Your 2011 Holiday Party Gear

Among your goals for the next month or so: attend cocktail parties/black-tie galas/hot tub formals while looking incredibly dapper. Your needs: a few key items to get you through. Here’s a starting point.

THe SHIRT
Shipley & Halmos Tuxedo Shirt
If you’re going full tux, you’ll want something equally handsome underneath. Something like this, designed by a New York–based duo (it’s part of their new line of formalwear) and refreshingly pleat-free. It looks good if you end up throwing off the jacket while dancing—or otherwise working up a sweat.

ON THE CUFF
Flapper-Era Cufflinks
This is like wearing a little bit of the Delano on your sleeves. Designed by Babalú’s co-owner, they’re made of silver and inspired by iconic hotels in South Beach. Perfect for that Gatsby-inspired soiree on Fisher Island. And now, to find the perfect Daisy…

THE FOOTWEAR
Del Toro Velvet Slippers
These bad boys are your choice for wherever you don’t need to wear socks: beach wedding, cocktail party at Soho House, pillow-fight tournament at your place. They’re designed here, then made—leather soles and all—in Spain. Javier Bardem would approve.

THE SUIT
Lanvin’s Plum Two-Piece Suit
A slim silhouette. Impeccable tailoring. But enough about your cashmere boxers—let’s talk about this thing. It’s a silk two-piecer you could get away with at the after-party for the MAM Ball or at a food and wine fest tribute dinner. Also useful if you’re pulling off a Joker-style heist.

THE SWEATER
Benetton Sweater at Vintage Mavens
There’s a high probability you’ll be attending an ’80s party or an ironic sweater hoedown. This vintage Benetton works on both occasions and looks good enough to wear to Casa Tua’s garden on a brisk night. Those unheated patios can be brutal.

 

Source:  Urbandaddy