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On New Year's, To Tux or Not To Tux?

There's more than one way for men to count down to 2015 in style.

By Josh Robertson December 30, 2014

Formal: Mr. Fola Lawson of in a peak lapel tuxedo.

New Year’s Eve draws closer by the minute and you still haven’t figured out what to wear (so help you God). Don’t worry, some of Houston’s most stylish guys have got you covered on what to wear and how to pull it off.

Chances are you won’t be at home—if you will be, stop reading now. Your plans may include (but are not limited to) booze, women, cigars and lavish surroundings. Why not take it up a notch and bring in the new year just as dapper as ever? Women love a well-dressed man, not that corny guy who will be wearing the t-shirt with a tuxedo screen-printed on it. Don’t be that guy.

Formal Casual: Mr. David Chen of in a velvet-notch lapel blazer, shirt, denim and boots by Saint Laurent Paris.

Instead, opt for a more refined version of yourself. That doesn’t mean you have to go get a new tux, necessarily, but at the occasion does call for at least a shirt and tie.

If you are planning on getting a tuxedo but don’t want to file for bankruptcy in 2015, places to shop include Zara, H&M, Forever 21 and Macy’s. They might not last a lifetime but they will get you through the night!

If you are looking for something in the luxury department Neiman Marcus at the Galleria carries Tom Ford and nearby M. Penner has Samuel Sohn, amongst others.

Formal: Mr. Samo Dinero of in a shawl-lapel tuxedo.

There are two debonair ways to make an impression on New Year's Eve: you can go formal (this is where the tux comes in) or formal-casual, updating the look with a leather jacket instead of a blazer or by pairing a velvet blazer with denim. When it comes to dressing to the nines, four of Houston’s most dapper menswear bloggers prove that either look is a flawless 10. 

Formal Casual: Mr. David Rochez of @GentsofHouston and @_Fromnytotx in a Perfecto biker jacket.

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