Some people are lucky enough to win it in the biological lottery.
I like to think of it as a matter of attitude, and the right clothes can’t hurt.
This jacket, for example. Rich red velvet, the same kind of lustrous fabric that used to be mandatory for gents’ evening wear at Buckingham Palace.
This particular velvet catches even more light in its folds than usual, without going to extremes. It’s made of fine 100% cotton.
Unexpected and excellent with well-worn jeans.
Velvet Squire’s Jacket (No. 4009). High-waisted front and deeply vented, flared back, very dashing in society. Button-tab collar lined in felt for smooth roll. Welted chest pocket and two flapped pockets outside, three more inside, including ticket pocket. Working-button cuffs.
You don’t really mind looking somewhat Merchant-Ivory, do you?
Men’s sizes: 38 through 48.
Colors: Lustrous Black (with Claret Satin Lining), Red (with Black Paisley Satin Lining.)