Today the CFDA kicked off the much-anticipated New York Fashion Week: Men's, the standalone male counterpart to NYFW. While we're definitely stoked that menswear is at last getting the attention it deserves, what we at PAPERMAG love even more than watching well-dressed men parade down the runway is a good party, and we know there'll be tons after the sun goes down during NYFWM. With so many options to choose from, we've put together a guide to the crème de la crème of NYC nightlife for the next week -- check it out below.

Monday, July 13th

WHAT: NYFWM Launch Party
EXPECT: Officially an exhibition of works by fashion photographer Erik Madigan Heck, it's unofficially one of the greatest industry networking opportunities you'll see this summer. With CFDA CEO Steven Kolb and Amazon Fashion president Cathy Beaudoin as hosts, we're pretty sure every fashion bigwig you've ever (and never) heard of will be in attendance.
WHERE: Amazon Imaging Studio, 35 Kent Ave., Brooklyn
WHEN: Monday, July 13, 6-8:30pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40-60

WHAT: IMG Models Men's Division Party
EXPECT: Beautiful people -- because what greater reason could you have for attending a party hosted by the world's largest modeling agency? In addition to music from NYC DJ collective The Misshapes, rising country music star Brett Eldredge will make a slightly incongruous -- but nontheless welcome -- appearance.
WHERE: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, Manhattan
WHEN: Monday, July 13, 9pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 25-75

Tuesday, July 14th




WHAT: Public School Spring 2016 Afterparty
EXPECT: Rub shoulders with the fashion A-list at this celeb-packed bash celebrating the CFDA streetwear darlings/newly appointed DKNY creative directors' new spring collection -- and stick around for a surprise in the form of live music from Public School cofounder Dao-Yi Chow, whose band, The Extortionists, will be playing the event.  
WHERE: Gilded Lily, 408 W. 15th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 10pm-2am
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 35-65

WHAT: Sandro Bastille Day Party
EXPECT: An affair très française, as the Parisian brand celebrates the storming of the Bastille with bilingual party invites and music from electro-duo The Knocks at Happy Ending.
WHERE: Happy Ending, 302 Broome St., Manhattan
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 7-9pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 45-55

WHAT: Todd Snyder Spring 2016 Afterparty
EXPECT: Clebrate the much-lauded menswear designer's spring collection with free-flowing drinks (thanks, open bar!) at a gorgeous rooftop lounge -- with possible Palm Beach vibes thanks to Florida-based DJ MachinA.
WHERE: PH-D at Dream Downtown, 335 W. 16th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 9-11pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50-50


WHAT: The Rest Stop by UrbanDaddy
EXPECT: Unwind between shows at the Bar Hugo with coffee, canapés, "strong cocktails," and amenities like grooming and charging stations (your phone will need it after all your "first men's nyfw ever!!!!" snaps). You might even catch some exclusive designer interviews while you're at it.
WHERE: Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich St., Manhattan
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15, 10:30am-5pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 60-40

[Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFA]

WHAT: Nordstrom Celebrates 25 Years of Jeffrey
EXPECT: One hell of a good time courtesy of nightlife fixture (and regular PAPER contributor) Ladyfag. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Jeffrey New York, the hostess extraordinaire works her party magic on a disco-themed bash DJed by Honey Dijon.
WHERE: Jeffrey New York, 449 W. 14th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 10pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50-50

WHAT: Bloomingdale's NYFWM Tailgate
EXPECT: Nothing could be farther from the sticky, boozy tailgates you frequented before your college football games. Trade watered-down Bud Light and dollar pizza for locally produced food and drink served from a vintage red Land Rover -- plus charging stations for your phone.
WHERE: Greenwich St. & W. Houston St., Manhattan
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 8:30am-8pm; Wednesday, July 15, and Thursday, July 16, 9:30am-8pm
RSVP: N/A
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 100-0

Wednesday, July 15th


WHAT: MADE x The Eighth Launch Party
EXPECT: Luxury underwear -- or at least lucha libre wrestlers wearing it, because apparently that's the concept of the latest lookbook from newly launched brand The Eighth. MADE is helping kick off the high-end underwear line with performances from rap darling Travis Scott and DJ Jus Ske.
WHERE: Church Street Boxing Gym, 25 Park Pl., Manhattan
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 9:30pm-12:30am
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 35-65

Thursday, July 16th

[Photo by Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA]

WHAT: New York, New York NYFWM Closing Party
EXPECT: Catch Travis Scott for the second time this week at NYNY's NYFWM closing bash, which also celebrates En Noir's presentation. Scott will play alongside fellow producers Metro Boomin and Chase B -- and every 20-something's former teen dream, Joe Jonas.
WHERE: Up & Down, 244 W. 14th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 11pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 45-55

[Photo by Billy Farrell/BFA]

WHAT: Charlotte Tilbury Limited Edition Collection Launch Party
EXPECT: Complimentary makeovers (in case you need to freshen up before hitting the party circuit later in the evening), champagne, and hors d'oeuvres at the launch of the British makeup artist's Norman Parkinson-inspired collection of bags and beauty products. If you're lucky, you might bump elbows with Tilbury herself as she works the floor to the sound of music from model and DJ Harley Viera-Newton.
WHERE: Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 6pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 55-45

WHAT: Wilhelmina Brings Down the House at Marquee
EXPECT: If you didn't get your fill of absurdly attractive folks over at IMG on Tuesday, Wilhelmina's got your back. Hobnob with models as they celebrate the end of NYFWM -- it'll never get crazier than when a whole bunch of professional gorgeous people know they don't have work the next day.
WHERE: Marquee New York, 289 10th Ave., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 9:30pm-1:30am
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50-50

WHAT: John Varvatos Spring 2016 Afterparty
EXPECT: Varvatos closes out NYFWM with one of the most heavily hyped shows of the week -- and the afterparty will be just as spectacular. In keeping with the designer's grunge/rock sensibilities, you won't find any EDM or trendy lounge settings at this event -- it's all bars and guitars, courtesy of John Varvatos Records signee Andrew Watt.
WHERE: Electric Room, 355 W. 16th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 9pm-12am
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30-70

WHAT: DuJour Magazine Gets Gronk'd
EXPECT: Gronk, but make it fashion -- DuJour teamed up with fashion photography god Bruce Weber to shoot photo and video of the Patriots tight end (and an entourage of bikini-clad young women with "Get GRONK'D!" emblazoned on the back of their tiny briefs) for its summer issue. If any of those subjects piques your interest, Weber and the self-proclaimed "lifestyle publication for the highly affluent" are hosting a screening of the footage at LAVO this Thursday.
WHERE: LAVO, 39 E. 58th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 8:30-11:30pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40-60

Monday, July 20th



WHAT: The Tents & 3x1 Cocktail Party
EXPECT: Cocktails and rolls of selvedge denim stacked floor-to-ceiling at 3x1's flagship Soho store. The brand has earned a cult following for its jeans, which are manufactured in-house within the store's glass-walled factory and tailored to the customer's specifications -- so if you've been planning on copping a pair anyway, we're sure a stiff drink or two will help you swallow the steep price tag.
WHERE: 3x1, 15 Mercer St., Manhattan
WHEN: Monday, July 20, 6-9pm
RSVP: Invite only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 45-55