Style Manual

The modern man’s guide to dressing well every day

Making actual plans in 2020 has been slightly challenging, but at least we can get our Christmas Day outfits sorted. Whether you’re manning the kitchen, celebrating with friends and family via Zoom or taking some time out on the sofa after too much turkey, we’ve got the casual styles to suit any setting, from lunch to lounging.

Cosy cooking

Male model in polo shirt and jeans

For a low-key lunch at home, there’s no need to go all out just yet – especially if you’re the one making the food! Think skinny jeans and easy knits to start your feast’s prep work, and if things get a little hot in the kitchen, then a polo shirt or long-sleeved tee should keep you cool while you’re putting the finishing touches on the pudding.

Winter walks

Male model in parka

As with the Christmas dinner, it’s the extras that really make it work. If you’re heading outside for a crisp (hopefully) afternoon walk with the family, keep things cosy by layering a quilted gilet under a parka and pop on a hat (our current faves are woollen beanies and festive Fair Isle styles).

Dressed to chill

Male model in joggers and gilet

If not moving from the sofa except to eat Christmas dinner is how you like to spend your day (hey, no judgement here), then you’ll want something comfy to wear. Shop our loungewear and pyjama sets for soft jersey fabrics, relaxed fits and, most importantly, elasticated waistbands.

Zoom ready

Male model wearing roll neck and bomber jacket

Zoom call with the in-laws planned? You might want to wear something a little smarter (at least from the waist up). That’s where roll-neck jumpers or check shirts come in. These fail-safe favourites are the perfect blend of smart and casual. Plus, you can wear them again for virtual New Year’s Eve drinks.

Festive fun

Male model in reindeer jumper

Get in the merry mood with a novelty knit. ‘Tis the season to be “jolly” and the only acceptable time of year to don a jumper with a reindeer on. Team with a pair of your go-to jeans and let your Christmas jumper be a conservation starter over dinner.

Now you’ve sorted your Christmas Day outfits, discover more winter trends and style ideas here.

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