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Get the Look: John David Washington in Tenet

Since the release of the critically acclaimed Memento in 2000, Christopher Nolan has garnered a reputation for mind-bending narratives that play with the traditional notions of time and reality. Fast-forward 20 years and his new film Tenet is no different, as it takes the form of a spy-thriller intertwined with a classic Nolan-esque plot device known as ‘time inversion’.

Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki, the film is set for release in July leaving us with plenty of time to play Nolan at his own game and cop Washington’s look before the film has even hit the big screen.

Here’s how it’s done.

Updated: 25 August 2023

The tenet polo shirt available from John Smedley’s Mycroft Polo Shirt collection

The Tenet Polo shirt:

It’s no coincidence John Smedley’s Mycroft Polo Shirts are made from their iconic “sea island” cotton; they’re perfect for missions that involve driving luxury yachts through European waters.

Fishtail Trousers for David Washington in Tenet lookbook


Keep it cool in Oliver Spencer’s Fishtail Trousers in Bevan Taupe. A timeless pair for when you’re against the clock.

Leather belt from Oliver Spencer David Washington in Tenet lookbook


Bonus points for matching your leather with the boat’s interior.

 Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona in Oystersteel


A watch is always a good idea, even when you’re not sure of the timezone or the timeline. Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona in Oystersteel provides a classic look that supports this sentiment.

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