January 18, 2012  ·  mail  ·  style

Mailbag: Velvet, in general

Juice asks: "Velvet? Ever?" Answer: Sort of. We'd file velvet shoes under "never", seeing them as fussy foppish anachronisms from the age of pocket watches and monocles. We're going to admit we love velvet blazers but it's really hard to justify buying anything that only really works for a select category of social event taking place during the last three weeks of December and the first few hours of January. On the other hand, velvet makes for nice details, such as elbow patches and collar trim on overcoats. Shown left to right: Del Toro slippers. Charles Tyrwhitt blazer. Holland Esquire overcoat with collar detail.

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