Five reasons to incorporate velvet into your wardrobe
Velvet is no longer restricted to the disco dance floor. The smooth-to-the-touch woven fabric was seen on just about every runway during this year's menswear shows, so don't worry about digging through your archives.
The new designs featured here — including looks by Christian Louboutin and Ralph Lauren — will give your classic wardrobe the smooth accent it needs.
This velvet bomber by Amiri , $US2450 (about $A3300), is perfect for a night on the town. (barneys.com)
Christian Louboutin's unique velvet smoking slippers, $US2095 (about $A2830), are a cause for celebration.
A burgundy double-breasted velvet coat, like this one from Jeffrey Rüdes , $US2400 (about $A3240), is a must-have for every man. (jeffreyrudes.com)
Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Ralph Lauren Purple Label's olive-hued velvet sport coat, $US1995 (about $A2690) puts an even bigger twist on the already unconventional velvet jacket. (ralphlauren.com)
This velvet Saint Laurent backpack, $US950 (about $A1280) is a trendy accessory that can spice up any outfit. (Available through matchesfashion.com)