When it comes to Christmas parties, you don’t have to dress up to get down. At least, not in the tux-and-all-the-trimmings way that might first come to mind. In fact, party dress codes have relaxed so much that not only is the classic black tuxedo no longer the obvious go-to for men, it can come off a little over the top too. Look sharp this season – and save yourself hours of fiddling with a bow tie in front of a YouTube tutorial – with our guide to fully festive looks beyond the tux.
Ombré check blazer, £119, and trousers, £59.99, Zara; T-shirt, £6.99, H&M; navy suede belt, £22.99, Zara; boots, similar at Reiss at John Lewis
Suit jacket, £79.99, and trousers, £39.99, Zara; pale blue T-shirt, £30, Reiss at John Lewis; leather trainers, £135, Reiss at John Lewis
Monochrome print shirt, £90, Reiss at John Lewis; black skinny jeans, £29.99, Zara; studded leather belt, £25.99, Zara; lace-up boots, £49.99, Zara; wool coat, £119, Zara