07.05.13 Menswear

Met Gala 2013 Menswear Round Up

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To celebrate the new ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, some of the biggest celebs walked down the red carpet. In honour of the exhibit, many of the men chose to give their formal looks a bit of punk inspiration, which made for an exciting menswear event.

Eddie Redmayne: The red carpet phenom added another beautiful look to his collection, wearing a Dior Homme navy-blue wool tuxedo with black grosgrain peak lapels. As always, it fit just right. To finish it off, Eddie added a white cotton shirt, a black satin bow tie, a white pocket square, and black patent-leather derbies.

Frank Ocean: In a Givenchy black tuxedo, Frank looked incredibly dapper for the event. His two-button notch-lapel tux fit well and he paired it classically with a white shirt and black bow tie. To give the outfit a little kick of punk, Frank opted for shoes with silver studs going around the soles – a very cool addition.

Joshua Jackson: I’ve never been OK with wearing a red tie to a red carpet event. It’s cheesy. I don’t like that aspect of his outfit, but I love the beige linen lapels on his Dior Homme black suit. Even though it’s a small detail on his jacket, it made for a stylish look. Joshua topped it off with a white cotton shirt and a Chanel ‘J12 Black Matte Ceramic’ watch.

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Pharrell Williams: Pharrell just knows how to look cool all the time. He sported a Lanvin grey-and-black checkered tuxedo with matching trousers. He kept the rest of his look simple, wearing a white cotton dress shirt, a black grosgrain bow tie, and black patent-leather dress shoes. The musician is wearing eye makeup, which I’ll give him a one-time pass on since it does fit the exhibit.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: The ‘Oblivion’ actor looked very dapper in his Brunello Cucinelli midnight-blue shawl tuxedo styled with a black bow tie, white dress shirt and brown shoes. The only thing I would consider changing about his look is taking up the pants a few inches.

Tom Brady: Stepping out of the typical colour scheme of black and navy, Tom arrived in a Tom Ford baby-blue one-button jacket over his black trousers. His look also featured a low-cut waistcoat under the shawl-lapel jacket. He finished it off with a classic white shirt, black shirt studs, and a droopy black bow tie. His jacket made for a different-in-a-good-way look.

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Tom Sturridge: It’s not a traditional outfit, but considering the event it fit right in. It made me wish more of the men took a chance like this and went for more punk chic and less red carpet formal. Tom wore a Burberry black slim-fit tuxedo with black grosgrain notch lapels. He added a unique black shirt, a red-and-black pocket square, and a brown hat. The punk look came from his distressed combat boots, which is an item you rarely ever see on a red carpet.

Alasdhair Willis: The punk side of Alasdhair featured a well-cut black-and-white leopard-print jacket over black trousers. As if the printed jacket wasn’t enough, he opted to accent the look with a similar print on his shoes. It was a fun, clean look that he finished off with a white shirt and black tie.

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Gavin Rossdale: The English musician arrived in a dressed-up casual green-and-navy plaid suit. Along with his notch-lapel suit, Gavin added a white shirt, a black super-skinny tie, and white shoes. I love the suit – the fit, and the brown buttons on the jacket – but a different pair of shoes would have made it better.

Armie Hammer: In a Ralph Lauren Black Label ivory dinner jacket and black tuxedo pants, Armie kept his punk look extremely subtle. His outfit gave praise to the exhibit with Polo Ralph Lauren matte black skull-and-crossbones cuff links. He also wore a Ralph Lauren 18K White Gold Guilloche watch with a black alligator strap on his wrist. Though I would have preferred something a bit more catered to the event, Armie looks great.

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Kanye West: With his girlfriend Kim Kardashian by his side, Kanye donned the traditional black tuxedo, but he made it work better because of the impeccable fit. That is exactly how one’s tux should hug the body. I prefer a buttoned jacket, but the slim fit is still evident with his jacket open and white shirt fully buttoned.

