It's almost time to say so long to 2012 and ring in the new year in style! The countdown to 2013 is just around the corner, so it's time to make a few changes, conjure up new resolutions, but most importantly...decide on what to wear for NEW YEARS EVE!!! No worries, I'm here to guide the guys with some suggestions for a fun, fashion forward night in top notch style!

For the traditional gentleman, I'd suggest wearing a black 3-piece suit, or tuxedo, accompanied by a slim tie, a white tuxedo shirtpatent leather shoes, and a few accessories, such as a colored pocket square, to bring life to your ensemble while keeping it classy. Perfect for black tie events.

The black velvet tuxedo jacket with satin lapel is a clean, classic option. When paired with dark slacks with a slight sheen, a black tuxedo shirt, a bow tie, and black velvet loafers, this creates a star-studded look to fit any million dollar man. Remember, you can never look 'whack' in all black!

Looking to add some flare and flavor to your NYE? Well, I'd suggest a single-button red velvet blazer, a traditional tuxedo shirt, a black bow tie, slim black slacks, a patent leather loafer, and gold accessories to accentuate the pop. Be sure to let the blazer be the statement piece...keep it clean. 

If you're more of a conservative type of guy, this style is a great choice for you. A sharply cut single-button, or double-button, wool blazer, a dark colored turtleneck, black slacks, a fly pair of wing-tip shoes, and a nice black watch will create a very conservative yet chic look. 

For the non-traditional, comfort seeking fellas, I have good news--it's okay to wear jeans! Of course, due to the nature of the holiday, you may have to dress it up a bit, so pair them with a dark colored (gray, black, or navy) single-button, or double-button, blazer, a classic white button-up shirt, a clean pair of dark loafers, and a popping pocket square to add pizzazz to your look. A couple of accessories (watch, hat) are a great  way to complete the look. Make sure your jeans aren't too distressed to maintain a crisp look.

Which ever look best compliments your style, make it your own and then own it!

Here's  to the new year and the new you!

 

--theDapperDon