With Christmas just over a week away and the weather only getting colder, this week’s outfit is all about keeping the cold out and the warm in. It’s not always practical or convenient for men to wear a full suit under a coat and, should the event being attended by a more casual affair, can often result in you feeling a tad overdressed. On top of this you have the issue of creasing up your newly pressed suit under your coat which looks neither smart nor stylish. As a solution, we’ve put together an outfit that is simple and smart but flexible enough to work in a variety of smart/casual events this Christmas season.
The outfit is based around a light navy coat combined with a slim fit white shirt and navy tie, the aim being to create the look of a suit jacket without requiring another layer. This is then accessorized with a bright red scarf to add a splash of colour to the upper half of the body and provide a warm contrast between the navy and white. The lower half of the outfit incorporates a simple black belt and grey suit trousers or smart jeans. The grey adds a slightly more casual feel to the whole ensemble without losing the overall smart look that we’re aiming for.
Coat – T.M. Lewin
Shirt – Thomas Pink
Tie – Vivienne Westwood
Scarf – Johnstons of Elgin
Trousers – Reiss
Belt – Moss Bros
This outfit is inspired by a combination of some of the classic tailored looks from Mad Men, Christmas Holiday and It’s A Wonderful Life ensuring we kept a Christmas feel to the outfit’s construction. It’s a versatile look that should see you through a variety of events and can be swapped out for different styles and colours, we highly recommend using a plaid or tweed coat to add a “gentleman’s edge” to the whole attire.
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By Adam Walker