If you’re looking to indulge your inner gent and make a sharp impression this winter, there’s no better occasion than a black tie event. If James Bond has taught us anything, it’s that if you play your cards right, you and your tux can make a statement and stand out amongst all that black and white. This Rake Lounge jacket doesn’t just make a statement – it’s the kind of jacket that 007 himself dreams about.
This Rake Lounge jacket is constructed from cream pique-wool – which immediately sets it apart from its all-black counterparts – whilst the contrasting black grosgrain slim lapels and button fastening keeps the look simple, sharp and clean. Its slim fit and elegant structure oozes old Hollywood glamour yet it simultaneously manages to entirely re-interpret the otherwise uninspiring black tie look.
The effortlessness of the jacket’s aesthetic should be reflected in the rest of your evening outfit. This means keeping things simple: stick to a monochrome palette and pair a simple white shirt with black trousers. Let the jacket do the talking – that means no ‘jazzy’ bow ties and no God-awful cummerbunds.
Retailing at £1,750, you can pick up this Rake Lounge Pique Contrast Lapel Jacket in time for the Christmas work do from Matches.