Unless your Christmas do is being held at the local 'spoons (lucky man...), you might as well seize the opportunity to raise your style game and step out in something sharper than you typically wear, Monday to Friday.

Take this outfit, for instance. Its beauty lies in the fact that any man who wears it will appear suitably upscale without, crucially, running the risk of looking like he's trying too hard.

The Reiss blazer is smart enough to indicate you know exactly what you're doing, but its loose wool construction gives it a more relaxed, less stuffy appearance than a traditional suit jacket or blazer.

Finish things off with a pair of these cool, resin-soled brogues from Diesel, and quietly become the best-dressed man in the room.