Dressed to Feast: Guys’ Thanksgiving Outfit Advice from a Rue Stylist

Turkey. Pumpkin pie. Football. The ultimate lounge day is almost here. And if there’s one thing you should take into consideration when dressing for Thanksgiving, it’s comfort.

In an effort to still look presentable for the extended fam you only see a few times a year, sweatpants are off the table. But luckily, Rue stylist Chrissy B. chose an outfit and did all the styling work for you.

Guys' Thanksgiving Style

Photographer: Darren Setlow

“Go for classic denim, a relaxed button-front (to hide a full belly), and comfy yet refined chukka boots,” Chrissy recommended. “Tie the whole thing together with a canvas or leather belt so your mom will think you look finished.”

Copying her outfit pick verbatim is totally acceptable. We won’t say a word.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 20, 2013

Guys, Put These 3 Shoe Styles in Your Rotation

You’ve seen these shoes before. You probably even have a pair or two in your closet – or on your feet at this very moment. But can you identify them by name? If not, then no worries. We’re here to break it down for you.

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Now that you know what they are, here are a few tips on how to wear them.

Boat Shoes: Whether you’re keeping steady on a sloop or trekking through an urban jungle, boat shoes are the go-to casual shoe. Ditch the socks and wear them with shorts when the temps start to rise or pair them with khakis or jeans all through winter.

Penny Loafers: Easily dressed up or down, you can pair your penny loafers with everything from jeans and a polo (roll up the cuffs and go sockless if you’re feeling daring) to chinos, a button-front, and a blazer.

Chukkas: Often done up in leather or suede, these flat turf boots have a laid-back, yet very put-together, vibe. Mix up your look with slim denim and a plaid shirt. Then go ahead and top it all off with a cashmere sweater for that extra dose of polish.

Our Up Your Shoe Game: Oxfords, Loafers, & More Boutique opens Thursday, November 14, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 14, 2013

From Monkstraps to Chukkas: A Men’s Shoe Style Guide

Oxfords. Loafers. Chukkas. Chances are you’ve heard of these, but do you really know what they are? If you’ve misused or misattributed these terms (and others) a time or two, fret not. We’re here to break down some popular men’s shoes styles – from what they’re called to how to recognize the subtle differences that make them what they are. Read on.

Men's Shoe Style Guide

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August 14, 2013