The men's guide to the party season
Whether it’s refined black tie or watching the confetti fly – we have your look sorted for the celebrations.
Rich green velvet, tartan and of-the-moment ‘70s sportswear influences (complete with some festive sparkle) – could this outfit be any more perfect for Christmas 2017? Drop the blazer off at the coat check as you head into the after-party.
Curate your Christmas
If there’s anything that the recent London Frieze festival taught us about street style, it’s that the art crowd does it best. So bring some unconventional cool to the Christmas party (or art opening) by curating a classic tux look with a twist, including The Soloist’s and Issey Miyake’s deconstructed fits and Loewe’s crafty touches.
All white on the night
While white denim definitely belongs to the summer months (spent on a catamaran on the Italian coast, to be specific), a fresh splash of snow-like white tailoring is perfect for making you stand out come Christmas time. No need to add the dickey bow here – we say keep the look slick, contemporary and monochrome.
Monsieur, with this outfit you are really spoiling us! Yes, as tempting as a golden Ferrero Rocher, this look shows the power metallics have to make sure all eyes are on you this party season. Layer it up, clash it and give us your best dance-floor shimmy.
Let’s twist again
If the dress code is black tie, that doesn’t mean you have to succumb to the set uniform entirely. For example, this Richard James jacket comes in soft velvet, with a distinctive charcoal-grey colour. Subtly different, assuredly suave.
On the barfly
While the puffer jacket is the hero cover-up of the season, it’s the bomber that’s winning in the jacket stakes. Why? Firstly, because smart satin bombers easily traverse the office-to-bar void. Secondly, because getting to the front of the bar queue in an oversized puffer is not so much fun (believe us – we’ve tried).
Hold back ‘the caterpillar’. Restrain from ‘the robot’. This Christmas, let your style steal the dance floor instead as you don all things sequined and shimmering. Our top pick? It’s got to be Etro’s glittering jackets.
For women, Christmas is a time when jewellery can go big, bold and unabashedly festive. So why can’t we get in on the action? Enter this amazing Givenchy blazer with jewels on the cuffs and chest, plus Tom Ford’s classic collar-bar shirt, harking back to an era when men weren’t afraid to be dance-floor peacocks.