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Velvet Goldmine

Head-to-Toe Velvet. Let’s Do This.

We don’t need to tell you what time of year it is. And if we do, you’re certainly not ready for the velvet explosion that awaits you below. Regardless, here’s all the velvet you need to look your holiday party finest this season. Things are about to get... really comfortable.

The Tux Jacket You Were Born to Wear
BLAZE OF GLORY

The Tux Jacket You Were Born to Wear

Something tells us you’d be a lot better off wearing a burgundy velvet tuxedo jacket than not. Hell, it’s barely even optional. So we found you one of those. Go ahead, slip it on. Find a party somewhere and walk around handing out gingerbread cookies or something. No reason, just sounds festive.

This Is It. Your Bow Tie.
BOW DOWN

This Is It. Your Bow Tie.

Ah yes, the bow tie. That faithful bellwether of all things December merriment. The one you’ll want to incorporate into this year’s festivities: this Italian-made bordeaux velvet number from Mitchumm. It’s about 93% Bing Crosby and 7% Willy Wonka. Which is good: you should never go more than 7% Wonka.

Velvet Corduroy Pants. Get Nuts.
CORD TOUGH

Velvet Corduroy Pants. Get Nuts.

Your legs do a lot for you. They walk you around. They... walk you around. But hey, that’s at least enough to earn them a new pair of midnight-blue velvet cords from A.P.C. They’re really slim and great-looking. We can definitely see you eating fruitcake in them. Maybe just fruit.

’Tis the Season to Get These Loafers
CREATIVE LOAFING

’Tis the Season to Get These Loafers

Fun fact: Santa will resent you forever if you don’t wear these shoes to your next cocktail party. So will your feet. And that’s just not a risk you’re willing to take, so here they are—your new teal-colored velveteen loafers with leather piping in all the right places. Misplaced piping: ill-advised.

Alberto Moretti Arfango Velvet Apron Toe Loafer, $479, walk tall here

You May Don Your Smoking Jacket Now
SMOKE SHOW

You May Don Your Smoking Jacket Now

The chestnuts are roasting. The eggs are nogging. And you... well, you’re just sitting there in a purple smoking jacket, taking it all in. Specifically, this silk-lined velvet one complete with quilted black lapels and cuffs. You haven’t arrived until you’ve just sat there in a smoking jacket.

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