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Velvet blazer - what pants to wear?

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I'm looking to pair a dark blue velvet blazer with something to make an outfit for a casual New Year's party. I don't have the blazer yet, and velvet is totally not me, but I'm looking to try something a little different. I want something navy blue but I'm wondering what type of pants to pair it with, worsted or flannel wool? Tie... silk? wool? knit?

Like I said, totally not me. So I appreciate the advice.
 

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Leather pants, bolo tie.
 

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I wear a blue velvet jacket with a pair of dark blackwatch pants and silk tie. Works for me.

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I'd wear gray flannels, tweed, or jeans. Maybe cords. Probably not worsted. Definitely not blue pants.

A knit tie in silk or wool should be great.
 

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Originally Posted by agavilanes
I think you should treat it like any blue blazer...

gray flannel or wool trousers would work. Or since you re going a little "wild", prince of wales


At the risk of sounding ignorant, what's prince of wales?
 

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Originally Posted by LVoer
I'm looking to pair a dark blue velvet blazer with something to make an outfit for a casual New Year's party. I don't have the blazer yet, and velvet is totally not me, but I'm looking to try something a little different. I want something navy blue but I'm wondering what type of pants to pair it with, worsted or flannel wool? Tie... silk? wool? knit? Like I said, totally not me. So I appreciate the advice.
Why navy blue? This, hopefully silk velvet< jacket looks good with flannels but you can wear it with jeans, worsted (fine guage) wool pants. Several textured wools would work like a barathea.
 

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Originally Posted by PolePosition
I thought velvet blazers were frowned upon?

I think it's more their lack of versatility. For a party they work well.
 

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I don't think I'll pair it with navy pants, that would be a bit too much navy. The idea of gray wool pants is what I thought of going with, but I'm unsure of whether they should be worsted or flannel. I'll try it with both I suppose and see.
 

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