It’s a shame, but fear of the crazy Christmas-themed sweater has turned many men away from dressing up for the holidays at all. A natty necktie in traditional tartan is a festive yet unfussy way to add a little yuletide ‘tude to your dashing, December ensembles. Drakes London offers four varieties all made by hand in the Scottish Borders of the finest wool tartan. Wear one with an oxford and jacket, or keep it low-key and pop it over untucked chambray – it’s foolproof Christmas cool. Available at Drakes London.