3 Men’s Looks for New Year’s Eve

Dress to impress, no matter your plans on December 31.

You’ve finally decided on your New Year’s Eve plans—now, what to wear? Whether you’re spending the last night of 2014 bar-hopping with your boys, sipping wine with your main squeeze, or impressing your boss at a black-tie event, we’ve got you covered on attire with expert suggestions from menswear brand Ledbury’s retail manager Audie McDougall.

Hitting up U-Street

Busy night ahead? Don’t let constricting suit pants or a heavy overcoat get in your way. Keep it cool and effortless, but show personality with funky patterns and fabrics.

The Navy Shelby shirt ($145) at Ledbury, Truman pant ($384) at Gentry, Fillson Bell bomber jacket ($320) at Federal, Marc Jacobs ankle boots ($705) at Common Projects, Borsalino fedora hat ($410) at Mr. Porter, Acqua Di Parma Colonia Leather ($210) at Bluemercury.

Dinner at Blue Duck Tavern

For an intimate affair, such as a romantic dinner, you don’t need to look too formal, but you don’t want to just throw on blue jeans either. Find a happy medium with this look.

Broken-in chino pant ($75) at J.Crew, Calvert shirt ($147) exclusively at Georgetown Ledbury pop-up store, Garrick Chelsea boot ($170) at Wolverine, indigo Melton Chesterfield coat ($613) at Gentry, Ralph Lauren Polo Blue ($78) at Macy’s.

Black Tie Affair at the W

At a black-tie affair it can be hard to stand out without looking over-the-top. An easy solution? Add pop of color or a fun patterned tie to your classic tuxedo. You’ll look just as polished, but your personality will come through, too.

White pocket square ($20) at Bull + Moose, velvet bow tie ($45) at Bull + Moose, tuxedo shirt ($165) at Ledbury, navy plain velvet dinner jacket ($399) at SuitSupply, Runwell Chrono 47mm watch ($750) at Shinola, black tuxedo shoe ($299) at SuitSupply.