There’s something to be said for a guy in jeans and a T-shirt. Cool, casual, effortless. It’s a timeless look that’ll never go out of style. But sometimes, there’s nothing like a man in a perfectly tailored suit. Rawr (cue tiger claws). And with the holidays around the corner, it’s time for his finest apparel to make its annual appearance. Unfortunately, not all men share Justin Timberlake’s affinity for the suit and tie. But with the right accessories, we’re sure you can get your guy to get off the couch, ditch the video games and trade in his PJs for his Sunday best. Even if your main man only has one go-to suit, you’d be amazed at how a few small details can help change it up. No one will ever know he’s a repeat offender. Hint: These all make awesome stocking stuffers.
Jacket or no jacket, the right tie can have a big impact on his style. It just depends on what look he (and by “he,” of course, I mean you) is going for.
Holiday colors and patterns can add a touch of playfulness and whimsy to what could be a boring dress shirt.
Metal accessories can help lend a bit of personality ad flair to an otherwise straightforward outfit. But avoid over-accessorizing. If you’re going with a pocket square and cufflinks, skip the tie bar. If you’re going with a tie bar and cufflinks, skip the lapel pin.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, a lapel pin is a nice way to commemorate a moment and add a little bit of flair to a jacket.
When it comes to tie bars, here are a few Zazzle tips: Wear your tie bar between the third and fourth buttons of your dress shirt and fasten both ends to the placket of your shirt. Lastly, keep your tie bar narrow.
And when he goes to tip the valet or buy you that single rose from the street vendor, make sure he’s flashing those bills in style.