There’s a unique phenomenon in the world of sartorial elegance. It’s called the ‘go to hell’ item – the idea that you can don one inescapably loud, gaudy item of clothing without becoming a lout. Maybe it’s a patchwork university stripe shirt, perhaps it’s a pair of Nantucket Reds, or maybe it’s just a pair of loud, green Hashbury boat shoes from Paul Smith. Wear them with a light-colored, but somewhat drab outfit, to create a real sense of understated eccentricity that every well-dressed man surely has. Available at Aphrodite.