Cocktail Attire for Men

It has been quite a while since we have talked about smart apparel. Why don’t we get into the thick of things by making it about cocktail attire? The main reason why we are going to discuss cocktail attire today, is that when it comes to evening social events this attire is often the go-to dress code. A typical cocktail attire has equal parts of elegance and comfort. This fashionable style blends formality with personality. So, while you can’t get away with just throwing on your usual black tux, you can get creative. At Niro Fashion we are all about creating well-dressed men. Since the sharp dressing game is all about picking out the perfect suit to enhancing it with the ideal accessories, today we are going to look at how the smart dressers do it.

First things first, a cocktail attire is a semi-formal style of dress for gentlemen. Its roots can be traced back to the early half of the 20th century. Remember that it was a time where casual clothes of today like the denim jeans and the cotton T-shirt were non-existent. A cocktail party also happened to be a place where noblemen and rich businessmen gathered together. It was a setting where anything from finding a business deal to meeting the love of your life could happen. Such an event deserved nothing short of an attire that brought out the best in a man. So choosing a suit is a general requirement, but choosing one that is contemporary and fashionable is the trick to pulling off this code in style.
Niro Fashion Bespoke Suit for Men
•    Suiting, Blazers & Trousers: A wonderfully tailored bespoke suit that brings out the best of your physique is where it all begins. Darker coloured suits are generally the traditional choice. It is best to choose the ‘classic’ way of doing things by going with colours like dusky navies, subdued cobalt and muted greys. A semi-formal blazer is also a fine alternative to a splendid suit jacket if you are looking to create your own unique style. Complete this look with a pair of tailored trousers that accentuate the flair of your suit jacket well.
Men's Elegant White Shirt
•    Shirts: A well-fitted dress shirt is the only thing that can complement the charisma of your suit jacket or blazer. Plain t-shirts or polo shirts are a big no-no. Pick out a solid coloured dress shirt in white or light shades of blue, depending upon your choice of colour of your suit jacket and trousers. If you are looking to stand out from a crowd of plain and solid coloured shirts, you can adopt the unconventional style of a patterned shirt.
Men's Formal Shoes
•    Shoes: Leather Oxford shoes were the choice of footwear for cocktail parties back in the day. This classic style is relevant and charming even today. Brogue shoes are a modern day alternative to the resounding brilliance of Oxford shoes. With society in love with casual clothing like never before all over the world, loafer shoes have become acceptable at ‘less formal’ gatherings.
Silk Tie for Men
•    Tie: The neat and dapper look of a cocktail party ensemble can be made interesting with patterned designs on your silk ties. Slim ties are a great way to add a lot of interest to this ensemble as well. A tie is one place where you can really let your hair down and look to express yourself.

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