Formal Fashion: Harrods Holiday 2013 Lineup

Posted on December 10, 2013


Stefano_Ricci_ensembleRepresentatives of Harrods recently asked me to write a paid post about some of the formal menswear on offer from the luxury department store and I figured it was about time I ventured into the realm of formal fashions. While I will always champion traditional style over contemporary fashion, it seems like a good idea to check in on the latter every now and then simply as a matter of general interest.

So here’s a look some of the interesting options available from Harrods this holiday season.  (Just try to overlook the unshaven models with uncovered shirt navels, unhemmed jacket sleeves and/or unsuitable dress shoes.)

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Dark blue continues to be a popular colour on in formal collections these days and works quite nicely in the context of plush velvet dinner jackets. From left to right: Harrods (£799), Z Zegna (£825) and Lanvin (£1,650).

Harrods

The Harrods of London Dinner Suit (£599) is both classic and affordable.

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A bottle green Richard James Shawl Collar Mohair Suit ( £849).

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BOSS Black Man Dinner Suit (£650). The stately peak lapels aren’t enough to rescue the jacket from the busy, proletarian aesthetics of the two front buttons and three flap pockets.

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Byard Tailored Evening Suit by Paul Smith London (£850). The jacket’s button stance seems awfully high, to the point of being more aligned with the nipples than the waist.

Armani

The Armani Collezioni Giorgio Tuxedo (£1,100) is another conventional take on formal elegance.

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This Stefano Ricci Herringbone Tuxedo Jacket is possibly my favourite of all the Harrod’s offerings but at a whopping £3,950 is not likely to end up in my closet any time soon.