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NYE Fashion Night Out: Black and White

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Make it a red carpet experience. Tis the season to look positively fly this New Years Eve. Here are some of the hottest trends, by the best designers around town, some of which happen to be on sale. (Yeah for post-christmas sales!). Let’s start with your basic white collared shirt: it’s basic, well made, and yes you can wear it again after the 31st until it fades to yellow. Then of course, gentlemen, it’s time to get another. A must-have closet staple (assuming you didn’t get any under the Christmas tree).

Basic Dress Shirt from BarneysBasic Dress Shirt from Barneys

Now to cover the white shirt you have many options. The most reliable and unassuming is the black Two Button sports Jacket with a blinging pair of designer cufflinks. You can’t be wearing Alexander McQueen without designer cufflinks, right?

Two Button Sport Jacket by Alexander McQueen (On Sale at Barneys)Two Button Sport Jacket by Alexander McQueen (On Sale at Barneys)

Add texture on your sleeve with these Aymara Blue Butterfly Cufflinks made from real butterfly wings (yes, real). And you can feel good wearing them too: 10% of proceeds are donated to the Butterfly Farm in Peru, where these elegant little creatures live out full, healthy lives in the rain forest. Made with 950 Sterling Silver:

Aymara Blue Breeze Cross Butterfly CufflinksAymara Blue Breeze Cross Butterfly Cufflinks

Step up your fashion forward attitude by this new tweed jacket by the one and only YSL:

Tweed Blouson by Yves Saint Laurent ($669 on sale)Tweed Blouson by Yves Saint Laurent ($669 on sale)

Black and white, black and white…Pair these staple gradations with Aymara Zebra Star Butterfly Cufflinks, again, made with pure Peruvian silver and Butterfly wings.

Aymara Zebra Star Butterfly CufflinksAymara Zebra Star Butterfly Cufflinks

SLACKS! What will you wear on your bottom? Most men today can wear the slim fit pants that are all the rage. It is not, I repeat, not okay to be wearing relaxed fit or loose fitting pants on NYE or any other day for that matter. Tighten it up.

Slim Leg Trouser from Burberry London $250Slim Leg Trouser from Burberry London $250

Bring your information with you–maps, directions, music, you name it, it can fit on these real working USB Cufflinks from Ravi Ratan:

Gunmetal 4GB USB Flash Drive Cufflinks

Gunmetal 2GB Cufflinks from Ravi Ratan

This sleek, ultra plush beautiful distressed cardigan is a more laid back way to cover your basic collared shirt. Check this one out by John Varvatos:

Distressed Cardigan by John Varvatos ($299 on sale at Barneys)

Top it all off with a, yes you got it, a top hat. This one won’t break your bank and is moderately priced from Barneys:
Short Brim Fedora from Barneys
Pair all this chic black with Onyx Cufflinks from Ravi Ratan:
All in all, you can’t go wrong with making black and white accessories your “thing” for the New Years. It assures you will look amazingly slimmer and will even make your lady look good. Happy New Year friends.