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Following on from my involvement in the recent Tanqueray Drawing Rooms event where I was giving men a hint of vintage style using accessories from Monsieur London and La Bowtique, I've put together some looks to inspire you to give your outfits a touch of the Boardwalk Empire this winter. This stylish series has had a lasting influence on menswear and everywhere you look you can see a bit of Nucky, Lucky or Jimmy's style.

Boardwalk Boys - vintage inspired menswear styling for Sartoria Lab blog

Add elegance to your daily commute and make a strong statement in this fur collared coat. When heading out later for cocktails, swap your regular tie for a bow tie to add extra panache to your ensemble.

"Brody" navy shawl collar coat  -  Reiss

Slim fit contrast collar striped shirt  - Gucci at Mr Porter

Navy and white silk polka dot bow tie  - Monsieur London

Brown leather gloves  - Monsieur London

Pimilico two tone brogues  - Cheaney & Sons at Jules B

Boardwalk Boys - vintage inspired menswear styling for Sartoria Lab blog

Grey slim fit striped cotton shirt with contrast collar  - Turnbull & Asser at Mr Porter

Grey wool tie  - Monsieur London

"Rainier" navy and burgundy shoes  -  J.Fitzpatrick

Boardwalk Boys  - vintage inspired menswear styling for Sartoria Lab blog

A basic combo of pale blue shirt and navy trousers gets a dash of thirties decadence with a pair of two toned boots. A collar bar on your shirt gives an elegant arch to your tie, and a tan fedora will brighten the darkest of winter days.

Blue striped cotton shirt with tie bar  - Brioni at Mr Porter

Navy "Fishtail" trousers  - Oliver Spencer at Farfetch

"Ginko" leather and canvas lace up boots  - Heschung at Mr Porter

Blue paisley silk tie  - Monsieur London

Tan fedora hat  - Monsieur London

Boardwalk Boys - vintage inspired menswear styling for Sartoria Lab blog

Take your tailoring choice up a notch for the party season with this checkered suit. Combine patterns within your outfit but keep the colours subtle. Mother of pearl cufflinks add a vintage edge and the round shape of the glasses is pure twenties chic.

Light grey check wool double breasted jacket  - Hardy Amies

"Shelby" striped collar bar shirt  - Reiss

Saturday Night Fever yellow spot bowtie  - La Bowtique

Octagonal Mother of Pearl cufflinks  - Simon Carter

"Drummond" glasses in jet black  - Scarlett of Soho

Boardwalk Boys - vintage inspired menswear styling for Sartoria Lab blog

Striped elasticated braces  - Drakes at Mr Porter

Paisley silk tie  - Drakes

Silk pocket square  - Monsieur London

Boardwalk Boys - vintage inspired menswear styling for Sartoria Lab blog

Soft muted tones combine with textures to recreate a look that might be worn by Boardwalk's Jimmy. The eight piece baker boy cap is a stylish solution to wet and windy days and the tweed waistcoat adds a cosy layer.

Glanshirt slim fit striped cotton shirt  - Incotex at Mr Porter

Blue double breasted wool flannel shawl collared waistcoat  - Hardy Amies

Eight piece baker boy flat cap  - Christys

"Wedgwood" burgundy suede and leather boots  - J.Pitzpatrick

Cream patterned silk and wool pocket square  - Monsieur London

Birds eye weave tie  - Gieves and Hawkes at Matches

Boardwalk Boys - vintage inspired menswear styling for Sartoria Lab blog

Harris tweed waistcoat  - Beams Plus at Mr Porter

Two tone brogues  - Justin Deakin

Round hornrimmed glasses  - ZeroUV

Dark green Fedora hat  - Monsieur London

Boardwalk Boys - vintage inspired menswear styling for Sartoria Lab blog

Dust off your cocktail shaker and dazzle your guests with style whilst entertaining at home this holiday. Get in the festive spirit with pine green braces and bow tie which work well as a contrast to the lilac shirt and brown tones.

Lilac shirt with white collar and cuffs  - Turnbull & Asser

Check brushed cotton trousers  - Ermenegildo Zegna at Matches

Forest green silk bow tie  - La Bowtique

Dark green braces  - Monsieur London

Dark brown Homburg hat  - Ebay

Round frame tortoiseshell glasses  - Eyevan7285 at Mr Porter

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