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Velvet Blazer Around Town - He Spoke Style
Velvet Blazer Around Town - He Spoke Style
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The Velvet Blazer: Around Town

December 2nd, 2013
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A velvet blazer is a staple of evening attire, especially during the winter festive season. And while it may conjure images of a black tie event or sipping a fine scotch in a comfortable leather chair next to a warm fireplace, don’t discount it as a piece that can also be worn casually during the day. A few weeks ago I posted a video preview featuring a black velvet blazer three ways. As promised, here’s the first in a series of posts on how to wear a velvet blazer.

Velvet Blazer Around Town - He Spoke Style

The key to wearing a velvet blazer casually, is to style it in such a way that it is completely out of its usual or assumed context. Start breaking it out of the black tie and evening wear mold by pairing it with some worn in jeans and a patterned shirt. We usually talk about using a blazer to dress up denim, but in this case we’re using the denim to dress down the blazer. And a patterned shirt will draw some attention away from the the fabric. Two easy ways to style a velvet blazer differently that also showcases a some great contrasting textures and patterns.

Velvet Blazer Around Town - He Spoke Style

A velvet blazer definitely isn’t a daily wear type of garment. Throw one on anytime you’re in the mood for something just a bit different and distinctive.

Velvet Blazer Around Town - He Spoke Style

Velvet Blazer Around Town - He Spoke Style

Velvet Blazer Around Town - He Spoke Style

This Look: Black velvet blazer c/o Banana Republic (similar ON SALE here, also check out this slick double-breasted version) – Black gingham shirt by Express (similar) – Selvedge denim jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Black patterned pocket square c/o Banana Republic – Burgundy leather belt c/o ASOS – Watch with black leather strap by Timex – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Burgundy shoes c/o ASOS

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
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Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Today.com, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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