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    ‘Tis The Season: What to Wear This Holiday Party Season




    It’s fun to dress up for a party! The cocktail jacket is having a moment, both as an alternative tuxedo and a way to add a little debonair glamour to a more casual occasion.

    Etro black and beige patchwork sports jacket paired with white cotton shirt



    Etro comes to the party with a stunning jacket made of different printed and embroidered velvet patches all sewn together. Some have a floral pattern, while others are shot through with gold thread for added sparkle. A tonal white paisley shirt offers the perfect contrast.

    Boss black and navy tuxedo jacket paired with white cotton shirt



    Hitting the sweet spot where retro meets contemporary, BOSS takes a classic houndstooth in navy and black virgin wool, then enlarges it to make the pattern extraordinary. Black satin peak lapels look great with tuxedo pants and a bow tie but tell a different story with jeans. The jacket will be available online soon.

    Emporio Armani burgundy and black velvet tuxedo jacket paired with cotton shirt



    A velvet cocktail jacket always makes a particularly sophisticated statement, especially when the fabric’s black-and-merlot check is so dark and rich. Tuxedo trousers with a velvet stripe down the seam are classically à propos.

    Tom Ford navy and white silk jacket paired slim fit white dress shirt



    The pattern is the first thing you notice – a photograph of raindrops on glass, exploded and printed onto pure silk. But check out the details: a shawl collar, silk buttons on the surgeon’s cuffs, hand-stitched buttonholes… You are wearing a work of art. The jacket will be available online soon.

    Neil Barret navy sports jacket paired with white cotton t shirt



    Those bold white grosgrain chevrons add drama to an otherwise elegantly understated blazer. Dressed down with a simple white T-shirt and black jeans, the jacket steals the limelight.

    New to Harry Rosen, English designer Neil Barrett worked for Gucci and Prada before starting his Tuscany-based menswear label in 2000.

    Harry’s Tip
    With this jacket, keep everything else really simple.