Rock the Velvet
What are the best-dressed men wearing this season? Jewels, of course
With the holidays just around the corner, there's no better time for men to jump on the latest fashion trend. "If you don't own a velvet blazer, get one, because it's so versatile," says Neiman Marcus men's fashion director Matthew Singer.
"You can wear it for a formal event or wear it with jeans and a T-shirt and make it look cool. I love it for formal use with the tuxedo pant that you already own. Every man should own a tuxedo. Throw on that velvet blazer, and it makes it just super chic."
At a recent runway show at the Houston Galleria store, Singer showcased some men's fashion trends, including blazers in gemstone hues and colorful patterns.
"[The season is] all about gemstones — deep burgundy and sapphire blue and emerald green," Singer says. "And have fun with it. Everyone is going to be in a black tuxedo, so stand out. And maybe you don't wear a bow tie or a tie, and your pocket square is your tie for the evening.
"It's a dress-up season. Men are starting to dress better, starting to care more, so it's going to be a dress-up for a while."