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I can dig the Blazer, shirt, jeans, not a fan of Chelsea boots but they will do.
The only issue I have with layering on NYE is that I am going to a venue that is hosting anywhere from 500-800 people. So shirt, blazer, sweater can get hot! If your out on the dance floor or making your way from the bar to your friends that combo can be a sweat pool in the making.
I understand layering and being able to ditch your blazer and scarf, but are you really going to ditching your sweater? I live up in the NW it gets a bit cold but the venue will have the heat up and the heat from the large crowd will probably be enough.
This is what I was considering wearing…Let me know what you think?
I was thinking I would wear a wool cashmere 3 piece that I have in Midnight Blue with an unbottoned shirt that has a small red and blue tattershall pattern. With my Allen Edmond Strands and a vintage red hankerchief as a pocket square.
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Happy New Year to you and yours,
Jacob, Thanks for the compliments! Sounds like a great choice, as long as its appropriate for the destination. If you’re concerned about heat, are you going to be able to ditch the jacket and vest?
Otherwise sounds dapper!
Thanks, I hope it turns out as well as I imagine it.The suit is pretty light being a blend, I manage to stay pretty cool in it. Ditching the blazer shouldn’t be to much of a problem. If the heat becomes an issue I think Ill keep the vest and roll the sleeves.
I was considering wearing a grey pair of wing tips that I have you might be familiar with them Grenson Stanley- color is Dove.
But I feel that it is a bit more of a summer shoe, and tromping it around through a crowded venue might not be the best scenario for the shoe…?
I say wear ‘em! If there’s ever a time to pull out $250 shoes, it’s New Year’s Eve! Otherwise, what are you saving them for? I like the contrast of the gray with the brown sole. Good find.
I’d say ditch the black blazer for a gray one and I’m there. This opens up more shoe options. I’d do that with the brown suede chelsea boots I have from Florsheim.
A fine alternative as well.
Is that a plum sweater from Target? Couldn’t find that color in either local store, nor as an option on their website.
Chris, You could try a place like Old Navy as well.
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I have an idea for my attire and would like your input.
Keep in mind it will be relatively warm here in Memphis.
- A black cashmere or camel hair sport coat (my buddy from Jos. A.
Banks is hooking me up).
- A black and white checked, slim cut button dress shirt from Gap.
The checks are so small it’s almost grayish.
- Straight fit jeans
- Black cap toe dress shoes OR cognac wingtips
Looking forward to your advice.
Jonathan, the camel coat and cognac wingtips sound very cool. I’d give that a try first and if it doesn’t feel right you can default to the black. Good luck!
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