Is velvet clothing too feminine for a man to wear?

I've never seen a man wear velvet clothing but I have seen plenty of women wear velvet pants. I've only seen men wear corduroy clothing which is very similar to velvet. The only instances I've seen men wear velvet are in movies and on tv shows.
Is velvet clothing too feminine for a man to wear?Is velvet clothing too feminine for a man to wear?Is velvet clothing too feminine for a man to wear?
  • Yes, it's a very feminine fabric, stick to Corduroy
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There are velvet pants for men but I've just never seen men wearing them which makes me think there is some kind of social stigma that discourages men from wearing them. cdnd.lystit.com/.../...ct-2-4478653-769061144.jpeg

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  • When I was in my teens, there was a brief fashion trend involving velour. It is a material similar to velvet and it was used to make clothes for men and women. As I recall, velour was used to make shirts and jackets for men but not pants. This was briefly after male musical groups (most memorably Paul Revere and the Raiders) appeared in variations of period costumes from the colonial era, including shirts with frilly collars.
    However, I don't recall velour pants ever being popular so I think you are right. There are just too many very conservative, very traditional people who see certain fabrics, like velvet and velour, as being undeniably feminine.

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What Girls Said 18

  • i don't think i've seen men wearing velvet

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  • Kind of except it doesn't look feminine in a tux for some reason. My dad once owned a velvet suit and he didn't look any less masculine than he already is.

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    • That’s true, I think the masculine qualities of tuxedos cancel out any kind of stigma that velvet might have when men wear them.

  • I don't care about gender, I don't think velvet looks good anywhere but a sofa upholstery.

    People should wear what they want, though. If your goal is to catch a girl, maybe avoid it for that reason. But if that isn't a goal or you have a real passion for velvet, do what you want.

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  • Clothing-wise, I think velvet should be reserved strictly for capes, costumes, and as an accent fabric--regardless of whether it's men's or women's fashion. Don't get me wrong, I love the feel and the look of velvet, but as a main article of clothing (or worse, an entire outfit), it's always looked... strange. In my mind, velvet's just too decorative; it looks better suited for furniture and as part of home decor. 🤔
    But that's just me and my weird perception. If you feel confident and think you can pull it off, you do you!

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  • It's all about stereotypes really: when it comes to everyday fashion men get a lot of discrimination. If you want to wear it go ahead, it's just a fabric.

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  • I work in fashion and velvet is a massive trend both for men's wear and women's wear.

    Definitely not too feminine, and is a strong piece for AW17.

    I'm not sure if you're looking at formal attire or casual, but a velvet suit in a deep colour would look pretty good on most guys.

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  • it is feminine, but if you're like a david bowie jimi hendrix rockstar type u can do wtf u want

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  • Yea it'll look kinda weird I think

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  • I like it

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  • Not at all

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  • for stage costume? good.

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  • Wear whatever you want

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  • Depends on how it's styled.

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  • Yeah I think it is

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  • yes it is

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  • Not unless you're a pimp in 1975. I can't believe people are selling velvet again. It wasn't hot in the 90s and it isn't now. It feels weird and hair, dirty, and lint attract to it like no other.

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  • It depents what piece of a clothing is... i think that if you have cool velvet pullover it can look really trendy

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  • Masculine... feminine... those things are stupid, wear whatever you feel like.

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What Guys Said 17

  • I've seen plenty wearing jackets made of it. But the truth is that no where actually sells it for men. We just have the usual jeans and t-shirt shops or ones that make suits. Women have more clothing shop choices.

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  • It's fine for like a robe or pajamas's but out in the light of day? Hmm nooo.

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  • I've seen dudes in velvet tshirts and blazers. They don't look too bad tbh.

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  • Not really. I wear velvet pajamas to bed in the winter time.

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  • Come on, it really is too feminine for men. Up in military you'd get an explanation letter from your CO if ever found wearing velvet. Big NOPE!

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  • I don't know anything about fashion, but I think velvet would be too hot to wear.

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  • If there is some kind of deterrent for wearing anything, it is from a social attitude brought on by the standards society has imposed upon its members. Humans have a natural knack in knowing what they like according to the individuals they are. Society has traditionally forced its will by telling us what we should like and wear, which undermines or violates our personal sovereignty to choose for ourselves. As a human being I find this to be a type of slavery, for I know I have the ability to think and discern what I desire. Society doesn't have access into our minds, it only dictates what it determined should be the standard dress codes according to the stereotyping it setup and promotes. As people, we feel better about living when we are in control of our own lives. Let's make the important choices ours and the rest of them don't matter anyway.

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  • Velvet Jacket is cool.

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  • I never judge clothing without seing it on.

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  • No..

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  • omg yes 😱😨😰

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  • I wear velvet because i'm gay as fuck

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  • It's for women. Just stick to normal men fabric.

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  • yeah but fuck it wear whatever you want.

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  • yeah unless you're hug hefner

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  • Wear whatever you want and be proud of it for being yourself. People are too hung up on what's expected of them and whether your clothes are "masculine" or "feminine" is just someone else's expectation of you that you shouldn't care about.

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  • when you wear cashmere, you're wearing velvet, technically

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