THE DEBONAIR JACKET
Get ready for the festive season with this Autograph velvet blazer – a contemporary take on old-school dapper style, says menswear editor William Oliver
When I’m thinking of what to wear to festive parties and gatherings, nothing says ‘Christmas style’ like a suave velvet blazer. For me, it is the season’s essential investment piece, instantly adding a debonair attitude to any outfit. While black is great for a more formal event, this navy Autograph version is a versatile choice that can be worn with a shirt and bow tie, or dressed down and layered over light knitwear. Featuring a contemporary slim design, a contrast satin collar underlined with a suitably opulent print, and three piped pockets, it’s the details that really make this jacket stand out. When it comes to getting your wardrobe party-ready for Christmas, this blazer ticks all the boxes.