06.05.14 Menswear

2014 Met Gala Menswear Roundup

Met Gala Men 1The dress code at the 2014 Met Ball, themed ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ was “white tie,” which meant the guys were on their best glam behavior—at least most of them. Tuxes were spotted at every turn among the handsome hunks on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 5). It takes a lot of sartorial strength to stand up to the rush of bustling, bold gowns that punctuate the evening, but let’s hear it for the men who made it work.

David Beckham: This hot topic was hotter than ever in a crisp, cool Ralph Lauren Black Label white shawl collar tuxedo jacket, black bow tie and black tuxedo pant. This is the way to rock formal wear, without a hit of fussiness. Swooning yet?

Douglas Booth
: The British actor took a regally traditional route, but put a refreshingly modern spin on his head-to-toe Burberry outing. He was positively dashing in a black tailcoat and dress trousers, worn with a white waistcoat, wing collar bib-front shirt, white bow tie and black loafers.

Andrew Garfield
: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ star looked sharp in silver, dressed in a Band of Outsiders metallic blazer with contrasting black shawl collar, paired with a white shirt, black bow tie and black tuxedo trousers. I love the touch of metal here.

Met Gala Men 2Johnny Depp: Donning a full-on, theme-appropriate costume, the actor flaunted his signature quirky appeal in a Ralph Lauren Purple Label black tuxedo tailcoat and white pique vest, accessorized rather robustly with round shades, plus a chain pocket watch, cane, white gloves and black and white dress shoes. Too much?

Bradley Cooper
: Looking a bit more scruffy and less buff-y than usual, the actor wore a classic black Tom Ford tuxedo, complete with a long tailcoat, white bow tie and pocket square. He’s packed on the heft for an upcoming movie role in ‘American Sniper.’

Eddie Redmayne
: The British cutie was altogether dapper in another head-to-toe Burberry look like fellow Englishman, Douglas. Impeccably tailored, his slim-line black tailcoat and trousers were worn with a white waistcoat, wing collar bib-front shirt, white bow tie and shiny black loafers.

Met Gala Men 3John Legend: Also dressing to theme, the singer selected a Ralph Lauren Purple Label black tuxedo tailcoat with a white pique bib front formal shirt, white pique vest and white bow tie, topped off with a chain-link pocket watch and Ralph Lauren Purple Label black shoes.

Kanye West: The rapper sauntered out with a cool attitude in a Lanvin look, composed of black wool silk tails, white piqué vest and a black tuxedo pant.

Carmelo Anthony: The top-hat-donning basketball pro joined the evening’s fashion circus in a custom Rag & Bone navy barathea tailcoat with black barathea lapels, a black barathea waistcoat and black barathea tuxedo pants. Unfortunately, this rather comical ensemble, with its red carnation boutonniere, actually was rather clownish.

Met Gala Men 4Hugh Dancy: Attending with the beautiful Claire Danes, the actor was equally elegant in head-to-toe Prada. He wore a black kid mohair three-piece tuxedo, a white smoking popeline shirt, a black faille bow tie and black leather lace-up shoes.

Joshua Jackson: It would be hard for Joshua to stand out with Diane Kruger by his side, but he still tried his best in a Hugo Boss suit. While he obviously kept the white tie code in mind, I didn’t love the way his cream dinner jacket aligned with his white shirt and off-white bow tie.

Met Gala Men 5 copyJake Gyllenhaal: Posing with sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, the actor wore black and white with a crisp Givenchy tuxedo complemented by a Dary’s tie pin. I’m not a huge fan of the rugged facial hair, or the fashion mix, but this is an adorable bro and sis moment.

Edward Norton
: Stepping outside the evening’s black and white tux trend, he opted for navy with his Theory single-breasted tuxedo, worn with a long tie rather than a bow tie. He completed the ensemble with Jimmy Choo ‘Prescott’ loafers. His wife, Shauna Robertson, was also in Theory by Olivier Theyskens—a custom gown with graceful draping.

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Benedict Cumberbatch: The Ralph Lauren Purple Label brand showed up again in Benedict’s sartorial statement—a black tuxedo tailcoat with a formal white wing-tip bib shirt, a white pique shawl vest and white bow tie. Feel like you’re seeing double, or triple, yet?

