I have mustard Boden velvet pants from last year, and they are AMAZING. Beautifull luxe fabric and finish. I did though, have mine altered a whole size down, which was worth it because now they fit perfectly and I love wearing them. I think these are the same cut and fabric. They come in a few solid colours on the Boden site. I might get the bright red because I wear my velvet pants casually with hi-top sneakers too. Best on a narrower calf.