The Three Things in Your Closet That Will Save Halloween
- Najib Benouar
It’s happening whether you like it or not: Halloween is next Thursday.
And while many a stylish man has exercised his due right to opt out of the schmaltzy affair entirely—you’re more than welcome to stay home with a bowl of candy and a glass of scotch—if you’ve been invited to a costume party, you’re honor-bound to come up with something good. Luckily, you probably have one of the following three things in your closet that should work in a pinch—and preserve some dignity...
A Fedora. Paired with a trench coat: Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. Paired with a leather jacket and a whip: Indiana Jones.
A Red Bow Tie. Paired with a giant bucket of popcorn: Orville Redenbacher. Paired with glen plaid: Pee-wee Herman.
Suspenders. Paired with a power tie and pleats: Gordon Gekko. Paired with a flannel shirt and an axe: Paul Bunyan.