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; leather Chelsea boots, £85, Next; glasses, £6.99, H&M
Raspberry suit jacket, £90, Topman; black jeans, £24.99, H&M; pocket T-shirt, £9.99, Zara; white trainers, £25.99, Zara
Print cotton shirt, £30, Next; black jeans, £29.99, Zara; lace-up boots, £49.99, Zara; black wool coat, £119, Zara
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