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post #16 of 53
^+1 to all that.

I think black would be fine. I have a brown one that I like a lot. There's a pic up on SF in a few places. I wear it w/ jeans more than anything else.
post #17 of 53
I think a velvet sportcoat is great around the Holidays. I have a black one that I wear maybe twice a year. I would, however, agree with those that suggest a midnight blue or other color. I have seen some deep burgundy ones that look awesome. The problem with black is that it really limits you to black shoes - which rarely look good with jeans.
post #18 of 53
I had a black one in the 80's. I have thought about getting another one for parties and fun evenings. I would get dark blue, dark brown or a deep mossy green. All of these would look good with jeans and dark grey flannels. I was in the SF Polo shop yesterday. They had one in a very nice deep blue.

Alan Flusser used to feature a brown velvet jacket ( 2 button, peak lapel) as an ideal jacket for day or evening travel in the fall and winter with jeans and flannels.
post #19 of 53
Go for it--just don't cheap out or it will show.

I would stay away from black and consider:
  • Deep Purple
  • A dark red
  • Dark green
post #20 of 53
I love women in black velvet jackets with white shirts and jeans.
post #21 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MadAboutPlaid View Post

I think a velvet sportcoat is great around the Holidays. I have a black one that I wear maybe twice a year. I would, however, agree with those that suggest a midnight blue or other color. I have seen some deep burgundy ones that look awesome. The problem with black is that it really limits you to black shoes - which rarely look good with jeans.

This makes sense. You win the thread. Thanks to everyone who contributed, but I could only select one winner.
post #22 of 53
I own 4 velvet sportscoats--two navy, one brown, and one gray/silver. They are definitely evening wear, but I find that women love to touch velvet and I get multiple compliments whenever I wear one. I've worn them with jeans or wool trousers, depending on the vibe I want. I haven't yet worn the gray/silver one, but it's the most intriguing, since the light plays off the surface to make different areas look darker or lighter as I move. I highly recommend velvet jackets.
post #23 of 53
Anyone ever tried a lighter blue? Like a sapphire type thing? Terrible idea?
post #24 of 53
Also, why am I tempted to do suede piping on the lapels?
post #25 of 53
I have a black 1 b peak lapel one, a black short assymetric one and a black moleskine suit (not the same but still). In the end they're very wearable garments...

I wear them in winter and spring (i.e. when it is somewhat cold to very cold). Usual pairing would be something like black or grey jeans, black boots, white dress shirt, burgundy cardigan and white pocket square. It looks kinda weird to dress like that if you shave everyday and have short hair though...
post #26 of 53

I have a black velvet SC that I will wear tomorrow on an early Christmas party. I plan to wear with jeans, white shirt and a bow tie. Probably black with small white dots. #8 Alden Tassels on my feet or patent leather?

 

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post #27 of 53
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Also, why am I tempted to do suede piping on the lapels?

Do. Not. Do. It.
post #28 of 53
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Also, why am I tempted to do suede piping on the lapels?

Do. Not. Do. It.

why not though? or something else matte to contrast the shininess of the velvet?
post #29 of 53
If you get one, the burgundy or dark green seem best.
post #30 of 53
Rent 'The Towering Inferno' as I seem to remember loads of velvet dinner jackets on display for inspiration. (This may have the opposite effect too!)
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