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January 3, 2008

Smooth Jazz

Filed under: Celebrity,Formal Wear,Suits — Izzy @ 5:35 am

Oscar Peterson in velvet smoking jacket

You don’t see many velvet smoking jackets in public, but jazz legend Oscar Peterson, who recently passed, used one to demonstrate his cool even away from the piano.


  1. There is a reason for this. The smoking jacket is traditionally kept on a rack in the (you guessed it) smoking room, its purpose being to absorb the tobacco odours and contain them in that room. This is the reason for velvet being the classic material. The velvet dinner jacket, such as that worn by the late great Mr. Peterson, is held by many to be a trifle racy, while the velvet blazer is seen as perhaps a bit foppish.

    Comment by ktel — January 19, 2008 @ 12:06 am

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