You want to look good every day of the year, but the Christmas party is one of the best times to really show your style. You’ll stand out…you’ll top the tree…with any one of the suits on this list. But let’s set the stage: the list is split up in a couple of ways. We’re including traditional suits and sport coat/pants combinations AND we’re also including some “fun” options. Think of the fun items as the ugly Christmas sweater taken to a higher level. It’s a certain dude who can (and wants to) pull it off. As for the “regular” stuff, you will notice a bit more color than usual with our selections because, after all, it’s a Christmas party. For either category, you might want to add a regular Christmas tie or a Christmas bow tie. Check these lists of the Top 10 Best Christmas Ties for Men or the Top 10 Best Christmas Bow Ties for Men. For the lower half, a great stylish option for shoes can be to go with a pair of driving shoes from this list of the Top 10 Best Men’s Driving Shoes: The Definitive List. Or, if they work with your outfit, a superb pair of white shoes from this list of the Top 10 Best White Shoes for Men. We think sneakers have snuck their way to the top of the in fashion list, so consider pairing your outfit with a pair of dress sneaks from this list of the Top 10 Best Men’s Dress Sneakers. If the party is the type that lends itself to games, check out this list of the Top 10 Best Christmas Party Games for Adults. Whatever you end up with, you’ll be the perfect guest. How you behave at the party is up to you.
1. Caravelli 3-Piece Slim Fit 2-Button
As we mentioned in the intro, we’re looking for a bit more color here because you’re going to a Christmas party. This burgundy three piece from Caravelli features a notch lapel, dual side vents, two front flap pockets and a fully lined interior. The pants are flat front with a zip fly and a hook-and-button enclosure. They’ve got button-through back pockets and lining until the knee. They come unfinished so you can get the length to your exact measurement. This is a slim fit suit so if you prefer a regular fit, this Carlo Lusso might be the ticket for you. Whichever way you go, you don’t have to go with a tie, although that’s perfectly acceptable. A burgundy colored cashmere or cable knit sweater would be a great alternative and the contrasting fabric would make it work well without being too match heavy.
Price: $117.99-$119 (depending on size selected)
2. Marc Darcy 3-Piece Tailored Fit 2-Button
This olive green herringbone tweed three piece suit features a contrasting wine check pattern, so the color alone is terrific for a Christmas party suit for men. What really sets this one apart is the double breasted vest (or, in British parlance, “waistcoat”). You’ll set a very sophisticated tone when you wear this, but you’ll also be able to lose the jacket when the dancing begins because the vest is great. Includes the jacket, the trousers, the vest and a wine colored hanky.
3. Vince Camuto New Solid Blue Suit
This 100 percent wool suit is definitely not your typical blue suit, and that’s a good thing when you’re shopping for a Christmas party suit. While the color is festive and a great update from tradition, the cut is traditional. It’s a two button, double vented jacket with a single welt chest pocket and two flap pockets near the waist. The pants are flat front with a zip fly and a hook-and-button enclosure. If anyone at your party asks, tell them you’re dressed as Elvis’s “Blue Christmas.”
Price: $206.15-$249.99 (depending on size selected)
4. Paul Fredrick Blue Windowpane Sport Coat
Another great, vibrant shade of blue to set you apart at the Christmas party. This 100 percent wool windowpane sport coat features a contrasting rust color that lends itself to great options for the bottom half. One possibility — that gives your wardrobe more versatility — is this pair of bark colored expandable waist plain front pants. Would work best with a brown — or in this case, cognac — pair of Oxfords.
Price: $209.98 (27 percent off MSRP)
5. FLATSEVEN Herringbone Blazer
While the color is listed as “brown,” it’s a more colorful shade of brown that will work very well as part of a Christmas party suit for men. This 80 percent wool, 20 percent poly tweed is a two button closure with a notch lapel, flat front pockets and chest pocket and elbow patches. Gets very positive reviews, but take note that many of the reviewers suggest buying larger than usual. (The seller also says the jacket runs a bit small.) Good option for slacks is the IZOD flat front chino in “decaf coffee” color.
Price: $89.99-$149.99 (depending on size selected)
6. Tommy Hilfiger Suede Blazer
The suede blazer — especially in a somewhat dramatic color like the tan here — isn’t for every day and that’s a great thing because you’re hitting the Christmas party in this boy. The jacket features three flapped front pockets and an unflapped breast pocket. It’s got subtle contrast with pink stiching and it’s fully lined. We’re suggesting to go for a monochromatic look with contrasting fabrics. These 8181 khaki yellow flat front pants might be the thing. Underneath, a V-neck sicoca sweater in dark yellow from Faconnable. And for the kicks, try these Steve Madden tan Chukkas. You’ll look so good, you probably should avoid standing under the mistletoe.
7. You Look Ugly Today Holiday Suit
FIrst, the name of the suit is not an editorial comment on our part. It’s the name of the company that makes the suits! We’d call it a Santa suit but that might be confusing because it’s definitely not what the chubby guy with the white beard wears (maybe he should?). However, Santa is the main design element all over the outfit. This is a predominantly red multi-colored ensemble that includes the pants, the jacket and the tie: all matching, of course. The good people from You Look Ugly Today emphasize that you should pay careful attention to the size chart and “when in doubt between two sizes, we recommend you to pick the smaller size of the two.” This one has dozens of reviews, most very positive.
Price: $29.99-$45.99 (depending on size/style selected)
8. OppoSuits “Ugly Christmas Sweater Red” Party Suit
Another designer with a sense of humor. Negative humor, sure, but it’s a Christmas party suit so we can’t get too serious. This one is a very vibrant red color and the main design theme is a snowman with a smattering of Christmas trees. The suit is fully lined and includes the pants, jacket and tie. OppoSuits makes another version and one can just tell by your sense of style that you might like this Winter Wonderland version. Whichever you choose, good luck!
Price: $64.99-$228.56 (depending on size selected)
9. OppoSuits The Lumberjack Suit
This one is almost cool. It certainly is festive. If you ever wanted a Christmas party suit in plaid — and we mean p-l-a-i-d — then this is your answer. It comes with the pants, jacket and tie. You’ll have to provide your own shirt, but we have a suggestion with this IZOD plaid . Or, you could make a somewhat bewildering choice and go fully deluxe with a Burberry check cotton poplin plaid shirt. It’ll set you back, but think how much you saved on the suit! To finish it off, how about a great pair of white shoes from our list of the Top Ten Best White Shoes for Men.
Price: $94.98-$253.50 (depending on size selected)
10. ‘Christmas Vacation’ Licensed Jacket & Tie
Who would have thought you could get an over-the-top outrageous Christmas party suit…with meaning? This is an officially licensed by Warner Bros. Studios piece. Anyone who has seen the movie, Christmas Vacation, will have fun with all the references to the film that are right out front and center in the jacket’s design (and the included tie). Some of the imagery includes Cousin Eddie in his bathrobe, Snot the dog and the saying “Sh*tter was full!” Ah, the holidays.