As social invitations arrive in abundance, the party season for AW13 promises sumptuously soft texture in muted hues. Cut a rakish figure with a time-tested silhouette, but take a cue from the season’s offering of opulent details.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – or so the old adage goes – and what better way to ring in this season’s social engagements than by dressing with sartorial splendour? Whether it’s in the peak of a lapel, the pleat of a shirt, or in the finish of a fabric, each of this season’s lavish pieces look even better upon closer inspection. So, when you’re descending the stairs as part of your grand entrance or pressed gently close to another mid-dance, the finer details of your ensemble will withstand the scrutiny of sartorially minded spectators.
Make sure that you greet your fellow revellers with a grace that’s instantly apparent. For this stick to trusty tailoring stalwarts rendered in classic cloths. A closely tailored tuxedo jacket with sharply peaked lapels is ideal for those in search of a contemporary shape, alternatively for a boxier build seek out a double breasted suit which will offer the promise of a solid silhouette. For fashion finesse from head-to-toe opt for a three piece suit to cover all elements of tailoring, but for an air of insouciance slip a fine knit polo neck beneath your chosen blazer.
This season’s most voguish party looks boast richly opulent textures, but they’re tempered by a restrained palette which manifests in tones taken from twilight and dawn. This is illustrated best by beautiful overcoats which are sure to take a starring role in your party ensemble. Faux-fur trim collars add tactile textural contrast, and the resulting sartorial outlook is one that is unashamedly resplendent and poised.
To complete your look don’t forget the smaller details. Shrewd embellishments speak of a discerning taste for the finer things in life, so make sure that all of your finishing touches add a refined sartorial full stop. Accessorise your tailoring astutely by opting for shoes crafted from fine Italian leather, or add a fine flourish with a silken accessory.
So, whether you’re cutting shapes on the dance floor or propping up the bar, your party wear will ensure that your finest sartorial foot is firmly placed forward.