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‘Tis the Holiday season rolls around, the question that has always plagued people who receive the Holiday party invitations is, “What exactly is festive attire?” Some invites may hint at a casual or formal type of affair, but others are wide open for interpretation.
My first point for any occasion is to wear whatever makes you feel good. If you are going to be uncomfortable in the style of clothing that you choose or have to try to suck in your gut the entire time, then either way, you won’t be enjoying the party. Everybody basically knows what they like, so all you have to do I to transform it into “festive party wear”.
Even if you aren’t old enough to remember MC Hammer’s mega hit single “U Can’t Touch This” from the 1990’s, you probably have heard the term “MC Hammer Pants” somewhere along the way. While I was looking at the photos from the American Music Awards, I was surprised to find that the “Hammer Pants” are alive and well. Seriously, haven’t you heard about Penguin Jeans or Diesel or any of the other brands specializing in fashionable jeans and trousers?
If you are looking for a winter jacket and are also a football fanatic, then the choices of outerwear to keep you warm and support your team are endless. The styles range from lighter jackets, to down puffer-coats and wool jackets. Whatever style you choose, you can have with your team’s emblem. It doesn’t matter whether you are a college football fan or a fan of the NFL, you’ll be able to find the perfect jacket style for you.
After a great trip to LA, we arrived back at LAX about four hours early for our return flight. While we were hanging around at Gladstones, relaxing and killing some time, we had the perfect view of passengers coming and going. Normally, you expect to see guys dressed up in suits, flying to and from their business meeting destinations, but I noticed that a lot of travelers were mixing the tailored crispness of a sports jacket with more casual clothing items to create a great look.
One gentleman that stood out of the crowd was wearing the perfect navy blue blazer with medium width lapels, trimmed in gold buttons on the front closure and the sleeves. He had coordinated it with a crisp white button-down shirt, which he kept with an open collar, and a pair of belted khakis. The brown leather loafers were also the perfect compliment to his look. It was a style that I could see coming from the pages of the Ralph Lauren catalogue.
There are a lot of men’s jackets out there, begging for you to buy them for the chilling winter. And a plethora of solid brands behind them: Blacks, Adidas, etc.But while many of them fit the bill functionally, not all of them work fashionably. Allow me to explain:
Check out this Adidas jacket for winter use. Now, I really like the Colorado Wind Jacket’s sturdy, high collar since snow tends to sneak in around my neck and that gets annoying. It also provides pretty solid protection from the cold and is lightweight. But it could use something else in the aesthetics department. Really now, repeating white Adidas logo patterns? Not exactly chic… I’m thinking that zipper will start looking dirty quickly too.
This Adidas Originals Trefoil Field Jacket, however, will protect you from the element while looking great too. The storm flap ensures comfort and warmth and the ribbed cuffs help prevent snow from getting into your sleeves. As for style, the solid-color checkers give the piece a nice texture and the tasteful logo and shiny clasps give it detail. And can you believe it’s 100% polyester?! Who said artificial could never be quality…