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Can a velvet blazer be "Semi-Formal to formal"?

post #1 of 8
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I'm looking into purchasing a velvet blazer to wear to a semi-formal to formal party. Black or Navy blue jacket, and I would probably add a white shirt and dark tie with suit trousers or some other dark pants. Does anyone disagree with this idea? Not dressy enough?
post #2 of 8
I think it might be a bit loud, and you could certainly dress up a dark suit to be semi-formal pretty well (and for less!). With that, make sure you have a dark tie (striped or solid), white shirt with double (French) cuffs, and a white pocket square. You should also have some black Oxford or blucher shoes polished well. For added dressiness, you could add a lighter coloured or satin patterned vest.
post #3 of 8
It would be a striking image. A step up from a suit but well below a tuxedo. Of course it would require formal trousers, shoes, shirt and bow tie.
post #4 of 8
Agree with Tomasso, wear a tux and replace the jacket with black velvet. It will look fantastic.

Tom
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys! I'm wary of the bowtie, but I'll think about it Maybe I'll take some pictures of the getup and post here
post #6 of 8
Go with a white ruffled formal shirt, like a pirate, unbuttoned halfway down the chest.

Badass.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Go with a white ruffled formal shirt, like a pirate, unbuttoned halfway down the chest.

Badass.

...says the count of monte cristo
post #8 of 8
If you get a black jacket you can put black velvet side stripes on a pair of black slacks and you will have a new tux outfit. Navy is harder to match.
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