23.05.13 Menswear, Premiere

‘The Hangover III’ London Premiere Menswear Round Up

'The Hangover III' London Premiere Menswear Round Up

The wolf pack showed up at The Empire Cinema in London for the UK premiere of ‘The Hangover III’ on Wednesday. Most of the suits and accents featured shades of blue, but some of the men wore them better than others.

Bradley Cooper: In a Ferragamo custom-made navy three-piece suit, Bradley stunned. Shorter pants would have made this an absolutely impeccable look, though the fit of the waistcoat and jacket, along with the french-cuff shirt and patterned tie, looked so great the pants aren’t even that noticeable.

Zach Galifianakis: The comedian had the right idea with a plaid-patterned suit, but it all just fit so poorly. The waistcoat was a size too small and the pants too long. I’m not a big fan of such hefty boots on the red carpet in the summer either. I like the pale-orange shirt, though.

Justin Bartha: Pinstripes signify power and Justin wore them well in an Etro grey shadow-stripe suit. He did some good pattern mixing in this outfit, combining stripes with a grey-and-blue square-pattern shirt and a paisley tie. He also added a colorful pocket square. This was my favourite look due to the bold pattern mixing.

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22.05.13 Menswear, Premiere

Cannes Film Festival Menswear Round Up

Cannes Mens Tuesday

Tuesday premieres during Cannes Film Festival included ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘Behind the Candelabra’, making way for appearances from some actors we haven’t seen in a while and others who have solid red carpet résumés.

Chris Tucker: For the premiere of ‘Cleopatra’ on Tuesday, Chris wore an unbuttoned white dinner jacket similar to the one he wore to the Independent Spirit Awards in February. It’s no secret he’s partial to overly wide lapels, so it was no surprise to see large shawl lapels. He paired the jacket with black pants that could have been slimmed down a bit, a white shirt, and a black bow tie. I love how he selected a jacket to complement his lovely plus one, Azja Pryor.

Adrien Brody: Along with his beautiful date Lara Lieto, Adrien arrived to the ‘Cleopatra’ premiere in a suave black notch-lapel Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo. It fit well, like most suits Adrien wears, and he even added a black-faced Bulgari watch to accent the tux. He finished the look off with a white shirt and black bow tie.

Christoph Waltz: Christoph donned a well-cut black Prada tuxedo for the ‘Behind the Candelabra’ premiere. It fit in all the right places. The shawl lapels and bow tie gave it a little more class. The ease with which Christoph is able to pull off his tux made this my favourite look, just ahead of Adrien.

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21.05.13 Premiere

Cannes Film Festival Menswear Round Up

Cannes Film Festival Menswear Round Up

Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in France included the premiere of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, which features Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Garrett Hedlund, and the premiere of ‘Blood Ties’, starring Clive Owen and Marion Cotillard.

Garrett Hedlund: Not going with the traditional black tuxedo, Garrett opted for a Saint Laurent midnight-navy tux with black peak lapels. Keeping the color scheme dark, he paired it with a black shirt and a black tie. Garrett looks great, but unfortunately he is standing next to a major menswear mogul in Justin Timberlake.

Justin Timberlake: In the past few months we’ve seen Justin wear tuxedos with perfection. He kept the streak alive, pulling out all of the stops in a beautifully tailored Balenciaga black tuxedo with peak lapels. He kept the look classic as always, with a crisp white shirt, and a black bow tie and cummerbund. To finish it off, he added a Cartier watch, a Lanvin lapel pin, and vintage mother-of-pearl cufflinks.

Oscar Isaac: The star of the film went with a classic black tux, but a few key differences made it stand on its own next to Justin’s similar look. Oscar decided to wear a necktie instead of a bow tie and nixed the cummerbund. Simplicity always works with a tux, so Oscar did well.

Clive Owen: Also sticking with the classics, Clive sported an elegant look in a black tuxedo alongside co-star Marion Cotillard. He finished off the two-button peak-lapel tux with a black bow tie and a white shirt.

It’s a little difficult to choose a favourite out of these four. For me, it was between Garrett and Justin because of the midnight-navy colour and the overall perfection, respectively. I’ll have to give the nod to Justin because of the hair. Grooming counts too.

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21.05.13 Menswear, Premiere

James Franco’s Cannes Film Festival Style

James Franco's Cannes Film Festival Style

The Cannes Film Festival is a grand hub of menswear suits and tuxedos. James Franco has certainly been one of the best, wearing well-cut suits along with his trademark smile.

The Art of Elysium, Rabbit Bandini and Leon Max event for Ahna O’Reilly: Supporting his co-star Ahna O’Reilly, James stepped out in a blue notch-lapel Gucci suit. Usually fastening both jacket buttons is a no-no, but James did it multiple times and still got the slimming effect of one button. Along with the suit, he paired a white shirt with a matching blue tie. He also wore black shoes and aviators. I would have preferred brown shoes with such a light suit, but the black looks good.

As I Lay Dying photocall: The second look came on Monday during the photocall before the film ‘As I Lay Dying’, which he both directed and starred in. For this he opted for a well-tailored black Gucci suit with notch lapels. He finished it off with a white shirt and a navy tie. The messy hairdo looks great too.

As I Lay Dying premiere: On Monday night, James went fully formal in an amazing-looking black three-piece Gucci tux with peak lapels. The dapper look was finished off traditionally with a white shirt and black bow tie. This was the best fit of the three.

I was pleasantly surprised by his three looks. Each of them fit perfectly and he kept them simple, even with a lighter-blue suit. Of the three, I think my favorite is the first look: the blue suit. It was a great colour for the event.

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16.05.13 Menswear, Premiere

‘The Great Gatsby’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere Menswear Round Up

‘The Great Gatsby’ Cannes Film Festival Menswear Round Up

After an opening weekend of over $50 million, the stars of ‘The Great Gatsby’ were in attendance for the film’s premiere at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival in France on Wednesday evening.

Tobey Maguire: The right fit makes all the difference between a great suit and an impeccable one. In a Saint Laurent black suit, Tobey looks incredibly dapper. The pants fit the way they should and the jacket sleeves are just short enough to show off some shirt cuff, giving him a cleaner look than Leo.

Leonardo DiCaprio: Looking very Gatsby-esque, Leonardo wore a black three-piece tuxedo with black satin linings. He looked good as usual, adding a white shirt, black bow tie, and signature slicked-back hair. If his pants were an inch or two shorter it would have been perfect.

Joel Edgerton: Like a true movie star, Joel arrived in a well-cut Ferragamo black three-piece tux with satin peak lapels. He finished it off with a white shirt, a black bow tie, and David Yurman cufflinks. Difficult to decide between Joel and Tobey.

In the end, my best dressed went to Joel because of the details, like the black button on the jacket and the lined pockets. I also preferred Joel’s shoes to Tobey’s.

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