George Bryan Brummell (he called himself Beau Brummel, “the beautiful Brummell”). This arbiter of British social life in the nineteenth century consists of having invented dandyism and having exercised himself until the day of his death. Despite what is said, nor invented the tuxedo as we know it nor was he in jail for having killed anyone. But he did create the modern suit and popularized the use of the tie. That complement that Jesse Langsdorf redesigned at the beginning of the 20th century and that we know today as a tie.
Now that the men with more style are torn between continuing to dress as ‘kidults‘ or get a little more elegant. our proposal for this Christmas is to dress elegant ‘ma non troppo’. This Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve do not fall into the clichés: Donald Glover, Rami Malek and Armie Hammer will teach you to be a Brummel-style dandy without going too far. Take note.
Actor and screenwriter, Donald Glover. Is a style icon who has also played with his alter ego, Childish Gambino, and his hit, ‘This is America‘. Wherever you see it, with Gucci’s total look. He knows how to defend a suit in an informal key and without the need to wear a shirt. Replica your bet with a sweater that has the same tone as your suit and do not close your jacket. Nothing else. If you feel like it you can also replace the sweater with a plain shirt that matches your suit.
Rami Malek is the only man on the face of the Earth able to put on a tuxedo without a bow tie and make his look look complete. The secret is to run away from patterned fabrics. Choose jackets with not too exaggerated lapels and put on a fully buttoned shirt. If you do it as the actor of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, it will be easy for you to get it right. You can do it by wearing a white tuxedo and a black shirt. Or vice versa, in a dark tuxedo and white shirt.
If the occasion demands it or you just want something more classic. The tuxedo is the winner. Although black is the canonical option, both on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. You can try a navy blue tuxedo or a more daring color, in the manner of Armie Hammer. Our advice is that you do not risk with very striking patterns: in the event of doubt, a smooth tuxedo is better.
Without a glorious family tradition. The only way that Beau Brummell found to impress the staff was the continuous tone output and the exercise of the ‘conspicuosly inconspicuous‘. As he called his technique, something like trying to pass notoriously unnoticed. In your case it is better that you act with your feet on the ground and try to maintain family peace. It is not going to be that your bet of style is a reason more of tension in the famous Christmas dinners. You decide: informal, semi-formal or formal. But no tie.