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Dress for the occasion this Christmas

5 December 2018

It’s December and for most, that means that it’s time to start rising to the occasion (whatever that may be) and dressing like you mean it. No matter what your personal feelings towards Christmas are, there’s no escaping the fact that the festive season is in full swing in all of its over-the-top glory.

So, whether you’re looking to impress the person you’ve been flirting with at the water cooler for the last six months at the office Christmas party; have your first Christmas with the in-laws; or just want to up the ante a little more than you’ve done before, we’ve got something for every eventuality. This time of year is the perfect opportunity to dazzle every room with your sartorial know-how – there are rarely more occasions to dress to the nines without a care in the world, so use this opportunity to go all out. Here’s how:

The dressed-down three-piece

The perfect outfit for dressing to impress without going over the top? A dressed-down three-piece, worn with a simple knit and trainers instead of a shirt, tie and brogues. This undeniably stylish combination is the perfect equation that’ll be hitting all the right style notes and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, no matter where you’re heading. The best way to prove your style credentials is to pick a checked suit, and darker colours are perfect for colder winter nights.

The modern dinner jacket

We’ve long been fans of nodding to heritage through contemporary style, and choosing a modern take on the traditional dinner jacket is the perfect way to do so. Whether you choose red, green or midnight blue for your jacket, a deeper velvet texture creates an undeniable feeling of opulence, particularly when worn with darker colours and left to stand out on its own. Wear with traditional tuxedo trousers and black leather shoes (brogues or loafers are your best bet) to keep the whole look slick.

The standout suit jacket

If you’re unsure where the night’s going to take you but you do know that you want to make an impression, the standout suit jacket is for you. There’s no better time of year to go all out when it comes to pattern and colour, and a bold outfit is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Choose colours that you already know suit you, and if you want to draw attention from top to toe, match your jacket with equally lavish shoes.

The showstopping tuxedo

There are always gentlemen out there who’ll rise to any occasion and command the attention of the room with the extravagance of their outfit. If this sounds like you, the trick is to go all out – no holds barred. Don’t be afraid of sequins, it’s 2018 and connotations of disco balls should be left at the door. Instead, see it as a festive pick-me-up for you and everyone else in the room, whether a solo sequined bow tie is where your foray into its world starts and ends, or you wear it from head to toe. The key? Wear it with confidence and let the suit do the talking for you.




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