It’s almost two years since we were really allowed – or indeed even wanted to – have a party for the festive period. But this year, we’re hopeful that they’ll finally be going ahead, which leaves us all with the problem of what to wear. Should we embrace the opportunity to party like it’s our last and dress up to the nines, or go for a more low-key approach to avoid embarrassment, should your fellow party-goers not get the memo? The answer is that both are correct, it’s just a matter of what you feel comfortable in. The very easiest thing to do is look for a ‘jazzy’ shirt, worn with dark trousers and smart shoes – you’ll have made an effort and not gone overboard. If you want to go all out, a blazer or suit could be the answer (but no, not the ones you wear to work). If you’re worried about looking like you’ve dressed for a day at the office, look for items with a twist – a blazer with a wrap-front, boots with a heel instead of lace-ups, and a subtle dress watch to replace your fitness tracker for the night.
The Mayfair Guide to Men’s Occasionwear
Heading out to a party this December and wondering what to wear? Matt Hambly rounds up Mayfair's finest...
Written by Matt Hambly
2nd December 2021