Velvet is a material that even men mature in the art of style can do wrong. It’s a material that’s often dependent on other garments, seasons and trends. While it’s luxurious, features a soft texture and slight sheen and is smooth enough to catch the eye in any situation, it has to be worn correctly if it is going to do its job right.
Velvet is classic, but it’s been thought of in the past as a material for women’s clothing, like silk, lace and chiffon often are. In the past few years, however, men are turning back to this high-fashion material for suits, jackets, trousers and even accessories. It’s been seen again and again on the runway and has quickly changed the way we view men’s clothing. Instead of being one of those fleeting trends, velvet men’s suits have become a staple that every man looks for when adding to his wardrobe collection.
It’s a hard look to pull off, though, so here are some tips that might help you embrace velvet this season.
Sometimes diving headfirst into the world of velvet isn’t the best option, especially if you don’t have much experience using the fabric in your day-to-day style. Because of this, it’s best to take a small step and invest in pieces that use velvet in small details. This could perhaps be a pocket square, velvet-covered cuff links or even a velvet bow tie. However, if you aren’t sure what to wear these accessories with, considering choosing a clothing item that already incorporates the fabric in some way. Brook Taverner’s Henlow Yorkshire Woven Jacket, for instance, consists of mainly tweed for a stylish, but casual look. The background of the waistcoat is khaki, and it features a wine and navy overcheck. What makes the tailored fit, two-button suit jacket remarkable and distinct from other jackets is the crimson collar made of velvet. While the detail here is small, it makes the entire ensemble stand out and provides the user with improved self confidence.
Velvet men’s suit jackets are the ideal way to show off your sophisticated style. While it can be difficult in some instances to find the right jacket with the correct cut and colour for your needs, the rewards to getting it right are worth the effort.
There are many options for dressing up or dressing down your velvet suit jacket. You could opt for velvet trousers in the same hue, but this is not for the faint of heart. Done right, the look can be amazing. However, it isn’t often done right. If you’re just getting started including velvet in your wardrobe, consider pairing the jacket with other items that will provide the formal or casual aesthetic you want.
Considering making velvet your statement piece for this season? There are many ways you can work a new velvet suit jacket into your existing wardrobe. However, there are some key rules that you need to follow to pull off the look correctly.
Velvet is a fabric that is often overlooked in men’s clothing, but can be a show-stopper when worn correctly. Dip your toe into the velvet world with a jacket that provides small velvet details, then embrace the fabric with an all-velvet jacket and the right accessories and pair clothing items.