So good folk, it’s that time of year once again where thoughts turn to Christmas and with it the much anticipated – or maligned, depending on your viewpoint – Christmas party. The Christmas Party is always a tricky obstacle to navigate, not only do you have to talk you your boss but you have to try and maintain a sense of tact and decorum while at the same juncture drinking as many free champers as one can possibly lay their hands on without being ‘that guy’ who is talked about in reference to Christmas Party disasters. Click here for custom blazers that suits your styles
The Christmas Party is all about letting your hair down, it’s about forgetting the day job and actually being you instead of the work you for a change. Thus the way we present ourselves in our attire during that evening of revelry is as much a statement about our everyday selves as it is about shedding the office garb which can often make us look like robots working upon the factory line.
One of the essential ingredients of the Christmas Party is your jacket. Yes, yes, I know, you wear a jacket most days to the office, in board meetings, at your desk or schmoozing clients in swanky bars but the jacket you wear to the Christmas Party can/should be worn with chinos or jeans (I suggest jeans), an open shirt or t-shirt and shoes that are more casual than the formal brogues you wear about your office persona.
Keep the jacket relatively formal, the rest of your outfit will make sure you look relaxed enough to have a good time but not too relaxed to place your rear atop the photocopier. It goes without saying that the type of blazer you wear will depend on your physical stature but if you can wear a slim, fitted blazer then by all means go ahead.
Shops and online websites will be awash with blazers this winter but here’s just a glimpse at what’s on offer. And remember, go easy on the alcohol intake, you want to ensure you have a job to come back to after the Christmas holidays.