The holiday season is upon us, and with all the excitement and merriment comes seasonal events, family get-togethers and office parties.  But how can a modern gent show his jolly side while still keeping his sartorial cool? Why, with festive seasonal accessories, of course!

Do not fear, though – I’m not suggesting you sport a Santa Claus necktie or a Christmas tree print pocket square.  No good sirs, there are subtle ways to embrace the holidays without looking kitschy.

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Channel Jack Frost in an ice blue tie, white scarf and snowflake pocket square.

1. Cheerful Colors: Reds and dark greens are well-known as traditional Christmas colors, but frozen hues such as frost white and icy blue also allude to the wintry season.

Ike Behar knit tie in evergreen paired with a cranberry cardigan is festive yet professional.

Ike Behar knit tie in evergreen paired with a cranberry cardigan is festive yet professional.

2. Festive Fabric: Knit accessories in cotton or wool keep you cozy, and these heavy woven fabrics bring the holidays to mind.

3. Decorative Designs: Repeating patterns and geometric designs hint at the holidays without being blatant. Try a classic plaid, diamond or snowflake print for a subtle ode to the jolliest time of the year.

‘Tis the season for giving, so why not support your local businesses?  Greenhaw’s, Bauman’s, Barakat Bespoke and Bell & Sward all carry a fine selection of men’s accessories and are convenient for picking up that last-minute gift. Use these tips to add some holiday spirit to your regular attire and you’ll be the merriest gent coming to town.

For more men’s style inspiration, follow me on Instagram at @the.hybrid.gent.

What are you wearing to your holiday parties? Tell us in the comments below!


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