TODAY | December 06, 2012
>>> this morning on "today's style." how to upgrade your man's style. whether you're going to a party or dinner with the in-laws. some simple tweaks that can do the trick. will, good to see you, man.
>> good to see you too, will.
>> we're going to show a before picture of our model dallas here. this is what he was thinking of wearing to the in-laws, to which you say.
>> yeah, maybe not. dallas just got through six months of living in hawaii surfing. he's got the full sleeve of arm tattoos to show for it. we're thinking, you know, maybe there's a way to cover that up but still be yourself.
>> tell us what you did with him to hide the sleeves.
>> a plaid shirt and cardigan by tommy hilfiger . and rather than a blazer which can be too dressy, but you want to look nice. this way when you're at dinner with grandma, you're hiding the tattoos, but also looking like himself.
>> maybe a good time to hide them just the first time over. $70 for the shirt, $60 for the pants, and the cardigan about $150.
>> that's right.
>> let's move to the cocktail parties around the holidays. this is what he wanted to wear to the holiday cocktail party . break this down for us.
>> yeah, this is amos, he writes for "gq" and the office cocktail look, you know, amos has got really laid back style, so we thought we'd dress him up a little bit.
>> here's the before. what's he going for here?
>> a shirt with a sweater and pair of jeans. but we think for the office holiday party, you want to be both office appropriate and party appropriate. there's a conservative business suit from h & m , paired with a pink dress shirt and polka dot tie. and you go one from the other without changing.
>> that's the only way to be. let's go to new year's eve. do you go black tie on new year's eve? is that the move?
>> a lot of my guys do. they all get dressed up on new year's eve.
>> this is jason --
>> yeah. this is jason .
>> let's look at what he wanted to wear out for new year's eve.
>> jason owns his own tuxedo, which we applaud, but we felt it needed an update. we got one for him from express. comes in at under $500 and fits him much better. the key, we think, if you want to knock your date's socks off on new year's eve, you should own your own tux that's been tailored for you rather than renting, which always gets you a baggy fit.
>> by the way, jason 's killing that tuxedo right now. what did that cost him?
>> $500 for the tux and paired with a white dress shirt . a dress shirt that you wear for the office.
>> that's kind of the slim, modern way to do it.
>> looking good. thanks, man.