There’s a certain amount of class necessary to take your
holiday party style to the next level. Sometimes, it’s the way you present yourself, like buying a round for your friends. The rest of the time, it’s how you dress. The ability to balance both at holiday parties proves you’re a guy who’s serious about having a proper good time (and still being a gentleman at heart).
You don’t want to be
that guy, the one who still thinks life is one big kegger. We’ll teach you how to be a gentleman at holiday parties, and a classy one at that. This holiday season, follow our guide to make sure you’re ahead of the game when it comes to going out.
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A Gentleman's Guide to Holiday Parties
Shaved and Bathed
Grooming is an essential part of evolving. A classy guy spends the time necessary to preen before going to an event. A shave and a haircut are the foundation of a gentleman's going-out routine.
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Fragrant, Not Pungent
A gentleman has a signature scent. When you're at an event you don't want it to be overpowering. A light spritz will do the trick. Plus, it's an excuse for the ladies to get close enough to really smell what you're wearing.
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French Cuff It
To take your look to the next level this holiday season, invest in a French cuff shirt and a nice pair of cuff links. Cufflinks are a fantastic way to showcase your personality in what you wear.
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Windsor or Bust
Wearing a tie is good, but knowing how to tie it is better. If you don't have this skill under your belt, there are a billion tutorials available on YouTube.
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Get Under That Mistletoe, But Bring Protection
This holiday season, if you're lucky, you'll end up under the mistletoe with someone naughty. Be prepared. Nothing's more gentlemanly than safe sex.
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Light(er) My Fire
Part of being a classy guy is preparation. It's the next level of Boy Scouts no one tells you about. Even if you don't smoke, having a lighter can be the conversation conduit you're always looking for.
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Just because you're moving onto the next phase of your life doesn't mean the pre-party should end. But ditch the red Solo cups for something a bit more mature. Plus, having a filled flask at a party with dwindling alcohol could make you a real hero.
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Ride(share) or Die
A real gentleman considers everyone's safety when he's out. This means leaving his car at home and using a rideshare app to safely get around.
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