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We've rounded up the UK's best bloggers to tell us about their location's biggest suiting style, from three piece suits in Manchester to bold coloured skinny tailoring in London. And if giving you their style on a plate wasn’t enough, we're also telling you where to wear them at. Whether you're into cool male grooming or unique burgers, there's a place for everyone

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Leeds Leeds






Ultra Skinny Suits





From hidden pubs, vintage shops and architectural gems, Leeds’ beauty is found in the details, much like its style. From satchels to watches, don’t just think you have to stop at a tie and pocket square when it comes to accessorising your tailoring.







That’s goes for the texture too, as we can see here by Anton’s wool rich style, made casually cool by his khaki shirt.


Where to eat:
Almost Famous 











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Manchester Manchester






Three Piece Suits





Although Manchester is the modern powerhouse of the North, it also holds a lot of history still, such as the UK’s oldest public library, so it’s no surprise that it still invests in the timeless style of the three piece suit.







The city has a fantastic night life, especially in its Northern Quarter. So if a three piece suit is a bit too formal for weekend drinks, switch out the trousers for slim fit jeans and swap the shirt for a 70s inspired roll neck jumper.


Where to drink:
Hula Tiki Lounge













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Brighton Brighton






Roll Necks





Like its iconic LGBT culture, Brighton is a diverse clash of styles, where dressing smart is just one element in a hotchpotch of varying styles, all accepted and all celebrated.







This can be seen in Craig’s style rule breaking outfit, where red and green clash but also complement each other for a truly modern take on sartorial styling.


Where to get some ink:
Brighton Tattoo Convention











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Glasgow Glasgow






Slim Fit Suits





The humour and warmth of the Scottish people is legendary, as of course, is the accent. It's so true when they say the further up north you go, the friendlier people are.







Everyone talks about Edinburgh when it comes to Scotland but we think Glasgow deserves much more attention than it gets. Like it’s classic tartan and it’s contemporary take on suiting, it’s rich in culture with over 20 excellent museums and galleries like the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.


Where to watch live music:
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut











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London London






Coloured Suits





All the major trends seem to start in London and seep out into the rest of the country. Maybe it’s a coincidence, maybe it’s because it’s full of artists, musicians and a load of other young creatives. Who knows?!







With the city hosting an array of different styles that seem to change every minute, it’s best to stand out. Coloured suits teamed with statement shirts are the capital’s choice, bringing together the sartorial ethos of its gentlemanly past and combining it with its experimental present.


Where to relax:
Jack The Clipper











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Newcastle Newcastle






Blue Suits





Everyone assumes Newcastle is all brands and biceps, but it’s far from it. The city by the Tyne has a booming business district which means smart attire is a must. Here Michael shows that sometimes the classic are the best, as he opts for the office staple navy suit in a slim fit.







But it’s reputation as a party city is true, so when it comes to the weekend and it’s time to hit the toon, replace the shirt for a tee and those work shoes for a white pair of trainers.


Where to watch live music:
The Cluny











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Birmingham Birmingham











This city is a beacon for multiculturalism, which also means its smart style is varied too.







Tuxedos are generally worn to formal events, but in this case it’s been reworked into an ultra-cool workwear outfit that’s made less formal by losing the tie for an open shirt, light grey colour and skinny fit.


Where to eat:
Digbeth Dining Club











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