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Can a velvet blazer be "Semi-Formal to formal"?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chiggachu, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. chiggachu

    chiggachu Active Member

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    I'm looking into purchasing a velvet blazer to wear to a semi-formal to formal party. Black or Navy blue jacket, and I would probably add a white shirt and dark tie with suit trousers or some other dark pants. Does anyone disagree with this idea? Not dressy enough?
     


  2. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I think it might be a bit loud, and you could certainly dress up a dark suit to be semi-formal pretty well (and for less!). With that, make sure you have a dark tie (striped or solid), white shirt with double (French) cuffs, and a white pocket square. You should also have some black Oxford or blucher shoes polished well. For added dressiness, you could add a lighter coloured or satin patterned vest.
     


  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Distinguished Member

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    It would be a striking image. A step up from a suit but well below a tuxedo. Of course it would require formal trousers, shoes, shirt and bow tie.
     


  4. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Agree with Tomasso, wear a tux and replace the jacket with black velvet. It will look fantastic.

    Tom
     


  5. chiggachu

    chiggachu Active Member

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    Thanks guys! I'm wary of the bowtie, but I'll think about it [​IMG] Maybe I'll take some pictures of the getup and post here
     


  6. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Go with a white ruffled formal shirt, like a pirate, unbuttoned halfway down the chest.

    Badass.
     


  7. chiggachu

    chiggachu Active Member

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    Go with a white ruffled formal shirt, like a pirate, unbuttoned halfway down the chest.

    Badass.


    ...says the count of monte cristo [​IMG]
     


  8. stach

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    If you get a black jacket you can put black velvet side stripes on a pair of black slacks and you will have a new tux outfit. Navy is harder to match.
     


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