Fashion critics were impressed in 2010 and 2011 when Gosling wore velvet suits to various events for his film "Blue Valentine." The actor looked terrific in three shades of the furry fabric: blue, black and purple (yes, purple).
While these suits look great on Gosling, it's a bit hard to tell how they would translate to the average guy. Gosling is able to wear velvet without looking like he needs to be in an armchair smoking a pipe. He still looks like a movie star - -and maybe that's the key. We're not talking about attractiveness, here, though that's part of it. It takes charisma and charm to pull off wearing a fabric that's typically reserved for jester hats. But if you can do it, we say go for it.