We endorse velvet blazers for holiday events every year, because let's face it, when else are you going to wear them? If the full-on velvet look is too much for you, Original Penguin is doing a very casual velvet collar blazer this year with the plush stuff where you really need it and a grey cotton herringbone everywhere else. Nice lining, too. We dig it. Sizing is coarse, so if you pick one up plan on a trip to the tailor.