1. Nothing beats black-on-black. If you’re going out fancy this New Year’s Eve, whether to a prix fixe dinner or an A-List party, don’t mess around with the latest color scheme in men’s formal wear. And don’t act ironic by wearing jeans with a nice jacket. Just go with the all-time classic black tie / black tux combo and the evening’s ManPossibilities will be endless.
2. Make sure the Champagne is cold enough. If you’re pouring Champagne tonight for that special someone – and why wouldn’t you be? – please get those bubbles down to the right temperature! Now, I’ve been accused of being a little (OK, a lot) obsessive about chilling Champagne and sparkling wine to serve it at a perfect 35-40 degrees. I proudly plead guilty. Nothing better than a glass of ice-cold bubbly at midnight, and nothing worse than lukewarm, funky bubbles. So pop the bottle in the ice (yes, “Like a G6”) for an hour or two; salt the ice to make it melt faster; or even send the bottle from fridge to freezer for a 20-minute final chill. Just do what you gotta do to get it right, my main man!
3. Extra attention in front of the mirror. Of all nights, tonight’s not the night to half-ass it. Don’t you dare rush out the door looking like you never read an MP post in your life. Allot yourself an extra half hour for primping, preening and generally making sure you’ve attained maximum groomitude. This includes, but is not limited to: slow, careful shaving; nailing the hair; and buzzing your sideburns as well as eradicating any other extraneous hair….
4. If you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity tonight, be like Frankie – Relax, don’t do it!
Photos used under Creative Commons from David Yu