Keeping it classic on New Year’s Eve from your outfit to your hairstyle

There’s a sort of fictional and slightly atavistic version of New Year’s Eve – and New Year’s Eve style – that’s perpetuated every year around this time. I’m sure you’re familiar.

In this romanticized version, everyone’s wearing tuxedos, white dinner jackets, velvet slippers and the like. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never attended a black tie New Year’s Eve party. Maybe I’m hanging out with the wrong crowd!


Last year for New Year’s Eve, Robin and I decided to go to one of our favorite local French restaurants not only to have an amazing meal, but also for the opportunity to dress up and make ringing in the New Year together an elegant and classy affair.

It was an amazing evening – we had a 10 o’clock seating so we were still at the restaurant for the ball drop – and completely lacking in fussiness. And that’s the point. There’s never any fuss when it comes to classic anything. Clothing. Footwear. Fragrance. Hairstyles.


| WEARING | Ermengildo Zegna suit, Edward Sexton shirt, Breuer tie, Rolex watch | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

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