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Photography by Mr John Lindquist | Styling by Mr Tony Cook
Words by Mr Mansel Fletcher

Whether your dream date is an evening of cocktails in the bar of a grand hotel, a night or two away in a foreign city or simply to catch a movie and grab a hamburger afterwards, dressing the part is just as important as remembering to book the tickets. It's a fact that girls notice what men wear to a far greater extent than we notice what they wear, and this imbalance ensures a man's sartorial selection is crucial. Here, MR PORTER picks an outfit for each of five different kinds of dates.

Oh, and by the way... Although the shoes aren't visible in these shots, attention must be paid to your footwear. We're told it takes a heroic display of charm and chivalry to overcome the bad impression that a pair of ugly shoes makes on a lady.