Suits can be an important part of any man’s wardrobe. During the holidays it can be life saver. If you’ve got a slew of holiday events you can rock a suit to just about any of them, if you style it the right way. We’ve put together a set of formal and not so formal suits spotted on the streets that are foolproof for the holiday party season.
Whether you wear a suit on the regular or suits aren’t really your style, let these looks be your guide to shopping for your first suit (or at least a well tailored blazer) or shop your closet and reinvent the suit you already own. Get ready to don in separates, pinstripes, prints and more for your winter festivities.
Check out how a classic man suits up for the holidays and into the new year with these blazin street style snaps.
Look a little business by breaking up a suit into separates into two complimentary colors. The more dramatic the color pairings, the less conventional the look.
For a night of laid back cocktails, ditch the neckwear and offset a mod black suit with edgy accents like printed socks and creepers. Need less rocker vibe? A blazer with a subtle detail like an appliqué can do the trick. Or layer knits like a turtleneck under your jacket for a look that will impress your girlfriend’s parents way more than jeans and an oxford.
Ditching the cold for warmer temperatures is great for anyone lucky enough to do it. Breakout a lightweight gray suit or a burgundy or pastel tweed suit for something with a bit of color that says, “Dressed but still on vacation!”
Winter holidays are a great time to wear plaid. Add a vest in the classic print to a solid suit or go for broke with pattern head to toe. A neutral plaid like gray you can wear year around while red will make the ultimate celebratory statement.
There’s something about pinstripes that feels more formal than most suits. Be unapologetically dapper for the utmost formal occasion in a three piece, deep navy pinstriped suit. Add extra swag with a bold printed shirt. Give a wink to streetwear by undermining the pinstripe’s aristocratic roots and select a camo printed tie or denim button down shirt.