Men’s Christmas Fashion: Although corduroy translates in to ‘Cord of the King’, we do associate it more with professors, struggling artists and the bohemian scene rather than royalty.
It is a hardwearing and warm fabric which, alas, unlike the regal velvet and super wools, will never be invited to the (black tie) ball. But for all those other festive parties and gatherings you will be attending, the corduroy suit will become a prince amongst the business suits.
Jigsaw’s Bloomsbury navy corduroy suit is woven in Italy from cotton with a slight stretch (great for all those big Xmas dinners).
Jacket is slim fit, fully lined and single breasted with two horn buttons. Price £229.
For the Christmas Party (formal but not black tie) wear the corduroy suit with a crisp white cotton double cuff shirt such as this one from River Island. Price £28.
Jigsaw adds a contemporary twist to the classic bow tie by using silk wool knitted fabric. Price £39.
For a touch of Rock Star glam, wear these silver glitter loafers by Dune. Also available in black glitter. Price £95.
If your shirt has double cuffs then WOW them with your Pop Art POW and BAM Sterling Silver cufflinks from Edge Only. Price £195.
Add a dash of dapperness with a plain silver pocket square. Topman.
And don’t forget the leather belt. M&S skinny strap double keeper. Price £15.
For the smart but casual Christmas gathering wear the corduroy suit with a denim or chambray shirt. Jaeger chambray shirt with cutaway collar. Price £40.
Choose a wool tie in a deep contrasting colour such as the festive burgundy and other dark reds. Jigsaw silk wool knitted tie comes in burgundy but is also available in navy or silver. Price £49.
To give a fresh youthful look wear with smart leather trainers such as Oliver Sweeney’s calf leather low top trainers. Price £279.
Hashtag lapel pin in sterling silver in matte or polished from Edge Only. Price £89.
And a paisley patterned pocket square. River Island.
For the more casual gatherings, wear your corduroy suit just with a simple polo neck, or a t-shirt. You could even split the suit and wear just the blazer or trousers as separates. This could become your new festive capsule wardrobe!
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