Don’t be afraid: how to wear a velvet jacket

Equip yourself for the party season with a strokeable tux and make a statement at those black tie events.

November 2, 2015

Scientific evidence has found that, when wearing a velvet dinner jacket, men feel 58% more debonair*.

The weight, the structure and the sheen create a feeling of sophistication and luxury. Velvet adds instant elegance to your look and gives you some serious ‘strokeability’ – always a handy weapon at parties.

A few points to remember: Look after the jacket – velvet can be a fragile creature.

Secondly, you don’t need too much going on elsewhere. Keep the rest of your outfit understated and let the jacket do the talking. Yes, you can wear it with a shirt and tie if you’re heading to a fancy bash, or go rock star and dress it down with a fitted t-shirt.

Lastly, the velvet jacket is a party animal so only bring it out after dark.

Here are some examples of velvet jackets on sale in the UAE right now. 

velvet jacket TED BAKER DHSXX copy.jpg Ted Baker, AED 2,235
velvet jacket ETRO AT MR PORTER.jpg Etro, AED 7,810
velvet jacket TOM FORD 11016 copy.jpg Tom Ford, AED 11,129
velvet jacket DOLCE & GABBANA DHS7487 copy.jpg Dolce & Gabbana, AED 8,500

 * We made this statistic up, what scientist would conduct research into a velvet jacket?