The last time that Velvet jackets seriously disturbed the High Street was in the 90s, when inspired by movies like Swingers and clubs like Smashing, dressing up like Noel Coward (and don’t forget that neck scarf) became a must for both gay and straight men.
It seems now that velvet jackets are making a return to the High Street now. They have apparently been doing the round on the catwalk for a while and now everyone from Mango through to M&S are offering rather striking Velvet jackets.
The big question is, to borrow from Trent from Swingers, are you money enough to wear one? In the past velvet seems to have been kept for special occasions, parties, big nights out.
It now seems that the new jackets, which mix different fabrics and effects with velvet and also available in a variety of colours, are designed to be worn a lot more often.
If you want to read more Fashionising has a great article here with loads of catwalk pics
Anyhow, if you are attempted here are a few to consider.
Ted Baker Switzz Dark Blue Denim Look Velvet Blazer Jacket £220
This would be a great jacket for both big nights out (and smaller ones too). It is made from velvet, has three pockets and one button and looks like heavy denim - though of course it won't fade. Ted Baker