’Tis the season: Dress To Impress This Christmas

Whatever the occasion, put your best foot forward with our sartorial tips on dressing for the upcoming festivities with Gieves & Hawkes’ new-season evening wear.

Christmas is the most sociable time of year, when every weekend is positively jam-packed with festive cheer. Whether it’s the annual office party, a sophisticated New Year’s Eve soirée or simply catching up with friends to reminisce on the year gone by, now’s the time to make sure your wardrobe can keep up with your schedule.

Headed by creative director, John Harrison, this season sees the return of old emblems, classic themes and the introduction of some exciting new graphics, in a collection of timeless staple pieces and accessories designed for the modern gentleman.

Since the mid-1900s, Gieves & Hawkes has been the chosen outfitter to the British Navy. The Autumn / Winter range pays subtle homage to this rich naval heritage, with newly discovered maritime motifs and sartorial nods to the past running throughout the entire collection. The result is a series of contemporary, beautifully made investment pieces that are guaranteed to add an elegant twist your festive fashion statements.

When it comes to making a good impression, you can’t go wrong with a classic tuxedo. The key is to keep the look up-to-date with modern fabrics and colours. Midnight blue is a sophisticated and contemporary alternative to traditional black. Our ribbed evening jacket certainly fits the bill, made from 100% wool with contrasting silk jacquard lapels bearing this season’s signature motif of air bubbles rising to the surface.

Of course, the Christmas period allows for a degree of sartorial razzamatazz. With this in mind, our beautiful Velvet Formal Jacket will add a pinch of spice to any festive ensemble. Made from luxurious Italian velvet, the jacket is butter-soft to the touch and will keep you nice and snug when temperatures dip. Keep things simple underneath with a classic black shirt or polo neck, or continue the 1970s homage with a jacquard silk tie, scarf and pocket square in complementary jewel tones. It is Christmas after all…

Accessories can make or break your outfit, so invest wisely. Continue the subtle naval theme with our 100% silk abstract swirl tie, which comes in rich burgundy, navy and blue. Another archive emblem introduced this season is the Gieves & Hawkes 1772 Crown Ship monogram, which was initially gifted to Robert Gieve by the British Navy. The crown can be seen in a number of key Gieves & Hawkes accessories this year, including an elegant silk pocket square and beautiful hand-enamelled cufflinks; the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.


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