The preppy style is a favourite of those seeking a smart, yet relaxed look.
It can work well for both younger and older guys, so it could be an ideal choice as a gift for a style-conscious father, son, brother or boyfriend.
The look is unfussy, emphasising good fit and quality fabrics rather than flashy details or brashly-emblazoned brand names. The air of laid-back confidence is enriched by bursts of bright colours - in both pastels and richer hues.
Look for polo shirts, loafers, blazers, plaid shirts, smart jeans and chinos. To ensure the look still works on colder autumn/winter days, layer-up using cashmere and cable knits. Barbour jackets and stylish scarves complete the look - ideal for a Sunday dog-walk that ends up with lunch at a country pub.
So if you have a present to buy for a guy in your life who likes to look sharp without shouting about it, go for a preppy-style piece. Chances are, he'll love it - in a casual kind of way. All of the items in the collage are available on the Oxfam Online Shop and are linked below!
Get the Look!
- Barbour Jacket
- Converse All Stars
- Fores' Sporting Notes & Sketches: Vol. 2
- Fly 53 Blue Cardigan
- Superdry Checked Shirt
- Burton Brown & Green Mix Cardigan
- Blue Harbour Mustard Leather Deck Shoes
- Diesel Leather Messenger Bag
- Saville Rouge Cashmere Football Scarf
- Lonsdale Padded Jacket
- Merc Clothing MOD Trousers