🎁12 Posts of Christmas, Post 12 – Outfit Ideas For The Upcoming Festivities

Words by Isaac Perry & Keanu Adorable

With all the festivities ahead, there’s no excuse not to have outfits for each occasion. Even though the weather has been really rough lately, (there’s snow though, that’s good right?!) you don’t have to just pick the thickest pieces of clothing from your wardrobe and put them all on without thought. Let us help you with some outfit ideas you can rock around the Christmas tree (or not).

Christmas Eve/Day

Topman Oversized Checkered Flannel

Flannel shirts are the perfect garment for a smart casual look, with them being incredibly comfortable yet looking the part and with this one only being ÂŁ10, what are you waiting for?

Levi’s 511 Slim-Fit Tapered Jeans

A black pair of jeans is such a classic look which can be dressed up or not, we all know the quality that Levi’s is known for and these jeans definitely do not fall short.

Grenson Declan Chelsea Boots

The Declan boot is a perfect fit with our other picks, Grenson showcases some of the finest handmade boots in England, so don’t miss out on these beauties and all their other amazing selections.

Threadbare Fairisle Turtle Neck Christmas Jumper

 

For Christmas Eve we feel a smart casual look is perfect for whether you want to go out or stay in and enjoy a nice meal with your family, however, a Christmas jumper is a must have at this time of the year, with the largest option being found on ASOS. Who says Christmas jumpers have to be cringy?

Boxing Day

Zimmerli Silk Piped Pyjama Set

We’re an advocate of being cosy and staying in during Boxing Day, away from the masses of people trying to fight each other unnecessarily for items they could probably buy cheaper at any other point time of the year. This silk pyjama by Zimmerli is the perfect outfit to just relax, listen to some music and drink a hot beverage

New Years Eve

O’Keeffe Felix Suede Wingtip Brogues 

New years eve is a time of celebration, so if you want to look the part the classic brogue silhouette is the way to go, however, O’Keeffe offers colour variants rarely seen, with this product being a prime example, spice it up a little bit.

Jigsaw Italian Wool Cotton Single Pleated Trousers

A simple but quality pair of trousers is essential for every man’s wardrobe, with some of our favourites being from Jigsaw, these trousers are made from a cotton wool blend, with a relaxed silhouette, perfect for a smart evening.

Noose and Monkey Floral Shirt

A plain white shirt with a little something to set you apart from the crowd. Noose and Monkey offers a selection of shirts, which would all suit this outfit perfectly so why not go and take your pick.

Reiss Gable Wool-Blend Overcoat

The weather may not be beautiful but this piece is, and with the chilly winds and snow coming around you won’t be able to leave your house without a coat this Christmas, with the gable wool blend coat offering warmth along with a pinch style and class, something which Reiss continuously showcase.

🎄12 Posts of Christmas, Post 3- Ideal Christmas Gifts for Guys🎁

Words by Isaac Perry & Keanu Adorable

Ah the Christmas season, tis’ the time for singing Christmas carols off tune, wearing ugly Christmas jumpers in the office and spoiling ourselves and our loved ones with food and gifts. Here at Clothes Make The Man, we always ensure that we give you the best choices for gifts for men, whether it be for you, your brother, dad, uncle, grandpa etc. We’ve made that job a bit easier by picking out or choices for the Ideal Christmas Gifts for Guys – at different price points!

Junya Watanabe x The North Face Hooded Shell Down Puffer Jacket

From what we have seen so far this season is going to be a cold one, so to keep you warm on those winter days this collaboration by renowned Japanese designer Junya Watanabe and outdoor company Northface is the perfect mixture; being style and keeping you warm with essential colours such as blue, green and black being available, it’s a wise investment we think!

Ted Baker Switzer Paisley Mulberry Silk Tie

For those smarter days, a tie never goes amiss. Ted Baker offers its own individual designs like this Paisley patterned tie along with many other colourways, paired with the correct suit they take the look to another level, you interested?

