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24.04.13 Menswear

Menswear Midweek Round Up

Menswear Midweek Round Up

Chris Hemsworth: For the 50th Anniversary Wool Awards in Sydney on Tuesday, the Australian actor sported an Ermenegildo Zegna light-grey three-piece suit with notch lapels. He paired the well-cut suit with a white shirt, a matching patterned tie, and black leather boots. I prefer this finished look to his usual unbuttoned-shirt look.

Matthew McConaughey: After stepping out in a wildly perfect Vivienne Westwood MAN suit for the ‘Mud’ screening, Matthew returned to his usual brand in a Dolce & Gabbana classic black suit from the sartorial collection for an appearance on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. His conservative notch-lapel suit was finished off with a white shirt and black lace-up shoes. I liked the multicoloured suit more, but this was the perfect casual look for a late show.

Brad Goreski: Opting for a loud red carpet look, Bravo’s Brad Goreski wore a Ferragamo yellow double-breasted suit from the Spring 2013 collection for the 24th GLAAD Media Awards in LA on Saturday. It’s incredibly bright and features just one set of buttons, making it even more difficult to pull off. Brad is zany enough for it, but I don’t think it fit as well as it could have. It did go well with the light-blue tab-collar shirt and the green-and-yellow tie, though.

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04.04.13 Menswear

Menswear Midweek Round Up

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Robert Downey Jr.: The ‘Iron Man 3’ promo tour was kick started with a press conference at the Conrad Hotel in South Korea on Thursday, for which Robert went monochromatic. Always doing things differently, he opted for a light-grey Ferragamo jacket featuring white trim on the edges, and too-long grey pants. I love that he wore sneakers with this look, which stays true to his quirky style, but I’ve never been on board with glitzy sneakers.

Gerard Butler: For the London premiere for ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, Gerard looked his usual dapper self clad in a grey Dolce & Gabbana suit with peak lapels. I like the simplicity of the look, with a grey tie that matches his suit and a classic white shirt, but the pants have too much break.

Aaron Eckhart: In a well-tailored navy suit, Aaron cleaned up handsomely when he joined his ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ co-star on the red carpet yesterday evening. Going with all blue, he matched the notch-lapel suit with a light-blue shirt and a blue tie. I love the all-blue look here on Aaron. Props for wearing pants that fit perfectly.

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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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