The success of TV’s Downton Abbey is in no small part down to the sense of being transported to another world. In this hour of programming, we are transported to the turn of the 20th century which, unless you have a keen interest in history, is a time we often know little about. A time when the gentleman was the king of his castle; a manly man whether upstairs in the world of high society, or downstairs keeping watch over the estate.
The art of dressing well is, arguably, something that has been lost over time. 90s grunge and its penchant for baggy jeans and hoodies has so much to answer for! Recently at least, a return to sartorial elegance is sought, and the makings of a comeback of the well-dressed gentleman is helped with shows like Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men highlighting the style and sophistication of the past, and inspiring a new generation of men’s fashion.
But how does one get a little Downton Abbey influence into their look without looking like they’ve just stepped out of a time vortex? We decided to take a look at the key elements of the Downton Abbey style that you can add to your look, without looking like you’re in fancy dress.
Patterns and Textures
In a nutshell, Downton Abbey may promote a style that is of the past, but we think that we can learn from it to enhance, and maybe even improve, the fashion of the present day. We hope you have found this post helpful in choosing an element of vintage style to adopt for your look, why not peruse the range of accessories at The Men’s Gift Company, to help you polish your new look?
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