NYE Style: Strut Your Tux

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New Year’s Eve is finally here. Probably thought of as one of the biggest party days of the year, NYE can also be somewhat stressful when it comes to putting together an outfit as a guy. The first rule of NYE style for a guy is, GO ALL OUT! Be ballsy and really get dapper for this over-the-top festive holiday. You may have a tuxedo in your closet or at least dark suit (black, charcoal or navy) and this is the time to UP THE ANTE (“I’m not yelling, this is just how I talk” Sam Jackson) and add those “extra 10% percent” pieces to your look to really make you stand out.

If you’ve decided on a full tuxedo or suit, definitely think of going with a bow tie. You may not be a traditional bow tie dude, so think of going with a knit or wool tie. Knit and wool ties have a bit more character than their silk counterpart (in my personal opinion). In the first look of this feature, the fully custom midnight blue tuxedo is paired with a polka dot silk knit tie. The rule-of-thumb is to match your lapel fabric with your tie, but, in the case of going with a silk knit should ruffle any style feathers.

1. Full Tuxedo

DSC_0051Custom Midnight Blue Tuxedo & Hidden Placket Shirt by Enzo Custom Clothiers (Philly Location)

DSC_0043Black Plated Chronograph Watch from The Glass Watch Orchestra Collection by Breil

DSC_0029Silk Knit Polka Dot Bow Tie via Ebay – Thrifted White Pocket Square


Skull Socks by Merona via Target – Velvet Tuxedo Slippers by 5th Season via Kembrel (Available online for $70)

2. Tuxedo Jacket & Plaid Trousers


Custom Midnight Blue Shawl Collar Tuxedo Jacket & Shirt by Enzo Custom Clothiers – Custom Glen Plaid Trousers by Imparali Custom Tailors

So, you’ve decided to suit up and you want to do a mix. Going with a solid jacket and plaid trouser is a really quick andeasy way to get that bit of “panache” that works perfect for New Year’s Eve. As you can see, this look swapped out the knit bowtie for a silk knit neck tie. Some people will cringe at the sight of a neck tie with a shawl collar jacket, but, rock your tie how you see fit. Looking into the accessories, remember that your pocket square doesn’t have to be stark white like the more formal first look. Think of sticking to the colors that are already in the rest of your outfit when switching up the pocket square color and style.

DSC_0091 Vintage Silk Knit Tie – Silver Tie bar by Indochino – Black & White Pindot Pocket Square is a fabric swatch from AC Moore – Watch by Armitron

DSC_0082Dancing like the great James Brown is always in style.

DSC_0085The Brooklyn Red Socks by Vivarati – Velvet Tuxedo Loafers by 5th Season (available online at Kembrel for $70)



Photo Credit: Marina T. Peele @CantWinkLefty via Instagram.

Happy New Year to Everyone. Thanks for the continued support!


Sabir M. Peele and The Men’s Style Pro Team



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Categories: Custom Menswear, New Year's Eve Style

Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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11 Comments on “NYE Style: Strut Your Tux”

  1. William
    December 31, 2012 at 1:34 AM #

    Great job man. I like how you got creative with the socks and the knit tie. This is also the first post i’ve seen where the velvet slippers were reasonably priced. Both looks represent the fun and unexpected that is New Years.

    • December 31, 2012 at 1:40 AM #

      Hi William,

      Thanks for the kudos. NYE is definitely a time for anyone to really kick up their style and take a risk. I think one of the best place to go bold are socks and other accessories.



  2. William
    December 31, 2012 at 2:22 AM #

    I think our generation isn’t afraid to get creative when it comes to events such as NYE

  3. December 31, 2012 at 7:21 AM #

    His out fit was very elegant! I like the creativity of this man. Good job!

  4. Carlos V.
    January 1, 2013 at 12:02 PM #

    I just wanna point out, in the second pic wearing the glen plaid trousers..
    your red eyes make u look DRUNK AS SHIT! lmao, not to be taken as an insult.
    Personally I dig it!

    & yes those velvet slippers are perfect, especially with the skull socks.
    Love this post!


    • January 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM #

      Hi Carlos,

      That look was more tired than anything, but, I can’t say that I didnt enjoy a drink or two while shooting. Those loafers are great and the $70 price tag is a huge plus.



  5. January 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM #

    The second one gets my vote!
    Miss you, Sabir!
    With Luck

    • January 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM #

      Jenn Dice,

      I am happy to see you’ve made your way over to Men’s Style Pro. With Luck is kicking ass I see. Also, thanks for the kudos on my 2nd look. Happy New Year.



  6. January 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM #

    Dancing like the James Brown look is my favorite! Nice jacket men!

  7. February 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM #

    I love this posting. The only thing I am not a fan of is the skull and crossbones socks. Other than that, great post. If you ever need any help with pictures, hit me up.

  8. photographerdeluxe
    February 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM #

    Great posting! the only thing I am not crazy about it the skull and crossbone socks. Other than that, good stuff! If you ever need help with pictures, let me know.

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