In the absence of Cate Blanchett at the New York premiere of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City yesterday evening, I could give Richard Armitage my full attention.

I think I said this before but I love a three-piece suit, so picture me swooning over Richard wearing this Michael Bastian Fall 2012 herringbone check suit.

He styled this suit with a white dress shirt and a cobalt-blue tie which brings out the blue tones of this suit.

I’m so excited that the BDOTW menswear edition is going to be so hotly contested this week.

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