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MWD: THE FINE DETAILS

29.11.13

As the party season fast approaches, make sure that you’re suitably attired from head-to-toe, and don’t neglect the smaller considerations which have the ability to make or break an outfit. Here’s our guide to the pieces which should be on your sartorial radar for the party season ahead.

Square Details

By simply slipping a silken pocket square into the breast pocket of your blazer or suit jacket, you can instantly add a dapper finishing flourish to your ensemble. Want to avoid accessory overkill? Then eschew your neck tie in favour of this small square of cloth.

This season, our design team was inspired by vintage prints, so they scoured menswear archives to find the forgotten prints which deserved to be reintroduced to a new audience.

On Reiss: For subtle monochromatic style, pop Hampton into your chest pocket, but if you covet a more intricate design Vinton will add vivid pattern to your look.

Toe The Line

For the social season’s closing moments we firmly believe that shoes should foremost be comfortable companions to a night spent tearing up the dancefloor. For this, you’ll need a pair which will facilitate dancing, standing – and perhaps – stumbling.

For maximum comfort and style, there’s no substitute for high-quality leather which will not only look the part, but will become more distinguished with time.

On Reiss: Hand-finished and Italian-made, our recommendations Rossmore and Fife come with impeccable pedigrees.

All Tied Up

When we think of occasion dressing, our first thought is often what we’ll be sporting around our necks. For black tie it’s a no-brainer: a neat bow tie. But, just because this dress code is prescriptive, it doesn’t have to be restrictive.

On Reiss: Break the mould at a black tie event – but only slightly- by opting for Dexter whose knitted weave will add subtle textural style. Similarly our Cutler knitted silk tie offers an opportunity to add colour and texture to an otherwise sober party ensemble.