The Best Wares of the Holiday Season
We’ve seen your December, and it is full. Full of holiday parties. Full of rogue caroling. Full of...
well, full of things that require you wear something with detachable fur. Below, all the festive wares
you’ll need this season. Just let Santa know you’ve got this.
FOR THE OPEN-AIR RENDEZVOUS
A Coat with a Detachable Fur Collar
If it gets really cold out (or you’re going for a distinguished Eskimo thing this season), here’s what
you’ll want: an Italian wool, double-breasted peacoat with alligator lining and a coyote fur collar.
That’s detachable. Helpful if the holiday party you’re going to is PETA’s.
FOR THE CLASSIC COCKTAIL PARTY
Cufflinks Made from Streetcar Tokens
Cufflinks. The tried-and-true holiday party icebreaker (it was either them or the weather). For instance,
take this pair made from circulated, 1940s-issued Atlanta trolley tokens. One reads “Georgia Power Co.
Atlanta,” and the other, “Good for One Fare.” Also good for holding one shirt sleeve.
FOR THE NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT
Suede Boots from Sid Mashburn
Not all parties are preplanned. In fact, the best ones usually involve very short notice, directions to a
strange address and a password. For those times, you’ll need a trusty pair of leather-lined brown suede
boots that’ll go with basically anything. Even a red jumpsuit.
FOR THE NOG-FUELED SING-ALONG
Wrapping Christmas Around Your Neck
If you’re going to carol this year, you’re going to need some sort of warm beverage spiked with whiskey.
Also, you’re going to need this flannel scarf. It’s plaid. It’s red. It’ll keep your vocal cords
warm enough to hit that high C at the end of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”...
FOR THE JACKET-REQUIRED AFFAIR
Holiday Spirit Pocket Squares
There are a lot of ways to say you’re really into the holidays. The subtlest: these Christmas-colored
pocket squares emblazoned with things like snowflakes, snowmen and penguins looking off into the distance.
Wear that one if you’re feeling particularly pensive.