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Hello,

I just picked up an Etro deep blue velvet jacket and I'm looking for advice on what to pair with it. It is unlined and fits beautifully. The look could best be described as soft and slouchy lounge.

I could go with slim grey slacks and an off-white cashmere turtleneck with brown or black shoes, but that may be one medallion away from Bob Guccione.

One the other hand, I could ditch the sweater and use an Etro shirt brimming with pinks and oranges, but would that leave the pants looking rather tepid?

Perhaps a heavily patterned pant? I have no fear.

Has anyone in NY used Ramón Diaz on Mott Street for alterations?

Thanks.

lefty
 

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Wrong forum?

Can't be done?

lefty
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123
I think grey is a grey idea, but I'd be wary of the white or off white turtleneck. You don't want to look like Steinbrenner.



Brown shoes.


Put cary grant's head over Steinbrenner, and suddenly it's perfectly
suave.
Steinbrenner is the problem.
PS
Grant could wear make a tanktop and baseball cap look cool.
 

lefty

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Originally Posted by chorse123
I think grey is a grey idea, but I'd be wary of the white or off white turtleneck. You don't want to look like Steinbrenner.

Brown shoes.


"grey is a grey idea"?

May need a translation on that.

I'm definitely more Grant that Steinbrenner, but I'm shooting for Astaire.

Thanks.

lefty
 

lefty

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Originally Posted by chorse123
Sorry, meant "great."

Interesting slip.

I will use it though ... "That's a grey idea."

lefty
 

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Originally Posted by lefty
Wrong forum?

Can't be done?

lefty

No, very cool. You can wear it with about anything, but I would also stay away from the turtleneck. Grey pants, purple pants, green pants, jeans, anything other than a similar shade of navy or black. Brightly striped shirt with a subtle POW plaid pant and reddish-brown patinated ankle boots would be the ultimate.

Tom
 

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Originally Posted by tiger02
No, very cool. You can wear it with about anything, but I would also stay away from the turtleneck. Grey pants, purple pants, green pants, jeans, anything other than a similar shade of navy or black. Brightly striped shirt with a subtle POW plaid pant and reddish-brown patinated ankle boots would be the ultimate.

Tom


Decided to go with a plaid pant, brown Gucci boots and one of my more colourful Etro shirts.

Just needed someone to knock my upside the head about the sweater. Still shuddering at the Steinbrenner pic.

Thanks.

lefty
 

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I wore a deep purple velvet jacket with a red turtleneck the other night and thought it looked fine. /shrugs.
 

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I'm curious to see the jacket; piccy?
 

lefty

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Originally Posted by Holdfast
Mine or his?

If the former, there's a pic in this post from the what are you wearing thread.


Nice jacket. Looks great with the sweater.

Go figure.

lefty
 

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Originally Posted by Soph
Put cary grant's head over Steinbrenner, and suddenly it's perfectly
suave.
Steinbrenner is the problem.
PS
Grant could wear make a tanktop and baseball cap look cool.


In that case, just his coloring on Steinbrenner's head would be a big improvement.
 

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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
In that case, just his coloring on Steinbrenner's head would be a big improvement.

I really love the look of velvet jackets, but I find them a bit heavy for indoor wear. Does anyone else have this problem? They are good as a kind of outdoor blazer, like a tweed blazer, but seem a bit too formal for use in this way. So, though I love them, I find slighly impractical - especially with most buildings being heated the way they are.

Also, they seem to have been in fashion for quite a while now - do you think think this will continue in the near future? Are they really a classic piece that will always be an acceptable part of a man's wardrobe? Certainly in the form of a smoking jacket, this is the case, but has the casual velvet blazer now become a staple? I think it is attractive enough to warrant that position. It's slight foppishness does not bar it from achieving this status, in my opinion, but its impracticality may...What do others think?

Also, does anyone know where most velvet is produced now and where you can buy the fabric.
 

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