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18.11.2017

Ian Wright

Menswear editor

THE SMOOTHEST
WAY TO PARTY

From cocktail parties to office celebrations and black-tie balls, the velvet jacket is taking over special occasions. Here’s why…

Picture the scene: low, soft lights warm the corners of a wood-panelled room. A pianist’s carols entwine with the hum of conversation and laughter. Guests are captivated by a dashing chap (who looks suspiciously like David Gandy) telling a story. He sips an amber-hued Scotch chilled by stones, not ice. His shoes are perfectly polished; his jacket cut from a deep burgundy velvet. Its plush feel and rich tones are suitably seasonal – just combine with black trousers and either a white shirt and bow tie or, my personal favourite, a roll-neck jumper, for your most suave special-occasion look ever.
A touch of velvet

“The ONE-BUTTON,
tailored-fit shape makes for a
slimming silhouette”

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