Packing List

What to Wear for Thanksgiving

What to wear for Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving can be a great holiday if you don't buy into the bullshit and stress that can creep into an otherwise perfect four-day weekend full of food, drink and old friends. It's a time to relax, reconnect with loved ones and remember what you're grateful for—be it family, your health or simply the fact that you were one of the lucky ones who escaped your hometown. But what should you pack for a short trip that combines equal parts bonding and eating, lounging and shopping? Don't just indulge your appetite—make sure to put some effort into your appearance. Here's what you should have in your suitcase to arrive in style, make a good impression at the dinner table and feel great the whole time.

Moore & Giles Leather Duffel Bag

Leather
duffel bag,
$860 by
Moore
& Giles

Leather duffel bag,
$860 by Moore & Giles

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The Night Before

You're back in town and ready to hit up the local watering hole with your friends from high school. Or perhaps you're bonding with your siblings out by the fire-pit. Either way, this evening calls for relaxed, but stylishly seasonal layers that are sure to impress.

Thanksgiving weekend menswear outfit inspiration

3-ounce
pocket flask,
$36 by Izola

Donegal
cable sweater,
$155 / $115.98 by Finisterre

Cashmere
waffle beanie,
$95 by Paa

Cashmere blend camel coat,
$199 by H&M

Tyler
leather chukkas,
$250 / $149.90
by Cole Haan

502 taper jeans,
$168 by Levi's
Made & Crafted

Clockwise, from top left:

3-ounce pocket flask, $36 by Izola; Donegal cable sweater, $155 / $115.98 by Finisterre; Cashmere waffle beanie, $95 by Paa; Cashmere blend camel coat, $199 by H&M; Tyler leather chukkas, $250 / $149.90 by Cole Haan; 502 taper jeans, $168 by Levi's Made & Crafted

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Thanksgiving Day

A smart looking flannel shirt is your ideal foundation for Thanksgiving. Wear it under a textured jacket or on its own (tucked in for a formal table or untucked/sleeves rolled when things get more casual or you're simply stuffed after your second piece of pie). And chinos with a little stretch come in handy on a day like today.

Thanksgiving dinner menswear outfit inspiration

Beekman
watch,
$158 by
Timex + Todd Snyder

Mid-weight
flannel shirt,
$79.50 by J.Crew

Wool blend
patch-pocket jacket,
$99.90 by Zara

Suede loafers,
$135 / $69
by Samuel Windsor

Stretch chinos,
$98 by Bonobos

Clockwise, from top left:

Beekman watch, $158 by Timex + Todd Snyder; Mid-weight flannel shirt, $79.50 by J.Crew; Wool blend patch-pocket jacket, $99.90 by Zara; Suede loafers, $135 / $69 by Samuel Windsor; Stretch chinos, $98 by Bonobos

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The Day After

Your post Turkey Day plans can go one of three ways. One, you're laying around the house all day, focused on relaxing, leftovers and football. Two, you're hitting the gym to work off last night's epic feast. Or three, you're braving the crowds to score some Black Friday deals IRL. Whichever you choose, dressing comfortably.

Thanksgiving lounge menswear outfit inspiration

Side stripe joggers,
$138 by
Todd Snyder + Champion

X90 knit sneakers,
$110 by New Balance

Polarized sunglasses,
$55 by Sunski

Embroidered Kaval hoodie,
$105 by Adidas

Apple Watch
Nike+, $399
by Apple

Clockwise, from top left:

Side stripe joggers, $138 by Todd Snyder + Champion; X90 knit sneakers, $110 by New Balance; Polarized sunglasses, $55 by Sunski; Embroidered Kaval hoodie, $105 by Adidas; Apple Watch Nike+, $399 by Apple

4,500

The number of calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal,
including appetizers, drinks and desserts.

Source: Calorie Control Council

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