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Sam Smith – Style Icon

Written by: Eleanor Richards | August 30, 2016.

Sam SmithSam Smith first elevated himself to fame in October 2012, when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single, ‘Latch’. He then earned his first number one with Naughty Boy’s ‘La La La’ and later won both the Brit’s Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of the Year in 2014.

Since then he has released numerous incredible songs, including ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ – the theme song for the James Bond film Spectre. Not only does the 24-year-old have a fantastic voice, but he also has a great fashion sense to go alongside it. This is why Mainline Menswear has chosen him to be one of our style icons, and are going to take a more in-depth look into his wardrobe.

The Suit and Button-Up Shirt

Sam Smith has one look that he favours almost all of the time. A simple, fitted suit with a button up shirt; the top button fastened. This statement look has become a signature of his, and is what he is photographed in 90% of the time. He will occasionally accessorise this look with a bow tie or a skinny tie, but more often than not he leaves his chest bare – aside from his shirt.

To get this look from Mainline Menswear we have numerous suits and hundreds of shirts you can choose from. This Vivienne Westwood suit in dark grey has a slim fit design, which is ideal for showing off your body shape. Or, if you want a lighter coloured suit, try something like this textured Hugo Boss number.

Finding a shirt to match is easy with our wide selection. We have shirts from a large range of brands, in various designs and colours, available with either long or short sleeves. A classic look can be achieved with this white Ralph Lauren shirt, or go for something a little more interesting like this paisley patterned Pretty Green shirt.

The Casual Look

When he’s not dressed up for the stage or receiving awards, Sam Smith can also dress down casually very well. He favours black skinny jeans accompanied by smart shoes and bomber jackets. Often worn over more casual shirts and in this look, accompanied by a scarf.

To get this Sam Smith look, we suggest this Barbour International bomber jacket, a statement piece that will pair well with plenty of outfits. He wears a checked tartan shirt, similar to this one from Fred Perry. Complete this outfit with a pair of jeans and smart black shoes, like these Grenson brogues.

Finally, if you want to further accessorise this look, we sell a number of scarves similar to the one Sam Smith is pictured in. Or personalise it in your own way, with a bag or a fashionable pair of sunglasses.

What no one will question is that Sam Smith has style, and fits into our bracket of a style icon very well. His look can mainly be described as preppy or indie; especially when he wears a fastened up shirt with no tie.

If you want to find a new look modelled on the famous singers, visit our website here to browse our extensive range. We stock all of the brands mentioned in this piece, as well as plenty of others so you can find something unique to suit you.

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