Amp up his style this season with this fine velvet jacket, which is versatile enough to take him from formal family gatherings to festive parties, says kidswear editor Maggie Davis
Thanks to a host of luxury men’s labels from Gucci to Tom Ford – and celebrity fans including Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling – the velvet jacket is back. Ritzy, flamboyant and full of old-school charm, it’s also the perfect party piece. The classic blazer is a big story in our winter menswear collections, with stylish versions available in our Best of British and Autograph ranges, but I think it’s even more dapper in shrunken-down sizes. This style for boys, in plush bottle-green with contrasting black lapels, will ensure he looks the part at weddings, parties and special family get-togethers. Go traditional and team it with a white shirt, black trousers and bow-tie, or dress it down with jeans. Either way, he’ll look super-smart.