Fashion December, 23 2013

Selectism Holiday Guide: What to Wear to Your New Year’s Party

For our last holiday guide of this festive season we finish off with some suggestions for a New Year’s party. Going with something a little smarter for whatever event you’re heading to — don’t be scared to turn up at your friends PBR and Pringles party overdressed — an effort shows you care. Taking into account that for most of us it’ll be a cold, unforgiving night, we offer you a full set of layers and accessories that should cover all bases. Look out for the likes of Ovadia & Sons, Paraboot, Uniqlo, Perry Ellis, Drake’s and Kletterwerks.


Woolrich Arctic Parka in Olive

Let’s start at the top with this warmer than warm parka from Woolrich. Down-filled, water resistant with a coyote fur trimmed hood and hand warmer pockets, the perfect option to throw on top of a suit or just about anything. ($975)


Ovadia & Sons Donegal Tweed Suit

A slim, but thankfully not skinny, suit from Ovadia & Sons in a beautiful brown Donegal tweed. Fully lined with twin vents, notch lapel and patch pockets, this one will last you through a few New Years. ($1650)


Perry Ellis Slim Fit French Cuff Dress Shirt

An affordable basic from Perry Ellis. A blank canvas for your neckwear, featuring their signature shoulder pleat, collar stays and easy care finish. ($40)


Trianon Pearl Button Cufflinks

Your French cuff shirt will require some cufflinks. Unfussy, classic, this pearl button pair add a little elegance without falling into fancy. They’re really pricey too so keep an eye on them while you’re throwing your hands up in the air. ($2050)


Drake’s Ancient Madder Tie

A beautiful paisley from Drake’s who excel in the tie category. Hand-printed in England, 100% silk, the perfect partner for that brown tweed two-piece. ($150)


Kiriko Woven Marron Square

Add some colour with this Japanese fabric square, sewn by hand in Portland by Kiriko, an accessory company to keep an eye on. ($27)


Paraboot Avignon Shoe

If you’re on your feet for the night a fancy pair of elegant shoes may not last the distance. Paraboot’s are quite literally made for walking, the Avignon one of the smartest choices from the French brand’s extensive range. ($400)


Uniqlo Pique Socks

Always reliable on the sock front, Uniqlo offer gently priced, sturdy quality goods that allow you to splash the cash on other things, the off-white colorway a good wintery option. ($4)


Pendleton Portand Collection Fringed Scarf

A super-soft classic Pendleton jacquard in more restrained colors, a choice pairing for that arctic parka, 100% virgin wool, made in the USA. ($118)


Kletterwerks Tote Pack

A two in one situation from Kletterwerks, the Montana based backpack brand. Allowing you to use as both tote and rucksack, perfect for carrying all your party goods and emergency supplies. ($89)


Miansai M3 Watch

Miansai place their M3 model watch on this brilliant red linen strap. Keep an eye on approaching midnight with its Japanese movement, Swiss sapphire crystal and stainless steel case. ($390)