Power dressing: Hugh Devlin

Hugh Devlin, 49, is a partner of law firm Withers Worldwide in London. He specialises in advising brands in the fashion and luxury sector.

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Scarf by Hermès

I bought this scarf for my wife, Sarah, two years ago but recently pinched it back. It’s interesting to the eye; it’s bright and semi-floral, yet can also be easily worn by a man.


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Jacket by Armstrong’s in Edinburgh

I have two different work wardrobes, as my job bridges the gap between the commercial and creative sectors. This jacket would be something I would wear for meetings with clients from the latter; they always get very excited when they see it. It’s from a vintage shop and it’s classic 1970s Savile Row, by the same tailor who designed Bianca Jagger’s wedding suit.


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Kerchief by Hammersmith Vintage Fair

Another purchase from a thrift shop – and another addition to a rather large collection of kerchiefs. I have great admiration for Italian businessmen, who are fearless when it comes to colour; a bright splash of silk in your pocket can often really bring an outfit together.


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Jumper by Uniqlo

Being Scottish, I should really support the cashmere houses of my homeland. Still, I loved this jumper when I was in a store recently – it really stood out and is actually great quality considering the price.


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Belt by Hermès

Usually I’m not big on logos but this is a design classic. It’s also my initial, so I think I just about get away with it.

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Trousers by Levi 511’s

These jeans are a traditional indigo: one should only ever wear dark denim in the workplace if you want to appear professional. The corporate casual wardrobe is a tricky one to get right. I double-check my diary every morning to ensure my attire is entirely appropriate.


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Shoes by Edward Green

I started getting bespoke footwear made at the age of 40 – all in the same last but in a variety of different leathers. As you get older, you need less but want better. Fashion shoes for men become inappropriate and I do find footwear is something that people will judge you by.


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