WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO WEAR VELVET IN A TROPICAL COUNTRY?
The key to wearing velvet in a country like Indonesia, where the weather can be unpredictable but rarely falls far from “hot and humid,” is to find the right occasion. In short: • Velvet blazers: Generally reserved for more formal events, therefore, they can look great with a traditional white dress shirt and bow tie. • Velvet jackets: Pair your jacket with a plain T-shirt for a dressed-down look. Mix it with dark trousers and a pair of chelsea boots. • Velvet trousers: If you’re wearing velvet trousers, go for a slim, straight-leg cut. • Velvet bow-tie: If you have any black tie events coming up in your schedule, these can truly shine. • Velvet shoes: Loafers or slippers in velvet go great with faded jeans. Finally, look for velvet garments that are woven from silk and avoid velvet made from synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon.