To do or not to do : Velvet Blazers

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  1. colts87

    colts87 Member

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    Wear a black Velvet Blazer and custom made gray pants instead of a tux to a somewhat formal event...to do or not to do....
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    if I were to replace a tux with something using velvet, I would do it in a different way than this. Black jacket with gray trousers is reminiscent of daywear, which is inappropriate for a tux, which is worn in the evening. Better would be midnight blue jacket with black trousers.
     


  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    A smoking jacket with evening trousers is quite a relaxed look that can look very good if you can pull it off.
     


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    morrison13 Well-Known Member

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    it can serve you well for formal dinners/events or just go for the casual look with jeans.
     


  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    no.

    'Black tie' does not include a velvet jacket. The trousers at such an event should be black so "gray" does not even rank as a minor option.
     


  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Depending on what kind of a event it is, it can be a more relaxed option. For instance, if it's a fancy dinner/drinks thing at someone's home, this can be quite elegant IMHO:

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  7. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    ^ Chances are good if you wear that to someone's house in this day and age, you are probably an asshole. Not 100%, but probably north of 90%.
     


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    Celadon Senior member

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    Is that the correct mask for this degree of formality?
     


  9. superfishy8

    superfishy8 Well-Known Member

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    suit supply have a whole new line of velvet products. i think black velvet is perfectly doable if there are accents of other textures (grosgrain trim) that breaks up the black. personally, i think other colors work better (especially something different like green rather than the overdone atypical burgundy)
     


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