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Holiday Party Style - He Spoke Style
Holiday Party Style - He Spoke Style

Cool Yule: Holiday Party Style with an Edge

December 4th, 2014

| BLACK AS COAL | Being bad in a leather-trimmed blazer, western shirt, and slim black denim, all from 7 For All Mankind | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Holiday party style can often be extremely predictable. Take a look around any holiday gathering, whether an office function or family affair, and you’re likely to see red sweaters, green sweaters, ugly sweaters, and all manner of novelty ties and socks. Sartorial hallmarks of the season as unavoidable as It’s a Wonderful Life and that damn Paul McCartney Christmas song. However, unlike holiday music and movies, you can avoid the same old same old holiday party style. Here’s a different kind of approach.

Holiday Party Style - He Spoke Style

There’s no rule that says dressing for a holiday party has to be any different than dressing up for any event. Dispense with the cliche of building your outfit around a brightly colored sweater in favor of a sleek and edgy all-black ensemble.

I always say that some of the best details are the ones that aren’t immediately obvious, or necessarily seen at all. For example, the leather accents on this blazer’s collar and on the underside of the lapel adds just a touch of edginess. And the striped red sleeve lining is a subtle (though hidden) festive nod.

Remember that black denim is your go-to “in-between” dress pant. Great for the office Christmas party, a festive night out at the bar with friends, or a pre-holiday date.

Holiday Party Style - He Spoke Style

To help you get ready for any upcoming holiday parties you may be attending, 7 For All Mankind is offering HSS readers 35% off one full priced item from from December 4-9. If you’re shopping at 7FAM online, use code PARTY35, or if you happen to find yourself in a store, just show them this post. And though we’re talking about holiday party style here, the discount applies to all regularly priced items.

Holiday Party Style - He Spoke Style

Holiday Party Style - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by 7 For All Mankind. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of 7 For All Mankind.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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