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

Donegal cable sweater,
$155 by Finisterre

3-ounce
pocket flask,
$36 by Izola

Conscious wool blend
coat, $99 by
H&M

Embroidered
waffle beanie,
$40 by Noah

501 '93
straight jeans,
$90 by Levi's Premium

Carpathian boots,
$145 by Dr. Martens

Clockwise, from top left:

Donegal cable sweater, $155 by Finisterre

3-ounce pocket flask, $36 by Izola

Conscious wool blend coat, $99 by H&M

Embroidered waffle beanie, $40 by Noah

501 '93 straight jeans, $90 by Levi's Premium

Carpathian boots, $145 by Dr. Martens

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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 definitely come in handy on a day like today.

Thanksgiving dinner menswear outfit inspiration

Wool cashmere
jacket, $699
by Suitsupply

Brushed flannel shirt,
$88 / $68 by Bonobos

Automatic
Jazzmaster watch,
$795 by Hamilton

Tab-front
stretch chinos,
$118 by Todd Snyder

Larkin Easy Weejuns,
$95 by G.H. Bass & Co.

Clockwise, from top left:

Wool cashmere jacket, $699 by Suitsupply

Brushed flannel shirt, $88 / $68 by Bonobos

Automatic Jazzmaster watch, $795 by Hamilton

Tab-front stretch chinos, $118 by Todd Snyder

Larkin Easy Weejuns, $95 by G.H. Bass & Co.

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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, dress comfortably.

Thanksgiving lounge menswear outfit inspiration

Alex sunglasses,
$120 / $89.99 by Komono

Heavyweight
hoodie, $165 by
Reining Champ

Air Force 1 Gore-Tex,
$150 by Nike

Apple Watch
Nike Sport Band,
$399 by Apple

Side stripe joggers, $128
by Todd Snyder + Champion

Clockwise, from top left:

Alex sunglasses, $120 / $89.99 by Komono

Heavyweight hoodie, $165 by Reining Champ

Air Force 1 Gore-Tex, $150 by Nike

Apple Watch Nike Sport Band, $399 by Apple

Side stripe joggers, $128 by Todd Snyder + Champion

4,500

4,500

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

Source: Calorie Control Council

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