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Dress Up For The Next Formal Affair In These Buyer-Approved Styles

Whether you seek a spezzato suit or aim to freshen up your shoe collection, this menswear curation is key for events season.

There’s something about springtime in New York that takes the hustle and bustle of the city to a whole new level. As the weather gets warmer, the social calendar only gets busier, with fundraising galas, awards ceremonies, and weddings filling out the days. With so many celebratory occasions to come, we’re here to help you get dressed up.

John Totolis, VP/DMM of Men’s Tailored Clothing, recommends mixing it up this season. “If your jacket or bottom is very classic, there’s room to get creative with the other half.” This can mean incorporating a patterned trouser with a smart sportcoat, as demonstrated this season by Sartorio.

On the accessories front, Totolis suggests trying a Venetian loafer or velvet slipper to tie everything together elegantly. Pay close attention to the invitation to inform your dressing decision, especially if the code calls for black-tie or “festive” attire. It’s safe to have fun with your look, though, either through shoes or colorful separates—it is party season, after all.


A soft pink suit works well for outdoor fêtes or a beach wedding.
Team Barneys loves styling a jacket with a solid knit underneath.
Testing out a patterned trouser or jacket? Keep some aspects classic with a clean white shirt.
This versatile style can be worn as a loafer or a mule.
Loafers have been embraced as a stylish way to update formalwear. The sun appliqué on this pair add a party-ready touch.
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