An Elegant and Sophisticated Approach to Holiday Party Attire

Or how to be the classiest looking guy at the office Christmas party

All Christmas parties are not created equal and require different types of dress and levels of formality. You’ve got casual get-togethers with friends, dinner with the family and, of course, the office Christmas party.

In a world where you’ll generally see a simple shirt, tie, blazer and slacks combination or the ever- (and very played out) ironic ugly Christmas sweater, there’s ample room to make a classy statement.

Here’s an outfit that’s an elegant and sophisticated take on Christmas party attire.

classy christmas party attire for men 2016

classy christmas party attire for men 2016

| WEARING | Z Zegna suit, Uniqlo turtleneck, Vintage silk scarf, Cartier watch, Shoes c/o Paul Evans | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

If you plan to wear a suit, swap the shirt and tie for a turtleneck. It’s an unexpected and elegant move. From a color standpoint, keep it tonal. Grey suit, charcoal grey or black turtleneck.

Add a lightweight silk scarf for added interest and the perfect seasonal accent. Remember, as always, that scarves can be both aesthetic and practical. You’re going for the former here with our best friend this winter, the “indoor scarf”.

classy christmas party attire for men 2016

The holidays are a great time to trot out the oxblood shoes. Another great way to add a subtle, seasonal sartorial touch to anchor your outfit.

classy christmas party attire for men 2016

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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  • http://markuskonow.se Markus Konow

    Love the pattern on the scarf!

    • http://hespokestyle.com/ Brian Sacawa

      Thanks so much, Markus. It was a vintage find!