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Tip: If you’re going to a costume party, don’t be predictable or cheap. The cooler and more imaginative your costume is, the more of a talking point it’ll be. What we’re saying is: instant icebreaker!

Fashion Credits: DKNY suit, $595, select Macy’s; Penfield shirt, $95; The Tie Bar tie $15, and pocket square, $8; WeSC shoes, $120.

Tip: As far as pickup lines go, leaping out from behind a door waving an ax and screaming, “Now you die!” is about as effective on Halloween as it is any other night of the year. Don’t do it.

Fashion Credits: Gant blazer, $995, and pants, $475; Tommy Hilfiger shirt, $65, at select Macy’s; Paul Smith Accessories tie, $155. DKNY suit, $595, select Macy’s; Penfield shirt, $95; The Tie Bar tie $15, and pocket square, $8; WeSC shoes, $120.

Tip: “For jackets, most important is the fit of the shoulders. The rest can be tailored. Currently the ‘short’ jacket length is unques­tionably the strongest look. The hem of the jacket can land anywhere along your palm and be in an acceptable range.”
—James Jurney Owner of Seize sur Vingt

Fashion Credits: Number:Lab blazer, $496, and pants, $168; John Bartlett Statements shirt, $53, bonton.com; Steven Alan hat, $98, stevenalan.com; Calvin Klein tie, $60, calvinklein.com; The Tie Bar pocket square, $8, the thetiebar.com; Rogue boots, $325, Neiman Marcus stores.

Tip: If you’re making a Halloween playlist for your party, don’t fill it with tired, party-halting clichés. go for songs that suit the theme but keep everyone dancing. “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett? No! “Monsta’ Mack” by Sir Mix-A-Lot? Yes!

Fashion Credits: TOPMAN jacket, $320, topman.com; H&M pants, $50, hm.com for stores; UNTUCKit shirt, $99, untuckit.com; The Tie Bar bow tie, $15, thetiebar.com.

Tip: “A two-button single-breasted notch-lapel suit in a lightweight wool is a good start and is probably your most versatile option.”

Billy Reid

Fashion Credits: Gant blazer, $995, and pants, $475; Tommy Hilfiger shirt, $65, at select Macy’s; Paul Smith Accessories tie, $155.

Tip: If you throw a Halloween party, go all out: guests in costume will be disappointed to find an ordinary house. Put police tape on doorways; draw chalk body outlines on the sidewalk; spatter fake blood in the bathroom; buy a dry ice machine. however you do it, make it memorable.

Fashion Credits: Gant blazer, $595, and vest, $265; H&M pants, $50, H&M stores; DKNY shirt, $65, select Macy’s stores; Pierrepont Hicks tie, $82, pierreponthicks.com; The Tie Bar pocket square, $8; Happy Socks socks, $15 for set of two; Tommy Hilfiger shoes, $99.

Tip: “For tall, skinny guys, I’d be conscious that the taller you are, the more of the suit color or pattern will be on display. For shorter gentlemen, a double-breasted suit can make the wearer look wide, so a two-button single-breasted suit is best.”
Simon Spurr

Fashion Credits: (from left) DKNY blazer, $345, dkny.com; Vintage Revolution jeans, $128, denimhabit.com; H&M shirt, $35, H&M stores; A|X Armani Exchange gloves, $48, A|X Armani Exchange stores; Tommy Hilfiger shoes, $99, tommy.com. ASOS blazer, $146, asos. com; Riviera Club pants, $150, Saks Fifth Avenue; Mango shirt, $70, mango.com; Band of Outsiders tie, $130, Barneys New York; Oliver Spencer shoes, $278, Oliver Spencer, New York.

Fashion Credits:ASOS blazer, $155, asos.com; life/after/denim chinos, $88; Jedidiah T-shirt, $26, jedidiahusa.com; A|X Armani Exchange belt, $38, armaniexchange.com; Rogue boots, $350, select Neiman Marcus stores.

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