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Be inspired every day with Living North
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May 2023
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We're brightening up your days with every shade of purple, shower-proof outerwear, and cool-looking canvas

Here's our picks to see you through the rest of spring and into summer.

From magenta to mauve, and lavender to lilac, menswear is painted every shade of purple for spring

Cord cap, £30 Carhartt at Naked Ape, Sheffield

Short sleeve T-shirt, £65 Toast, Harrogate

Suede moccasins, £120

Fleece gilet, £149.95 Schoffel at Smarts of York, York

Rift shell jacket, £295 Belstaff at Michael Stewart, Selby

Laundered chinos, £65

Knitted polo, £55 Cos, Leeds

Under Canvas

Hardworking, cool-looking canvas that just gets better with age

& Sons

Preston jacket, £110 Fat Face, Beverley

Ryder Ranch jacket, £195

Bassett Chore jacket, £135


Whilst most workplaces no longer require them, the menswear shows for SS23 were very much tied up with neck ties. More fashion forward than classic city style, from pastels at Paul Smith, to collegiate stripes at Kenzo and Moschino, it’s a returning trend to make Giles Coren happy

Paul Smith

Silk stripe tie, £37.50

ZigZag silk tie, £110 Paul Smith, Leeds

Pink polka dot tie, £48 Reiss, Newcastle

Red and white silk tie, £180 Dior by Erl at

On The Bright Side

Don’t let spring showers get in the way of getting outdoors

Grenoble Gore-Tex shell jacket, £1,115 Moncler at Tessuti, Leeds and Bradford

Recycled fleece gilet, £80 Mr Porter X Arket at

Baltino gilet, £239 HUGO Boss, stockists Yorkshirewide

Rainforest Macrovulcan jacket, £195 Napapijri at Punch Menswear, Doncaster

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