The elbow patch used to be about as cool as ironing a crease into your jeans. There was something, not quite sure why now, embarrassing about elbow patches. They had a stigma of old librarians but now all the cool kids want to look like old librarians the elbow patch has become de rigeur. The new male erogenous zone, the elbow is being boldly highlighted this season. Michael Bastian added mustard and claret corduroy to his jackets for GANT and Ralph Lauren, a man who always held firm on the elbow patches, has them in sexed up brown leather.
GANT by Michael Bastian Guncheck Blazer - £500
Polo Ralph Lauren - Cambridge Corduroy Sports Coat - £345