So you want to look like you know what your doing? Whilst not letting your sartorial standards down? Well look not further…the exclusive Gold Capsule Collection from Hugo Boss is not only engineered to perform but to look seriously good at the same time! made from innovative S.Café® fabric for quick-drying moisture management and odour control.
Wet weather season may have arrived but being well prepared means you needn’t sacrifice on style in favour of keeping dry. The classic overcoat is an essential winter wardrobe staple, thanks to its unique combination of water-repelling properties and gentlemanly appeal.
The C-Dias coat by Hugo Boss is a must-have for both the professional and those who want an off-duty look that doesn’t compromise classic style for comfort. Stay smart in the April showers in a simple but effective style merging practical water-repelling fabric with the signature attention to detail for which the menswear designer is best known, including three-button front fastening, buttoned sleeves and branded under-collar leather trim. Navy is timeless, meaning this overcoat will see you through plenty of British washout winters.
Slip over a navy or black suit when the workday beckons, before making like Steve McQueen and layering your overcoat with dark chinos and a simple charcoal polo neck T-shirt for an off-duty look. When it comes to footwear, Chelsea boots, trainers and smart business brogues will all work well with what is set to become one of the most versatile coats you’ll ever own.
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'Tis the season of the black tie party, but get the look wrong and you run the risk of your invite to next year’s festive soirees going astray with the rest of the Christmas post. Black tie has been around since the 1800s, long before the word ‘trend’ filtered into our vocabulary, yet it is one look which never fails to throw even the most sartorially gifted into disarray. Fortunately, we have the know how you need to avoid any dress code conundrums this Christmas and New Year, starting with these most common black tie mistakes.
Confusing a dinner suit with a black suit
A black suit and a black dinner suit are not one and the same. Whilst a dinner suit will see you channel James Bond, a black suit is more likely to see you confused for the wine waiter, so don’t make the mistake of thinking you can get away with your failsafe black suit for a black tie affair. Peaked lapels in a subtly contrasting fabric to the jacket itself and covered buttons are the main differentiators between the two.
Faking it with a clip-on bow tie
No self-respecting gentleman should make it through life without learning to hand-tie a bow tie. A clip-on may be convenient but it doesn’t scream class like a bow tie should. And don’t even get us started on those novelty versions.
Discounting dark blue
The black tie dress code needn’t be as monochrome as its name suggests. In fact, the darkest of blue suits is also acceptable for black tie events and could even be considered a more modern take on classic formal attire.
Falling foul of footwear fails
You could be wearing the sharpest dinner suit in the room, but it only takes a footwear fail to let the whole look down. Strictly speaking, formal footwear should be patent and simple in style, so leave the brogues, boots and suede shoes at home.
Still bewildered by black tie? Our style advisors are on-hand daily in our dedicated suiting department, so visit Robinsons today to ensure you’re looking suitably suave for your black tie soirees this season.
They have served as the status symbol of China’s Terracotta Warriors, mopped the sweat from the necks of the Ancient Romans, and helped Beethoven to snare the love of his life. For little more than a simple slip of fabric, the humble scarf has one hell of a history.
Today, it’s role is neither ceremonial nor cleansing. Instead, the scarf is tasked with meeting two simple briefs. Firstly, and most importantly if it’s your Nan you are talking to, the scarf is there to ward of those winter colds. Where the flu jab and vitamin tablets fail, the scarf flourishes at fighting the autumn chill and the man flu which inevitably accompanies it.
Secondly, and far more importantly in our eyes, the scarf is an accessory. Scarves are serious business this season and they’re being worn more ways than ever. From slender snaking styles worn with tuxedo jackets, to blanket scarves styled with leather jacket and woollen ones worn with winter coats; we never met a scarf we didn’t like. Wear your scarf long and loose or knot it at the neck for a look befitting of a city-slicker. Tucked in is the new hung out too, so slide your scarf inside the lapels of your jacket or into the neck of your cashmere knit.
Visit us in store today to shop new season AW16 scarves from Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Armani and more.