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St. Patrick's Chapel in Maynooth[/caption]
St. Patrick’s Day is the holiday when everyone is invited to be Irish. If you’ve been invited to an Irish shindig for St. Paddy’s, or if you’re throwing one yourself, it’s fun to dress the part for the holiday. It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to a wedding or a parade on St. Patrick’s Day – there’s an ensemble for the effect you want to achieve. From subtle elegance to day-glo party wear, there’s a St. Patrick’s Day tux with your name on it – even if your name doesn’t happen to be Ian, Paddy, or Sean. Take a look at these mean green looks – in ascending order of Irish Pride.
Irish for a Day
You want to join in the St. Paddy’s Day fun, but in a subtle, understated way. Your tux will be a sharp traditional number that will be correct in any setting. Only the people closest to you will happen to notice sly touches of formal wear jewelry
like these shamrock cufflinks
. Yes, you have a sense of humor – but you’re keeping the St. Patrick’s Day references firmly tongue-in-cheek.
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Leaning that Way
You’re ready to party the Irish way and don’t mind adding a few witty touches to your black tux. A black walking stick
that resembles a shillelagh
is a fun riff on the holiday. Your Irish friends won’t fail to get the reference on St. Paddy’s Day, and bonus – the walking stick is still stylish and elegant on all the other days of the year. This handsome walking stick will also help you look grand on your most formal occasions. Pair it with a top hat, tails and gloves for bandbox elegance.
Erin Go Bragh
You’re Irish and proud of it, and on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re making the scene in green. A tapestry vest in hunter green
is a handsome accessory for any tuxedo. It looks great under a black tuxedo or dinner jacket and adds a touch of European flair to your look. Pair it with a matching dark green bow tie for added elegance.
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Hunter Green Vest[/caption]
You’re wearing your Irish pride out on your sleeve for the world to see. You’re dressed to the nines in a fitted black dinner jacket, a green vest
, and possibly even a plaid kilt and sporran. No shyness here – you’ve come to party! You’re the center of attention, and why not? You know that women just can’t resist a man in a kilt!
You’re planning to join a St. Patrick’s Day parade and want an ensemble that can be seen from afar. You’re in it for the laughs, and you may have rented a day-glo green tux, fake red beard or green bowler. Enjoy yourself on St. Paddy’s Day -- just be sure to go light on that green beer.
Have fun during your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! And whether your party is going to be formal or fun, be sure to wear at least one
green thing with your tux. After all – you don’t want to get pinched!