Tommy Hilfiger Cotton Cashmere Scarf Blend

The colder season has hit and will continue, the perfect accessory to add something to your look whilst keeping you toasty at the same time with this Tommy Hilfiger cotton cashmere scarf. A perfect gift for those who feel the cold this Christmas (dad and grandad would appreciate this very well in our opinion), if paired with the red festive colour, what’s not to like?

Whistles Deconstructed Overcoat

We’re a firm believer that every man should have an overcoat in their wardrobe, and we think that this deconstructed overcoat from Whistles is a great choice to give someone who is need of a quality piece of garment. It can be worn over a suit to give an outfit an edge or wear with jeans and knitwear on weekends away or days off in the city.

Jigsaw Made In Scotland Beanie

In order to keep warm and battle the weather, you need to protect your noggin’, and we have the product just for that, with this snug and neat fitting beanie from Jigsaw made from 100% wool knitted by a Scottish mill renowned for its knitwear since 1845. With a unique brushed texture and thick ribbed contrast turn-up hem, wear with the matching scarf for a cosy winter look.

Miansai 18ct Gold Plated Screw Cuff Bracelet

Jewellery in men’s fashion is on the uprise, beginning to dominate the men’s accessories industry after taking a dip, they can complete a look, even make the look and a timeless piece such as the cuff bracelet you can never go wrong with, Miansai’s being one of our favourite picks for this Winter.

MICROSOFT – Xbox One X Console

What man wouldn’t want to find this sleek black number under his tree ? With 40% more power than any other console, experience immersive true 4K gaming with Microsoft’s Xbox One X. Blockbuster titles look great, run smoothly, and load quickly even on a 1080p screen. This console also works with all your Xbox One games and accessories as well as Xbox Live, the most advanced multiplayer network, giving you more ways to play. Games play better on Xbox One X !!!! Form an orderly queue gents.

Jameson Select Reserve

Ohhhhhh the weather forecasters are predicting a white Christmas and what bettering way to keep you warm than with a nice bottle of Jameson Select Reserve is a rich and luxurious premium Irish whiskey, made from a rare blend of small batch grain whiskey, not found in any other Jameson expression and single Irish pot still whiskey. A beautiful sipping whiskey, smooth and silky with a light vanilla note and a lovely light touch.

Tis The Season To Be Stylish – A Guide For Christmas Outings

by Keanu Adorable

Tis the season of blessings and joy, and there’s no excuse to just throw on a Christmas jumper that you dug out from the back of your closet that you got from your mum or significant other from last year or could even be the year before. Whether you’ll be roasting chestnut on the open fire or down the pub with your mates, we here at Clothes Make The Man are going to make sure you are prepared for the season’s events ahead and have your Christmas wardrobe covered.

Christmas Office Party

Dressing the part and knowing what to wear can sometimes be a tricky issue, should it be super formal or super casual, or somewhere in-between? A no brainer and the key piece of fashion advice when dressing, you should wear what the occasion dictates. If there is a dress code or theme to the party, then stick to that.. A perfectly tailored suit that’s easily adaptable or semi-formal blazers and trousers will complement cocktail looks. Keep things classic with dusky navies, subdued cobalt and muted greys. Stick to tailored suits that are fitted, but not too tight. Keep blazers figure hugging, fresh and modern and alter pants to just skim the top of the footwear.

Blazer

Shirts

Fitted dress shirts are proper, classic and safe in whites or powder blues. With that in mind, a modern or brighter patterned button down shirts can give a new edge to your outfit, provided they are not too over the top. Build on the colour of your suit with complementary shades that will look presentable and well put together.

Shoes

Great shoes should not be overlooked or underestimated. A traditional round toe leather Oxford is timeless and the shoe of choice for that smart attire look. Upgrade your style in authentic leathers and switch things up with different textures like brogue punch holes. Loafers can be considered if the event is less formal but keep them relatively classic with colours in and black, navy or brown.

