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The Handbook

The Elegant Guide To Life

Teo van den Broeke

The Autumn/Winter 2019 collections ushered in a return to elegance, which Teo van den Broeke, Style & Grooming Director of British GQ and a Harrods contributing editor, welcomed gladly...

It was the late, great couturier Oscar de la Renta who said, "Elegance is a discipline of life." Though de la Renta’s sentiment can be read in a number of ways, my understanding of it is that to be elegant is not only defined by the manners one wields, or the clothes one wears, but rather it is a state of mind – something that can only ever truly be achieved if one endeavours to be elegant in every aspect of one’s life. With that in mind, consider our guide (below) your unequivocal starting point (after de la Renta’s quote, of course).