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The ‘Jersey Shore’ has T-Shirt Time. Real Men Suit-Up on NYE

Cabs are here! New Year’s Eve is tomorrow and if you’re going out, do you know what you’re going to wear? I’ve learned that guys are notorious for putting outfits together at the last minute, especially when it comes to formal wear.

Whether you’re going to a cocktail party, a club or a house party for NYE, it’s a great opportunity to be dressed to the nines before you count down from 10.

A few weeks ago, I dressed up my sister in sequins for a New Years preview outfit, but today it’s my brother’s turn. He wasn’t exactly thrilled to take pics in a slim-fit suit for my blog when he’d rather be watching an NBA game, but he did. Here’s a few formal wear ideas if you’re looking to suit up this New Year’s Eve.

My brother-Drew suited up. If you don’t feel like wearing a tie, try a pocket square.

You don’t have to drop a grand on a suit, this one is from H&M for under $300.
If you need a little help from a higher power in terms of fashion, take a stylish friend with you shopping or ask a well dressed employee in the men’s section.
Fool Proof Suit Tips*
1. A suit should be two matching pieces. It’s not a DYI project creating your own look out of a sports coat and pair of pants that seem like they go together. The colors won’t match up well. 
2. The best colors for suits are neutral, unless you’re Lloyd and Harry. Go for black, brown, navy blue, grey or a thin pinstriped pattern. 
3. Your best friend in the fashion world is named “Tailor.” Buying a suit off the rack will need altering 
almost 100% of the time. Getting it tailored is crucial, because why wear a suit unless it fits perfectly?
4. As for a tie (ditch clip-ons) and only wear one if you want. It’s NYE, so you really don’t have to wear a tie. You’re there to celebrate, not conduct a business meeting.
*5. If there’s just no time, wear dress slacks, a nice collared shirt with dress shoes. Make sure it’s all ironed and fits well.
For even more details on how to avoid suit faux pas, check out this AskMen.com article

Don’t forget to wear dress shoes. Brown or black work with neutral suits.
Slicked back hair optional. 
Every man should own one suit if possible for any formal event throughout the year including weddings, business, cocktail parties and NYE.

Special thanks to my brother, Drew, who suited up for this post. He’s also throwing a NYE bash as mentioned before here in San Francisco. There are still last minute tickets available you can email him directly at drew@sfpartycrew.com or find out more details at SFPartyCrew.com in the video below.

Do you prefer casual or suited-up every now and then?
I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!
See you in January 🙂 

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  1. Lost.in.Idaho says:


    #3 #3 #3.

    So many men need to learn what a tailor is, and not only for suits. Jeans, your favorite buttoned shirt, etc.

    If you’re the only man in a crowd with fitted clothing, surrounded by baggy shirts and pants, ladies WILL notice you.

  2. We Can Pretend says:

    love the concept of your blog. now following


  3. CottonCandyINK says:

    lol, lovely suit

  4. loving the Tebowing

  5. inmyhansonshirt says:

    For New Years, I think guys look great suited up! Love the pocket square!

  6. Girlie Blogger says:

    Excellent tips. My husband doesn’t usually wear suits but I do like the way he looks in them.


  7. Fashion, Art and other fancies says:

    Love the suit images. His shoes are so lovely – great colour too. Merry new year;-)

  8. Closet Hound says:

    I totally agree with your tips for suits, especially the tailoring and matching the bottoms with the jacket. I had to explain this thoroughly to my boyfriend, who insists that his blue jacket goes with his tan pants.

    xo Sherrie
    Closet Hound

  9. I love it when guys dress up. I also really love guys who wear suits! They look handsome and preppy. Aww, your brother is so sweet for modeling for you! 😀

    P.S. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and have a happy new year! May 2012 be amazing for you and your family. <3

    Lots of love, B
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

  10. Happy New Year and All the Best for 2012!!! 🙂

  11. Audrey Allure says:

    I like the touch of the pocket square! 🙂 Hope you have a spectacular NYE & New Year’s!

  12. just tututiny says:

    Lovely photos! I always like a man in a suit 😉

    Hope you have a wonderful 2012 my dear!

  13. Sandwich de Dinausore says:

    Nice Jacket! 🙂

    Happy New year!

  14. Great tips. Your brother looks so sharp, I love the pocket square. The shoes look great with the suit as well!

  15. Wonder Woman says:

    Love this post! Very helpful 🙂


  16. Rowan Reiding says:

    I love suits, he looks good! My bf looks amazing wearing suits as well 😉

    Thank you for your lovely comment and for following me, dear!



  17. Rachel {Da Paura ♥} says:

    Love this, great job!! My husband is a tailor, and I couldn’t agree more with point #3. I literally despise when men don’t wear suits that fit, and why not buy them from a tailor and have them made to fit perfectly! 🙂 I also love when men wear vests under their suits. (3-piece) I think it nicely takes a suit away from an office look and more of an evening and sharp look!


  18. Anonymous says:

    Your brother is setting an excellent example. Men need to dress up more!

  19. Suited up looks so much better, especially with NYE I think it looks super!

  20. White List says:

    Very nicely done!!!


  21. Shop N' Chomp says:

    What a good sport! 🙂 Him tebowing is genius. I love it when a man suits up!

  22. Clara Turbay says:

    I´m here again because i like so much what i find here.
    great post.

  23. Fashion-isha says:

    Hey there thanks for your visit on my blog! Hope you had a rocking New Years! I so appreciate this post because men need styling tips too!

    Your brother’s video looks amazing too. I’m sure the party was awesome!

  24. Pop! of Style says:

    Love this! He looks handsome, nice job with the suiting! Now following, love your blog.


  25. Great photos 🙂

  26. Miss Caitlin S. says:

    awesome!!! I love tips for men because my guy is SO the last minute get ready guy. This is perfect, perfect. Your bro looks super comfortable modeling- ha, great for him.

  27. Don't Think Twice says:

    happy new year!!!

    xx, Rachel

  28. BragonDorn says:

    Do you girls actually like the combed back look? As a man I feel he looks extremely strange.

  29. I always like to dress up 🙂
    Your brother looks amazing, very natural poses!
    Happy new year.


  30. Tereza {Drastic Plastic} says:

    Happy New Year!!! I hope 2012 will be the best year ever for all of us.

  31. i like your blog girl!!!!


  32. Live life glamorous says:

    Nice blog. I wish you a happy NY!

  33. This is such an awesome post for all the men out there!! Great tips on how to wear the classic ‘suit’! You have a really great blog, such fun reading 🙂

    xx Ally

    Happy new year!!

  34. great post <3

  35. samecookiesdifferent says:

    so nice- cool post – your blog is cute
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling
    visit <3
    happy new year!

  36. Great post….we all should look classy and fabulous!

  37. Your brother looks great suited up! It suits him!! I agree on the tailoring part…all off the rack ones need some alterations done. Happy New Year!!! 🙂

    Heel in Mint

  38. Marianne M. says:

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  39. Awesome tips – gotta love a guy in a well fitted suit!

  40. Yea, I definitely agree with all of you that said tailoring is so important! 🙂

  41. Catie Beatty says:

    Perfect tailoring!! Men’s suits are about all I know when it comes to men’s fashion, but they’re the trickiest, so I guess that’s good! And thank you (or thank your brother) for leaving the last button undone. So many people don’t know about that!

    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂 You have a great one here! I love that it’s so multidimensional!

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