Christmas Eve

Whichever style Christmas Eve you tend to have, it’s also a good time to chuck on some fresh threads and look your best. This night is one of the best times to get together with friends and have a good drink down your local or have a more traditional family gathering and a takeaway or head out for a meal, casual attire would suit best, but it’s important to add a bit of a bit of swagger too. Pieces we recommend are overcoats and roll neck sweaters that will keep you warm, these can paired with smart trousers and smart looking trainers.

 

Christmas Day

Start the day of right with with these pair of White Company Pyjamas, will make sure you get a good nights sleep for the big day, and feel the warm cheerful christmas spirit with your family.

The Perfect Replacement to the Christmas Jumper

Words by Charlie Britton

The Christmas jumper. Oh what a sight to see. Some may say it’s a seasonal staple or a traditional Christmas law that we must abide, and I for one cannot stand it! (Bah Humbug!)
Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. Sitting around the table with the loved ones, wearing silly hats and accidentally ‘Christmas cracking’ a nail clipper into your food. Drinking sherry although secretly we hate it and heating up wine like it’s the smart thing to do… I mean yeah, we’re quite strange in our traditions but I for one wouldn’t change them for the world. Except Christmas knitwear. Why do we do this to ourselves?

Here at Clothes Make The Man, I’d say we’re split on our thoughts with regards to Yuletide sweaters, but I’m going to take you through some perfect examples of how to strut that Crimbo spirit, without the fashion faux pas!

christmas hats m&s
These guys are from this years Marks and Spencer’s Winter range. Okay, admittedly the pudding beanie is a bit out there, but it’s an accessory so it’s okay! Don’t fancy sporting a pudding on your pudding? Opt for the Fair Isle knitted beanie, a nice accessory to keep your head warm and fit in with the Christmas colours.

john lewis jumpers
It seems the Fair Isle design has taken centre stage this Christmas with John Lewis  and they’re collection of Winter wools. Both of these jumpers are fit for the occasion, with the Fair Isle jumper taking a slightly more ‘Christmassy’ swing. Alternatively, opt for this chunky red cable zip jumper, something which you could rock all winter without turning too many heads.

factface socks xmas
A subtle pair of socks is definitely an option for those who want to keep it extra low key! Fat Face have a great selection of Christmas socks, in a range of different colours. These two are definitely my favourite, and the remain quite neutral as far as socks go. Of course, if you want a pair with a bit more personality, have a look at their ‘Not just for Christmas’ socks.

Debenhams tiesOf course I couldn’t forget a good ol’ Christmas tie. Debenhams has a huge range of Christmas ties, some slightly louder then others but hey, each to their own right! These two guy are my favourite as they both wear the Christmas season colours, but still say ‘Hey, I mean business!’. The red Lands End tie sports a snowflake pattern on a silk and wool fabric, but the blue The Collection tie wins for it for me as everyone needs Rudolph at Christmas, but please keep the reindeer jumper in the wardrobe!

christmas jumpers
Lastly, if you really cant imagine a Christmas without one, have a gander of this years Christmas jumper range at Topman. They have a pretty witty selection of Xmas prints to get you through the holiday season, and to be quite honest, I kinda’ like them.. Yeah, that’s right, I like a Christmas jumper! My favourite has to be the Sleigh My Name jumper, it’s hilariously witty and beautifully black, proving you don’t need red’s and greens to pull of a Crimbo knit. I’ve also picked out the Christmas Jumpers Are Dead knit for those of you who would happily strut your inner Grinch. It’s still fabulously festive and I really can’t help but love the irony.

On a last note Gents, if you’re sporting a festive jumper this Christmas, get involved with Christmas Jumper Day. It’s in aid of Save The Children, and every little really does help. You can read more about it here – About Christmas Jumper Day – and see how lives are being transformed across the world. Let’s get silly for a serious cause.