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Wear it with jeans to a night club or bar. I have a black velvet jacket that I wear to the bar and other places. Its actually quite versatile and not nearly as garish as it sounds. The key is to exercise restrain with the rest of the outfit. Plain white shirt, dark jeans, simple shoes...
 

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Unless you know it was intentionally discarded.
The funny thing is that I got a bit warm, so I flung it in the bushes after about 10 minutes. Then when my state of mind was repaired, I realized I had lost my keys. After not finding them near or in my car- I tracked down the jacket in the bushes (w/ keys in pocket) and readopted the coat.

It seems like a nice coat, dark blue-looks black at night. All the buttons were missing as the original owner probably got drunk and tore it off and flung it to the ground.

Actually abandoned property goes to the finder, while misplaced property goes to the owner of the locus in quo- so the jacket is mine legally according to Dukeminier's text on property.
 

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Wear it with jeans to a night club or bar. I have a black velvet jacket that I wear to the bar and other places. Its actually quite versatile and not nearly as garish as it sounds. The key is to exercise restrain with the rest of the outfit. Plain white shirt, dark jeans, simple shoes...
I don't own any jeans- would khakis and a white OCBD work?
 

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It would in the fashion forum, they like everything.
actually I believe jeans are more 'fashion forum-ish.' I believe that khakis perform better in the backwoods and dry off quicker after a river crossing in addition to looking better. As an old-young soldier, I also prefer the martial look of khakis.

I have never liked the idea of a nice jacket with jeans (dressed up from the waist up/ dressed down below). And in some places they will refuse service after 5 PM if you wear jeans.
 

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Wear it with jeans to a night club or bar. I have a black velvet jacket that I wear to the bar and other places. Its actually quite versatile and not nearly as garish as it sounds. The key is to exercise restrain with the rest of the outfit. Plain white shirt, dark jeans, simple shoes...
In Atlanta, bars and restaurants that restrict admission to those over 18 may allow smoking. Do you ever wear your velvet jacket to a place where people smoke? I'd be concerned about it acting like a sponge and requiring a hosing down with Febreze and a trip to the cleaners.
 

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In Atlanta, bars and restaurants that restrict admission to those over 18 may allow smoking. Do you ever wear your velvet jacket to a place where people smoke? I'd be concerned about it acting like a sponge and requiring a hosing down with Febreze and a trip to the cleaners.
I think that such a jacket should smell of cavendish.

I live in California- no smoking except out of doors.
 

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the original owner probably got drunk and tore it off and flung it to the ground. ... Actually abandoned property goes to the finder, while misplaced property goes to the owner of the locus in quo
If you have moral fiber stiffer than your legal reasoning, you'll drop it off at lost / found. If you don't, you will perhaps have a shred of pragmatism, and realize the high likelihood of somebody your size drunkenly recognizing their distinctive blue velvet jacket in Palo Alto, and objecting accordingly.
 

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If you have moral fiber stiffer than your legal reasoning, you'll drop it off at lost / found. If you don't, you will perhaps have a shred of pragmatism, and realize the high likelihood of somebody your size drunkenly recognizing their distinctive blue velvet jacket in Palo Alto, and objecting accordingly.
Both are excellent reasons to turn it in, although I prefer the first.
 

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actually I believe jeans are more 'fashion forum-ish.' I believe that khakis perform better in the backwoods and dry off quicker after a river crossing in addition to looking better. As an old-young soldier, I also prefer the martial look of khakis.

I have never liked the idea of a nice jacket with jeans (dressed up from the waist up/ dressed down below). And in some places they will refuse service after 5 PM if you wear jeans.
I don't understand it either. It looks like someone just had time to change half of their clothes after work or play.

We need more of those places, or maybe I just need to find them.

When I was in the Army a long time ago, when off duty we could wear any civilian clothes we wanted to with the sole exception of jeans.

OT and perhaps of little interest to anyone but me, but when I was in the service the Army still had a mule troop in Colorado. A chap that I knew was a helicopter mechanic and was sent there and they had too many with his MOS so he got to lead mules up and down the mountains of Colorado. He said he did not enjoy it a great deal.
 

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If you have moral fiber stiffer than your legal reasoning, you'll drop it off at lost / found. If you don't, you will perhaps have a shred of pragmatism, and realize the high likelihood of somebody your size drunkenly recognizing their distinctive blue velvet jacket in Palo Alto, and objecting accordingly.
I am sure that if we ever meet, we will toss back a pint and recount our gentlemanly tales of adventure and the odyssey of the jacket that night. In fact I wore the obviously abandoned jacket the rest of the night and was walking about looking for my friend who i'd lost after I had gone off to find my lost keys which I found in the jacket's pocket in the bushes. It was early morning, and I was slightly intoxicated so it probably wouldn't have made sense to approach one of the many cop cars that were parked about, especially because I was visiting from another university. I think that perhaps you forget what Saturday night was like back in the 1930s. And as far as my moral fiber, I believe perhaps my short and distinguished record of international NGO service and military service carry more weight than you might believe. Thus I demand satisfaction for your questioning my moral fiber, and thus my honor which is more dear to me than life itself.

I did post on both an undergrad and a law school internet message board:

Hey I found your blue velvet coat at Stanford Saturday night, hit me up

but because of where I found it and it's condition, I doubt that anyone will reply. But I hope it makes you feel better about my "fiber."


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FYI it's from Ray's of Palm Springs. 2 button formal-wear I just dug it out of my back seat and came back to post as much. It looks a bit dirty, and is missing its buttons as I stated earlier.

 

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I don't understand it either. It looks like someone just had time to change half of their clothes after work or play.

We need more of those places, or maybe I just need to find them.

When I was in the Army a long time ago, when off duty we could wear any civilian clothes we wanted to with the sole exception of jeans.

OT and perhaps of little interest to anyone but me, but when I was in the service the Army still had a mule troop in Colorado. A chap that I knew was a helicopter mechanic and was sent there and they had too many with his MOS so he got to lead mules up and down the mountains of Colorado. He said he did not enjoy it a great deal.
Ah my good man, I too wish there were more such locals. In my high school you could wear anything with a collar (no printing/ ads) and any pants/ shorts except for jeans. Jeans were never allowed. But that was back in the old days when I was in high school (very end of the 20th century).

Thanks for your service. And I enjoyed your mule tale.
Drive on
 

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I wear my blue velvet sport jacket with a white/45 degree blue striped, fitted shirt from Charles Tyrwhitt. (from the first catalogues they sent me about the time they opened US stores)

No tie, maybe puka beads

Jeans or peg leg cords

Black slip ons or brown double monks

A very youthful outfit, and no its not biz cas, only for weekend casual evenings with friends.

A velvet jacket can also be worn with tartan trews, albert slippers, and a black tie to semi-formal events at home or club. It doesnt have to be a full DJ or SJ but it shouldnt be too "sporty"

As you can see I inhabit 2 worlds, ah Manhattan!
 
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