There’s something very masculine about the holidays. We can’t quite put our finger on it, but there’s definitely a need to dress accordingly. So whether you’re at that Christmas Eve soiree or just opening up some presents Christmas morning, make sure you’re doing it in style.
We have a vendetta against smoking jacket cynics. If the smoking jacket is poorly done, we agree it can look nothing short of obnoxious and conceited. But when done right, it is masculine, slim-fitting, tame, and gentlemanly. This piece by Dolce and Gabbana brings in all the right elements: absolutely stunning plush velvet for the body of the jacket, complimented by a gorgeous silk lapel. Beside the fact that our favorite type of smoking jacket is that which has a velvet body and silk lapel — like this guy — this piece is hip and not old-geezery as it has just one button, and its sleek fit adds youth to your frame by taking off a good 20 pounds while keeping your shoulders looking broad.
So besides the fact that we feel like we’ve hit the jackpot in finding this sport coat (finding the right smoking jacket has taken us ages), this outfit as a whole is perfect for the holiday spirit. Unwrap your presents and curl up fireside in this jacket, beautiful white shirt, slim Dolce and Gabbana dress pants, classic Stubbs and Wootton velvet slippers, and of course, just-right-for-the-holidays tartan bow tie. And while you’re sipping on your spiced egg-nog, looking at the fire, arm around your loved one, why not smoke out of a gorgeous wooden pipe?
Dolce and Gabbana Smoking Jacket, $975 at Dolce and Gabbana
Ralph Lauren Black Label Dress Shirt, $275 at Ralph Lauren
Epaulet Tartan Bow Tie, $45 at Epaulet
Dolce and Gabbana Dress Pants, $186 at Dolce and Gabbana
Stubbs and Wootton Velvet Slippers, $395 at Stubbs and Wootton
Peterson Pipe, $79.95 at Tinderbox