Holiday attire for men guide part 5

Holiday attire for men

Holiday attire for men guide part 5

Residential/ private holiday parties, number 2:

For example, at a semi-formal or mid-level holiday house party, you could perhaps go for the turtleneck sweater before going for the button-down. Remember, the bottom line for house parties is always the dress code that is printed on the invitation and/or the personal advice of the hosts. If the party takes place during the holiday season but the invitation says black-tie, wear a tuxedo and leave that tweed sports coat at home.

Tips for holiday attire, number 1:

My most general piece of advice for the holiday or festive dress code is to gravitate to the more formal end of the spectrum. After all, no one is ever going to fault you for looking put together. The exception to this advice, of course, is if the hosts have clearly stated that the party is going to be more extravagant and playful in nature and those ugly sweaters are expected. In that case, by all means, do loosen up and have some fun.

Tips for holiday attire, number 2:

Your safest bet, of course, will always be to ask the hosts for advice directly as a gentleman always makes the effort to follow a dress code as closely as he can. To do otherwise would be an insult to your hosts. One more piece of general advice here is to keep it varied and have a few options handy, after all, it is a busy time of year for parties and you may be invited to more than one that has a holiday or festive dress code to it so having a few options at your disposal will never be a bad thing.

Tips for holiday attire, number 3:

While the holiday or festive dress code covers a wide range of levels of formality, it does not have to be a source of anxiety. For a party at work, take a cue from your regular office attire and add a twist or two and for a residential party, take your cue from the invitation and the advice of the hosts and feel free to be just a little bit more relaxed and playful.