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Mick Jag­ger and the boys turned to vel­vet in the hell-rais­ing hey­day of the Rolling Stones in the Seven­ties – he even favoured vel­vet trousers to fly in – as well as David Bowie and Jimi Hen­drix, who was of­ten seen in flared fuch­sia vel­vet.


De­sign­ers have sharp­ened up vel­vet by ap­ply­ing it to sleek tuxedo jack­ets, as seen at Ber­luti, Hugo Boss and Dries Van Noten, It’s glam­orous al­lure has also made it a nat­u­ral fit for the red car­pet, as seen on Ed­die Red­mayne, David Gandy and Chris Hemsworth.

DIN­NER JACKET £690 (favour­ FASH­ION CON­SCIOUS Gui­tar hero Jimi Hen­drix was of­ten seen sport­ing a touch of vel­vet EN­LIST TROUSERS £79 (

HAW­LEY POLO NECK £145 (johns­med­

SLIP­PERS£300 (arthursleep­

KASUN LAPEL PIN £60 (wol­fand­bad­

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