A holiday homecoming doesn’t require reverting back to your highschool sweatpants and sports team winter coat in order to fit in. Looking your best when you’re home for the holidays will make the event an occasion and tells your loved ones how much you care. The objective is to show how you’ve matured into a refined gentleman that knows how to look the part.
Here are three style ideas to make the right impression this year:
The conundrum with defining your own signature style is that as you evolve, you inevitably find comfort in the familiar. Perhaps blue suits compliment your skin tone, or you have a penchant for suede loafers. Similarly to any aspect of life, if you don’t step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, you don't grow and improve to be the best version of yourself.
The best thing anyone can do to elevate one's style is to take risks and see if something works. In fact, part of the motivation behind this website was to challenge my style and find unique ways to improve and experiment with style combinations I may not typically explore.
Like many fellow sufferers of the chronic “wanderlust”, one of my favorite things to do is to travel and I am always thinking about the next big trip somewhere exotic or at least far enough away to feel the escape. Although, the problem when you're constantly dreaming and planning of the next dream vacation to somewhere on the bucket list, you tend to forget about the mini excursions that lay at the foot of your own backyard. As in my case, I live in the Toronto area in Canada and often take for granted the easy access to the vast wilderness and nature just minutes outside of the city. So this past weekend, we decided to ditch the city for a little hiking while the autumn leaves were still in full viewing bloom.
I don’t know what I would do without autumn because it’s the one time of year when it’s actually hard to choose what coat to wear. There’s an endless array of stylish options to chose from that are also light enough that won't get you mistaken for the Michelin man: trench coats, leather moto jackets, quilted jackets, the husky jacket, wool field jackets, bombers, suede blousons, etc. You get the idea. Read my article on trench coats for styling ideas.
The polo is one of the most popular garments worldwide, and happily in its element as athletic attire. They are relatively stretchy and easy to move in, and commonly made in a cotton pique fabric that breathes well during the warmer months. The collar adorns them with a slightly more sophisticated touch making them perfectly suited for country club sports. The most iconic version definitely belongs to Ralph Lauren, who built an entire sub-label clothing line – beyond just polo shirts – based on the name. Similarly to the Lacoste polo, they are also easy to counterfeit, which only increases their massive popularity.