Over the years, mens’ fashion has taken several turns; some for the better and some for the absolute worst. It has gone from the suited and booted times of the Temptations in the 1960’s, to the wide legged “bell bottom” jeans and slacks; coordinated with tight fitting rayon printed shirts in the ’70’s.
The 80’s brought us the infamous “Hammer Pants”, adopted by bodybuilders and wrestlers as their own, along with oversized leather bomber jackets, gold chains and COOGI knit sweaters.
The 90’s ushered in big hair, baggy jeans, printed vests and denim overalls. Whew, thank goodness we made it through that!
Our current decade, the 2000’s, is nearing the midpoint and there IS hope and new life in mens’ fashion. What started out as the designer jeans and t-shirt era has evolved into a period of edgy, yet high level swag.
This brings us to the well dressed gentleman’s wardrobe staple for that evening out with your lady or man; the velvet blazer!
The velvet blazer, while not new, but reincarnated, has become the clothing article of choice to give the fellas that extra level of swag on the red carpet, on stage, at that fancy dinner date, or star studded concert. The 2014 velvet blazer comes in many colors and varied styles; including but not limited to satin lapels, leather trimmed pockets and slim fit for a more snug appearance to accentuate that physique you spend 6 days in the gym perfecting.
The velvet blazer is best accentuated with a solid colored dress shirt and a bowtie with patent leather shoes. Lastly and most importantly, there are several designers currently offering this style blazer as a seperate, and under many different price points to accommodate your budget.
So fellas, the next time you need an outfit to WOW the crowd, I, CED the PR KING, strongly urge you to purchase a velvet blazer. Assuredly, all eyes will be on you!