November is right around the corner, and with it comes the first of the holiday gatherings with friends, and family. There will inevitably be post-work get-togethers, for cocktails with friends we haven’t seen in months. Usually a man’s date night outfit consists of his favorite pair of jeans, and a button down shirt, and inappropriate shoes. However, what happens when the cameras come out to capture the moment? Ladies, do you want to be immortalized on Facebook with a fashion disaster, or should you take a proactive approach to your man’s wardrobe to ensure your best fashion foot is forward. After all, the better he looks, the better you look.
His Holiday Outfit Survival Guide
Before you put together his outfit, you should consider what the evening entails, such as standing, sitting, or dancing? If your fella is uncomfortable in his clothes, he’s likely to become fidgety, or worse, grouchy. If you start off with the right base, and pick out some comfortable men’s underwear, and a well-fitting undershirt as his first layer, he’ll be in a much better mood. Tommy John claims to have the lightest, and most comfortable underwear for men, so perhaps that’s a good place to begin.
Knowing that it’s cold outside (and that guys don’t like to wear coats) pick an outfit that can be easily layered, this way he can peel some off if he gets hot. Not only is he going to complain if he’s dripping in sweat, it just isn’t attractive. Try choosing either a cardigan, or a blazer, over a dress shirt with a tie, depending on how formal you are looking to go.
Finally, there’s the question of grooming. Considering we’re heading into the hairiest month of the year due to the growing of mustaches in support of men’s health, your man may be neglecting his normal shaving routine. Just because it’s ok to go lumberjack in November, doesn’t mean he should throw that razor away for the entire month. There is still some regular maintenance that can be done around the edges so that scruff. (And now there are even beard creams to keep things from getting too frizzy.)
When all the man-scaping is complete, make sure he doesn’t marinate in some awful cologne. Just a little aftershave is all that’s needed to stay fresh.
Hopefully these tips will ensure that your impromptu gatherings with friends are fashionable, and worthy of posting on your social media platform of choice.