The end of the year is a time of family reunions, Christmas evenings at the office, if not locked at home, and New Year's Eve parties. While we may not be able to celebrate these days in greatness in 2020, it is worth preparing yourself and spending them in style.
So, what's the best outfit to wear for Christmas Eve? Don't reject a suit, but choose one in a less classic fabric. Flannel in navy blue or gray will be a good choice, as offered by Holland & Sherry in several of their collections. And why not put on a double-breasted jacket with a peak lapel collar that will give the whole outfit a vintage character? Another example is corduroy which is back in fashion in bold colors such as burgundy or dark green, perfectly paired with Christmas colors. Check out Loro Piana's “Jackets & Trousers” or Holland & Sherry's” Corduroys & Moleskin” for more choices. If you opt for such a fabric, the suit must be very well cut and adjusted to your figure and its style quite classic so that the whole is harmonious and not too old fashion.
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, a classic tuxedo with distinctive satin finishes will always be a good option if you are spending that night at an elegant gala (unlikely this year, but prepare for the future). An interesting variation of this outfit is a black velvet tuxedo. If you don't want to wear a full suit and want to feel more casual, use only the jacket. In combination with well-cut jeans in navy blue denim and a black shirt, the velvet jacket will take on a different, more relaxed character.
If you are spending this holiday season freely, at home, without entertaining guests and looking for a comfortable and light outfit, a pair of chinos and a well-cut shirt will do the trick. Nevertheless, try to choose high-quality fabrics as you want to feel comfortable during long family dinners. The best option is a material with an addition of elastane or jersey, as offered in Loro Piana's new bundle "The Smarter Trousers". You will find more fabric ideas for chinos in our next article.
The same principle applies to shirts - choose a fabric with the addition of elastane or a flannel, which has elastic properties, thus it will guarantee a comfort of wearing all night long.
Depending on how you will spend your holidays, you can choose between less formal collections, such as Classic Worsted Flannel or Cotton Classic from Holland & Sherry for your relaxed suit. As for the traditional tuxedo, a good choice will be the 150's wool from Tasmanian by Loro Piana. See more of our partners.
For formal outfits, keep a bow tie or at least a tie in matching colors. If you are spending the holidays at home, be more casual and accessorize your jacket only with a pocket square. Check here our accessories.