Break free from the formal dress codes so entrenched in the year's closing social occasions; for this consider a printed shirt. Eye-catching and unorthodox the design is a sure-fire way to make a sartorial statement that will endure long after the lights go on at the end of the night. In this week's Menswear Diaries, we show you how to incorporate this pinnacle of partywear into your wardrobe.

Model wears the Orbit red patterned shirt


With its rippling geometric pattern, the blue orbit shirt champions directional design which is sure to garner attention. Let the print’s bold design stand out by pairing with turned-down tailoring. For this don a black suit, worn with black patent dress shoes, finally fold a blue pocket square into your blazer’s breast pocket to complement the shirt’s hue.

The Clooney double breasted grey coat, the Ripple black blazer, the Dan blue patterned pocket square, the Drum black patent leather shoes, the Heaver black tailored trousers 


Burgundy is one of this season’s most stylish shades and feels ever so relevant for the year’s final chapters with its rich, robust wintry appeal. Pair a burgundy shirt with a dark charcoal suit and fine brown leather accessories for a look that’s pitch-perfect, though anything but predictable. The Gilstone charcoal blazer, the Brody navy coat, the Gilstone charcoal trousers, the Sanchez brown leather patterned belt, the Zoot dark brown double monk strap shoes


Intricate and statement-making, the Ranger shirt is the subtlest way to add pattern to your party look. So, to keep your look suitably tasteful, pair this design-led shirt with tactile navy corduroy suiting, finishing your look with a soft grey Epsom overcoat and natty black tasselled loafers.

What to wear: the Pontus navy corduroy blazer, the Genesis grey Epsom coat, the Pontus navy corduroy trousers, the Sinoloa tasselled black loafers Discover our men's partywear trend, Dressed To Kill