Holidays style guide - Part 1, Thanksgiving
Posted on 21 November 2017
It’s that time of the year where you stare at your wardrobe and wonder what you should be wearing in the upcoming holiday season. Is the ugly sweater appropriate? Can I wear sweatpants for the thanksgiving lunch with the family (to make this clear, the answer is no, absolutely not, not even if you plan to inhale a whole turducken by yourself)? And where did the tuxedo from uncle Steve’s wedding go?
So here’s a little advice from us to you to help you get through the holidays in style. We’ll start with the holiday around the corner, you can buy us a drink later.
Thanksgiving in the mountains, the wild, or anywhere with no WiFi and cell coverage
Drop that fading metrosexual lumberjack air. You’re not one, neither have you been hunting grizzly bears for survival over the last decade (kudos if you did, the next drink is on us). You want to go for the relaxed New England gentleman touch, suggesting you might be up for a hike after lunch (although we both know you will be dozing off on the couch). Choose a wool sports coat with a chambray shirt, khaki chinos (slim fit, not your dad’s relaxed-saggy-butt-fit) and brown boots or loafers. Oh, and if you are going for the perfect custom fit look, our friends and Chookhare & Sons can still have you covered in time for Christmas!
Thanksgiving in the city and the ‘burbs
A comfortable outfit with some sophistication – you can go for the blazer (as expected…), or opt for a chunky cardigan paired with a knit tie. Go for some raw denim to add texture and depth, and lighten the ensemble up with some suede loafers or oxfords. Silly socks optional.
Time to let your inner style demi-God out – experiment a little with something unexpected. Personally, we have been liking indigo jackets lately, be it from our friends at Kalimade garments (www.kalimade.com), or from brands like Apolis (www.apolisglobal.com). Pair this with dark green or burgundy chinos and some luxury deep brown sneakers (yep, we were planning to have these out by the holidays too, but didn’t get our sh$$t together, so stay tuned). Oh yeah, pocket square is not optional.