NYE Style for the Dapper Man

December 28th, 2011

There is nothing sexier to me than a man in a velvet blazer! Earlier today, I walked past Saks Fifth Avenue on my way to work. In their holiday window display was a mannequin, but not just any mannequin… a mannequin in a fitted blue velvet blazer. I immediately stopped dead in my tracks and stared. What is it about the velvet blazer that is so sexy on a man? And why am I staring and drooling over a mannequin? It’s not even a living human being. Anyways, back to the point of this post… it’s almost New Years Eve! I believe it’s important for a man to look his best when ringing in the new year. Not only does it make a man feel confident in himself, but it completely sets the tone for the new year to come. Who want’s to go into 2012 looking like shlep?

Top to bottom, left to right.

1. J.C. Rags Velvet Blazer $239

2. John Varvatos Star USA ‘Orer’ Trim Fit Velvet Sport Coat $299 (originally $495)

3. Dolce & Gabana Grosgrain-Trim Velvet Jacket $1,185 (originally 1,975)

4. Gucci Evening Jacket $3,100

Styling Tip: Pair the jacket with a nice solid button-down dress shirt, dark wash jeans & pair of great dress shoes.

—Lindsey Hutter for DOWNTOWN. Lindsey writes about being a 20-something fashion addict living in NYC, sharing her love for fashion, beauty, NYC and all that life has to offer. She’s a self proclaimed cheap-chic fashionista, trying to keep her caviar taste on a tuna fish budget. You can read more of her work at her blog: Caviar Taste, Tuna Fish Wallet.

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