‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s not only Santa who’ll be rocking the red suit this year. Burgundy, maroon, wine, plum, scarlet, crimson and all shades within the red spectrum is what stylish men will be sporting this Christmas. Celebratory soirees and gatherings call for different looks dependent on the party style. That is the beauty of a tailored suit; it can be customised to compliment your personal needs.
So how do you choose the perfect red suit? Here is some guidance courtesy of custom suit company George and King’s stylist for how to wear red to this year’s festivities.
Burgundy was traditionally worn to formal events in Victorian Britain with gentlemen donning deep red coats for morning or afternoon outings. Here’s how you can inject new life into your spring summer wardrobe with this unpredictable addition.
1. For the formal invitation wear a burgundy tuxedo.
Everyone knows Ryan Gosling looks great in anything, and this custom burgundy dinner Salvatore Ferragamo suit circa Drive premier 2011 is a favourite amongst many clients. The black contrasting peak lapel on this jacket acts as a safety harness for those not ready to go full burgundy. Wear a crisp white shirt with a regular pointed collar to add a sense of occasion and a black bow tie. If you want to be particularly festive, try out Christmas themed cufflinks to up the party spirit.
2. For the day event dress it down with smart causal crimson.
If getting dressed up for a Christmas party just isn’t you then customise your look to suit your personal style. Choose a slim fit suit in a dark crimson or scarlet with a slim notch lapel. Choose an unstructured sports jacket instead of a traditional full canvas blazer. That way you can wear your white Converse or Adidas originals and still look ready to party. Wear a square collar on your shirt and go for one button rather than a French cuff. Paisley or wide striped shirt would complete this look.
3. For the party of the year wear statement pattern piece.
Moving away from flat a tonal colour, the adventurous should go for a Windowpane or Prince of Wales check print in a bright red. Customise the lapel and buttonhole stitching in white and wear with a double ply button down collar shirt. Highly polished black shoes and paisley accessories are the perfect additions to compliment this look.
Christmas is the perfect excuse to dress fancy. George & King specialise in custom tailored suits book your appointment today to receive your made to measure suit in time for your Christmas party. As a bonus, right now they have 10% off for all Fashion Weekly readers. All accessories available from George & King.
Words: Hannah Croly.