Brooks Brothers’ Christmas Party For St. Jude

Last night Brooks Brothers held its annual Christmas party benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Since partnering with St. Jude in 2006, Brooks Brothers has donated almost $5 million to the hospital.

Per tradition, Wynton Marsalis and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performed (along with the Dickensian carolers pictured above).

Given Brooks Brothers’ unique status as America’s oldest purveyor of men’s clothing, we thought we’d show you a few of the more dapper chaps in attendance.

A great mixture of high and low on this fellow, who was wearing a Chesterfield coat with knit tie and jeans:

Below, Jason Nickel from the Brooks Brothers marketing department, in coordinated scarf and socks:

Argyle socks with velvet slippers:

Triple stripes and watch fob in buttonhole on this gent:

This Cornell alum must have picked up his taste for turtlenecks under buttondowns during winters in Ithaca:

This gentleman oversees Brooks Brothers’ custom-clothing operations and wore a spectacular fox-head waistcoat:

This fellow was evidently from a country where strangers don’t ask to take your picture. But with wool tie, scarf and fur-lined hood, he had so much going on in the neck area we just had to shoot him:

And finally, perhaps the best-dressed fellow wasn’t a fellow at all, but this gal rocking an embroidered blazer with critter pants and penny loafers. This picture doesn’t do her justice: