Williams writes: "A couple of nice holiday parties coming up. What do I go with? A suit? Ironic Christmas sweater? Is a velvet blazer too Elvis?" Answer: This is one of those occasions where the type of clothing is less important than the colour scheme. What you want is black and more black, hit off with maybe one rich colour like wine red or purple and some silver cufflinks. (If you already have a velvet blazer, go ahead and wear it. Lord knows you won't have too many other occasions to do so.) Shown: Hugo Boss suit, Bernard Oyama shirt.