It's that time of year and we've all got at least one festive party to go to in the lead up to Christmas. The work do, the family celebration with your better half's side, the annual excuse for a big night out with your friends - whatever it is you've got in the diary, there are few better occasions to pull out the tailoring big guns and break a few black tie rules along the way. Here are 3 ways to style out the occasion:
For when you want to stand out
The statement jacket may not be for wallflowers, but the Christmas party is no time to blend into the crowd anyway. This flocked floral jacket is made for merrymaking - pair its bold pattern with slick monochrome separates and revel in your status as best dressed guest.
For when you want to feel sophisticated
If the occasion demands you make an impression, the classic tuxedo is your answer. Guaranteed to make any man look his sharpest, it's best teamed simply with a crisp white dress shirt and the eternally stylish black bow tie. Our tip? Learn how to tie it yourself
to truly mark you out as a sophisticate.
For when you want to go all out
Usually reserved for only the most formal occasions, we think a cork-popping kind of Christmas party is just as good an excuse to indulge in the white tux jacket. Famous white tux-wearers include Brian Ferry and James Bonds from Connery to Craig so you'll be in very stylish company. Break from tradition and let it shine with an all-black shirt, trousers, bow tie and polished shoes.