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Are velvet blazers seasonal?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tannie, Jun 13, 2013.

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

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Tannie

    Tannie New Member

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    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...
     


  2. Mike Ross

    Mike Ross Active Member

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    Your wife is right.
     


  3. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    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. :D
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  5. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    This puts me off getting a smoking jacket.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2013


  6. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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


  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  8. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Never in summer. Stay with Fall & Winter though I still wear mine on crisp spring evenings.
    Welcome to Styleforum Tannie
     
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  9. Tannie

    Tannie New Member

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    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.
     


  10. bigbergers

    bigbergers Active Member

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    Aren't velvet blazers for casual wear? And it's best worn during winter.
     


  11. shinninglikeme

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    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
     


  12. msulinski

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    Quote: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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