I have what I believe is a quick question. I am attending a business casual (but really semi-formal) dinner/christmas party at work and rather than do the same interview suit deal that I saw everyone do last year, I'm striking out in a different direction that I want to ensure is fashionably responsible. That being said, I plan on wearing a red/plum velvet jacket, white shirt (french cuffs), matching black pants and waistcoat/vest, and a green tie (holiday clothing is a part of the dress code), is this an acceptable choice?
I don't mind sticking out, I'm pretty confident about breaking fashion rules, I just wanted to hear some thoughts from people that know more about these things. My wife isn't as confident as me, but last year I went with a chocolate suede odd jacket, gray trousers, chocolate/gray argyle sweater and I felt I stood out in a good way (I can't afford/find a midnight blue suit that I really want for these sorts of things). Thanks for responding.
Velvet jacket is pretty formal in my opinion. You may look out of place