The outfit for New Year’s Eve is always a hot topic at this time of year. Sequins and diamantés, even for men’s looks, feature on dinner jacket lapels or on bolder shirts that, when properly paired, can add a twist to your look on a special evening such as this one, where something a little more unconventional is the dress code for the majority.
Dsquared2 made it the star of its latest catwalk shows, decorating pockets and shoulders with tiny Swarovski crystals, and using it to replace the classic white shirt under a smoking jacket. But even out of the classic names on the Italian panorama, the ones dictating the latest trends - especially in men’s fashion - it was Brunello Cucinelli who pioneered a cooler version of evening wear: in the stunning setting of Palazzo Pitti, he presented a grey wool dinner jacket with a denim shirt, paired with leather boots, giving us his free, ultra-chic interpretation of the country gentleman in evening dress. A man who focuses on sartorial quality and who is well aware of the way that elegance depends above all on the choice of fine fabrics and well-defined garments. And that’s the philosophy you’ll find in a Xacus shirt.
Zlatan Ibraimovich wore a denim shirt under a blue dinner jacket with black lapels when he appeared on the last edition of Sanremo, dispelling the myth that blue and black never go together. On the contrary, for an evening look, where satin is used, a blue-black combination, with denim, is one of the most popular combinations of the last few years because a stand-out style highlights character and confidence.
A denim shirt can be a cornerstone for a feminine outfit, freeing it from that baby doll effect, adding personality, thanks to its versatile nature and ability to resist the different fluctuations of fashion. Just mix this infinitely versatile item with jackets, skirts and trousers in silk, or brightened up with sequins, and play about with some jewellery and your cool evening look is done.
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