There’s been a revolution in Men’s party style this season. Whether it’s a DJ night, a sit-down dinner, a formal outdoor get-together with the boss or a networking binge, be on fleek! By Riya Malik
It’s harder for men than women—to keep their party-dressing different from other celebrations—but with a few key tweaks and style staples you can infuse serious personality into your party wardrobe without overdoing it.
The focus here is not about psychedelic lights and boom boom parties. This is about adults getting together to relax of an evening, to enjoy good company, mellow conversations and select music. Speaking of dressing for the occasion, male modern couture is about recognising the overall impression you want to convey, and then building your look to make sure you’re on point. For instance, a sense of humour can be conveyed with a quirky print on a pocket scarf, even while leaving the rest of your outfit straightforward. A casual man bag with a sharp suit can show you don’t take yourself too seriously. Contrasting shoes can
show you know how to take risks. All of these touches can also effortlessly go from work to playtime, a key necessity when social obligations and pressing work schedules collide.
Add a New Hue: Copper?
Party Pastels (or Whites?): Why Not?
One on-trend way:layering shades of the same hue, from light to dark, is a seriously stylish way to look season ready – the layers add warmth and cosiness – but the different tones give the look more ‘depth’ and add a modern vibe,
Not ready to give up your greys and navies just yet? Contrast pastels with a season-appropriate dark – charcoal trousers and a printed summer blue; pale yellow offset against dark tan – to lighten a look that’s too heavy.
Prints too, are now Party-Ready!
Prints offer the perfect way to express your personality; they’re also a great way to infuse a touch of contemporariness into a wardrobe of suits and sleek tailoring. This season’s favourites include lush botanicals and the classic paisley, as well as more playful bird prints and quirky one-offs.Another huge direction for prints this season is crafts inspired – but on modern silhouettes. Think a tribal print on a sweatshirt, not a kurta, and you’ll know what we mean.
An even easier way to use prints? Take them into your accessories – starting with the pocket square that shows up every where this season! Use prints cleverly to add any type of personality you want: a plain red for drama; a fun print for lightness; a contrasting shade to break monotony; a monochrome one to offset a match elsewhere.
Fit has never mattered more
That philosophy informs everything this season – T-shirts are fluid but not shapeless; shirts flatter but don’t cling; pants follow a lean line but they’re not stretch denim. Bomber jackets lose their grunge and become more form-fitting. Fabric and tailoring are the mainstays this season. So head for The Arvind Store (TAS) – just make sure you have some time in hand and give yourself up to the experts at TAS.
A Few Subtle Style Tips to Try
A suit. A tie. A pocket square. An overcoat over a suit for an outdoor do? No socks? Absolutely! Slim pants cut at the ankle throw your shoes into spotlight, and getting rid of socks makes the look a ton more casual – immediately putting you in the uber-stylish league with little effort.
Layer like a pro Layering isn’t just for girls and knowing how to do it well is an art. Choose light weight fabrics, tailored well, and you’ll add on structure without bulk. A particular favourite this season is the knee-length coat, worn with a shorter waistcoat or blazer. This has all the formality of a three piece but is more chic than corporate.
5 Looks to Try This Party Season!
2. Keep that beard: Yes, don’t brush aside this grooming tip; it’s trending this Autumn Winter.Just keep off the scruffy look.
3. Don the coat and pair it to keep the palette casual. Check out the combination from Arvind (see below); and undo the top button, throw off the tie; and if it’s a daytime do, don’t forget the stylish shades and pocket square.Little things count.
5. Buy – or get tailored – a knee length A-line coat (check facing page). It’s the length the seriously trendy will wear this season. And it’s effective over jeans and tailored pants.