East Dane Presents a Casual-Cool Holiday Dress Code

East Dane created a visual guide on how to dress to impress while keeping it cool and casual on your next holiday party.

It’s party season once again, and soon you’ll find yourself being invited to a multitude of events with very specific dress codes. For informal gatherings, you don’t want to go too casual with just a shirt and a pair of jeans because how’s that any different from your usual garb? Showing up in a suit and dress shoes would definitely make you stand out in a crowd – and not in a good way. The trick is to find the right balance between laid-back and semi-formal to come up with the perfect party ensemble that’s stylish and appropriate but also comfortable.

East Dane came up with three effortlessly cool and stylish looks to suit any man’s fancy. Take a peek at the online retailer’s suggested holiday dress code, and shop for the featured items from East Dane:

East Dane Holiday Dress Code

Can’t seem to let go of your favorite black leather jacket? Elevate your edgy look, and style it with slim fit jeans and a scarf. You’ll look polished while still maintaining your edge and keeping yourself comfortable.

BLK DNM Leather Jacket 5BLK DNM Leather Jacket 5, $995

This leather motorcycle jacket was crafted from 100% lambskin and has a classic silhouette. It features a slant zip, button-over lapels, a worn metal zip, an additional flap pocket on the front, a belted waist, two interior pockets, and padded elbow inserts.

Fabric Brand & Co. Zack Slim Fit JeansFabric Brand & Co. Zack Slim Fit Jeans, $250

These jeans feature selvedge denim, dark dye, five-pocket styling, a four-button fly, and 100% cotton.

Etiquette Step It Up SocksEtiquette Step It Up Socks, $26

Who says you can’t jazz up your socks? These “Step It Up” crew-length socks from Etiquette have ribbed cuffs and a two-tone zigzag pattern.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70s Leather High Top SneakersConverse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70s Leather High Top Sneakers, $100

Cap off your look with high-top sneakers from Converse, which feature soft leather, rubber toe caps, ankle patches, nickel eyelets, rubber soles, and high-shine foxing.

East Dane Holiday Dress Code

The easiest way to class up an outfit is to wear a tailored jacket over your favorite shirt or sweater. Whether you’re hosting your own or attending someone else’s party, a nice jacket is your best friend. It exudes sophistication and instantly elevates your laid-back ensemble.

Billy Reid Wool Peak Lapel Pea CoatBilly Reid Wool Peak Lapel Pea Coat, $695

This coat features crisp wool felt and has leather under the collar and pocket flaps. It has a peak lapel, four front pockets, a single rear vent, and natural horn buttons.

Apolis Chore JacketApolis Chore Jacket, $315

This mid-weight jacket was crafted from twill fabric and has a utilitarian feel. It has concealed front buttons, four front pockets, an interior pocket, adjustable cuffs, and a rounded lay-down collar.

Rag & Bone Nathan Crew SweaterRag & Bone Nathan Crew Sweater, $295

This sweater was made from 100% wool and fine knit. It features a crew neckline, ribbed edges, and contrast felt patches on the long sleeves.

Vince Urban Cropped ChinosVince Urban Cropped Chinos, $225

These pants feature crisp linen weave fabric, tonal piping trims on the sides, inset elastic on the waist and cuffs, slant hip pockets, welt rear pockets, a button closure, a zip fly, and a cropped length.

Zespa #4 Color Blocked Leather SneakersZespa #4 Color Blocked Leather Sneakers, $325

Give your ensemble a more relaxed vibe with a pair of sneakers. These monochrome leather sneakers feature calfskin, tonal rubber soles, a padded top line, and foil branding on the contrast tongues and heels.

East Dane Holiday Dress Code

If you need to meet your significant other’s parents, or you’ve been invited to an informal gathering with colleagues, smart casual is your safest bet. You need to look mature and polished without appearing like you’re trying to hard to impress important people. Stylish comfort is still key, but stick to classic pieces that fit well and exude simple sophistication.

Theory Whyte Reish Top CoatTheory Whyte Reish Top Coat, $1,295

This coat was crafted from brushed cashmere suiting fabric and has a deep camel color. It features a slim notched lapel, a three-button placket, flap front pockets, and a vented rear hem.

Theory Cashmere Lauben Turtleneck SweaterTheory Cashmere Lauben Turtleneck Sweater, $295

This turtleneck sweater comes in a concrete heather color, and it features long sleeves, ribbed edges, and brushed cashmere knit fabric.

A.P.C. Petit New Standard Stretch JeansA.P.C. Petit New Standard Stretch Jeans, $200

These jeans come in a vintage wash, and they feature a lower rise, a four-button fly, stretch denim, and a slim fit.

Rag & Bone Rugged Brass BeltRag & Bone Rugged Brass Belt, $150

This belt features smooth leather, a brass buckle, brass hardware, and an embossed branding on the end.

Miansai M12 Navy Dial WatchMiansai M12 Navy Dial Watch, $495

This watch has a curved dial and numeric marks on the fives. It features a domed acrylic crystal, a polished gold-tone case, a single-crown design, and an Italian leather band.

Etiquette Large Paisley SocksEtiquette Large Paisley Socks, $24

These navy socks have ribbed cuffs, a crew length, and a modern paisley pattern.

Loake 1880 Scafell Cap Toe Oxford ShoesLoake 1880 Scafell Cap Toe Oxford Shoes, $360

Finish off your look with oxford shoes, which feature smooth leather, a cap-toe design, a slightly squared profile, a leather sock liner, a Goodyear welt construction, rubber soles, stacked rubber heels, and calfskin.

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