The Rail: Party Season dressing
Whether it’s a Christmas party, an award ceremony, or even yet still, New Years Eve, there are plenty of opportunities and circumstances where you’ll be required to don a tuxedo or evening jacket. You can stay traditional and stick to white shirts with a bow tie. A look that will never fade. Just bear in mind the fit and proportions and you’re half way to becoming the most suave gentleman at the party.
For slightly more relaxed affairs, the option of picking a more contemporary style can be challenging as so to get it right. Stick to traditional and timeless outfits, but maybe play with the texture in terms of fabrication and maybe even a printed to shirt to elaborate to more edgy feel. Remain confident in your choices as what you wear will enhance how you feel.
Haider Ackermann Petrol Velvet Blazer
A wonderfully elegant blazer from Haider Ackermann made in a rich petrol-coloured velvet which has a soft, sumptuous handle and features an interesting overlapping button fastening.
Haider Ackermann Petrol Velvet Blazer – £1,150
J Lindeberg Satin-trim wool tuxedo jacket
Luxurious tuxedo jacket with satin trims and a satin peak lapel. Effortlessly cool and easily paired with a crisp white shirt. Wear with or without a bow tie – but if opting for a bow tie choose a large one with real character. Mix things up with a dark patterned shirt for a more edgy look.
J Lindeberg Satin-trim wool tuxedo jacket – £335
Gucci Burgundy Slim-Fit Checked Wool Suit
Large burgundy and midnight-blue check wool suit that offers more character than a regular dark suit. For more relaxed affairs where dress codes can be played with. Keep the look cool and polished with a dark-blue tie and a subtly printed pocket square.
Gucci Burgundy Slim-Fit Checked Wool Suit – £1,310
Kilgour regular evening fit suit
This asymmetrical suit has angled lines on both the front and back of the jacket, bringing a new approach to tailoring mixing Kilgour’s British heritage and charm alongside a more contemporary aesthetic. With satin lapels while the trousers have pearlescent buttons on the waistband. Sure to make an entrance at every party you go to wearing this.
Kilgour regular fit evening suit – £2,500
Gieves & Hawkes Navy Wool Tuxedo
A refined piece of formalwear is expertly tailored from soft navy wool and trimmed with black satin lapels and outer leg seams. In the house style by Gieves & Hawkes with strong shoulders, broad peaked lapels and a sculpted waist. Worn with a slick pair of slippers you’ll look the part.
Gieves & Hawkes Navy Wool Tuxedo – £895
Canali bib-detail cotton shirt
The best shirt to wear with your bow tie. A double cuff design with textured bid detail finished off with pearlescent buttons. Giving your whole attire a crisp and look and elegant charm.
Canali bib-detail cotton shirt – £160
Chavret regular-fit cotton twill shirt
Special occasions allow for special pieces. This wonderful shirt by legendary French shirt maker Chavret is made in a luxurious soft cotton-twill and includes double cuffs and pearlescent buttons with subtle splits at the side seams. Pair with beautiful cuff links to add more refined glamour to your outfit.
Chavret regular-fit cotton twill shirt – £375
Lanvin Floral-Print Cotton Shirt
An alternative shirt with large abstract floral print that can work well with the likes of of Kilgour suit suggestion. Worn with a crisp black suit, this shirt offers a break from the norm while remaining on-song for a luxurious feel ready for any party.
Lanvin Floral-Print Cotton Shirt -£330
Saint Laurent Printed Twill Shirt
This Saint Laurent shirt is patterned with a Jackson Pollock-style splattered paint effect. The artful print is picked out in monochrome shades for a fresh, contemporary look.
Saint Laurent Printed Twill Shirt -£415
Marwood lace bow tie
An evening accessory that every man should have. This wonderful cotton-mesh bow tie offers a classy touch to your outfit. Delicate and wonderful – people will be drawn to you without knowing why.
Marwood lace bow tie – £110
Alice Made This Benedict & Arnold Gold-Plated Cufflinks
Beautiful gold-plated brass cufflinks inspired by the work of Firmin & Sons – an armoury in Birmingham that holds the original dies for buttons worn by Lord Admiral Nelson. Inlaid with a white enamel diamond, circle and square, referencing the geometric language of military symbols. Will offer your outfit precision detailing.
Alice Made This Benedict & Arnold gold-plated cufflinks – £110