse colourway or Louis Vuitton’s iconic Macassar brown.

Louis Vuitton mules, DHS 1,990, Level 1

3. Pack it in

This smart yet sporty backpack from Tumi has been built tough to handle any journey. Inside the Alpha Bravo Nellis Backpack are plenty of protective pockets for laptops, iPads and notebooks that will keep your life organised when you’re on the move. 

Tumi Alpha Bravo Nellis Backpack, DHS 2,225, Level 2

4. Pepper power

Molton Brown’s blend of citrus and spice will re-energise tired muscles. The English brand’s Re-Charge Black Pepper Sport Collection contains lemon, bergamot and tangerine to invigorate while ginger, nutmeg and black pepper will soothe the mind after a hard session in the gym. 

Molton Brown body muscle soak DHS 120, Level 2

5. Eight is great

When it peeps out from the arm of a jacket or a shirt cuff, the octagonal shaped case of Bulgari’s stunning Octo watch is instantly recognisable. Pascal Brandt, Watch Communications Director at Bulgari, believes it’s a modern classic. “The Octo is distinctive and powerful, but not eccentric,” he says. The 41mm watch is undoubtedly elegant yet also urban and modern. There are three dial options of white, black or brown; cases of gold, steel or gold and steel, and a choice between a steel bracelet or an alligator leather strap in black or brown. “Today there are hundreds of watch brands and hundreds of products and every brand says, ‘We are different,’ but truthfully 97 per cent are not,” continues Brandt. “The Octo shape is super distinctive and in my opinion has the potential to become a cult watch.”

Pink gold case with leather strap DHS 69,000; steel and pink gold case with leather strap DHS 26,400; steel case with steel bracelet DHS 24,000; steel case with leather strap DHS 21,900.

6. Tinker tailor

Ascots & Chapels has used its 130-year heritage to perfect its bespoke shirt making experience for gentlemen who want to look sharp. Although Ascots & Chapels relies on traditional tailoring techniques, it laces them with modern design principles. Careful measuring creates the blueprint for a beautiful shirt that is made in around two weeks. 

DHS 1,195 for three shirts, Level 2

7. Loafing around

When you’re dashing from sports car to yacht to dry land you need a shoe that is going to enable a safe, smooth and stylish passage. Enter the classic Tod’s Gommino loafer that’s been given a surf-style revamp for this summer. When you travel, you need a pair of Gomminos in your luggage.

Tod’s loafer, DHS 2,250, Level 1

8. Say it loud

The unmistakeable Dolce & Gabbana banner is splashed across the panels of this daring men’s backpack that comes in red or blue. Made from canvas with calfskin details, the Vulcano bag taps into the current trend for logo love.

Dolce & Gabbana backpack, DHS 4,100, Level 1

9. Go for a drive

You’ll be tempted to steal a glance at this watch when you’re driving. The auto-inspired Drive de Cartier is beautifully masculine but is given a dash of elegance from the guilloche work that echoes the radiator grills of old cars. Sword-shaped blued steel hands add colour to this watch that contains Cartier’s 1904 MC movement.

Cartier watch DHS 23,000, Level 1

10. Check this out

Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton showed off the precise tailoring for which she is famous for in this beautiful single-breasted suit from her SS18 collection that plays with the dimensions of the Prince of Wales check. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s 1898 poem The Explorer, Burton said her aim with the range was to probe the ideas of nature, folklore and pioneers. When wearing this stunning suit, an adventure is sure to be had.

Alexander McQueen jacket, DHS 12,900, trousers DHS 3,900, Level 1