Halloween falling on a workday presents a real challenge for any well-dressed man (and just in case you forgot, that’s happening tomorrow).
Luckily, we’ve got a few solutions for you—and they all involve the suit you’ll be wearing anyway. All you’ve got to do is throw a couple things on over your suit as you head from the office to your costume party, and you’re ready to go.
We’re going to venture a guess and say that there are at least four sexy-somethings, 12 Don Drapers and a hearty handful of cat ears somewhere in your office at this exact moment.
That’s right, folks—it’s Halloween.
And in the event that you’re looking for some stylish inspiration on the subject, we’ve brought in some seasoned dress-up professionals to prepare you for a little handsomely costumed revelry of your own—regardless of whether it’s of the black-tie or the door-to-door variety.
Of all the fine American holiday traditions—the Thanksgiving turkey carving, the Memorial Day barbecue, the Fourth of July stars-and-stripes bikini—none lets you broadcast your true holiday mettle to the entire neighborhood like the jack-o’-lantern.
Advice from certified ladyperson and expert on all things sexy and scary, Michelle Ong.
Halloween festivities can sometimes feel like amateur hour¬—all your favorite haunts (heh) are packed to the gills, “Thriller” is playing for the 36th time, and you can barely keep yourself from punching the guy in the Kim Kardashian costume.
And yet, every time this most hallowed time of year rolls around, we slap on the face paint, go dancing like it’s the Second Coming and flirt outrageously with someone dressed like a meme. Why do we do it? Because transforming into someone else—with the aid of masks, feathers and the rest of it—gives us license to act like somebody else. Even if that somebody else is a drunk Sharknado.
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...
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s coming. In just a week and a half, you’re going to be faced with a flood of invitations to costume parties, and you’re going to have to find a costume in the spirit of the occasion that doesn’t make you look like a complete doofus. We’re not going to lie to you, it won’t be easy—but we’ve got a few ideas on how to make it through unscathed.
We’ll be the first to admit, the jacket’s not perfect. It’s sold through an unusually sketchy site and we can’t vouch for the quality—even compared to your average, non-film-related satin souvenir jacket. Still, Halloween’s closer than you think.
Caught outside Heidi Klum’s Halloween bash at Lavo, Russell Simmons costume doesn’t look that different from something he might wear on the street (give or take a few decades) but style is style. If you’re an old-school hip-hop legend, Adidas and chains are always going to look pretty good on you. And we’d guess he didn’t have to do too much digging to find the right ones.
Halloween can present a challenge for a well-dressed man—especially now that the “Don Draper” costume is well past its expiration date—but we’ve got a solution for you. It involves monocles…
The menswear canon has a lot of items that are both fantastic in a “deep trad” kind of way and completely ridiculous in any normal setting. This is your chance to see what you can do with them. And thanks to the pandemonium of style that will going on around you, you’ll look good pretty much no matter what.