Velvet. No need to go back to Louis XVI’s to be able to feel that soft, bright and vibrant fabric. As Dolce & Gabbana, Haider Ackermann or Tom Ford brought forward in 2015 with the Velvet Jacket, this fabric is going along every gentlemen wardrobe this season.
Velvet is having a moment. That’s for real. As for every single trend every single season there are limitations and you need to get into velvet wisely. Pick a choice that goes well with your overall wardrobe style and, of course, your personality. Mixing the fabric with timeless black or navy is a foolproof option. It is definitely the must-have that links rockstars, literary dandies, mansion owners and royalty.
Our choice for a velvet-dapper look is to not go pretty bold on velvet, but to spot it a main piece that turns your outfit into a ten out of ten. So, these are our five inspiring pieces for this upcoming winter season.
Saint Laurent makes the essential bomber jacket a decadent proposition this season. This deep-green style detailed with contrasting black velvet panels and an elegant black corded trim can make its way through your outfit during the day with a color-block and sneakers or a naive pair of loafers at night.
Tomas Maier‘s sophisticated approach to loungewear is made real by these trousers. Crafted from stretch-cotton, they’re fitted with an elastic drawstring waist that boosts the comfortable feel. Build a comfortable after-hours look with a dark shirt and Gucci’s iconic updated Grand Duca loafers for a kind of royal look or the fur-Jordaan for a super cozy moment.
Choosing pieces that will last forever in your collection are a pretty wise investment. Edhèn Opera Astrakan loafers loafers are a sophisticated choice. This handcrafted classic shoe sports a dark blue soft velvet and finishings with bright blue piping and bow. Wear them to give your casual look an instant polished touch: cashmere jacket + jeans or suit are definitely the ones.
There are severals options to add velvet to your style if you are not into big pieces of velvet garment. Saint Laurent brings a touch of luxury to the classic backpack this season with plush red or black velvet. As it has been said on here many time, backpacks are not just an accessory for travelers, they can bring up a whole look by themselves.
Evenings are not outdone with this trend.Velvet tuxedo is an outstanding choice. Pairing it with a velvet bow-tie will get you to be in the spotlight. This Saint Laurent tux and Tom Ford‘s shirt+bow-tie are very into this trend.
Are you joining the whole velvet trend this Fall/Winter?