Alexander Skarsgard: It’s not punk, but it’s black and it fits wonderfully. The actor arrived in a Calvin Klein black tuxedo with peak lapels. He kept it classic with a white shirt and black necktie. It’s a good, conservative look, but I would like to see a riskier side of Alexander.

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John Krasinski: Along with his beautiful wife Emily Blunt, John and his new beard took the same route as Alexander Skarsgard, going with a simple black tuxedo with the classic addition of shirt studs and a black tie. Like Alexander, he looks fantastic but I hoped for a little more pizazz.

Jason Sudeikis: Sneakers with a suit is a great casual Friday look. Sneakers with a tuxedo just look ridiculous. Jason cleaned up very well in a Calvin Klein black three-piece tux, but my eyes cannot stop staring at those shoes. He’s lucky Olivia Wilde is a perfect distraction.

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Victor Cruz: The New York Giants wide receiver wore a head-to-toe Lanvin look. His petrol-blue tuxedo jacket with a black shawl collar was styled with a white shirt, black pants with patent leather shoes and a black crystal lapel pin and matching cufflinks accessorizing his look.

Zachary Quinto: The ‘Star Trek’ actor wore a Vivienne Westwood Fall 2013 full look right down to the gold embroidered loafers. While it doesn’t quite scream punk it was a great effort, especially considering he dyed his hair blue for the occasion.

Tyson Beckford: The model really stood out wearing a Alexander Nash camo jacket with a classic white ruffled shirt and black pants, with a black bow tie rounding out his look.

It was difficult to pick a favourite of this bunch, but for me it’s between Frank Ocean and Pharrell.

Who was your favourite?

Met Gala 2013 Roundup

Met Gala 2013 Roundup

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Models @ The 2013 Met Gala

35 Responses to Met Gala 2013 Menswear Round Up

  1. Noemi May 11, 2013 at 09:11 #

    Eddie Redmayne, as usual, then Tom Brady and Alexander Skarsgard. I also like Joshua Jackson, I don’t mind the red tie, but the length of the pants… what?

  2. SI May 10, 2013 at 17:59 #

    zack quinto, gavin and alshdair

  3. Karen May 9, 2013 at 22:28 #

    Williams and Redmayne (again!).

  4. Aline May 8, 2013 at 20:27 #

    Pharrell, Eddie and Joshua are my favorites.

  5. Amy May 8, 2013 at 17:46 #

    Pharell and Armie are my picks

  6. Jess2 May 8, 2013 at 14:54 #

    Pharrell followed by Eddie

  7. TeaAtTwo May 8, 2013 at 13:16 #

    Alasdhair Willis and Pharell are my favourites with mention for Nicholas Hoult.

    • Catherine Kallon May 9, 2013 at 17:57 #

      there were possible over 200 looks on this read carpet….it is not possible to see them all with so much going on.

  8. june May 8, 2013 at 10:55 #

    the only one who seems to embody the punk theme and actually is punk and cool seems to be alasdhair willis (punk is as much about attitude as it is about clothes. he has both in spades). love the jacket and the funky shoes.

  9. Beta May 8, 2013 at 08:33 #

    my fave is Alasdhair Willis, really cool outfit!

  10. Adrian May 8, 2013 at 03:16 #

    Frank Ocean – understated genius through and through

  11. molly May 8, 2013 at 02:22 #

    Well Eddie was the only one who even tried with the punk theme, so thats an automatic win for him. I like what he said about being invited to a punk party but being expected to turn up in a tux, so he added to his look by wearing a pocket square with a skull. Very clever indeed. And the tux is amazing on him!

  12. Christine May 8, 2013 at 02:06 #

    Love Alex, Tom, and Eddie Redmayne looks.

  13. julyol1972 May 8, 2013 at 00:26 #

    Pharell for the win; runner-up goes to Eddie. My write-in would have to be Tyson Beckford in his pink, camouflage tuxedo jacket. It was impeccably tailored.

