‘Tis The Season: What to Wear This Holiday Party Season
HARRY MAGAZINE FALL / WINTER 2019
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With this jacket, keep everything else really simple.