Skip to main content

What’s In Your Bag? – NYE

New Year’s Eve !!  Are you celebrating the end of this year, or the beginning of a new one? Whichever is your point of view, many people spend it out of town.  We here at The Manual wanted to suggest a few options for you when beginning the #dreaded pack.

Graf & Lantz – Pack up this grey wool and leather carry-on bag.  Great size for a few days away.

Related Videos

Oliver Spencer – No matter what you pair this navy velvet blazer with, you are headed #FTW and will class up your New Year’s crew.

L.L. Bean – A Union Suit is a great piece to layer and to lounge, or keep warm when celebrating in the outdoors, and the grey option is a little less elfish than the tradition red.

Williamsburg Garment Co. – Nothing beats a great fitting pair of dark denim made in America.   And with no stitching, this jean focuses more on the actual denim, and less on ornamentation.

Coach – This variegated wool and cashmere striped scarf that measures 62 x 12”, not only keeps you warm, but will have you looking dapper in all those New Year’s Instagrams.

Coach –  Cashmere knit cap, because this is a hit in any color.  But please don’t get all matchy matchy with your scarf!

Sebago – The Pinehurst Boot with its pinked & perfed detailing make the perfect boot to take on the town, or head to New Year’s Day hangover brunch.

Editors' Recommendations

Your Complete Guide To Black Tie Attire with Tuxedo Tips

It’s finally happened. For the first time, or the first time in a very long time, you’ve received an invitation with the words “Black Tie,” or “Formal Attire,” engraved into that creamy white paper. Whether it’s a wedding, a charity gala, or a political reception, this is the one time when what has become an almost universal casual dress code is thrown out the window, and all those Society (with a capital S) rules from the 19th-century kick in.
The host or hostess of a formal event has chosen to go this route because they want a very controlled, perfect event, so this is not the time to place yourself in the sartorial spotlight. We men actually get off pretty easy for formal events: Although we’re expected to be well-groomed, dressed appropriately, and on our best behavior, we don’t have to go to nearly the trouble that women do.
We’ve gathered all the tips you’ll need to pull off your formal wardrobe for the day: we’ll leave you to learn all the rest of the proper comportment and etiquette that a truly formal event requires. 

The Tuxedo

Read more
Stitch Fix Launching Sustainably Made Knits
Stitch Fix Knits.

Stitch Fix Knits. Stitch Fix

How do you know that you can trust a clothing dealer’s quality? One positive indication is its staying power. And partnering with a mill with 115 years of making shirts is a pretty good place to begin. 

Read more
How to Buy a Quality Sweater: Material, Types, and Tips
Latin american guy trying out a sweater on top at a men's clothing store.

Having the right sweater to wear with any outfit is kind of like a wine pairing. Can you serve a tasty steak with a wine that’s not a luscious Cabernet Sauvignon? Sure, but it’s just not as perfect. Building a sweater wardrobe is what separates the sartorially proficient from the stylistically sad. We suggest choosing a few key pieces that work with your life, career, and wardrobe, buying the best you can afford, and then taking good care of them. 
Like so many things in life, in sweaters, you usually do get what you pay for. That is not to say that sometimes expensive designer merchandise isn’t made from cheap materials, and what you’re really paying for is a few square inches of logo-embroidered label. Conversely, a store will sometimes sell a well-made sweater of quality yarns as a “loss-leader,” hoping to tempt you into the department to splurge on other things. Without diving too deeply into technical specifications, just keep in mind the following: Natural fibers like wool or cotton, are more expensive than man-made fibers like acrylic, and they also usually hold up better. Before you buy a sweater, turn it inside out: are the seams straight and bound properly, so they won’t come apart easily after a few wears? Does the zipper feel like it could catch easily on the sweater itself? Are the buttons sewn on securely? Beyond that, buy the best you can afford, and hold onto your receipts.  

Exactly What is A Sweater?

Read more