How to Look Good at the Holiday Party
You’ve waited many months. You’ve assembled your invites (and your dates). And now, you’re ready to
attend the finest holiday parties of the season. And your company’s holiday party. Here’s what to wear.
FOR THE BERKSHIRES RETREAT
A Knitted Snowflake Sweater. Fitting.
There are two ways to host a good holiday party at a woodland Berkshires retreat: doing so in something
knitted, or not. Ensuring the former takes place is this snowflake-pattern button-up sweater from Scott
James. The fact that it perfectly matches your wool boxers is purely coincidental.
FOR THE ARMED FORCES GALA
A Combat-Ready Bow Tie
Maintaining a long-distance fling with that sexy Air Force lieutenant: no small feat. Neither is finding the
appropriate bow tie for an armed forces gala. Until you swagger-walk your way in with this
hand-sewn-in-New-England camo number perfectly knotted around your neck. Try not to outshine the generals.
FOR THE WHITE PARTY
Washed Canvas Handsomeness from Gant
All-white-attire parties spring to life from all angles this month. A mere white coat won’t do. What will:
this dual-pocket washed canvas beauty from Gant, which will ensure you not only have the ideal chest-armor,
but will have at least two pockets in which to lose your keys.
FOR THE BONFIRE
A Scarf with a Flask Pocket
It’s not holiday party season without at least one raging bonfire party, accompanied by some scotch. For
that, you’ll sport this warm, water-shedding down scarf with a secret pocket for your essentials. You
know, ID, money clip, teeny barrel of whiskey... whatever.
FOR THE HEAD
If There Were a Time for Fedoras...
Roger Sterling perfectly rocks a fedora. And you always say, “I could do better, in the right
situation.” Then comes an invitation stating: “Please wear a fedora to the party.” Put your money
where your mouth is with this classic-looking lid with a turndown front, employed best with a wink.
FOR THE FINAL TOUCH
Three Pocket Squares. Match Away.
A shirt-tie combo and a suit: basic party attire. Add a pocket square, and it’s a whole new game. For
several options, Allsaints Spitalfields has a three-pack with diamond, polka-dot and checked prints made
from 100% Japanese fabric. Time to use that handkerchief for what it was intended. Yeah, you.