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PREPARE TO PARTY

01.11.12

With AW12’s party season on the horizon, the style options are endless for the sartorial gent this year. It’s time to reach for a palette of rich browns, deep electric blues and lighter rose hues. The look is classic with a modern edge; perfect for making a suave entrance to any events you have planned.

PREPARE TO PARTY

Scroll on for this season's most essential party looks.

Delta coat, Keeling waistcoat, Knightly Suit jacket, Bowtie vintage

LUXE LAYERS

From shirts and waistcoats to blazers and overcoats, layer up in style this party season with an array of luxurious pieces.

Delta coat, Keeling waistcoat, Knightly Suit jacket, Doyle trousers, Bowtie vintage

TOUCHES OF TRADITION

A classic cashmere scarf and polka dot pocket square will give your partywear a traditional twist.

Fielder Tuxedo, Jupiter jumperWinsdor pocket square, Ashbery scarf

LOOK SHARP

A sharp peak lapel will make your ensemble instantly party-ready.

Goodwood blazer, Fuji pocket squareWaver knit,

VIVID VELVET

Give your partywear a lavish update by opting for a velvet blazer in an emerald hue.

Goodwood blazer, Fuji pocket squareWaver knitRiley trousersWaverley pocket square

FASHION FORWARD

Pulling your lapels forward will give a classic look an instant contemporary update.

Goodwood Blazer,   Jimmie shirtOtley trousersWindsor pocket squareCutler tieTumble gloves

A BOLT FROM THE BLUE

Make a stylish entrance to any event by donning a velvet blazer in an electric blue hue.

Goodwood BlazerJimmie shirtOtley trousersWindsor pocket squareCutler tie, Tumble gloves

 

 

BOND BRILLIANCE

Channel the sartorial excellence of 007 in a timeless tux and tie.

Made to measure three-piece tuxedo, Nevis shirt, Monroe tie, Waverely pocket square

MADE TO MEASURE

Opt for three times the charm this party season in a made to measure three-piece tuxedo.

Made to measure three-piece tuxedo, Gene overcoatNevis shirtMonroe tieWaverely pocket square

COMBAT THE COLD

A velvety-soft coat with a wide faux-fur collar is the perfect piece of outerwear to fight the winter elements this party season.

Prince overcoatCarter dress shirtLaser blazerMyra bowtie

FIT FOR A PRINCE

Dress to impress even at the arrival of an event this party season by opting for a vintage-inspired overcoat.

Prince overcoatCarter dress shirtLaser blazer, Laser trousers, Tumble gloves, Myra bowtie

KEEP IT MINIMAL

Black is back this winter, so don't be afraid to reach for all dark colours when putting your party look together.

Black blazer, Black shirtBlack pocket square and Black tie.

TIME TRAVELLER

Go right back to basics this party season by opting for a vintage-inspired overcoat in a rose pink hue.

Greatstone coatSpence shirtSandman suitNulla tieAnala scarf.

 

TIME TRAVELLER

Go right back to basics this party season by opting for a vintage-inspired winter coat.

Greatstone coatSpence shirtSandman suitNulla tieAnala scarf.

 

THAT'S A WRAP

Stepping out into the cold on New Year's Eve? Wrap up in a finely knit scarf to avoid the bitter chill.

Eldon suitEcuador shirt, Undara tie, Ashberry scarf.

ELECTRIC BLUE

Make a suave style statement this winter in a sharply cut suit in cobalt. Classic style has never looked so current.

Eldon suitEquador shirtUndara tieAshberry scarf.

TOY WITH TEXTURE

Team a textured tie and suit jacket with a smooth shirt and pocket square to give your party attire some stylish contrast.

Malt suitLotus shirtSpring tieMartini pocket square.

 

REFINED RETRO

Channel days gone by this party season by choosing a mid-brown, retro suit jacket.

Malt suitLotus shirtSpring tie, Whitestone trousersMartini pocket square.

BRIGHTEN UP

Lift your party spirits in an of-the-moment rose hue blazer, complete with a quirky printed pocket square.

Shore blazer, Tommy shirt, Vincent belt, Neptune roll neckKimono pocket square, Chelsea trousers

SHOWTIME

Go to town for AW12's party season, by channeling the style of a vintage gentleman with theatrical undertones.

Shore blazer, Tommy shirtVincent beltNeptune brown,Chelsea trousersKimono pocket square, Brunswick loafers

About the Shoot

Once the last few fireworks have been sent through the sky on Bonfire Night, everyone’s attention turns to the party season. From Christmas parties to New Years Eve, this truly is the time to sharpen up and look your best.

The general mood for party wear this season is dark and refined; less in-your-face than previous years. The trick is to draw inspiration from looking back in time, while keeping another eye directly on what’s happening right now.

A retro textured suit in a warm brown shade for instance is the perfect nod to the past, while texture and colour are key tailoring trends for AW12.

For the more adventurous, go fully back to basics and opt for a vintage-inspired overcoat in a rose pink hue. A timeless design like this will hark back to simpler days gone by; perfect for layering over a tailored suit.

When it comes to picking a blazer this season, rose is once again the perfect choice from the party palette. You’ll make a stylish entrance to any event in the uplifting hue that is completely of the moment.

If you’re after something a little more understated, sophistication is key to the AW12 party season. A dark single-breasted suit, shirt, tie and pocket square will convey an elegant appeal that exudes chic style.

Whatever your year’s been like, there’s no denying that 2012 has been an eventful one. From the Queen’s Jubilee to the Olympic Games, there’s never been a better time to celebrate; which is exactly how the year should be brought to an end.

Here’s to a party season and New Year ahead filled with enjoyment... and impeccable style.