You’re staring down the barrel of a lot of holiday parties. Wear these items—all found at local
haberdasheries—to ensure sexiness. And jolliness.
FOR THE LEGS
Nantucket-Made Corduroy Critter Pants
Why: They’re made by the grandsons of the same house of needle and thread that created
Nantucket reds. Scenario Requiring It: That tongue-in-cheek ugly-sweater soiree at your crazy aunt’s
house on the Cape. They’ve got little Christmas trees on them, so, you know, you’re good no matter what.
FOR THE WRISTS
Black-Diamond Skull Cufflinks at Louis
Why: Because all your other cufflinks don’t involve little bejeweled skulls (yes, those
are real diamonds), and it’s high time you had a pair. Scenario Requiring
It: The induction celebration for your cousin, who just joined Skull and Bones at Yale. Or as a
nice complement to your Jack Sparrow suspenders.
FOR THE WAIST
Vietnamese Needlepoint Cummerbunds
Why: Because you’re always on the lookout for black-tie accessories handcrafted by
artisan needleworkers in Southeast Asia. Scenario Requiring It: Black-tie charity party for your friend’s nonprofit that tends to
need a shot of big fun (read: you). Plus, any accessory with popping champagne corks just screams, “I like
FOR THE TORSO
Custom Crushed-Velour Smoking Jacket
Why: It’s hand-tailored for you, uses all Italian materials and is trimmed with corded
maroon silk. Scenario Requiring It: The holiday party at Hef’s mansion. Or a cocktail party at the
Most Interesting Man in the World’s penthouse at the edge of a cliff in Argentina. Or anytime. It’s a
FOR THE FEET
Embroidered Velvet Slippers
Why: They’re an homage to the classic Albert slipper, which took its name from the kind
Prince Albert favored for around-the-housing-it in Great Britain. Scenario Requiring It: The morning after the little New Year’s Eve party at Kate and
William’s weekend retreat in Switzerland (yes, they know about you and Pippa by now).