As you celebrate Christmas at parties — be it an office party, family party, holiday downtown adventure, or any holiday-themed festivities — you have to do it right. In the right clothes and with the right attitude.
In this article, we’ll show you how to dress with a great tie and waistcoat this season.
How to Look Great in a Tie this Holiday
Whether you have a tie with snowmen or a tie with candy cane stripes, or you’re looking for an excuse to buy a super-flashy tie, we have you covered. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll direct you to where to go.
In the meantime, read ahead to know when and where to wear different holiday-themed ties.
Wear them for an icebreaker
It’s a good way to get a conversation started or to grab the attention of someone who catches your fancy. Your tie can make a statement that immediately sparks a question or interest. All you have to do is pick the right one that doesn’t overstep the boundaries and make you seem corny.
We don’t mean purchase it, borrowing or rentals are allowed. We’re talking attitude. If you put on a tie with a light-up menorah or a string of Christmas lights sewn in, don’t be embarrassed. Act like it’s the most gorgeous tie in the world and it makes you look awesome.
Keep it classy
For things like office parties or events where you’re trying to impress in-laws, parents of your girlfriend, or other similar situations, you may want to stick to the classier option of candy-cane-esque stripes or something subtle like snowflakes. Don’t wear the Rudolph tie or the “Ho Ho Ho” Santa tie to a wedding.
Keep it clean when children will be present
Some novelty ties are emblazoned with questionable references. Be aware of who will be at these parties or events. We don’t need grandma or your little nephew getting upset or confused by the words (or actions) on your tie.
Keep it fun
It’s Christmas. You don’t have to wear a full suit to throw on a festive tie. You also don’t need to keep it fully tied and tight all night.
Opt for a goofy holiday tie for the “Ugly Christmas” parties
You’ll look much better in a goofy tie than an ill-fitting sweater. Catch the eye of the cute girl under the mistletoe.
Try a festive bow tie — especially with a higher-collared shirt
This will simply be awesome. You should try it in front of a mirror right now.
If you don’t want to wear a festive tie- don’t. You can go with holiday colors instead. Or no tie at all.
If you’re wearing a flashy tie, keep the rest of the outfit solid colors (socks excluded. Christmas socks are awesome).
Wear with a t-shirt
This is a general rule for all of your life.
Be aware of colors
Avoid clashing colors or different shades of the same color (ex: Red in the tie, but a darker or light red shirt).
Covet thy neighbor’s tie
If someone shows up to the party with a cooler tie than you, don’t get mad—make a friend!
Ignore the fun of a festive tie
If you’re a father, you will receive at least one holiday-themed tie in your life. Wear it proudly. Your children will love that you wear their gift to you with pride. Wear it immediately and don’t take it off until everyone goes home.
Should You Wear a Waistcoat this Year?
Men in tuxedos are always an interesting sight. But because it isn’t a very common thing to see men in a waistcoat or vest (at least not anymore nowadays), not everyone who wears a tuxedo knows how to dress right.
This is very unfortunate for them because when men wear a tuxedo , women will immediately be attracted to them. But if they don’t know what to wear the tuxedo with, they end up with disappointing dates.
This Holiday is going to be an amazing one when you’re feeling great about how you look.
Tips to look Great in a Waistcoat
It is very disappointing to see men wearing a waistcoat with just about any tuxedo. Unfortunately, the right way to wear a waistcoat is when you’re wearing it with a single-breasted tux. This is mainly to conceal the visible white fabric between your waistband and jacket button.
2. Choose the Right Size
When you wear a vest with a tuxedo, it can instantly make your whole look sharper. However, you have to see to it that your waistcoat has been fully tailored to your size. If it doesn’t, the effect will reveal itself when you’re standing up or sitting down.
3. Mixing Fabrics
You need to match the lining of the tuxedo along with the color you use for the back part of the waistcoat. This is simply because when you mix different colors, it will not look smart or elegant; especially for a black-tie event.
4. What Not to Do
Cummerbunds, together with waistcoats, are currently becoming a trend. But this doesn’t mean you should wear them both at the same time. Otherwise, you will be overly decorative and end up mismatched.
When you wear a tuxedo, you make yourself look sharp and presentable. If you are unable to wear it right, you’ll clash and people will not think you are as smooth as you dress. Check out our collection of tuxedos to wear for a special occasion.
Whatever you do this Christmas, be safe. If you end up with a tie around your head and you’re singing into a lampshade, find a way to get home safely. Be careful in traffic, put only your nose masks, and take your hand sanitizers with you.
Don’t let the awkward relatives make Christmas any less enjoyable. And as always, Rose Tuxedo is here for all of your suit and tux needs.