This post is for you fashion slackers who have yet to come up with your New Year’s Eve look or still bloated from the pig fest at Christmas dinner. It’s been a week, if you can’t fit into those slacks by now then, it’s not going to happen. Better luck next year, literally. Lucky for your waistline and humongous thighs you have me.
Even though I personally despise children I do however, adore this spread I found in GQ Germany’s December 2013 issue. The cute little porkers help showcase a New Year’s Eve party fashion staple- the smoking jacket. Shot by Jem Mitchell and styled by Tobias Frericks this “Smoking Baby” editorial presents the latest smoking jackets from Gucci, Canali, Micheal Kors, Zenga, Louis Vuitton and Hackett London that aren’t dated, stuffy or something a douche invoking Hugh Hefner’s presence will be caught alive ringing in the new year wearing.
The favored part about this idea of the smoking jacket is that you can be dapper and edgy while keeping the ostentatious aspect of NYE. From lavish prints, rich velvet to classic shinny and all white looks the smoke jacket is a easy fit to a wardrobe funk. Pair it with any great fitting slacks you already own, add a sleek slipper or patent leather/metallic loafer and good grooming you are beyond ready to enter next year in pristine style. You may not be at your goal weight but a well cut blazer is sure to make you look it. For those looking for a more approachable look while trying the snappy garment I suggest a slim cut denim and ankle boot. Also, a cost effective avenue would be to try Zara, Express or any men suit shop; smoking jackets are popular items many men’s departments carry this time of year.