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Find your personal style: Occasionwear staples for every man's wardrobe

Words by Saj Azam

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Six Staples for Every Man's Festive Wardrobe

'Tis the season for parties galore and no better time than now to build the foundations of your timeless occasion wardrobe. Whether you're eagerly awaiting the festivities or looking to get through it all in one piece, there's no doubt that there's a social event or two that requires your finest garms.

Forget tired-looking polyester trousers that make you itch. Instead, rock up to this years Christmas party with craftsmanship quality pieces that'll look as good as they feel, every year. Stretchy waistbands, buttery-soft knits, ready-to-wear bow ties. Who said sophisticated occasion wear needs to be a fuss? Discover the new generation of luxurious going-out pieces and curate your ultimate eveningwear capsule wardrobe with garments that make getting dressed easy, effortless and exciting — whatever the occasion.

The Double-Strap Monk Shoes

From one of the oldest British sartorial brands, these Double-Strap Monk Shoes in grain leather with a Dainite sole are a classically chic pair. Handmade, durable and comfortable enough to be worn all evening, they'll add a sharp detail to any outfit. We suggest pairing these beauties with tailored, front-font trousers, a staple turtleneck and your favourite evening jacket.

The Classic Tweed Jacket

Made for the discerning gent, a well-structured jacket is the crux of any formal wardrobe. This one is from New & Lingwood's — the Single Breasted Roll Jacket is cut from 100% premium lambswool. Timeless in its style with a classic print, pair it with dark trousers and a white shirt for a sartorial edge that'll turn heads while keeping you cosy.

The Valiant Blue Watch by William Wood Watches makes the perfect finishing touch

The Timeless Piece

A good watch should last a lifetime of wear and occasions — and this one from luxury British brand William Wood Watches is a staple. Featuring Swiss ETA 2824 or Japanese NH35 Automatic movement with a stainless steel case and band, the Valiant Blue Watch is made entirely out of recycled fire fighting materials. An artisan piece with a great story, perfect to start a conversation at the next party.

For a Touch of Luxe

Designed in Milan, crafted in Como, this handsome Navy Blue, Pre-Tied Velvet Bow Tie from Serà Fine Silk will elevate any formal attire with ease. Finished with an adjustable strap and hook fastening, it makes getting ready as easy as possible. Wear it at your Christmas party and then again at your sister's wedding, it'll never go out of style.

Serà Fine Silk handcraft their clothing in Italy for the highest quality possible

The Sweater Vest

Italian brand Artknit's Pearl Merino Wool Vest is one of those pieces that'll flawlessly work with a casual and formal fit. Oozing elegance in 100% extra-fine Merino wool, it's great for layering under a blazer or jacket and thanks to its neutral tone, you can style it with anything from your wardrobe. And it'll keep you warm without looking bulky.

The Smartest Pyjamas

Occasionwear doesn't just end at the party, carry that impeccable tailoring and fit into bed with Hamilton and Hare's Navy Jersey Pyjama Trouser. Crafted from a lyocell and cotton blend from British back-to-basics specialists, they promise comfort, breathability and simple sophistication — so you can step out of bed looking your best. The perfect addition to your overnight bag for a sleepover at the in-laws or friends, paired with the matching Henley Jersey top.

Artknit's pieces are true sustainable luxury

Occasionwear is not just for the occasion but for every occasion. Say au revoir to the annual frantic search for the perfect, unrepeatable outfit — classic cuts, premium materials and honest craftsmanship make for today and tomorrow investment pieces that will never go out of style.

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