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OUT Editorial: Velvet Goldmine
If you think velvet is hard to pull off, try making it. The process involves special looms weaving together two different thicknesses of material and then slicing them apart to achieve that singular softness and sheen. Its high production cost once restricted it to the nobility, but today you don't have to be a prince to rock it. Labels like Berluti and Tom Ford are using the lush, creamy fabric to jazz up traditional suiting, while Bally is making it accessible to the modern man with its super-chic, super-luxe interpretation of a jean jacket. The best part: With all the colors and styles available this season, you don't have to reserve your velvet for tony soirees--you can add a sucker punch of plush to your work look, brunch look, or any other look that calls for something just a little bit fancy.
Jacket, Shirt & Pants: Tom Ford
Photography: Hadar Pitchon
Styling: Michael Cook
Groomer: Suki Tsujimoto
Model: Jack Stewart at DNA Models