Gentlemen, Make this Your Year: What to Wear for CNY 2018

While pants are relatively easy for guys once you get a good fit, are you underestimating the classiness of a dress shirt and a smart pair of oxfords? This Chinese New Year, Takashimaya’s 4-day CNY sale brings you shoes to wear to any occasion, and shirts in striking colourways other than plain red.
When: Thu 25 Jan to Sun 28 Jan 2018
Where: Takashimaya Department Store

1. Rock the polo:

Adidas golf polo tee
For close gatherings between family and friends, a well fitted polo tee is ideal as smart casual wear.
Style tip: Wear with light to medium coloured chinos in a relaxed cut to look casual, but still smart. Balance out with formal shoes or sneakers. Tuck it in or out, depending on how casual you want your look.

2. Work the dress shirt:

20% off regular priced shirts. Additional 10% off min. purchase of 3 regular priced items in a single receipt.
Brands on sale: Gold Lion, Feraud, Renoma, Ferragus, Van Heusen, Coupe Cousu.
Get in the festive mood. Play up your style with sophisticated patterns, fun prints and slimming vertical stripes. This season’s colours are complexion complimenting shades of red, pink and mauve.
Style tip: Turn up your cuffs or roll up your sleeves for a more casual look. Untucked shirts are fine for non-formal affairs, but make sure your shirt fits well – it should fall mid-crotch and not completely cover it. Chinos or jean shorts are good for party wear. For accessories, go with a watch or leather cuff.

3. The denim outfit:

Tommy Jeans
Your denim has never looked this good. Adding a dash of bold colour will do wonders for an otherwise boring outfit. Well-fitting jeans are a must to spend Chinese New Year’s in comfort even as you eat to your fill.

4. Leather accessories for the whole year:

Up: Belt and Buckle Sets – $99-218, Sling Bags – $179-299
Now: Belt and Buckle Sets – $68-138, Sling Bags – $88-
Brands on sale: Daniel Hechter, Pierre Cardin, Valentino Rudy.

Don’t fancy packing heavy for visits to the relatives and outdoor trips? A lightweight sling bag is ideal for safekeeping your phone and wallet with you at all times.

5. Keep 2018 prim and polished:

Simon Carter – 20% off with free gift with purchase
The well-dressed gent will never forget a dapper pair of shoes for office wear. Let 2018 be your year. Dress the part in smart looking oxfords, derbies or dress boots.
Style tip: Want to wear formal shoes with jeans? Go with smart looking denim in a dark wash. Your jeans should be slim or regular fit and taper to the leg. Skip the distressed look or jeans with holes. Choose formal shoes that are more on the casual side. Pair with a fitted button-down or dress shirt.

6. New kicks on the block:

Pony – 20% off
Like the active wear style seen on Kpop stars? New to the sneaker scene in Singapore is New York brand PONY. Let your sporty side speak up with these effortlessly cool kicks.
Style tip: When wearing sneakers with semi-formal outfits, it’s best to be overdressed than underdressed. Go for neat tailoring for a dressy look. Choose shoes that fit your wardrobe. Dress with khaki chinos and slim jeans. For the top, basics or graphic tees and polos are fine. Try colour matching if you can.

7. Smart casual everyday shoes:

Ecco – 10% off
For the older gent, smart casual men’s shoes are a closet staple. Loafers, trainers and boat shoes in soft, supple leather will last you for years to come and look good with almost any casual ensemble.

8. Travel the world in boots and slip ons:

Camel Active – $99 Promotion
Have you started planning your holidays for 2018 yet? Boots are great for cold regions and heavy duty trekking. For all other travelling purposes, a pair of sturdy slip ons will take you everywhere else and prevent sore feet.

9. Don’t miss our End of Season Sale
Up to 50% off on branded boutiques and international collections await you from brands like Ted Baker, Diane Von Furstenberg, Versace, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Shop at designer boutiques from Level 2 to Level 4.