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    Holiday Party Style for Guys

    We are in full holiday party swing, which is great, but can involve some style conundrums. I don’t know about you, but it seems like every function I attend lately is preceded by a long, head-scratching time staring into my closet, trying to figure out the level of fancy, the degree of festive, the amount of merriment, that I want to convey with my outfit.

    To make things a little easier – for you fellas at least – I’ve put together four different holiday party outfits for four different types of parties.

    Mix and match, or go head-to-toe in just one outfit. Just, please, don’t wear the ugly sweater to your office Christmas party…


    Casual Holiday Party
    Pants: OBEY, $68
    Sweater: J.Crew, $90
    Belt: Banana Republic, $45
    Shoes: Lacoste, $160
    Ring: Obey, $24

    Fancy Holiday Party
    Sport Coat: Ben Sherman, $395
    Shirt: Banana Republic, $80
    Pants: Gap, $70
    Shoes: Ted Baker, $130
    Belt: Banana Republic, $45
    Pocket Square: The Tie Bar, $8
    Office Holiday Party
    Sport Coat: J.Crew, $328
    Vest: Ralph Lauren, $225
    Shirt: Brooks Brothers, $88
    Pants: Bonobos, $98
    Shoes: Fossil, $133
    Belt: Torino, $45
    Socks: J.Crew, $28


    Ugly Sweater Party
    Sweater: My Ugly Christmas Sweater, $50
    Jeans: H&M, $20
    Shoes: Clarks, $120
    Belt: Orvis, $59
    Socks: J.Crew, $35


    Tell me:

    What holiday parties are on your calendar this month? What are you wearing to them?