Choosing Velvet clothing for Great Style Velvet clothing is great, it is classic and makes one look dashing especially for men. Velvet suit and velvet sports jackets add a little bit of personality to the person wearing it. Currently this year, velvet clothing is making a comeback, a sort of revenge with good intentions. Suits by men are in season for some velvet clothing and accessories too. Velvet bow ties are in and men are additionally stunning while wearing it. Velvet of some proportion is also good too but that doesn’t mean you’ll be wearing velvet socks and underwear. That is simply not a good idea so keep in my mind that you still need to dress smartly. If full velvet suits and jackets aren’t for you then, fear not, there is a alternative: velvet lapels. Though an understated take on the suit and jacket element of the velvet trend, they can be as equally as eye catching as the full velvet look. Provided, of course, that they’re worn with the right lapel. And that part is simple: avoid a velvet lapel that is cut into a shawl or notched lapels and invest in a jacket that sports peaked velvet lapels. You’re looking for a dominant, eye catching peak, moreover, a peak that is firmly cut and finished. One that says alpha-male where you actually don’t have to mouth it. If you’re after velvet outerwear, such as a men’s velvet overcoat, then you’re in luck: the cooler months of 2011 are definitely suited to the style. A word of caution, however; an overcoat made entirely of velvet, particularly one with a a high sheen, won’t be easy for most to pull off. It’s better to be subtle and confident, than standout and be shy. So if you do wish to invest in a velvet overcoat and think confidence might be an issue, aim for something with a low sheen and in a dark hue, preferably black.
If you’re after something that plays it safe but still creates a point of differentiation, then consider using velvet as a fabric that adds flair to a wool or cashmere overcoat. An obvious, though eternally refined, detail will be a velvet collar. If you’d rather a velvet overcoat then many of the fashionable suit cuts will still apply, though my preference would lean towards a double breasted overcoat as a means of conveying a trimmer silhouette. I’d also lean towards a velvet coat that is cut well above the knee, preferably around the mid-thigh level.