Our 'Cocktail' Dress Code 101
Frequently used, rarely understood.
The cocktail dress code has been confusing party goers for the better part of a century, and possibly never more so than right now. As we all emerge from our pandemic stupor and events return with a vengeance the mere mention of a dress code can feel like a lot of pressure…
But it shouldn’t. Getting dressed should be a delight! And to ensure it’s just that, we’re providing a fool proof 101 guide to cocktail dressing to ensure that you can make the most of the silly season and all the jolly it brings.
The finishing touch: cufflinks
Nothing says ‘party’ like a subtle touch of bling. A tasteful way to integrate this into your ensemble is via a set of cufflinks. Whether you opt for a timeless mother of pearl set or something a little more festive, a glimpse of these peeking out from a jacket sleeve instantly adds a sense of occasion.
Twinkle toes: suit shoes
Men’s suit shoes are often the last considered but one of the most crucial elements to an outfit. When the eye travels, they are the last thing the viewer sees and therefore leave a lasting impression. With this in mind, it pays to invest in your footwear.
For a cocktail event, there’s no going past a black derby or brogue. Classic, understated and versatile to a tee, this is a shoe that will have you covered for most occasions.