You can go together your look to your lifestyle, your lifestyle to your job and your cincture to your shoes (more on that here). But can you match your car to your accouter?
Well, yes, yes you can. (Sort of.) Here’s how…
This season, check up ons continue to trend. Now, we’re not suggesting you go out and spec your car in tartan – that’d be dim-witted – but you can recreate this key runway look in one motor in particular.
Namely, the Golf GTi – a work of genius that comes with the option of being specced with Volkswagen’s outstanding checked interior. A few years ago, Volkswagen resurrected the iconic do researched trim of the MKI GTi, a pattern that still looks fresh as surplus 40 years on.
Sports luxe, athleisure, grand joggers. Call it what you will, luxed-up leisurewear is every place, its read-for-anything versatility continuing to win it scores of fans.
The only channel versatile enough to take you from nightclub to rugby cudgel – via a mountain hike – is the Range Rover Sport. It’s essentially a tank in couture garbing which, from a motoring point of view, is sport luxe’s raison d’être.
The Made-To-Measure Motor
If you’re the species of man whose threads are bespoke (and the only thing you pick off a peg is your towel at the gym) then a one-size-fits-all set of turns probably isn’t going to cut it.
You need a Maserati Quattroporte. It’s more masterfully cut than any Italian for, and in both GranLusso and GranSport trims, almost infinitely customisable.
Utilitarian. Function over form. Practical. It’s not very ‘line’, is it? Except it is, this season at least.
And you can extend the aesthetic to your hoops. The Audi A6 Allroad is an A6 estate, put on a low dose of steroids, and jacked-up. With flared arches, fat tyres and a boot that’ll suit at least 25 pugs, it’s your way of telling the world you’re classy, but too sensible to own an SUV.
The skinny jean is dead! Beyond the shadow of a doubt that’s a lie, but a more relaxed, comfort-focussed look is slowly saturating the high street, and trousers that aren’t going to tender melt you infertile are now to be found in a shop near you.
The look’s stylish, but a cheap more grown-up than it was before. Much like the new Porsche Panamera, which has stabbed from a bit gauche to full-on swan. It’ll carry you in comfort. Exact fast comfort.
No Money? No Problem
You don’t need to have the piggy bank of an oligarch’s seed to dress well. The same goes for driving.
If you want a principal drive from a bit of a looker, look no further than the Ford Fiesta. It’s got multifarious poise than a runway model, and there are enough privileges and trim levels to make the look your own.