I agree with Luc. It is better with something other than jeans. It is an opulent sort of piece, and I think lux pieces should be matched with it. I saw a couple of people with hoodies coming out of their velvet jackets, and thought it looked pretty silly. Must we always contrast or bring everything down to a prol level?I think jeans are just the easy way to pair with anything that is just out of the ordinary. Then again I rarely really see people wearing velvet jackets even though they are supposed to be so trendy, so I can't say that they have really been overdone. I think, in some ways, they are more appropriate for older people. If you were in your sixties, I think it would be an eccentric but elegant thing to wear.