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Ludlow Sportcoat
J. Crew
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When it comes to the office holiday party, you don’t want to be to be too dressed up - and you certainly don’t want to be under dressed. J. Crew’s contemporary fitting black watch plaid jacket is the perfect choice. It is cotton with a soft construction, creating a more casual silhouette that is perfect for an informal office party. No, it’s not red, and that’s fine by us - this pattern is classic holiday. Keep the rest of the outfit simple with dark jeans or charcoal wool pants, a white shirt, and a green silk knit tie.
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11/11/2014

Part 1 of 3: Dressing for Holiday Parties, the Gents' Office Edition

We know. We haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet, we’re still sneaking Halloween candy, and we need to start thinking about what we’re going to wear the office holiday party already? The answer is simple…yes. Many offices have already announced their party dates, and with the short holiday season (Thanksgiving is later this year), the season will fly by before we know it. So, it’s time to put aside our thoughts of turkey and stuffing, and think about the rest of the holidays. This is a time where we are thinking about others (especially any kids in our lives and their detailed gift lists). But that doesn’t mean we can’t look good while we’re out enjoying the season, too. So, for the next few weeks we’re going to focus on all the great holiday parties that are coming up…and what to wear to them. We’re kicking it off with the office party this week. If you’ll be attending a formal or semi-formal party, we’ll be talking about those in depth next week. And we’ll wrap up the party talk with our favorite – casual get togethers with family and friends.

As we all know, the office party is not the time to get sloppy. Just as we also know, it’s not the time to drink too much at the open bar. But it is a time to get a little festive, loosen up, and enjoy time talking to people in the office we might not interact with often. So, whether the party is just drinks and potluck in the conference room at the end of day, a company outing for bowling or a comedy show, or something at a venue or restaurant, let’s get into what to wear.

Take a look at a few of our favorites key pieces here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, for the “The Office Holiday Party: Gents' 6 Key Looks for 3 Types of Parties”, where we guide you through the best outfits to get you through every party type, in style (the small talk is up to you).

If you like something, just click on the “Shop It” button to buy it from our suggested retailer. And let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media. And let us know how the party went!

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7 For All Mankind - Slimmy Stretch Slim Straight Jeans
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7 For All Mankind - Slimmy Stretch Slim Straight Jeans
Slimmy Stretch Slim Straight Jeans
7 For All Mankind
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A slimmer fitting, dark pair of jeans is an easy go-to for any casual party, as long as you wear them in a polished way – like with a great jacket or sweater, shirt, and maybe a tie. These 7 For All Mankind are just what we had in mind. They have some stretch, so you’ll be comfortable wearing them after a full day of work, and they’ll still look crisp. The fit is slim, but not too slim, so they are perfectly appropriate for the office crowd and look great on most gents.
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Vince - Cashmere V-Neck Pullover Sweater
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Vince - Cashmere V-Neck Pullover Sweater
Cashmere V-Neck Pullover Sweater
Vince
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From Vince, this classic cashmere v-neck sweater in what else – a perfect red - is a great choice for parties where you want to show your holiday spirit…and the fact that you have style. We are all for bringing the colors of the season into our clothing picks, but we believe there are classically modern ways to do it, so you look dignified. We think that should be the goal, especially for the office party. The higher v-neck and ribbed cuffs and hem on this sweater are smart details that look great over a white shirt and pattern tie, or a plaid button-down. And this is a sweater you can wear all winter – don’t dismiss it after the holidays just because it’s red.
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Polo Ralph Lauren - Buffalo Plaid Wool Tie
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Polo Ralph Lauren - Buffalo Plaid Wool Tie
Buffalo Plaid Wool Tie
Polo Ralph Lauren
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Ties are the best opportunity to add a holiday touch to an outfit. We get very excited about festive ties like this buffalo plaid one from Polo Ralph Lauren. It’s made in Italy of beautiful lightweight wool that looks great with a navy blazer or grey suit to your office event. Adding a tie with a solid sweater can also dress up your outfit with a little holiday spirit. And, as we’ve been saying, it’s not over the top. It’s just a really masculine and stylish pop.
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David Donahue - Sterling Silver Cuff Links
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David Donahue - Sterling Silver Cuff Links
Sterling Silver Cuff Links
David Donahue
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While you may not wear French cuffs and cuff links to the office most days, the day of the holiday party is a perfect time to add a little holiday cheer to your look. No, they don’t have to be red or green, or look like a little reindeer. Any pop of color will do – we particularly like this royal blue, and the purple that’s also available, in these David Donahue pattern cuff links.
 

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