Be the most stylish dad at your little one’s communion with this selection of chic tailoring and smart casuals that will look great in pictures for the all-important day.

Tommy Bowe Clane Shirt Cascade, XV Kings, €59.99

For a classic shirt that is both smart and affordable, this one from Tommy Bowe’s XV Kings collection is a great option. Light enough to be worn underneath a jumper or suit jacket, it can also be worn open over a white T-shirt in the summer.

Slim Fit Bugatti Italian Gaberdine Coat, Best Menswear, €249.

Slim Fit Bugatti Italian Gaberdine Coat, Best Menswear, €249 (sale price)

Beautifully tailored, this coat boasts a distinguished silhouette and luxurious lining for added comfort and warmth. The reversible collar adds versatility to the style, allowing you to switch up your look for any event.

Men’s Casual Navy Chinos,, €89 (sale price)

For the man who prefers to feel comfortable at any big occasion, chinos are an excellent trouser choice. Made with high quality stretch cotton fabric in a slim yet relaxed fit, this pair of navy chinos from Irish brand Kempt is ideal for your child’s communion or confirmation day. Also available in Brown Thomas and Arnotts.

Dune London Trainers, Brown Thomas, €100

For a more relaxed alternative to a formal shoe, why not go for a hybrid style? These textured lace-up trainers from Dune London combine the smartness of a shoe with the softness and comfort of a trainer to ensure you feel good on your feet all day.

Grey Slim Fit Check Suit, Trousers €47, and Jacket €87, both River Island.

Grey Slim Fit Check Suit, Trousers €47, and Jacket €87, both River Island

This is a fantastic suit to have in your wardrobe for any big occasion. Creating an undoubtedly dynamite look as a set, both the trousers and jacket will look supremely elegant worn separately too, adding a touch of class to your everyday look or office attire. Also available in big and tall.

Pure Cotton Herringbone Shirt, M&S, €70

If you’re not in the market for a new suit but want to breathe life into a well-loved one, a beautiful shirt in a fresh colour is just what you need. This tailored one is designed in a regular fit and has a textured feel for a sophisticated and luxurious finish.

Clady Donegal Tweed Jacket in Navy Check.

Clady Donegal Tweed Jacket in Navy Check, Magee 1866, €297.50 (sale price)

When styled well, nothing says confident elegance quite like a tailored tweed jacket and this one from Magee 1866 ticks every box. Designed and woven in Donegal, the classic blue tweed is crossed with a navy, maroon and pale purple check. The extra colours add to its versatility and give you ample opportunity to mix and match at later dates.

Pembroke Derby Shoes,, €159.95.

Pembroke Derby Shoes,, €159.95

Whether it’s a communion, confirmation, wedding or just a big night out coming up, every man needs a good pair of black shoes in his wardrobe to smarten up an outfit. If you’re searching for a new pair, this one from Galway’s Hanley & Co store is a superb choice. Also available in navy and bordeaux.

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