When Prince Harry became the Duke of Sussex, fashion critiques probably didn’t expect he would also become a style icon to match his new bride.
Since the dashing prince took the arm of his new princess, American actress and UN ambassador, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, in a black velvet dinner jacket, men across the globe have been following suite in the velvet style department.
Velvet – thanks to the Duke of Sussex – is back in a big way and can be worn in a variety of different styles and shades, for any occasion that requires a little pizzazz.
Being the epitome of old world glamour and sophistication, velvet is often a fabric of choice in dinner jackets. A velvet dinner jacket is worn with black dinner suit trousers and often has a peak lapel, which differentiates it from a more casual day jacket, typically made of velvet.
Black tie weddings and red carpet events have seen a resurgence in velvet dinner suits of late, with many Australian A-listers choosing to wear velvet at the recent TV Week Logie awards.
Similarly, velvet blazers are also rising in popularity and are being worn with jeans or chinos for a more casual day look, or with trouser pants to keep it a little smarter for evening occasions or weddings that don’t require black tie.
At Rundle Tailoring we have a range of velvet options for the most discerning of gentlemen.
As a starting point, we stock Wolf Kanat ready to wear velvet jackets in navy, burgundy and camel. See our recent street style shoot below at Newcastle bar and restaurant Coal and Cedar for inspiration on how to wear a velvet jacket on a sophisticated night out.
For a unique custom made experience, we offer made to measure velvet jackets in either a black tie style or as a velvet blazer. Made to measure is a unique experience and one that should be on every man’s bucket list. A velvet custom made jacket is the perfect entree into the craftsmanship of tailoring. We stock the world’s finest velvet from the world’s finest cloth maker, Holland & Sherry from Saville Row London. You will feel like a King in a Rundle Tailoring made to measure velvet jacket.
To find our more or to book a fitting, contact our friendly team or visit us in store to discuss.