The most romantic day of the year is less than 72 hours away.
Got a plan? You gotta have a plan.
Here are some ideas.
1. Get Fancy
When was the last time you and your girl got fancy?
Chances are, she has a sexy dress in the back of her closet that she’s been waiting for an occasion to wear. If she doesn’t, maybe you can start the celebration early by taking her shopping for a little something special. A side note from experience: keep in mind that dress shopping can be a little stressful for a woman. If she can’t find the perfect fit, don’t forget, you have a good relationship with a great tailor (right?).
We found Karyn’s vintage dress at Fabulous Fannies in the lower east side and had our friends at The Tailoring Room nip it up. She’s also wearing the most stunning diamonds I’ve ever seen in person from Van Cleef & Arpels.
I love formalwear. It’s man at his best. Definitely my favorite category to design, and wear. For that reason, I’m always open for an occasion to break out a classic tuxedo or swagged-out dinner jacket.
The opera is one of the few readily accessible occasions that allows for formal attire. So buy some tickets and get fancy. It makes for an occasion that is romantic and memorable. And don’t forget, a tuxedo is not designed to be taken off early. Find a swanky lounge near your place after the show and don’t be afraid to pick up the tempo with a few stiff drinks.
I designed this perforated velvet dinner jacket extra-slim through the midsection, with a buttonhole on each front panel. Then I sewed two grosgrain-covered front buttons together with a 3″ sterling silver chain.
In my opinion, this “removable toggle button” is an innovative accessory that puts a very subtle spin on the classic dinner jacket silhouette. I made a few different versions of the toggle as well, one with a gold chain, one braided leather with silver buttons, etc.
- Black perforated velvet dinner jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston C079/3)
- Removable toggle button with silver chain Handmade by Dan Trepanier
- White hidden placket formal shirt by Boss Black
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Black silk cummerbund by Brooks Brothers
- Charcoal wool/cashmere bowtie Vintage
- Black velvet tassel slippers by Stubbs & Wooton