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Sky Gala Modern Fit Shawl Collar Tuxedo
BOSS Hugo Boss
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The ultimate attire for a formal holiday or New Year’s Eve party is a tuxedo. And every gent looks downright dapper in one. Hugo Boss has done a great job of taking the classic tuxedo and giving it just a few small design updates – a somewhat narrower pant leg, as well as a jacket with a modern lapel shape and fit that’s closer to the body. The result is a timeless wool, 1-button tuxedo. Boss’ classic fit ensures it will look great on most gents and be the one tuxedo you can reach for in the years to come, as well.
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11/18/2014

Part 2 of 3: Dressing for Holiday parties, the Gents’ Formal Edition

Last week, we talked about some common types of office holiday parties. And next week will be all about easy get-togethers with friends and family. This week? This week, we’re focusing on the one that, let’s face it, takes the most effort …the dressy party. This could be anything from a cocktail party to a sit-down dinner or an all-out formal affair, with dinner and dancing. Much like a wedding (and you may even be going to a wedding this season, so all the ideas we talk about here apply), this is an opportunity to show your best stuff…‘tis the season for a little extra pizzazz and holiday cheer for good measure. Of course, if your office is hosting it, it is still important to take your company culture in mind. A suit is generally the answer to all your needs. If the locale is more casual, a dapper sport coat and wool trousers can work, too. The way to get festive in your look – and why shouldn’t you – is in the materials and colors. This is the time to go with sleek wools that may even have a bit of sheen to them, and bolder colors in our ties – patterns and metallic look great. For the most formal of occasions, bust out a tuxedo. If not now, when?

We’re touching on a few of our favorites key pieces here. Head over to Fashion Finds, for the complete guide to look your best in “The Dressy Holiday Party: Gents’ 6 Key Looks for 3 Types of Parties".

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Ledbury - Blue Waits Sport Coat
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Ledbury - Blue Waits Sport Coat
Blue Waits Sport Coat
Ledbury
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A navy blazer is always a safe go-to, holiday season or not. This classic fit wool one from Ledbury adds somee flair by infusing the navy with a subtle Prince of Wales plaid. Just the pizazz you need for the holiday season, that will also be a part of your wardrobe all winter long. Dress it up with dark charcoal wool pants, a white spread collar shirt and deep wine red knit tie for a look that is holiday-right.

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Theory - Stephan Slim Fit End-on-End Cotton Sport Shirt
Some holiday gatherings, while dressy, don’t always require a tie. For example, a relaxed cocktail party at someone’s house, or a dinner at a more casual restaurant. The covered placket on this Theory shirt is just the replacement for a tie. The trim fit and subtle diamond pattern on the deep blue ground still manage to convey a dressy party look. Wear this shirt with your dark blue suit or sport coat and you will have a stylishly appropriate holiday look.
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Rag & Bone - Merino Wool Vest
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Rag & Bone - Merino Wool Vest
Merino Wool Vest
Rag & Bone
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A vest is a modern alternative to a jacket, and a fun way to dress for a cocktail party this holiday season. While this picture shows Rag & Bone's contemporary fit merino wool vest layered over a v-neck sweater, for this occasion, we recommend pairing it with a white spread collar button-down shirt, a dark grey tie, and black or dark charcoal wool dress pants.
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Eton of Sweden - Plaid Bow Tie
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Eton of Sweden - Plaid Bow Tie
Plaid Bow Tie
Eton of Sweden
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Bow ties have become part of many gents’ everyday wear. If that’s not the case for you, the holiday season offers the perfect opportunity to have some fun with your neckware and give it a try. This Eton of Sweden wool black plaid bow tie is the ideal finish to a dark suit, tuxedo or cardigan sweater for your holiday parties.
 

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