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.”
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.”
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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