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The Gentleman’s Guide to Holiday Party STYLE


The Gentleman’s Guide to Holiday Party STYLE

It’s that time of the year when friends and family come together to have fun and celebrate the holidays together. Everyone is ready to relax and take it easy, but what does the dapper gentleman wear to hang out at the holiday get together? I have you covered! Check out these great looks you can wear to the holiday party and be comfortable and stylish at the same time.

Men's Jean Jacket Sir Byron Laurent

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Jean Jacket

Yes, when properly styled, a jean jacket can give your look a slightly relaxed feel without looking like a cattle rancher. To do this the jacket needs to be fitted and not baggy in the torso area, with the sleeves stopping right at the wrist. Depending on the brand you may need to start off with a smaller size than what you would normally wear and go up in size to achieve the correct fit. Also remember the tailor can work wonders to get the ideal fitted look.

Men's Tweed Blazer Sir Byron Laurent

The Tweed Blazer

Dressed up with coordinating trousers or dressed down with tailored jeans and a v-neck sweater, tweed blazers are a classic clothing piece that will always turn heads when you step into a room. The versatility of the tweed blazer makes it a staple that should be in every gentleman’s collection and is always a great addition to any stylish look.

Men's Wool Flannel Trousers Sir Byron Laurent

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Wool and Flannel Trousers

When you start mixing and matching wool or flannel trousers with different types of shirts, sweaters, vests and blazers you have created a winning combination of STYLE. Keep in mind that the trouser should lay flat across the front and not tight around the rear. Also remember that too much break in the trouser makes the fabric bunch up at the bottom and takes away from the clean lines. The fit is very important when it comes to wearing wool and flannel trousers and when done correctly you will not only be warm in the cooler weather but have a unique look at the same time.


Men's Brogue Wingtip Boots Sir Byron Laurent

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Brogue Wingtip Boots

Brogue Wingtip Boots mix classic styling from dress shoes with the comfort of wearing a boot. They are perfect for the cold weather, yet give you a classier look. What makes wearing them so great is that they can be paired with tailored jeans or trousers and still look professional and timelessly fashionable.


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Layers, textures and patterns

This time of the year the air is cool and crisp. Wearing layers not only keeps you warm but also gives you the option of combining patterns and textures. When it comes to layers, you are able to easily dress up or dress down your look. Mixing the endless combinations of sweaters, vests, blazers, jeans and scarves gives you the ability to create a variety of outfits that is sure to impress.

With these tips hopefully you can have fun with your look and really enjoy what is most important this time of the year, the love of your friends and family.

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Style consultant and fashion journalist, Lawrence B. Spivey is bridging the worlds of high-fashion and southern gentleman charm and style. Lawrence began his career in fashion with the launch of his style consulting business and blog “Sir Byron Laurent Style and Fashion Consulting”. In addition to consulting work, he is also permanent fashion contributor for EmergeNC Magazine, Zoe Life Magazine and penned a column for the May/June issue of The Session Magazine. Also Lawrence has been interviewed by fashion and style magazines such as GLO Magazine, Style 101 Magazine and Carolina Style Magazine.

Lawrence has a genuine passion for encouraging men through fashion advice and words of wisdom for living both a stylish and successful life. You can follow Lawrence on Twitter and Instagram at @SirByronLaurent, on FaceBook at and the blog at

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