From ‘The Office’ to ‘Life on The Road’. David Brent – A Fashion Icon

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The boss is back! Written, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais, DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD will arrive in cinemas on 19 August. The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary ‘The Office’ to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products company.

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However, he hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’ and in eager anticipation of this exciting release, we’re taking an in-depth look at the style of David Brent.

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It’s often been said that to wear a Moschino leather T-shirt is easy, but to walk in a Burton’s 3 piece suit takes a real man. From the catwalks of Milan to the Industrial Estates of Slough, right now no ‘man’ springs to mind more than fashion icon David Brent.

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Not one to skirt controversy, Brent has a keen eye for fashion and while some of his clothing choices are spectacular by their, er un-spectacular.. erm ness, he’s trod the fine line between suburban hipster and rock n’ roll outlaw with a sure foot and steely gaze.

Sunglasses

If you’re going to steal, steal from the best. ‘Elvis’ style sunglasses are ideal for late night after-show parties AND bloodshot early mornings meetings at the motorway services. Never be scared to wear them inside either (or in bad weather), if in doubt just think… what would David do?

Shirts

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Always dress to impress – white is right, pure like snow, just make sure you’re Mum doesn’t buy that cheap washing powder as nothing says failure more than dirty collar and cuffs. Touched by the Bee-Gee’s? Why undo just one shirt button when you can unbutton three? Don’t be scared to share your chest hair with the world. If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

Trousers

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Sadly there comes a time when virtually every man looks sh*t in jeans. But don’t worry, if you can project sexiness from your inner mind people will succumb to your outer beauty. On a practical side though, always wear jeans one size too big – after 5 pints of lager and an Indian Takeaway you’ll be grateful for that extra breathing space.

Avoid expensive brands like Levis and Gap, Sainsbury’s and Tesco do some really good pairs now. Don’t be tempted by second hand stores though, no one likes dead mans pants.

One day someone will write a book about Brent’s influence of fashion, but not yet. We’re not ready. Confusingly, the most important rule to remember about David Brent’s fashion is that there are no rules, real style comes from within. Do clothes make the man? No, but they do cover up his private parts.

DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD is in cinemas from 19th August.

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