In Need of a New Year’s Eve Party Outfit? Step Right This Way.

We’ve got the ideal fit for three scenarios in which you might be toasting the (welcome) arrival of 2022

December 16, 2021 2:17 pm
In Need of a New Year’s Eve Party Outfit? Step Right This Way.

Recently, a modicum of seasonal awareness in conjunction with some management-mandated SEO research tipped your correspondent off to the fact that many of you have been searching the internet for a “men’s party outfit.” This makes sense — New Year’s Eve and its attendant soirées are right around the corner, and a man (or at least a man who subscribes to “traditional” clothing choices as an expression of gender) could be forgiven for needing some help putting a “men’s party outfit” together. 

Thus we elected to service this Quandary of the Great Search Engine via three curated NYE ensembles — one casual, one elevated, one formal(ish) — that are virtually guaranteed to garner compliments in the waning hours of 2021. Feel free to wear them even if you are not a man. Feel free to wear them even if you are not going to a party. But if you are a man who happens to be going to a party, please let this be your “men’s party outfit” guide.

For the Casual Get-Together

For a more casual NYE hang, the goal is to take your run-of-the-mill kit and elevate it just a tad via small festive details. For example, sub out your regular crewneck sweater for a cable-knit in a cheery color (if it’s made from flecked Donegal wool, all the better), anchor it with a quality pair of dark selvage denim (cuffed) and then hit ‘em with the textured sock and oxblood loafer combo down low. 

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder x Inis Meáin Aran Cable Crewneck Red Donegal Sweater


Sponsored by AG

AG Tellis “Greensboro” Jean

Roots Canada

Roots Canada Cabin 3-Point Sock

G.H. Bass

G.H. Bass Logan Flat-Strap Weejuns

For the Elevated Gathering

For a gathering that’s a little more elevated, feel free to take things up a notch. This publication has written at length regarding the opinion that the turtleneck is a smart combination of sexy and sophisticated, especially when you add the professorial swag of a woolly patterned blazer over top. Dark cords make for a nice anchor and ensure the overall vibe isn’t too stuffy, and a suede Chelsea boot is just left-of-center enough to let people know you’re not messing around.


Sponsored by AG

AG Canon Turtleneck


Bonobos Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants

Suit Supply

Suit Supply Mid Brown Houndstooth Havana Jacket


Clark’s Clarkdale Hall Cognac Suede Chelsea Boots

For the Fancy Party

In terms of fancy dress, New Year’s Eve is a unique sartorial opportunity. A big enough occasion that wearing a tuxedo is very much in the cards, but not so formal an occasion that a slightly whimsical twist on the tuxedo would seem gauche. Thus you should use it as a chance to go a little rogue. Grab a jacket that’ll turn heads. Switch out your normal dress kicks for something velvet with a little embroidery. Then pump the brakes and keep everything else understated. You’ve done enough already.


J.Crew Ludlow Slim-fit Unstructured Suit Jacket in English Wool


Boss Genius Satin-Trim Wool-Blend Trousers

The TieBar

The TieBar Solid Satin Black Diamond-Tipped Bowtie

George Cleverley

George Cleverley Albert Leather-Trimmed Embroidered Velvet Loafers

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