Proms, weddings, bar mitzvahs and yes, Christmas celebrations, all call for Rat-Pack immaculate tuxedos. Italian tailoring company Brioni and Mr Porter know all about that, and have created a classic evening suit for the festive season. Brioni, founded in Rome in 1945, are true purveyors of snappy Italian suits; the likes of which have been worn by Bonds Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. So it is little wonder Mr Porter have teamed up with them to make suave seasonal dressing simple. Though men’s suits might have moved into more experimental territory for AW12, the tuxedo requires hard and fast rules that shouldn’t be ignored. Never wear it two sizes too big, don’t let the trousers puddle around the ankles and always wear a bow-tie. Brioni’s fail-safe exclusive one-button tux for Mr Porter comes in midnight blue, is fully lined and has twin peak lapels. A pale blue shirt with concealed buttons is also part of the set and there’s even a matching cummerbund and bow tie.
Available online for £3,685 at mrporter.com.