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Are velvet blazers seasonal?

Poll Results: Can you wear velvet in spring/summer as long as you limit it to indoors and at night?

 
  • 47% (8)
    Yes
  • 52% (9)
    No
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I recently bought a gorgeous one-button black velvet blazer which I've only had an opportunity to wear once last winter.

 

I'm attending a family wedding in this July.  Since the reception is indoors and at night, I was thinking of wearing the blazer with a shirt, bow tie, and gray slacks in place of a tux/suit.  My wife insists that the velvet material makes the blazer seasonal and I can only wear it in the fall/winter.

 

I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this...

post #2 of 12

Your wife is right.  

post #3 of 12
She's right. But there is always the 1 in 100 guys who can break all the rules and still look like a rock star. That said... you're probably not him. biggrin.gif
post #4 of 12
I did this once last summer and regretted it. First because it was sweltering even for the few minutes that I was inside, and second because I was asked the whole night if I were really hot in that velvet jacket.
post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I did this once last summer and regretted it. First because it was sweltering even for the few minutes that I was inside, and second because I was asked the whole night if I were really hot in that velvet jacket.

This puts me off getting a smoking jacket.
post #6 of 12
Going to someone else's wedding wearing a velvet jacket is just nonsense anyway.
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Going to someone else's wedding wearing a velvet jacket is just nonsense anyway.

I agree with this. In my case, I was wearing it to a get together at a bar the night of the rehearsal dinner. I wouldn't wear one to the ceremony unless given some indication towards lounge attire from the wedding party.
post #8 of 12
Never in summer. Stay with Fall & Winter though I still wear mine on crisp spring evenings.
Welcome to Styleforum Tannie
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Haha, yeah, I guess I pretty much knew the answer before I even asked the question. I was just hoping against all odds that I was wrong.

 

And, Fidel, you're wrong. . . I'm DEFINITELY not that 1 in a 100 guy.

post #10 of 12
Aren't velvet blazers for casual wear? And it's best worn during winter.
post #11 of 12

Velvete jackets would be comfortable only when wore in the right weather and also at some pompous occassion. A ROYAL blue to Black Velvette jacket looks classic though

post #12 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by shinninglikeme View Post

Velvete jackets would be comfortable only when wore in the right weather and also at some pompous occassion. A ROYAL blue to Black Velvette jacket looks classic though

 

Pompous occasion? I wore mine to a (nice) bar a few times, so I'm going to have to disagree with that.
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