25.03.13 Menswear

Jameson Empire Awards 2013 Menswear Red Carpet Round Up

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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.

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21.03.13 Menswear

‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibition Private Viewing Menswear Red Carpet Round Up

‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibition Private Viewing Red Carpet Round Up Menswear

The Victoria & Albert Museum, in partnership with Gucci and Sennheiser, attracted various celebrities with its ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition on Wednesday. We’ve seen the ladies, including the fabulous Tilda Swinton, so now here is a look at all the handsome guys who attended the event.

Douglas Booth: The English actor arrived in a Gucci Heritage navy peak-lapel suit. He paired the suit with a classic white dress shirt. The suit looked fantastic and fit perfectly. Douglas’ shoes were a little wilder: he sported studded black leather horsebit loafers. The choice of shoes may not be favoured with such a classic suit, but since it was an exhibition devoted to David Bowie, it seems appropriate.

Tara Ferry: In the brightest suit of the four, Tara donned a Gucci Spring 2013 sapphire-dyed three-piece suit. His twill suit also featured a printed lining and buttons of different colours. He matched his suit with a white shirt with metal details, a blue polka-dot silk tie, and a white leather belt.

The most noticeable part of this outfit is those shoes: he coordinated his shoes with his buttons. Tara is wearing one black leather horsebit loafer and one white loafer. That is just too much for me. He should have stuck with the white ones – they are more David Bowie-esqe.

Mr. Hudson: The English singer sported an eye-catching Gucci ink jersey double-breasted suit from the Spring 2013 collection. It’s very similar (colourwise) to the suit worn by Ko Chen-Tung in Beijing. Mr. Hudson styled his suit with a black crewneck T-shirt and black leather brogue lace-up shoes. His suit fit just the way it should and he styled it well.

Nick Grimshaw: Not only did Nick show off his pink hair colour, he wore an awesome Gucci Spring light-blue double-breasted suit. It’s definitely a suit I could see David Bowie wearing. Under the well-tailored suit, Nick opted to follow the spring floral trend with a Resort 2013 cotton shirt. He finished it all off with a pair of Converse shoes. This was my favourite look because it screams “David Bowie”, but I wish he had fastened the top button of his jacket.

The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition runs from 23 March – 11 August 2013 at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Go to www.vam.ac.uk for more info.

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Who Wore Balmain Better…Hyun Bin or Yong Jun-hyung?

Who Wore Balmain S13 Better Hyun Bin or Yong Jun-hyung

Hyun Bin wore a Balmain collarless brown leather jacket from the Spring 2013 collection while at Incheon International Airport in South Korea earlier this month.

The South Korean actor opted to style his rock n’ roll jacket with a deep-neck black shirt, a pair of distressed blue jeans and black boots.

Yong Jun-hyung arrived at the ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ world premiere, along with Ha Yeon-Soo, wearing the same jacket a few days later.

The ‘Beast’ singer/songwriter wore the jacket with a black-and-red colour-blocked shirt, black leather pants and a pair of black high-top sneakers.

I can’t say I’m a huge fan of either look; I would have preferred a mixture of the two.

I like everything about Jun-hyung’s outfit except the leather pants. Had he worn jeans like Hyun Bin, I think it would have made for a great look.

Hyun Bin wins for me.


You can buy their Balmain leather jacket from Mr Porter.com and Ssense.com.

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20.03.13 Menswear

Menswear Midweek Round Up

Menswear Round Up

Harrison Ford: In celebration of being the cover star of the latest issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine, Harrison was in attendance for a party at Chicago Cut Steakhouse on Monday. Looking as good as ever, he donned a well-tailored navy suit with wide notch lapels. His outfit included a pale-blue shirt and a printed navy tie.

James McAvoy: For the London premiere of the film ‘Trance’, James was in attendance on the carpet sporting a thickening red beard. Besides the facial hair, James wore a Prada navy silk suit. The notch-lapel suit seemed to fit him well. He matched it with a sky-blue poplin-stretch shirt.

David Beckham: The British football superstar attended a press conference held at the Shijia Hutong Primary School in Beijing, China today, where he was unveiled at the special ambassador for Chinese football. Always looking dapper when it comes to formal wear, David wore a charcoal-grey notch-lapel suit. He paired it with a white pinstripe shirt, a light-grey tie, and a pair of black lace-ups. The superstar looked even more handsome while having a kick-about with the kids, only removing his jacket while he showcased his skills on the playground.

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20.03.13 Menswear, Premiere

‘The Host’ LA Premiere Menswear Round Up

The Host LA Premiere Menswear

The LA premiere of ‘The Host’, held on Tuesday evening, featured appearances by the film’s stars, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Saoirse Ronan, and Diane Kruger, along with her handsome beau, Joshua Jackson.

Max Irons: For the premiere, Max showed up in a Gucci made-to-order navy notch-lapel suit. He styled the suit with a pale-blue dress shirt and a slim blue tie. Max’s jacket fit well, but the pants were a bit long considering he was wearing black Christian Louboutin ‘Henri’ loafers.

Jake Abel: In a perfectly tailored black peak-lapel Dior Homme suit, Jake’s look stood out from the rest. We had countless issues involving long pants; however, this perfect length was a breath of fresh air. Under the suit, Jake opted for a white shirt and a dark-grey skinny tie. For an added bonus, he accented everything with a silver tie bar and a pocket square completing this look with black calfskin derbies.

Joshua Jackson: The 34-year-old star of the Fox series ‘Fringe’ accompanied his girlfriend and star of ‘The Host’, Diane Kruger, to the premiere. Joshua rightfully dressed down in a pair of jeans and casual black shoes. He also sported a one-button, shawl-lapel suit jacket over a basic white crew-neck shirt.

My favourite look was definitely between Jake and Joshua. I loved Joshua’s casual look, but I have to go with Jake because everything was tailored so nicely.

Max and Jake can be seen in ‘The Host’ on its theatrical release on March 29 in the US.

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19.03.13 Menswear

Ryan Seacrest & Justin Timberlake In Tom Ford – iHeartRadio ’20/20′ Album Release Party With Justin Timberlake

Ryan Seacrest & Justin Timberlake In Tom Ford - iHeartRadio ’20 20? Album Release Party With Justin Timberlake

To celebrate the release of Justin Timberlake’s first album since 2006, The 20/20 Experience, Target and iHeartRadio hosted a party held at El Rey Theatre on Monday in Los Angeles.

Ryan Seacrest: The ‘American Idol’ host stepped out in Tom Ford, wearing a grey jacket and black trousers. It was a bit of a surprise given Ryan’s relationship with Burberry which sees him wearing the British brand exclusively on the red carpet. He is the only celebrity you don’t have to ask, “who are you wearing?” To accent the look, he added a white shirt, a white pocket square, and a black pin-dot tie. Everything fit well and Ryan looked smooth, as usual.

Justin Timberlake: He certainly looked like the centre of the party, wearing a Tom Ford black tuxedo with wide satin peak lapels. Along with his perfectly tailored suit, Justin wore a black shirt with white polka dots and a black knit tie with a gold tie bar. He finished it off with black-and-white Christian Louboutin ‘Junior Flat’ lace-up shoes, a matching pocket square, and a slicked-back side parting. Justin’s ongoing collaboration with Tom Ford has continued since his micro-plaid suit at the 2013 SAG Awards.

Both looks were very clean and fun but, as the star of the show, Justin definitely looked better.

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