26.08.13 Menswear

2013 MTV Video Music Awards Menswear Round Up #VMAs

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Leave it to last night’s 2013 MTV Video Music Awards to bring out the unexpected, with an eclectic mix of sartorial sass, surprisingly understated appeal and sheer shock factor. But, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the men’s looks were nearly as colourful as the daring drama queens themselves.

Darren Criss: Clad in an aubergine Versace one-button peak lapel suit, the ‘Glee’ cutie completed his look with a black-and-white Versace pocket square, a black button-down shirt and contrasting dark-blue tie, not to mention Christian Louboutin ‘Bruno Orlato Glitter’ flat loafers. Any guy who boldly goes for glitter and eggplant gets my vote.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Adding a touch of the unexpected to his light heather-grey Prada suit, the actor wore a cerulean-blue shirt. A thin black tie and black brogues finished out the look.

Miles Teller: ‘The Spectacular’ Now star made a more casual entrance with his Second Sunday grey shirt and Andrew Marc black jeans, amped up with an oxblood Giorgio Armani jacket.

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Will Smith: Like his cool kids, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, the handsome actor-dad worked a chill look. The dark blazer, shirt and pants may have been the most monochromatic man-entrance, but the lack of colour didn’t compromise the effect.

Adam Lambert: The style-forward, guyliner-loving singer strutted out a shimmering Lanvin tux, worn over a silvery half-unbuttoned shirt. The suit’s swirling micro-print added some serious texture and shine to this look, which was grounded with chunky, clunky creeper shoes. They don’t call him Glambert for nothing.

Macklemore: The ‘Thrift Shop’ rapper, who was joined on the red carpet by his coral-and-purple-clad fiancée Tricia Davis, also stood out in a seafoam-green Logan Neitzel suit, accented with shades of platinum—from his silver tie to those charcoal slippers and the grey striped fur he through over his shoulders.

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2 Chainz: The hip-hop artist lived up to his name with his piles of gold chains, cuffs and a door-knocker pendant around his neck. His extravagant Versace gold scroll-print ensemble was further taken into man-rapper territory by an oversized white T-shirt and a backwards baseball cap. Golden boy or too garish?

Future: Even with an interesting patchwork Alexander McQueen suit and nerd-cool glasses, the rapper couldn’t come close to outdoing his Givenchy-gorgeous girlfriend, Ciara.

Jared Leto: Never one to shy away from the weird and wacky, the long-haired entertainer served up some Saint Laurent rocker-edge in his tightly zippered black-and-white leather biker pants. Not content to leave good enough alone, he added a white tee, black leather jacket and tied another shirt around his waist, which created a quirky tail-like effect.

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Who Was Your Best Dressed At The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards? #VMAs

Who Was Your Best Dressed At The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards? #VMAs

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29 Responses to 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Menswear Round Up #VMAs

  1. AW August 26, 2013 at 14:56 #

    Yuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm Will Smith!!!!!

    Everyone else is average.

  2. Alina August 26, 2013 at 15:13 #

    Will Smith and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for me. I knew from the moment I saw them on TV.

  3. Christine August 26, 2013 at 15:15 #

    Darren Criss and Will Smith looks GOOOD!

  4. Christine August 26, 2013 at 15:16 #

    Jared Leto looks so damn Fierce with a CAPTIAL F!

    Had to be said LOL.

    • KatieKate August 27, 2013 at 03:44 #

      I know! I don’t usually go for this particular style at all, but on Jared Leto, it’s just undeniably hot, hot, hot!

      • Noemi August 27, 2013 at 08:19 #

        So true, he’s so beautiful and he’s maybe the only one who can pull off outfits like this. But Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the best dressed, for me.

    • manja August 27, 2013 at 07:42 #

      +1,what a presence,fierce and sexy

  5. Pedro August 26, 2013 at 15:18 #

    Darren looks awesome!

  6. pipsqueak August 26, 2013 at 15:20 #

    Love Jared Leto! Never give a **** about what critics would say or how the public would receive his looks. He’s not afraid of being weird or showing femininity in his looks. He’s hot! I’d like to see him in Rick Owens too.

  7. Yeliz August 26, 2013 at 15:41 #

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is my favourite of the bunch.

  8. Yiota August 26, 2013 at 16:14 #

    Darren is my favorite!!Amazing suit,fits to perfection and can we please talk about the shoes??

  9. Fiona-Brasil August 26, 2013 at 16:24 #

    Jared and Will.

  10. Petra August 26, 2013 at 16:45 #

    Does Jared ages?? Come on, nobody looks that hot at 40!

    • Mm August 26, 2013 at 17:04 #

      Yes dude is sexy!!

    • molly August 26, 2013 at 19:14 #

      I was watching American Psycho last night and the man has not aged a day! He looks amazing even if he could use a haircut :)

    • Denise August 27, 2013 at 10:26 #

      Jared wins this by a very long mile for me. And no he doesn’t age.

  11. Marybeth August 26, 2013 at 17:20 #

    Darren Criss and Will Smith are my favorites — for this event.
    Darren goes the classic-suit route but punches it up with strong color and those shoes. Will takes it cool and casual, with the all-black theme providing sophistication.

    (Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks impeccable but a bit too conservative for the VMAs, I think.)

  12. Anj August 26, 2013 at 17:43 #

    Best dressed for me goes to Adam Lambert. He is absolutely smouldering!

  13. Namel August 26, 2013 at 18:01 #

    I LOVE Darren Criss’ suit!
    BTW When are you going to do another Red Carpet transformation? They were great!!!

  14. NooG August 26, 2013 at 18:48 #

    I would’ve loved Macklemore’s look but for the fun thingy.

    • NooG August 26, 2013 at 18:48 #

      *fur

  15. Nat39 August 26, 2013 at 18:59 #

    Darren Criss, clearly. Polished, classy, gorgeous deep color.

  16. James August 26, 2013 at 19:13 #

    Darren Criss for tonight! Who ever pairs up glitter nail polish, those shoes and that amazing suit wins my vote!

  17. robbie August 26, 2013 at 19:52 #

    darren criss, joseph gordon-levitt, will smith and adam lambert as well as jared leto are by far my personal favourites.

    • admmgz August 26, 2013 at 21:50 #

      +1

  18. G August 27, 2013 at 01:15 #

    Darren Chiss and Jared Leto for me- Bold and sexy!
    I also enjoy macklemore except for the fur thing-very unfortunate

  19. dunzoo August 27, 2013 at 01:20 #

    OMG I’m too busy drooling over Jared’s pic to comment on the others guys. Couldn’t care less about his clothes, he looks so damn good with long hair!!

  20. Sanette August 27, 2013 at 03:33 #

    I love what Miles is wearing

  21. Nicole August 30, 2013 at 18:54 #

    Darren Criss and Adam Lambert. This is the show to go bold or go home and both of them did just that.

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