You pretty well got it in one.I posted some pics of the new charcoal colored velour (or velvet) blazer I got for christmas and you guys were nice enough to give me some alteration tips. Now that I have it back, do you guys have any recommendations on how to wear it? Its not really my kind of style, but the gf loves it, so how do I dress with this thing? I was thinking light colored dress shirts (white) with an open collar, darker wash dressier jeans, and black shoes or loafers. I was thinkin' this look would be cool for a decent restaurant or lounge. what do you guys think? Are there any looks that really make a velvet blazer look nice?
I have a black velvet jacket that I get a lot of use out of (and like you, the girl loves it). Dark, classically dressy jeans, white shirt or more avant-garde one (Etro, Robert Graham, Duchamp etc.), black footwear. This is a great time to break out black Chelsea boots, something in suede, chukka's etc.
Don't wear a tie with it, nothing will really suit. Because the velvet swallows up light and your pants are dark, the shirt is what becomes the focus.
If you want to dress it up a bit, I wear a pair of dark grey, faintly PoW check flannel trousers.