See More Great Picks
Shop Our Fashion Finds

Home > Men > Clothes & Conversations > Men's Fashion Articles

Clothes & Conversation: Men's Sartorial Tips

X
Christmas Wool Shawl Collar Sweater
Gant
Sold by: Nordstrom

Fit Guide
Gant’s interpretation of a holiday sweater perfectly matches ours. There is not a snowman to be seen but this soft wool sweater still has a holiday feel, with its cozy shawl collar and red/white pattern. It looks great with jeans, khaki’s and corduroy pants. Since the nod to the holiday season is subtle, it will be a sweater you will reach for all winter long.
Like this tip?
Shop related products:
Pinterest Pin It!
11/24/2014

Part 3 of 3: Dressing for Holiday Parties, the Gents’ Casual Edition

With Thanksgiving practically moments away, you might not be thinking much beyond that…you might be too busy picking up last-minute supplies or getting ready to deep fry a turkey. But let’s take a moment to think about the fun you’re going to have this holiday season once Thursday winds down. The last couple of weeks, we’ve talked about office parties and more formal affairs. And those are all great. But to us, the best part of the holiday season is spending time with friends and family. We’re going to start hiding presents and working on decorations around the house. And hopefully, we’re going to spend a lot of time with our loved ones. There are plenty of occasions for easy get-togethers –a casual meet-up with friends to relax by the tree or fire, and exchange gifts; the annual extended family get together at your favorite restaurant for holiday drinks and dinner; or, the pièce de résistance…the culminations of the holidays… the few day visit home when the whole family hunkers down for some holiday fun. These activities are more casual but no less festive than what we’ve been talking about the last couple of weeks. Gents, this doesn’t mean it’s time to bust out that ugly Christmas sweater (yea, yea, we know they’re “in” again, but you better be able to pull that off with the right amount of irony). We think – we know – you can do better than that. Tweedy, casual sport coats, soft sweaters, masculine plaids in all fabrications, soft jeans and corduroys…there are a lot of ways to look festive without going that far. Color plays an important role, too. Wearing a deep burgundy sweater or a plaid shirt with your jeans instantly creates an “of-the-season” vibe for your casual look that will un-Scrooge even the best of us.

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 Casual Holiday Party: Gents’ 6 Key Looks for 3 Types of Get Togethers”.

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. Most importantly, we want to wish all of our friends a wonderful Thanksgiving.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/robert-talbott-tervis-classic-fit-merino-wool-sweater/3838432
Robert Talbott - Tervis Classic Fit Merino Wool Sweater
X
Robert Talbott - Tervis Classic Fit Merino Wool Sweater
Tervis Classic Fit Merino Wool Sweater
Robert Talbott
Sold by: Nordstrom

Shop It
Fit Guide
This Robert Talbott sweater has a dressier feel than your average pullover with its super soft Italian merino wool waffle knit and button mock neck – ideal for a casual restaurant setting. While it comes in other colors, it’s the brick red color that really speaks to us in its quietly seasonal nod. It coordinates well with most other colors and looks great with dress wool pants or jeans, so it’s the perfect staple to get your through the holiday season.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Robert-Graham-Lafayette-Sport-Shirt-robert-graham-lafayette/prod172280745___/p.prod
Robert Graham - Lafayette Sport Shirt
X
Robert Graham - Lafayette Sport Shirt
Lafayette Sport Shirt
Robert Graham
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

Shop It
Fit Guide
As we’ve been saying, a party shirt does not have to be red to feel festive for the holidays, and this Robert Graham is a perfect example of that mantra holding true. The trademark Graham contrasting fabric on the cuff and under collar adds some fun distinction to the rich cotton jacquard dot pattern of the shirt. Wear your favorite dark wash jeans with it to any of your friends or family get-togethers this party season.
http://www.eastdane.com/long-sleeve-striped-crew-neck/vp/v=1/1526395450.htm
Vince - Striped Sweater
X
Vince - Striped Sweater
Striped Sweater
Vince
Sold by: East Dane

Shop It
Fit Guide
A good grey sweater is always in style – and with grey being the color of this fall/winter, that is more true than ever. Vince added a thin deep red stripe to this soft wool/cashmere blend sweater, giving it a healthy dash of holiday cheer. While it is substantial enough to hold up on its own, with just khaki’s or jeans and a crewneck t-shirt underneath, it is lightweight enough that you can also add a navy blazer or tweed sport coat for a little bonus style.
http://www.eastdane.com/broken-line-crew-socks-anonymous/vp/v=1/1525543933.htm
Anonymous Ism - Broken Line Socks
X
Anonymous Ism - Broken Line Socks
Broken Line Socks
Anonymous Ism
Sold by: East Dane

Shop It
Fit Guide
We are all about festive accessories to add that subtle holiday touch to any outfit. When you are asked to remove your shoes in someone’s home, you’ll be happily prepared with this red patterned pair of socks.
 

Comments (0)