Frank Ocean: The singer-songwriter polished his look with a Givenchy tuxedo, featuring a white dinner jacket and black trousers, embellished with Jacob and Co. jewels and Dary’s tie pin.

Ryan Reynolds: The actor wore a Gucci Made to Order midnight blue velvet Signoria tuxedo with a grosgrain shawl lapel, white evening shirt, a contrasting maroon bow tie, navy grosgrain cummerbund, and black patent leather lace up shoes. His arm candy for the night was his gorgeous wife Blake Lively.

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44 Responses to 2014 Met Gala Menswear Roundup

  1. Christine May 6, 2014 at 22:01 #

    Goodness mercy, They all look handsome. Love all looks! Hard to pick a favorite.

    • Catherine Kallon May 6, 2014 at 22:32 #

      Totally agreement. But I can’t stop looking at David and Douglas

      With the exception of Carmelo Anthony, they all look great which is a better ratio than the women.

      • admmgz May 6, 2014 at 23:40 #

        I couldn’t agree more

      • Sophy May 7, 2014 at 00:30 #

        Douglas for the win!
        Bradley Cooper looks like Robin Williams!!

        • Christine May 7, 2014 at 03:08 #

          Agreed!

  2. Anna May 6, 2014 at 22:09 #

    I think David Beckham looks the best, dashing as always.

  3. scarlett May 6, 2014 at 22:10 #

    You forgot Ryan Reynolds who looked fabulous too in navy velvet Gucci!
    I love that Johnny Depp just went all out, I’m actually sad more of them didn’t embrace the correct white tie & tails, but the Brit boys certainly brought it.
    I’ve never seen Bradley Cooper look worse, but really that’s the weight gain and facial hair’s fault not the tux

    • dee May 6, 2014 at 22:16 #

      I agree. Wish more embraced the theme.

    • Catherine Kallon May 6, 2014 at 22:30 #

      Major error has been corrected…thanks…I was so busy looking at my beloved Blake ;)

      • Marybeth May 6, 2014 at 22:47 #

        CK, is there any question as to which was the best-dressed COUPLE?!? :D
        Blake and Ryan look impossibly good!

        • Jess2 May 7, 2014 at 13:07 #

          +1

    • Sophy May 7, 2014 at 00:53 #

      And Tom Ford!!!

  4. Yeliz May 6, 2014 at 22:25 #

    The dress code ‘white tie’ always gets me excited. Douglas is my favourite of the bunch, he looks so very dapper and handsome. I’m also loving David’s equally dapper look.

  5. Jen May 6, 2014 at 22:30 #

    You forgot about Matt Bomer. He looked amazing!

  6. sanette May 6, 2014 at 22:38 #

    Eddie Radmayne is my favourite here.

  7. Marybeth May 6, 2014 at 22:40 #

    Douglas Booth. All of the guys in white tie and tails look nice but he just NAILS it.

    Johnny Depp is my runner-up. Yes, it’s over-the-top but it is the Met Gala. I think he managed to bring the drama without looking clownish.

    Of the black-tie wearers, I like David Beckham and Ryan Reynolds.

  8. SkirtTheIssue May 6, 2014 at 23:26 #

    British men are just born to wear white tie aren’t they? (and always dress to code!) Though everyone looks great, I think Kanye’s Lanvin is the most interesting- it’s beautifully cut, and though white tie (minus the tie….), it’s modern and very him- superb!

  9. Wafa May 6, 2014 at 23:34 #

    omG! Everything looks delicious.

  10. Raquel May 6, 2014 at 23:41 #

    I’m happy to see all the guys had the hem of their paints tailored, but I wish they had done the same with the lenght of the sleeves of their shirts and coats. Because, you know, Beckham and Kanye got it all wrong. Cumberbatch was the only one who got *all* the proportions right, bow tie included. Edward Norton looks surprisingly good.

  11. dee May 6, 2014 at 23:54 #

    Favorites of those who did white tie are Douglass, Benedict and Johnny.

    • Ally May 7, 2014 at 01:51 #

      Ditto! Those guys look awesome!

  12. Bree May 6, 2014 at 23:55 #

    I have to go with Douglas and Andrew a close second. Does anyone else think occasionally Eddie looks to be wearing a little too much make up?

