WHAT TO WEAR ON ST. PADDY’S DAY

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V-Neck Sweater The v-neck is an absolute staple in any man’s wardrobe. Find one in a dark shade of green (I don’t know what the green equivalent to navy blue is, but that’s what you’re shooting for) and pair it with your favorite pair of dark-wash jeans and brown shoes or boots.

My personal preference is the Uniqlo merino wool v-neck, which perfectly nails all the elements you’d want in a good v-neck. Dress it up by wearing a white dress shirt underneath, or ditch the shirt to keep it casual.

Knit Tie What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day MenOne of the best ways to partake in Patty’s without looking like an over-eager freshman getting morning drunk for the first time is to dress in neutral colors, but accessorize in green.

Grab a knit tie from the Tie Bar or off Amazon and pair it with a white or beige oxford cloth button up for a look that’s both sharp and celebratory.

Watch Band What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day MenKeeping with the accessories theme, one subtle way to celebrate is to swap out the band on your Timex Weekender or any other watch that has a replaceable band.

Don’t have a green band? For 12 bucks, Amazon sells a multi-pack that offers four different bands in various colors, including green and a red-white-and-blue option. (Spoiler alert: if this pops up again before Independence Day, don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

Polo Shirt What to wear on St. Patrick’s Day can vary wildly from place to place, and even from year to year in the same place. If you find yourself in a warmer climate this year, you’re in luck: pulling on a green polo is as easy as it is timeless. Pair it with grey pants and brown shoes and you can’t go wrong.

Personally, I’m partial to Banana Republic’s Luxe Touch polos, which fit great and are available in green. But it’s worth noting that BR has multiple styles of polo, which offer various shades of green.

Field Jacket What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day MenFor those of us in more northern climes, getting away with just a polo in the middle of March is basically a fantasy.

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to look stylish while meeting your green quota: the field jacket. Initially designed for the military, field jackets make the perfect in-between coat for late winter/early spring, and can often be found in a holiday-appropriate shade of army green.

Pants There aren’t many lessons that apply equally to dressing well and weightlifting, but one is this: don’t ignore your legs. If the idea of buying a green shirt or jacket that you only break out once a year doesn’t appeal to you, why not consider going green from the groin down? (That didn’t come out right.)

A dark green pair of chinos like these ones from Dockers can be warn all fall and winter and easily paired with any neutral tone shirt, sweater or jacket. Rather than only wearing them once, St. Patty’s Day could be their swan song after two full seasons of consistent use.

Rugby Shirt What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day MenSt. Patrick’s Day has a reputation as a… well, a drunken night of debauchery replete with douchebags in every bar and pub, if we’re being honest. But if you’re looking for something more brogue than bro, there are few better choices than a classic rugby shirt.

The green and gold on this one are both in hues that are classier than the lime green t-shirts most frat-bros will be sporting, and the cream color gives it a classic feel.

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