  14. Gina May 8, 2013 at 00:24 #

    I love Alex, I wish he wasn’t always so conservative in formal wear. He’s tall enough that anything he tries out of the box would make a statement.

  15. EmmaWoodhouse May 7, 2013 at 23:24 #

    Eddie Redmayne for the win! This is another BDMOTW worthy look from him–I love the edgy sheen. AMAZING.Other guys of note: Frank, Pharrell, Nikolaj, John, Alexander and…I guess Tom Sturridge worked for the theme.
    Jason–sneakers, really?
    Kanye should have buttoned his blazer.
    Armie and Tom Brady look like waiters.
    Gavin and Alasdhair look like a mess.
    Sidenote: Stella looks like such a mess.

  16. Petra May 7, 2013 at 23:16 #

    Pharell wins by a mile. It’s not about his tux (which is impeccable and the fit is just right) but his attitude. He’s working it.

    • Alina May 8, 2013 at 07:06 #


  17. Cris May 7, 2013 at 21:34 #

    rumour has it, Riccardo and Frank spent the night tonight after the gala.. check his instagram.

  18. Anna May 7, 2013 at 21:13 #

    Of the bunch you provided: Pharrell takes the top spot. But I did also like Tom Sturridge and Frank Ocean. I like Eddie’s as well, though wish the pants were neater.

    Written in choices: Nicholas Hoult & Darren Criss

  19. dunzoo May 7, 2013 at 21:10 #

    Pharell. He looks super stylish and cool, as usual.
    Tom Brady looks like a 80s cruise bartender.

  20. Xiomalys Crespo May 7, 2013 at 21:09 #

    Pharrell looks amazing.

  21. mirela May 7, 2013 at 21:08 #

    And no Nicholas Hoult? He looked amazing!

    • Angie May 7, 2013 at 21:19 #

      Thank you! How did I miss him?? I checked out and he was really amazing. That jacket and those eyes…wow.

    • Lauren May 7, 2013 at 21:36 #

      After so many posts your contribution is “no Nicholas Hoult?”

  22. Gemma May 7, 2013 at 20:18 #

    Eddie Redmayne’s pocket square is skull print, which is an interesting nod to the theme.

    PS, Awesome coverage! Sooooooo many looks…

  23. Marybeth May 7, 2013 at 20:16 #

    Frank Ocean for me. I just love the way he so often gives us clean, classic lines with a twist, in this case the studded shoes. Perfection.

    Hats off to Tom Sturridge, Gavin Rossdale, and Alasdhair Willis for embracing the theme so fully.

  24. Angie May 7, 2013 at 19:57 #

    1. Eddie Redmaine (divine!!)
    2. Farrell Williams
    3. Tom Sturridge
    He’s not featured here but I have to say I also loved Jamie Campbell Bower in Moschino (he was there with Lily Collins). I think he totally nailed the punk theme.

  25. Yeliz May 7, 2013 at 19:52 #

    1. Pharrell Williams
    2. Eddie Redmayne
    3. Frank Ocean
    4. Armie Hammer

  26. Nat39 May 7, 2013 at 19:49 #

    Pharrel really stands out to me, the suit is so gorgeous on him, can´t take my eyes off him.
    Also looking good – Eddie, Armie, Alexander and John.

  27. kathryn May 7, 2013 at 19:48 #

    Pharrell, Frank Ocean, and Eddie Redmayne are my men’s style winners. I love that Pharrell took a risk with the eyeliner, it’s totally event appropriate.

  28. Louise May 7, 2013 at 19:46 #

    You may be interested to know that Eddie’s pocket square had a skull print- nice touch!

  29. Sammy C May 7, 2013 at 19:46 #

    1. Gavin Rossdale
    2. Tom Sturridge
    3. Alasdhair Willis/Pharrell

  30. Emily May 7, 2013 at 19:45 #

    Wow!! I adore Eddie! He is so stylish as always. The best for me in this list.

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