STAND OUT AT YOUR WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY

We have all been there at our work Christmas parties when the gentlemen turn up in their hired dinner jackets, plain white wing-tip shirt, that has just been dusted off for its once a year outing and a black bow tie. Thinking you look great you waddle in to the venue looking exactly the same as the penguin next to you. Where's the personal style? 

On the flip side. The ladies have planned their christmas party outfits for the last two months, down to the tiniest details, whilst ensuring that no one else has 'their' dress.

This year, I want to challenge men to be more adventurous and personalise their style during this years party season. You could do this by choosing a coloured bow tie, a different style diner jacket or even a different colour. Avoid white tuxedos unless you are the life and soul of the party, or the company director! 

THE WHITE PIN COLLAR - ABOVE

Go back to the 1920's swing party vibe by opting for a crisp white pin collar shirt. Not designed to be worn with bow ties as the pin collar's job is to champion the tie by pushing it forward. Go for a semi skinny tie because that will form the perfect knot which is not too large. Further customisation can be achieved by wearing different colours or styles of collar pin bars. 

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THE ALL BLACKS - ABOVE

Dedicated the the Rugby World Cup winning All-Blacks team, this all black style takes the trophy. In the look I'm wearing a black pin collar shirt, black semi skinny silk paisley tie, black & grey pocket square and finished off with a black Swarovski collar bar.

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THE MONOCHROME CHECK - ABOVE

Are you indecisive? Black or White? Opt for this awesome monochrome check shirt. The shirt has a classic downwards collar which worn with a bow tie is a modern look which has been seen on the celebrity red carpet. This shirt would be perfect to use as your normal office attire after the event.

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THE CLASSIC - ABOVE

If you want to utilise what you already have in you wardrobe. Pick out your classic white shirt and throw on a bow-tie and accessorise.

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THE TAB COLLAR - ABOVE

Is the Pin Collar a step too far up the sartorial ladder? Then you must go for the Tab Collar. This tab collar shirt has all the normal tuxedo touches including a marcella fabric on the bib front.

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THE ULTIMATE - ABOVE

If you want to draw plaudits for style this is what you need to be wearing for your staff christmas party. This monochrome check pin collar shirt and black tie combo oozes style.

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Photo Credit Sophie Milner