My velvet jacket confession: I had one when I was 15. It was orderly, olive and, to me, the height of sophistication. I looked like a minor Hogwarts wizard but garbaged to take it off. So I have some reservations about its autumn/winter rise. Do I look like a snooker player from the 80s, an angsty play-acting student at the Edinburgh fringe or rakishly sophisticated? I’m hoping it’s the past due. How best to wear it? Over lots of layers and with a brattish frown.