With the party season on the horizon, Topman has released a timely collection of formal suiting that embraces an uncompromising sense of luxury and decadence. The collection is rooted in traditional black tie attire – specifically the tuxedo – but Topman’s innovation and slim modern cuts revitalise this classic piece for a younger, fashionable market whilst tapping in to current formal trends.
The tux has long been a mainstay of men’s formal dress and is a truly timeless piece. Topman pays heed to this heritage by including a classic satin trimmed black tuxedo and the traditional alternative – the velvet jacket. However, the rakish skinny cuts ensure that these do not appear dated next to the more innovative styles available.
Aside from the classic take on black tie, the ‘Suit Up’ range taps in to current formal influences, which bring with them a sense of dandy flair. Jacquard patterned jackets provide an opportunity to put a unique and individual spin on the tux, available in black as well as louder metallic tones, and when worn with a neckerchief they can channel a sense of bohemian luxury.
For the less formal occasion, a selection of smart trousers and a suit in burgundy cotton are available. The burgundy suit retains the collection’s forward, dandyish aesthetic but with a more relaxed air – making it ideal for daytime wear or Christmas nights out when you want to really make a statement. Patterned shirts and neck wear are used as a radical alternative to traditional black and white styling, adding an on trend, modern option for the fashion forward man.
One of the key pieces in the collection is the satin trimmed tuxedo in navy blue. With self-fabric buttons and satin lapels, it retains a classical elegance unusual for the price bracket. By using navy fabric, Topman channels the current trend for midnight blue formal suiting, as seen in several recent films (notably Skyfall) and high end collaborations.
This piece brings both aspects of the collection together: the timelessness of tuxedo remains yet the bold styling taps in to modern trends, allowing it to be worn with more outlandish pieces and patterns for a relentlessly modern take on smart suiting.
Overall, Topman’s Suit Up collection holds nothing back. It wallows in its decadence and wears its dress to impress desire on its sleeve. The variety of fabrics available, from wool and satin to velvet and leather, are ideal for winter and add a textured, seasonal aspect to the range. It provides a solid range of formal wear as well as enough innovation to allow you to stand out effortlessly at any event this year.
You can shop the collection at Topman.