Having fun with men’s formal wear can be a bit of a challenge. The black suit jacket gathering dust at the back of your wardrobe is undoubtedly chic. However, after months of loungewear, you’ll forgive me for suggesting a standard suit jacket might not fit the bill for a well-dressed menswear revival.
Add a little silk, satin or even velvet, into the mix for a celebration of texture and flare. It will bring a touch of opulence to your evening wear aesthetic that ought to leave you shaken, not merely stirred. We’ve brought together a selection of pieces to make you stand out from the hypothetical crowd.
The men’s dress shoe sections from most fashion retailers can feel like a monotonous wall of black and brown leather. It often doesn’t get more exciting than a gold buckle or colour lace.
Perhaps isolation brings the perfect chance to experiment with something a little more daring, and push the boundaries of your fashion comfort zone from the security of your own home.
Pattered loafers and smart shoes have been on high-fashion catwalks for years. We think it’s time the every-man had a go at pulling off this trend. But if getting that dressed up is not your thing, you can always opt for a cool pair of tricked-up kicks.
We have put together a collection of audacious and stylish footwear that ranges from baroque to graphic.
Quirky Bow Ties
Staying home has already blurred the lines between active-wear and office-wear, why not let it take us back in time.
Elevate any old dress shirt with a bow tie. Or, make a wholehearted nod to the flamboyant men of the 18th century Europe and pair with a ruffled shirt, cane and top hat. Not only are they super fun, but they also offer a way to experiment with colour, texture and fabric without pushing yourself too far or breaking the bank.
We’ve curated a list of gorgeous pieces destined to make your next champagne infused weeknight dinner feel like a night to remember, but our favourite might just be this stylish twist on the classic piece from the most dapper of them all, Tom Ford.