If this old-world accessory was good enough for Croatian mercenaries (seriously, they invented the bow tie), it’ll be more than impressive in a roomful of lawyers and law professors named Ira. Plus, the wool/cashmere blend and herringbone pattern mean you can leave the tweed jacket at home.
The Gear You’ll Need This Holiday Season
Your attendance has been requested at many soirees near and far this holiday season. And you wouldn’t want to disappoint. Since no two celebrations are alike, you’ll need to dress the part. Below, your road map...
It’s more about making a grand entrance than anything else. But if you’re going to go, you’re going to go big, and such circumstances call for a top hat. Abe Lincoln, Prince Albert and Slash would approve.
While a Fair Isle sweater isn’t exactly an ugly Christmas sweater per se, this one could get you in the door in a pinch. If in doubt, green cords and a Santa hat go a long way.
Short of a tux or tails, a velvet blazer is the universal symbol of charm and... touchability. And this particular side-vented one with a trim Abbey Road fit is no different. If anything, the touchability factor increases exponentially per vent.
Once common footwear among British royals and Hef, velvet slippers won’t let you down. Skip the tassels and opt for these, with rampant lion embroidery at the toe. Nothing says “party” like the symbol for the king of beasts.