Whether you’re planning on spending Valentine’s Day with the special someone in your life or with the lads, there’s no avoiding the fact that the international day of love is just around the corner. Here at Slaters, we’re true believers that it doesn’t matter if you’re an old romantic at heart or pay no attention to the significance of the 14th of February, it’s an excuse to get dressed up and celebrate.
Everybody spends Valentine’s Day differently, so we’ve put together a collection of our top men’s date night outfits and we’ve got something to suit every occasion. From wining and dining to chilling out in front of the TV, we’ve got the perfect attire for every gent.
Dinner and Drinks
If you’re going down the traditional date night route of dinner and drinks with your other half then you’ll be in need of a slightly smarter outfit. We’re big fans of blazers here and think there really is a perfect one to suit every occasion. Our men’s blazer of choice for Valentine’s Day has to be this bold burgundy velvet blazer.
A smart yet comfortable tailored fit helps make it the ideal option for every gent and the rich burgundy colour makes it perfectly suited for a date night on Valentine’s Day.
If you’re hitting one of the best restaurants around then you may want to smarten the look with formal trousers and dress shoes but for a classic date night look we’d recommend a smart pair of jeans, open neck shirt and a signature pair of brogues.
SALE ALERT! This Burgundy Velvet Tailored Blazer is on sale for £35.00 for a short time only!
Suited and Booted
Going all out this Valentine’s Day and need the outfit to match? You’ve come to the right place! If you’ve got something seriously sophisticated planned for you and someone special then you’ll need to be suited and booted to perfection and we’re here to help!
Whether you’re heading to somewhere a bit posher than your usual favourite restaurant for a gourmet meal or just want to dress to impress your date, you need a three-piece suit and dapper pair of dress shoes.
You can’t go wrong with a navy suit for special occasions; the colour is a perfect match for all men and here at Slaters, we’ve got navy suits in all fits and styles that will work for every gent! However, if you’re the man who likes to make a statement with his attire, why not take this opportunity to go all out with a bold checked three-piece suit?
We’d recommend our best-selling Harry Brown navy slim fit three-piece suit. For the ultimate on-trend look, pair with a simple light blue shirt, statement tie and sharp brown dress shoes.
Out and About
If you’re planning a whole day out to celebrate Valentine’s Day then you’ll need your outfit to be comfortable and versatile to see you through all the day’s activities perfectly. Our top recommendation for a smart/casual look that is suited for every scenario from a long, romantic walk to lunch in a pub to drinks in a swish bar would have to be the overcoat.
The perfect finishing touch to almost any look, the overcoat can take a plain and simple casual outfit and turn it into a dapper ensemble that is perfect for evening venues.
The navy wool mix overcoat from Sawyers and Hendricks is a staple for any man who likes his wardrobe to be versatile, now reduced to the bargain price of £59.00 (from £89) and available in a range of sizes, this outerwear option is the perfect finishing touch to your date day outfit.
Layer your fresh and effortlessly cool overcoat with a pair of jeans, knitted jumper and complete the look with a pair of leather trainers, the ideal choice of footwear for outfits that need to see you from day to night!
An Evening with Friends
No plans to spend Valentine’s Day with one special person? Not a problem! It may be a day that is known for being all about romance but that doesn’t mean you have to spend it alone if you’re loving the single life at the moment. Get a group of mates together and spend the evening doing whatever it is you and your friends enjoy most.
Whether you’re the group of lads that can always be found in the pub or you prefer to spend your evenings with a games console and a takeaway, be sure to make this Valentine’s Day a good one by spending it with your closest friends.
A night with mates calls for a cool and casual look that will be well suited to whatever you decide to do, so you can’t go wrong with a hoodie, jeans and a classic pair of converse – the perfect comfortable outfit.
Quiet Night In
Not every Valentine’s Day has to be a marked with a fancy date and big night out. If you and your partner are more of the ‘quiet night in’ kind of couple then a night in front of the TV with a good film, plenty of snacks and bottle of your favourite tipple will be a comfy and cosy way to celebrate.
Spending the night in doesn’t mean you don’t need to spare a thought for what to wear on Valentine’s Day though, we’ve got a whole selection of comfy clothes for lounging around the house in while still looking right on-trend.
Going all out with pyjamas is a great option if you’ve got no plans to go out but we think the classic combination of a pair of jog pants and a simple t-shirt is a match made in heaven for a night in front of the TV. There’s no harm in pairing this laid-back look with a pair of cosy slippers if you’re just hanging around the house… we won’t judge you for wanting to be comfy.
We hope you’ve found this lookbook helpful if you’re on the hunt for the very best men’s valentine outfits or even if you were just after a bit of general style inspiration! Now we’ve helped you sort your attire for the special day, why not let us help you pick out the ideal present?
Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or you’re after suggestions to pass across to your other half for things you’d quite like to receive on February 14th, the Slaters Valentine’s Gift Shop has gift ideas to suit every style and budget.
How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year? We’d love to know what your plans are as well as what outfits you’ve got lined up for the occasion, so let us know on Twitter or Instagram.