There are many houses on Savile Row that do a mean line in glamorous occasionwear, but few are more dynamic or more elevated than Gieves & Hawkes, who's immaculate flagship store at No.1 Savile Row has been dedicated to dressing men of taste elegantly, effortlessly and most importantly correctly for decades. The house’s current collection for AW16, with its wealth of forward thinking options for dinner dress, cocktail suiting, chic separates and accessories, is the ideal port of call for the rakish man looking for a seasonal formalwear refresh.
There's an art to modern formal dressing though, whether unlocking the key to a contemporary black tie look that feels sophisticated rather than stuffy, or deciding upon how to create an elegant tailored look for a cocktail party, nailing understated eveningwear requires some careful choices and decision-making. To be guided through the minefield of formalwear options with a house like Gieves & Hawkes then, is an opportunity not to be missed.
It goes without saying that dressing for an occasion is something which The Rake is quite keen on, but none more so than our own self-confessed peacock of an Online Editor, Aleks Cvetkovic, who will be hosting the next Gieves & Hawkes Academy on Tuesday 6th of December. During the evening, Aleks will be offering his own personal pointers on the art of dressing for occasions and will talk through a number of rakish evening looks styled from the Gieves & Hawkes collection, dispensing style advice for all those in search of some sartorial inspiration.
The Academy runs from 7pm to 9pm at No.1 Savile Row and includes a drinks reception and an opportunity to mingle and peruse the Gieves & Hawkes collection at leisure. We hope that readers will be interested in attending, and in experimenting with their formalwear choices in the process. And let’s face it, in the midst of the festive party season, this is the time to make a rakish splash in the eveningwear department.
For those interested in attending, tickets can be purchased through the following link: