A head-to-toe velour ’fit might seem passé, but the rich textures and sumptuous colors that come with recent uses of this retro fabric seem to be redefining the material. And if luxury retailer SSENSE‘s current stock is anything to go by, velour is here to stay.
A key component in the lines of newer high-end brands such as Sies Marjan and Wacko Maria, while also making appearances in stand-out logo pieces by Gucci, it seems that velour’s transition into modern luxe wardrobes is just getting started.
Used on everything from tracksuits and lounge pants to roll-neck sweaters, coats, and even sneakers, the wide-collared ’70s blazers of old are out, and in their place is sportier casualwear and modern cuts that easily transition to fit smarter occasions. Bought from the right label, the textural element of the material contributes to pieces that make much more of a statement than wool and cotton, without the need for busy designs and branding.
Below, we’ve selected some of the best velour pieces from SSENSE’s online selection right now. In there, you’ll see everything from a low-key black Opening Ceremony tracksuit to a more ostentatious GG-adorned Gucci design, as well as dope winter coats by Moncler and Japanese designer Kozaburo Akasaka‘s contemporary menswear imprint.
Peep our full selection below, and click through to shop.
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