Celebrate like a Gentleman: Dinner Jackets

December 26th, 2014

New Year’s Eve – the one night a year that calls for a dinner jacket – is just around the corner.

There’s no better way to start a new year than partying like a gentleman.

Here are some ideas on celebrating in style.

Shawl Dinner Jacket

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The shawl dinner jacket (in black, midnight blue or charcoal grey) is a staple in a well-dressed gentleman’s wardrobe. Look for a trim-cut jacket with a one-button front and you’ll be covered for formal events as well as casual evenings out (more on that later).

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Black Essential Trouser

Textured White Broadcloth Shirt

Velvet Evening Jacket

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As we mentioned in our Guide to Holiday Styles, velvet is for celebrating. Burgundy perforated velvet, with cashmere trousers, is for celebrating all night long.

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White Broadcloth Shirt

  • Perforated velvet dinner jacket by Gucci ·
  • Black silk tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label ·
  • Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic ·
  • White/black micro check cashmere trousers by Hickey ·
  • Black leather loafers by Bally
  • · White Dress Shirt by Hugo Boss

Off-White Show Piece

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For the bolder man, there’s the off-white dinner jacket (and a midnight blue velvet trouser/waistcoat combo).

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Textured White Broadcloth Shirt

  • Off-white shawl dinner jacket by Our Legacy ·
  • Black silk grosgrain bowtie by Brooks Brothers ·
  • Black leather shoes by Incedo
  • · White formal shirt by Hugo Boss

Thanks, as always, for reading. Hope you’re gearing up for a fantastic New Year celebration!

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

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