  13. Remy May 7, 2014 at 00:12 #

    Yes I agree about Eddie!something is definitely off.Douglas and Joshua are the best for me

  14. Emme May 7, 2014 at 00:46 #

    Can I have one of each please?

  15. Jori May 7, 2014 at 01:42 #

    Douglas and Eddie look great! I’m a sucker for the Burberry.

    Would love a vote on best looking couples! Would be SO HARD to pick a favorite. I wonder who would win but I’d have to go with Blake and Ryan!

  16. Carolina May 7, 2014 at 02:10 #

    I like all of them, but Carmelo suit looks like a costume, and Bradley seems so weird with all that weight and hair… Anyway, they were more respectful and appropriate with the theme and dresscode..

    I have a question: my beloved and dreamy Benedict wasn’t attending the gala with Tom Ford and dressed by him? Just saying…

  17. Nat39 May 7, 2014 at 02:45 #

    Adore Douglas esp. and David, love some others who embraced the theme (Benedict..) For the 1 winner, I’d choose Douglas – dashing with his classically slicked back hair and wonderfully on theme.

  18. Kimma May 7, 2014 at 03:35 #

    I just want to pick Douglas up and put him on a wedding cake. That is perfect tailoring right there. He looks adorable. Jake on the other hand is one hot mess.

  19. Alex V May 7, 2014 at 04:19 #

    Benedict Cumberbatch O.M.G.!

  20. Alina May 7, 2014 at 04:34 #

    Andrew Garfield for me.

  21. kleors May 7, 2014 at 05:18 #

    erm i just want to point out that NONE of the guys are wearing loafers. loafers would not be suitable at an event like this nor do they look anything like loafers.

  22. justme May 7, 2014 at 05:36 #

    I’m only interested by those who wore tailcoats. And at that game, Douglas Booth is the clear winner. I wouldn’t change a thing.

    The 2nd row is such a mess.
    Bradley is turning into Zach Galifianakis and I can only weep. Eddie’s makeup and pout are out of control. And I don’t even know where to begin with Johnny Depp…

    • Justine November 22, 2014 at 11:58 #

      Where would you begin with Johnny Depp? His look was the best.

  23. amy May 7, 2014 at 09:30 #

    the first row is major. they look amazing. Douglas’suit is tailoring perfection and I love the metallic touch in Andrew’s. David looks handsome as usual. tough call

  24. marie May 7, 2014 at 09:44 #

    From the pictures, i looked like Benedict was Tom Ford’s date to the event and yet he didn’t dress him? Nevertheless, he was looking extra gorgeous last night.

    • Catherine Kallon May 7, 2014 at 10:15 #

      Well, Ralph Lauren confirmed he was in Ralph Lauren.

      I don’t see what the issue is.

      • Noemi May 7, 2014 at 16:31 #

        Before reading this post I thought Cumberbatch was in Tom Ford, too. I saw them together on the red carpet… and I thought that for men Tom makes exceptions.

      • Noemi May 7, 2014 at 16:32 #

        I was waiting for this post, by the way… so many dapper men :-) These events makes me love this blog even more!

    • Catherine Kallon May 7, 2014 at 11:05 #

      Oh and Tom Ford only dresses one person per event and that was the chairperson, Bradley Cooper

  25. Jess2 May 7, 2014 at 13:08 #

    Douglas is making me swoon!!!

    • Jess2 May 7, 2014 at 13:10 #

      A very nice looking bunch, well done gentlemen!!

  26. Mokka May 7, 2014 at 16:09 #

    Thank god for the boys, everything else was “meh” with few exceptions. And leave it to the Brits to embrace the theme.

  27. Noemi May 7, 2014 at 16:41 #

    David Beckham, Joshua Jackson and Douglas Booth are my favorites. It’s nice to see that such a young boy chose to dress according to the dress code. Tailcoat is such a beautiful suit, ad it’s hard to find the right event to wear it, also for famous men.
    Hugh Dancy looked very beautiful, but I think his waistcoat must have been a bit more fitted and Eddie Redmayne, who usually looks perfect, went wrong with the pants’s length, they’re too short, you can almost see his socks.
    I made a top ten of my favorite women on my blog, if somebody wants to talk about it I would be very pleased!

  28. EmmaWoodhouse May 7, 2014 at 19:10 #

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Douglas Booth, and Eddy Redmayne are rocking my world. :)

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