Simon Chilvers

Stylist & Journalist

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Men's Eveningwear

Posted 19 Nov 2012

What to wear to look swish to the party is a tricky balancing act.

Sometimes it's best to just go with a classic white dress shirt, tux and black shoes. Though posh t-shirts, plain polo necks and a print shirt are also now part very much part of the night time agenda.

Everyone is also mad for velvet just now - from high-street buyers to menswear editors - as I found out when I wrote this piece last week for The Guardian

Acne who have just collaborated with Mr Porter on an exclusive capsule range of evening options have included a rich red velvet DB jacket, as pictured here.

Here's 5 catwalk looks that might give you something to think about this dressing up season

Something leather, white collar + stud earring
Look 1 by YSL

Texture mixing, slippers + no tie.
Look 43 by Dries Van Noten

Three-piece, camel + polo neck.
Look 1 by Maison Martin Margiela

Neck scarf, slicked hair + contrast lapel.
Look 36 by Louis Vuitton

Print shirt, evening suit + short bomber jacket.
Look 28 by Acne