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Just got back from there a couple of weeks ago. Seems like everyone above has covered the place well and truly, but here are my two cents:   Rinascente shopping centre - Make sure you use the voucher for foreign tourists (10% off if you show your passport): http://www.rinascente.it/webapp/pdf/iniziativa_inglese.pdf If your native currency means that the euro is fairly weak, this only adds better value in case you do want to buy anything from the store. I'd second a...
Navy shrit really should go with a white or light blue shirt. The navy suit and the suggested ties simply will not work with that grey shirt. Don't worry about wearing a light shirt at dinner then another light shirt the following day at interview.   I find the red tie quite bold/agressive, probably more due to the pattern than the colour. It sounds like you're already got these ties packed and can just choose from those? Out of the ties you have got, the black is...
I think the top combo looks OK, but it's hard to tell when the picture isn't so detailed.   As for the subsequent post with the checked shirt, a) the tie pattern is similar in size and colour to the shirt pattern, so it's not ideal; b) open neck would look better. I would find it difficult to pick any tie to go with that shirt as the colours are fairly loud and there's a lot going on. Perhaps a black tie with some woven/grenadine/woolen texture. Anything shiny and/or...
Apologies for bringing up an old thread, but I purchased some of the City line shoes about 18 months ago (from Royal Exchange store in London) and it’s been interesting seeing how they’ve fared in this period.   In summary, I wouldn’t purchase them again because (i) they’re not a bargain, (ii) they haven’t worn so well and (iii) there are better shoes at a similar price point. They’re not all bad though.   I’ve attached some pics to show how they’ve worn in this...
For what it's worth, I'll add my two cents/pence...   Benson and Clegg are worth a visit/window-gaze, near the top of Piccadilly Arcade (which leads down to Jermyn St anyway). I'm a bit obsessed with their coin cufflinks (can be viewed on their online store), but they're really known for their buttons and blazer badges.   Also, if you're coming over from the US, Boggi may be worth a look at on Jermyn St (and they have a branch in Sloane Sq). They're not so...
Completely disagree with this - I've just come back from a week in Milan and despite the ubiquitous resonanably priced coffee there, I realised that the top offerings in London are just first rate.
Hmm.. Umbrella the most useful thing - go along to James Smith & Sons on New Oxford Street - they do decently built and quitessentially British umbrellas starting from about £45.   As for clothing, on the assumption you will be using an umbrella and not relying on the clothing item to stay dry, it doesn't need to be waterproof or anything as rural as a Barbour.  Pea coats are quite fashionable - see here for one on sale at a decent price (although it looks a tad...
Notwithstanding my suggestions above, I don't actually like my burgundy stripe shirt. Even when I do find a tie which goes with it, it actually find I have so many other shirts which go better with such tie!
Similar to Drakes, my favourite tie (which I don't own): http://www.dunhill.co.uk/the-shop/menswear/ties/ta0130k/red-bulldog-print-tie
I have one shirt with burguny stripes and find it very difficult to wear a suitable tie.   The shirt is question is below.   Solid navy, as suggested above, is a safe bet. But I still don't find it looks that great. I'd also stay away from diagonal university stripes on top of a striped shirt.   A medium/dark green (with some sort of navy/burgundy pattern/polka) is possible, but I can't find any pics at the moment.   Here are a few other ideas from...
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