Now that invites for the festive season begin to fill our inboxes, you may be wondering what you’ll wear to these various affairs. While some invitations may explicitly offer up a suggested dress code, others will be left open to interpretation.
Here’s where we can help! Follow our easy guide to make it through the holiday season fashionably. Speak to any one of our Clothing Advisors if you require some assistance.
Play by the Rules
Black tie means black tie. Often outright ignored, as sartorial gentlemen, we have an obligation to uphold certain levels of civility and taste but this need not mean stuffy and uninspired. The Canali tuxedo, for example, is a timeless black tie option that exudes Italian elegance at its finest. Trimmed with black satin details on the lapels, waistband, and outer pant seam, this striking design is the epitome of debonair from top to bottom. Consider the bishop vest from Dion to finish off the ensemble perfectly.
This impeccably sharp BOSS suit streamlines your business appearance, then lets you carry it effortlessly into the evening. Showcasing a woven micro houndstooth pattern that adds depth and character, this contemporary two-piece suit is crafted in soft virgin wool and cut to a super-narrow fit with peak lapels for added sartorial flair. A simple shirt, tie and pocket square change can quickly create a whole new look. Pairing it with a tonal black shirt and tie combination help keep this business-minded look going strong well into the evening.
There may be occasions when you’re unsure of the suitable dress, attending multiple events in an evening, or transitioning from an office party to a night out with friends. This is where this suit from Giorgio Armani can fit in. The strong shoulder line and slim silhouette is decidedly modern and features a matte navy melange finish. Pair it with a turtleneck also from Giorgio Armani, featuring subtle ribbing in the geometrically woven pattern. Being the best dressed man in the room should never be considered problematic.
You’re an individual with a unique sense of style, so dress like it. Personifying Emporio Armani's elegant and timeless Italian aesthetic, the two-button G-Line velvet jacket is a sophisticated staple that promises to become an indispensable and versatile part of your wardrobe. Team the statement piece with a crisp shirt and tailored trousers to ensure a commanding and memorable presence.
Open to interpretation, one will likely witness a broad range of dress from those who arrive in their standard suit, to true formal black tie. TOM FORD's dark metallic Atticus tuxedo jacket is a bold and sophisticated look that boasts the brand's contemporary fit with a single vent and handsome shawl collar. The standout jacquard design will pair exceptionally well with a simple, crisp white shirt and plain black tuxedo trousers. For footwear, we recommend polished lace-ups, or perhaps loafers in patent leather or velvet to finish off the look.
As the holidays approach, stress may be mounting at the thought of year-end reports or stretch targets, but don’t forget to enjoy the company of friends and family during this special time. Perfect for ringing in the New Year with panache and style, the bold yet sophisticated Emporio Armani single-button navy velvet sports jacket exemplifies their elegant Italian aesthetic. Flecked with a gold geometric design, this standout piece promises to become an indispensable part of your wardrobe for years to come.