BRIAN: I’ll kick things off here with the first
of two looks that I’ll be showing you guys. So, I am a firm believer, especially
on New Year’s Eve, that you can make the occasion whatever you want it to be. You
don’t have to dress up, but if you’re feeling, it by all means do so, Personally,
I always like to do something elegant for New Year’s Eve and that’s what this
look is all about. Starting things off with the undisputed centerpiece here, my
burgundy dinner jacket from our upcoming collection with Michael Andrews.
Beautiful VBC fabric with a satin shawl lapel. Super classic, sophisticated, and
fun at the same time. Underneath, also from the collection, we have a dinner
shirt with three-quarter inch pleats. Bow tie is velvet. Perfect option for New
Year’s Eve. This one is by Le Noeud Papillon.
Cummerbund and tuxedo trousers are both by Polo Ralph Lauren. And then
finishing things off with the perfect velvet slippers for New Year’s Eve. These
are by Stubbs and Wootton. STEVEN: Hi, guys. I’m Stephen Elliott, Managing
Editor here at He Spoke Style. Obviously, lots of different ways to approach
dressing for New Year’s Eve. For my first look, it’s all about keeping it elegant
and casually sophisticated. Here, I’m wearing a six-button double-breasted suit
from Club Monaco. I love the subtle herringbone pattern in the fabric. The
jacket is unlined. It also has patch pockets, which give it a more casual
overall feel. Underneath, I paired it with a cream merino wool turtleneck from
Uniqlo. Turtlenecks are a great way to sort of take a little bit of a formality
out of a double-breasted suit and also protect this kind of stylish ease and
casual sophistication. On my wrist, just a very simple dress watch. And then, finally,
finished off with a classic pair of tassel loafers. These are the Deerfield
by Johnston and Murphy. CORY: Hello, everyone. I’m Cory Sylvester, Chief Operating Officer
and Partner for Michael Andrews Bespoke. I like to think of my style as something
of a rockabilly version of Ralph Lauren. Basically, I like the idea of combining
elegant and casual elements. And, for me, New Year’s Eve is a great time to do
just that. For my first look here, I’m wearing a dinner jacket from Michael
Andrews Bespoke made with Dormeuil Tonik. Absolutely legendary cloth in terms of
formalwear. Instead of the matching trousers, I went with my trusty jeans, also bespoke, which
is a very Ralph movem some might say. Here, with the raw hem in the jeans and pointed
toe of the boots, I tried to take part of Ralph’s iconic style and make it my own.
Speaking of the boots, they’re from Heritage Boot Co. from Austin, Texas.
And on my wrist is a vintage Cartier Tank given to me by my wife on our
wedding day. A great everyday watch that’s perfect for a look like this.
BRIAN: Alright, so my second look is admittedly not that quote-unquote
festive, but again, as Steven said, there are lots of different approaches to
dressing for New Year’s Eve. This is definitely an evening look and
it’s all about elegant sophistication and casual confidence. Both those things
are really easy to capture when you keep things simple.
Now, the suit and I’m wearing, a medium grey flannel, is an absolute must-have
for your winter wardrobe. This is another piece in our collection with Michael
Andrews. Very classic styling here with notch lapel and two flap pockets. Super
versatile. Underneath, a simple black merino wool turtleneck from Uniqlo. I’ve
tucked it into the trousers here to both show off the pleats and for a little
sartorial touch. You’ll notice that I’m not wearing a pocket square.
Totally intentional. And meant to sort of double down on the minimalist
approach to this look. Decided to add a little bit of intensity here with the
glasses. They are by Persol. Now speaking of intense, on the wrist, we
have a pretty intense watch. The Datograph by A. Lange and Söhne. And then
simple and classic black Oxfords by Cole Haan to finish things
off. STEVEN: So my second look is for everyone who doesn’t intend to leave the house to
ring in the New Year but still wants to do it in style. Throwing a New Year’s Eve
party can be stressful, so keeping your outfit simple and laid-back is always a
good idea. Here, I’m keeping it seasonal and festive with a casual plaid
button-down shirt. It’s by Land’s End. Then over that, I’ve got a green merino wool
cardigan, which is a great cozy, casual, and stylish substitute for a blazer.
The one I’m wearing is by Uniqlo. I’m pairing those items with some dark grey
flannel trousers. A winter staple if there ever was one.
Now, you can definitely go a little more casual and swap out the grey flannel for
a pair of corduroys or dark denim, but for New Year’s Eve at home, I like the
casual elegance of the flannel. And then I’m anchoring the look with a classic
penny loafer from G.H. Bass. CORY: My second look here is all about making a
monolithic statement. Honestly, I feel my best in all black. For me, nothing says
more without saying anything at all than walking into a room in a sharply tailored
all-black ensemble. When wearing tonal looks like this, I like to play around
with different textures and accessories. My jacket is made with the black velvet
from Ariston. Underneath, I’m wearing a sample from our upcoming custom knitwear
collection with the vintage Celine scarf I picked up on a recent trip to
Paris. My trousers are made from black corduroy, also by Ariston. And I mention
Ariston again simply because I find their cloth to be absolutely exceptional
and extremely comfortable. And, you know, if your clothes aren’t comfortable, then
what’s the point? Finally, a badass pair of Python zipper
boots by Saint Laurent. These were my 30th birthday present to myself. And not a bad
way to leave my 20s behind.