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.
Humphrey Bogart in Trench Coat and FedoraPaired with a trench coat: Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca.
1023_Costume_2Paired with a leather jacket and a whip: Indiana Jones.

A Red Bow Tie.
1023_Costume_3Paired with a giant bucket of popcorn: Orville Redenbacher.
1023_Costume_4Paired with glen plaid: Pee-wee Herman.

LEHMAN/GEKKOPaired with a power tie and pleats: Gordon Gekko.
1023_Costume_6Paired with a flannel shirt and an axe: Paul Bunyan.


  • Najib Benouar