Our very own Scottish Assistant Buyer Lynsey Doherty gives you the low down on Burns' Night and what's best to wear.
Are you out for Burns' Night? Or maybe you're wondering what it is. Well, Burns' Night is on the 25th January and is widely celebrated not only in Scotland but throughout the world as an applause of Scotland's most famous poet Robert Burns. He wrote several poems and songs which are still famous to this day, the most well known of these would be 'Auld Lang Syne'. Now you're probably wondering what do you actually get up to on the night. That's the best bit. To celebrate, you have a Burns' Supper. People come together and eat the traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties and also indulge in some whisky drinking.
Normally, the host of the supper will give a brief background on the life of Robert Burns and a few of his poems will be read out during the night. Often the night ends with some traditional ceilidh dancing, which after a few glasses of whisky is a lot of fun.
Of course it is tradition to wear a kilt (which you can hire from our highland collections here: http://www.mossbroshire.co.uk/
) or even tartan trousers AKA trews but if you can't get hold of either, try accessorising your outfit with tartan. You can also think of it as a Black Tie event. This is where we can help.
Our green tartan dress suit would be perfect for the occasion or if you prefer to be a tad more subtle, try our slim fit tartan velvet jacket with peak lapel.
You could always style a black jacket over this Moss London slim fit red tartan check shirt.
Or as it's a tad chilly, simply wrap either of these Moss London Tartan Scarfs around you.
If you're not keen on adding tartan to your outfit or really can't get hold of anything tartan. Here are some dinner suits you can try: http://www.moss.co.uk/dinner-suits
Enjoy the night, have a sing and dance but try not to drink too much whisky.Moss Bros.