Getting dressed for parties may be the best part of the holiday season. In the ever more casual world we inhabit, the perennial holiday parties are a time when you can bust out your best and truly go-in like can’t for any other kind of event. The jovial nature and currents of good tidings — along with the cold weather — make us want to dress cozy, fun and elegant. To be wrapped in textures and made to feel like the extra glass of eggnog.
Combining technical excellence with traditional elegance, the HydroConquest collection from Longines is a perfectly sporty watch for any holiday party. It’s equipped with a unidirectional bezel that’s enhanced with a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel, which adds a bit of vibrant flair. This new watch clearly takes inspiration from aquatic sporting — and can go for a dip as well.
1. Mr. Casual Belgian Shoes
Sold from the brand’s perch on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Belgian Shoe has become a hallmark of the well-heeled, as well as the fun. The low, slipper-like loafer is perfect to slip on at the holiday party instead of stomping around in your winter boots, and add that perfect touch of carefree charm.
2. Pantherella Waddington Ribbed Cashmere Socks
Regardless of what color they are, a luxurious pair of socks will put you right into the holiday spirit. Cashmere is certainly in order, and will be sure to keep you toasty, soft and in a jovial mood the whole evening.
3. Harley of Scotland Shetland Sweater
You can’t get much closer to the source than Harley of Scotland. Established in 1929, the brand still produces its sweaters from rugged Shetland Wool. This shaggy sweater is a perfect wintery addition to your wardrobe that will keep you warm through the night. It’ll also look properly festive while not being an awful novelty knit.
4. Norse Projects Albin Cotton-Corduroy Trousers
Like a Shetland Sweater, these trousers are all about the texture. A velvety corduroy will make you feel incredibly comfortable while still looking seriously put together. These rugged yet stylish Italian corduroy trousers are a perfect companion — maybe tailor them with a turnup as well.
5. Rowing Blazers Navy Flannel Blazer
Nothing beats a navy blazer. The navy flannel blazer from Rowing Blazers is the platonic ideal of the Blazer — what else would you expect from the brand? Handmade in New York City with casual patch pockets with the classic 3-roll-2 silhouette, you can wear this long past the end of the holiday party.