The 2013 Jameson Empire Awards were held at Grosvenor House on Sunday in London. Many of the men teetered on the line between formal and casual in classic black and grey suits, while a select few chose to be a bit flashier with checked suits.
Jonathan Ross: The TV presenter known for his sharp suits kept things fairly casual on this occasion. He wore black jeans and a black shirt with a grey Thom Browne whale-patterned blazer.
Daniel Radcliffe: The young British actor didn’t just win the Empire Hero Award, but he did it looking incredibly smooth. Daniel showed at the Independent Spirit Awards that he knows exactly how his suit should fit, and this was another perfect example. He wore a Spencer Hart black suit with skinny lapels over a white shirt. My favourite part of it, besides the impeccable fit, was that he made it more casual by adding a black knit tie, as opposed to a more formal silk one.
Tom Hiddleston: Changing it up with patterns, Tom opted for an Emporio Armani blue check ‘David’ line suit and a pale-blue shirt. The blue colours of the suit, shirt and tie made for a great look on Tom, but I wish his pants were just a bit shorter.
Sam Claflin: For a head-turning look, Sam wore an Alexander McQueen charcoal-grey checked suit from the Spring 2013 collection. Everything fit well and the suit had a good pattern. He also accessorized with a white pocket square, a red tie, and a tie bar. My favourite part of his outfit, though, was those black leather double-monk-strap shoes.
Tom Riley: His fully-buttoned shirt with this look distracts me. Tom either needs to unbutton the top button, like Gerard Butler did recently, or simply add a tie. He chose to wear a Dolce & Gabbana charcoal three-piece suit with wide black peak lapels; the lapels were too wide and the jacket doesn’t seem to fit right, but the pants look good.
Jack Fox: Jack nearly looks great in a clean and classic Emporio Armani navy ‘David’ line suit, but it’s the fit that bothers me: judging by how uncomfortable he looks standing straight up, and by the way his jacket is popping out above the button, I’d say his jacket is just a bit too tight. I do love the pocket square and his decision to go with deep-brown shoes, however.
Tom Holland: There’s a lot to be said about Tom’s acting ability after picking up the Best Male Newcomer Empire Award for his role in ‘The Impossible’. However, he could use some help with his grey suit. He doesn’t look awful by any means, but he could look much, much better. His suit needs to be tailored to fit his body, and he shouldn’t be wearing such a long jacket because it makes him look shorter. Cool tie, though.