You’ve Got Parties. Here’s What to Wear.
Let’s just say that your so-called dance card this holiday season is full to bursting at the seams.
Speaking of seams, you’ll need to dress the part... and read on.
FOR HOBNOBBING AT THE THEATER
A Velvet Blazer by Peter Millar
It’s not every day that you come across a velvet blazer from a fellow who’s clothed the likes of
President Clinton (Bill: huge velvet fan). If you want it customized to your exact specifications, the guys
at Wingtip can arrange that. It’s like Christmas came early.
FOR A NIGHT OF CAROLING
A Plaid Vest Fit for the Highlands
Consider this your ugly-Christmas-sweater upgrade, souped up with a side of backcountry lumberjack
dapperness. It’s made by Golden Bear in Potrero Hill, with leather-lined pockets, Woolrich Woolen Mills
plaid and wood buttons. Actually chopping wood isn’t required.
FOR THE BLUE-BLOODED SHINDIG
Girton Plaid Wool Pants
Nothing says the holidays like a swatch of Royal Stewart plaid. And nothing screams the holidays
like these pants made with that plaid. They’re wool on the outside and silk-lined on the inside. But
that’s for you to know and one lucky person to find out.
FOR THE CASUAL DINNER PARTY
A Not-Too-Skinny Tie
Sure, you could go bow tie. Great look. But this year, we’re thinking... bolo tie. Just kidding. Go big
with a red plaid necktie like this one—or veer slightly more professorial in the gray houndstooth.
Sometimes you just need to zag.
FOR THE LINCOLN-THEMED FETE
Custom Paul’s Hatworks Top Hat
Lincoln: great movie. The reason: Daniel Day-Lewis, mostly. But also his top hat. Pay homage with
your own custom one made from rabbit felt. Assuming you’re not going to be anywhere near Ford’s Theatre.
FOR THE BLACK-TIE OFFICE PARTY
Angel and Devil Cufflinks and Studs
You may, during the course of an office holiday party, find yourself making decisions. When making those
decisions, it may help to have an angel and a devil on your shoulder. Or at least on your sleeves, as with
these cufflinks. And no, they can’t undo anything involving your body and a copy machine.