3 Fail-Safe Thanksgiving Outfits
What to wear to the dinner table (wherever it may be)
It’s that time of year when you are getting together with relatives that you may see once a year and having awkward conversations with new family members. A lot goes on at holiday social gatherings but let's not lose sight that we all have a lot to be grateful for. Besides, this is when you can flex your wardrobe and show up your cousins or inspire the little guys around you. While you may not be bringing a dish to the table, you can certainly bring some style.
Personally, I'm looking forward to doubling up on desserts and watching a lot of football with the family. Whether you're celebrating the holidays with friends, family, or your significant other's parents, we're here to make sure your outfits are tasteful—even if the food and jokes are not.
3 Thanksgiving Outfits
If you’re celebrating the day with your close friends, we recommend opting for comfort. You’ll probably eat way too much food and even indulge in the booze a bit. I once had a boss that told me he has a Friendsgiving where you’re only allowed to wear things with elastic waists, and I thought this was a genius idea! Go with a relaxed look (that can easily be worn throughout the holiday weekend) with a nice mule. This time of year, the food is stuffy, so you don’t have to be.
1) Beckett marled wool cardigan, $395 by Imogene + Willie
2) Bank cotton twill trousers, $150 by Adsum
3) Lightweight jersey t-shirt, $55 by Reigning Champ
4) Japanese slub crew socks, $28 by Rototo
5) Fort Worth mules, $170 by Sabah
6) Singular cuff, $165 by Miansai
Having dinner with your family is the best but oftentimes can be intrusive with questions from relatives that you only see sparingly. Dress semi-formal to let everyone know at the dinner table that this isn’t your first rodeo, and you can banter with the best. Go for business causal—so dark denim, clean oxford and a bit of a festive cardigan. Pair this fit with hiker boots just in case you need to jet before dessert.
1) Oxford stripe shirt, $195 by Gitman Vintage
2) Nordic cardigan, $195 by Adsum
3) Urban hiker, $225 by Solovair
4) Classic belt, $105 by Tanner Goods
5) Slim straight selvedge jeans, $188 by Levi's Made & Crafted
Maybe they’re your in-laws. Maybe you’re meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time. First off, don’t load up on too much food—eat light and stay on a swivel for those hard to answer questions. Go for a smart and soft tailored look with an unstructured blazer. Yes, I have two options for shirts because you may get nervous, and both the sweater polo and denim shirt are fail-safe options, so just follow your sartorial instinct. Besides looking good, don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine—a thoughtful gift like this should win the parents over before you even step foot into their house.
1) Dockside polo, $155 by Alex Mill
2) Torceo tweed regular fit jacket,
$815 / $570.50 by Barena
3) Denim western shirt, $245 by J.Mueser
4) Garment-dyed sport trouser, $175 by Sid Mashburn
5) Hi top suede chukkas, $240.89 by Sanders
The number of calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal, including appetizers, drinks and desserts.
(Source: Calorie Control Council)