December is that special time of year, full of Christmas cheer and excitement with family and friends along with most likely a host of festive parties both personal and work related. Of course going along to your various soirees throughout December, with the pinnacle perhaps being on New Years Eve, you will no doubt find a black tie dress code on one of the invitations. To help you out, I’ve been looking at one of the dashing dinner suit options from T.M. Lewin that are sure to have you looking super suave and ravishingly refined on the big evening out.
As I touched on at the beginning there is a very high chance you will wear a dinner suit at least once a year. Whether this be for a New Years Eve party or perhaps a charity ball, it is an outfit which always makes an appearance. This then is precisely the reason why you should invest in a good, high quality dinner suit that will last for years to come and in my opinion, T.M. Lewin is a fantastic place to visit for this.
Currently T.M. Lewin have six dashing dinner suit options to choose from including one in striking midnight blue. I decided to go for the beautiful Lowry Slim Fit 3 piece suit priced at £429.00. Woven at the Barberis mill in Italy, famous for its superior quality fabrics, it is a dinner suit that is both soft and breathable thanks to the Super 110s Merino wool construction.
The first thing I noticed when slipping on the dinner suit jacket was its perfect fit. Slim and elegant with a very nice drape, the half-canvas construction helps to give the jacket great structure and also through time, moulds itself to your frame the more you wear it, delightfully becoming more comfortable. I also love the one-button detail at the front, perfect for leaving open to reveal both the very cool horseshoe waistcoat underneath and a glimpse of the exclusive, artistic hand-drawn lining of London landmarks which adorns the inside of both items. The textured weave pattern which covers the whole suit is a feature I feel really elevates it to another level. It just radiates luxury and class.
To match the top are classic and sleek slim fit black trousers in a modern flat front style. I got these sized and altered to fit properly by the staff in T.M. Lewin, something I would highly recommend doing and an option you can also select on the website if you know your sizes. Now of course to go with an ultra smart dinner suit you must have an elegant, fresh white shirt and the Slim Fit Marcella option at £49.95 was the top pick for me. I was drawn to its simple classic collar and the cool Marcella, golf ball style weave pattern with its pure cotton structure for a super soft feel on the skin. To add a little bit of fancy detail the Black Round Dress Studs at £24.95 are a fantastic addition. They fit neatly over the top of the shirts buttons, perfect for finishing off the front along with some matching cufflinks.
My favourite part and the finishing touch to an ensemble like this is the bow tie. I went with the Black Satin Self-Tie at £29.95. Hand finished and made from 100% silk it features lovely thistle ends and size adjuster so you can get it sitting perfectly round your neck. It also matches nicely with the jacket lapels. Now if you have read some of my older posts on The Gentleman Select then you will know I’am a huge advocate of practising to tie your own bow tie. There are some great video tutorials out there to help you learn with the end result being hugely satisfying, especially when you can proudly loosen it at the end of the night. The shoes which I wore were very simple, plain black lace-ups. Again because the outfit itself is sophisticated and extravagant I wanted to keep these nice and understated.
Having visited the nearest T.M. Lewin store and looked online, I was very impressed by the range of dinner suits and accessories on offer. I also really love T.M. Lewin’s fantastic price point and value for money on the high quality, stylish garments they sell. If you have your first big evening event of the year coming up or are simply looking to replace your tired, worn out evening attire then pop in to T.M. Lewin and try a few pieces on. I’am certain you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you to the Blythswood Square hotel for allowing us to shoot these images in and around the hotel.