Three weeks and counting. Unlike your bank balance on the 2nd of January, we’re not in the business of causing cardiac arrests, but someone ought to tell you: you’ve got about 20 shopping days before Christmas.

Panic not. Mercifully, there’s one place you can pick up both your party season finery and presents for the #squad without bankrupting yourself before Boxing Day. Call it a Christmas miracle, but Burton’s got it all under one roof.

Festive black tie ball? Reunion pub crawl with your mates? Awkwardly walking the line between ‘letting your hair down’ and losing your job at the Christmas work do? Whatever you’ve got lined up for holiday season, the high street stalwart has you covered.

5 Party Season Looks That Won’t Fail

The Soirèe

They say rules are meant to be broken, but we doubt ‘they’ ever experienced the sweat-inducing humiliation that comes with rocking up to a strictly black tie party in a striped shirt and jeans.

If an invite specifies ‘black tie’, it means it. And since it’s not messing around, neither should you. Fix up and look sharp with a classic black tuxedo and white dress shirt and you’ll fit right in this festive season.

And don’t skimp on the details: a square fold pocket square adds that rakish finishing touch that shows you know what’s up.

Burton Menswear Party Season Outfits - The Soiree

Burton Menswear - Party Outfit 1

2 Piece Black Essential Slim Fit Tuxedo - Click to buySkinny White Textured Bib Shirt - Click to buyBlack Bow Tie - Click to buy

The 12 Pubs Of Christmas

Ah, Christmas – the only holiday where over-indulgence is acceptable, nay, expected of you. Find yourself under the mistletoe after a few eggnogs and you’re pretty much anyone’s. But just because some of your standards are set to slip, it doesn’t mean your style should follow suit.

Strike the perfect balance between smart and casual this festive season with a sleek black leather biker jacket. One last hurrah with your mates before heading home for Christmas? All you need do is throw one of these over a crisp white tee and team with some slim or skinny denim for a cracking Christmas night out ensemble.

Burton Menswear Party Season Outfits - The 12 Pubs Of Christmas

Burton Menswear - Party Outfit 2

Black Leather Look Biker Jacket - click to buyJack & Jones Premium White Crew Neck T-Shirt - click to buyBlack Stretch Skinny Jeans - click to buy

The (Smart) Work Do

Oh, what a night. Slurring some home truths to your boss, shots with Cherie from HR, and run-ins with your office nemesis – and that’s all before the main course. Yes, the Christmas work bash is one of those rare occasions you can kick loose with your colleagues, but you’ll still need to keep your style in check if you don’t want to spend the rest of the year being the butt of water-cooler jibes.

This look is smart, but not stuffily so; the striking teal blazer and white dress shirt makes it a shoo-in for dressier office parties, while switching out a tie for a scarf says you don’t take yourself too seriously. Perfect, then, for a night when no one takes anything seriously. Or even remembers anything, really…

Burton Menswear Party Season Outfits - The (Smart) Work Do

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Montague Burton Italian Wool Teal Slim Fit Suit Jacket - click to buyWhite Skinny Cotton Spread Collar Shirt - click to buyBlack Essential Slim Fit Tuxedo Trousers - click to buyMontague Burton Silk Pocket Square - click to buyBlack Belt With Fabric Back - click to buyBlack Leather Formal Shoes - click to buy

The (Smart-Casual) Work Do

Not all Christmas parties are created equal. If yours is more fake mistletoe strung up ’round the office than slap-up Michelin-star meal, then perhaps consider forgoing your finery for something more fitting of the occasion.

Few combinations trump the smart-casual perfection of a blazer, shirt and jeans on this count. This look’s finely balanced composition of business up top and party down below means you’ll navigate the no-dress-code waters with ease. Just don’t accessorise it with some pink tinsel.

Burton Menswear Party Season Outfits - The (Smart-Casual) Work Do

Burton Menswear - Party Outfit 4

Charcoal Jersey Blazer - click to buyNavy Athletic Fit Shirt - click to buyDark Rinse Slim Jeans - click to buy

The Big Day

Given that most of us spend Christmas Day almost exclusively indoors, dividing our time between consuming a year’s worth of calories and lying python-like on a couch/floor digesting said calories, dressing for the job should mean pulling on your softest loopback sweats. But, since you’ll likely have extended family or in-laws over, you’re going to want to slip on something smarter.

Strike the balance between comfort and form with a simple button-down shirt, dark denim and some smart shoes. And keeping your palette strictly navy means you won’t spend the rest of your time scrubbing gravy stains from your precious whites. Final tip? Do yourself a favour and lose the belt post-lunch.

Burton Menswear Party Season Outfits - The Big Day

Burton Menswear - Party Outfit 5

Navy Smart Print Shirt - click to buyDark Rinse Slim Jeans - click to buyBlack Leather Formal Shoes - click to buy

Burton’s Christmas Gift Shop

Since most of Burton’s party season looks will leave you with at least a little change, it might be an idea to, you know, buy something for someone else. That’s what this is all about, right? Giving?

Luckily, Burton has the contents of your Christmas list just a few clicks away in its dedicated one-stop Christmas Gift Shop for guys. From novelty Christmas socks that’ll get even the most Grinch-like into the festive spirit to bomber jackets, bib shirts and roll necks that’ll have them looking on-trend for AW15 and beyond, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

And because there’s nothing quite like – in a moment of unforgettably painful awkwardness – realising you’ve got it so very, very wrong, why not play it safe this year with a gift card? Trust us, they’ll thank you for it.

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Montague Burton Wool Carcoat - click to buyLuxurious Navy & White Fleece Dressing Gown - click to buyBrown Check Blazer - click to buyKhaki Roll Neck Jumper - click to buyCamel Pure Lambswool Jumper - click to buyFrost Cable Roll Neck Jumper - click to buy

Burton Menswear - Party Outfit 8

Burgundy Leather Monk Shoes - click to buyMontague Burton Premium Navy Tassel Leather Loafers - click to buyMontague Burton Premium Brown Leather Brogues - click to buy

Burton Menswear - Party Outfit 7

Montague Burton Black Leather Rucksack - click to buyBrown Leather Premium Wallet - click to buyNavy & Black Faux Leather Holdall - click to buyCrocodile Look Strap Watch - click to buyMontague Burton Brown Suede Belt - click to buyGrey Tweed Leather Gloves - click to buy

Final Word

Better start adding to basket, gentlemen, because Christmas is just around the corner. With plenty of affordably priced party season essentials and more gifts than Santa’s sack, your best bet is Burton.

Shop Burton’s Party Season collection and Christmas Gift Shop online now.