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New Year’s Eve is finally here. Probably thought of as one of the biggest party days of the year, NYE can also be somewhat stressful when it comes to putting together an outfit as a guy. The first rule of NYE style for a guy is, GO ALL OUT! Be ballsy and really get dapper for this over-the-top festive holiday. You may have a tuxedo in your closet or at least dark suit (black, charcoal or navy) and this is the time to UP THE ANTE (“I’m not yelling, this is just how I talk” Sam Jackson) and add those “extra 10% percent” pieces to your look to really make you stand out.

If you’ve decided on a full tuxedo or suit, definitely think of going with a bow tie. You may not be a traditional bow tie dude, so think of going with a knit or wool tie. Knit and wool ties have a bit more character than their silk counterpart (in my personal opinion). In the first look of this feature, the fully custom midnight blue tuxedo is paired with a polka dot silk knit tie. The rule-of-thumb is to match your lapel fabric with your tie, but, in the case of going with a silk knit should ruffle any style feathers.

1. Full Tuxedo

DSC_0051Custom Midnight Blue Tuxedo & Hidden Placket Shirt by Enzo Custom Clothiers (Philly Location)

DSC_0043Black Plated Chronograph Watch from The Glass Watch Orchestra Collection by Breil

DSC_0029Silk Knit Polka Dot Bow Tie via Ebay – Thrifted White Pocket Square

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Skull Socks by Merona via Target – Velvet Tuxedo Slippers by 5th Season via Kembrel (Available online for $70)

2. Tuxedo Jacket & Plaid Trousers

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Custom Midnight Blue Shawl Collar Tuxedo Jacket & Shirt by Enzo Custom Clothiers – Custom Glen Plaid Trousers by Imparali Custom Tailors

So, you’ve decided to suit up and you want to do a mix. Going with a solid jacket and plaid trouser is a really quick andeasy way to get that bit of “panache” that works perfect for New Year’s Eve. As you can see, this look swapped out the knit bowtie for a silk knit neck tie. Some people will cringe at the sight of a neck tie with a shawl collar jacket, but, rock your tie how you see fit. Looking into the accessories, remember that your pocket square doesn’t have to be stark white like the more formal first look. Think of sticking to the colors that are already in the rest of your outfit when switching up the pocket square color and style.

DSC_0091 Vintage Silk Knit Tie – Silver Tie bar by Indochino – Black & White Pindot Pocket Square is a fabric swatch from AC Moore – Watch by Armitron

DSC_0082Dancing like the great James Brown is always in style.

DSC_0085The Brooklyn Red Socks by Vivarati – Velvet Tuxedo Loafers by 5th Season (available online at Kembrel for $70)

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Photo Credit: Marina T. Peele @CantWinkLefty via Instagram.

Happy New Year to Everyone. Thanks for the continued support!

Best,

Sabir M. Peele and The Men’s Style Pro Team

@MensStylePro

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