11.02.13 Menswear

Chris Pine In Ermenegildo Zegna – Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ Scientific & Technical Awards

Chris Pine In Ermenegildo Zegna - Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ Scientific & Technical Awards

At the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday actor Chris Pine served as co-host along with ‘Star Trek’ co-star, Zoe Saldana. The 32-year-old actor arrived on the red carpet in a modern take on a classic look.

Wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna black, two-button tuxedo suited Chris very well. The wide peak lapels and black tie looked phenomenal considering the pants and jacket were tailored to near perfection.

I think we can all see the problem here. It’s ironic that Chris can’t see it. Those frames are much too large and chunky for his face. I like that he is accessorizing with black glasses, but those are incredibly distracting and not the least bit flattering.

The two sci-fi stars will be seen on screen together in the sequel, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, which will be released in theatres on May 17.

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11.02.13 Menswear

2013 Grammy Awards Menswear Round Up

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While the Grammys are always a stage for wild fashion from the women’s side, the men typically tend to stay on the classic side – with a few exceptions, of course. The menswear always has a lot of diversity, ranging from dapper to disgusting. This year featured a lot of monochromatic looks and, unfortunately, a lot of bad tailoring.

Justin Timberlake: He’s back and he’s looking better than ever. Suiting up in collaboration with Tom Ford was clearly a wondrous decision. Justin made his return to the Grammys wearing an impeccably tailored Tom Ford black tuxedo with a hip twist on the jacket. His shawl collar was matched with a white-edged black pocket square and a droopy black bow tie. What made this outfit so perfect, though, was the way he was able to honour the old school while staying so modern. He kept his look classic with the black studs on his shirt, those amazing black-and-white loafers, and white dress socks. And he even wore a black cummerbund. He’s easily my best dressed of the Grammys.

Frank Ocean: Prior to performing at the Grammys wearing a custom yellow Band of Outsiders tuxedo, Frank wore a Dior Homme navy wool broadcloth Teddy jacket with silver buttons, paired with a navy wool and silk round neck sleeveless sweater, and navy wool broadcloth slim pants for the red carpet. Both looks showcased his cool, laid-back style.

Ed Sheeran: The red-haired English singer gave a grand performance on stage, but not so much on the red carpet. Ed wore a poorly tailored Burberry navy tuxedo with a two-toned notch lapel. The problem was that his tux fit terribly: the waist was not tailored; the sleeves and pants were too long; and those shoes did not work. I’m all for sneakers with a suit, and I like those particular sneakers, but the rest of his outfit is so bad that it distracts from his shoes. A little more effort next time, Ed.

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10.02.13 Menswear

2013 BAFTA Awards Menswear Round Up

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Keeping it classic with black tuxedos and bow ties was prevalent on the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards in London on Sunday. But a handful of biggest stars took a chance with navy colours and velvet fabrics. The risks paid off – for the most part.

Ben Affleck: In addition to taking home the award for Best Director, Bendefinitely took home the award for best male grooming. That dark beard looked amazing with his Gucci Made-to-Order midnight blue velvet Marseille tuxedo. His tux displayed two buttons and notch lapels. Along with his tux, Ben wore a skinny collared white shirt, a matching flat tie in a four-in-hand knot, and black leather lace ups.

Bradley Cooper: Everything below the neck looked incredible on the star of ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ Wearing a Ferragamo midnight navy three-piece tux with black satin peak lapels, Bradley looked every bit the part of a Best Actor nominee. He even paired it with a bow tie that he needs to straighten out. Unfortunately, it looks like the rain got to him and his hair looks a bit sloppy, considering he’s wearing a tux.

Chris Tucker: If there was one man on the red carpet that ruined his look with the little things, it was Chris Tucker. The navy colour looks great, but he went from looking like a stud to looking like a stooge thanks to his accents. Chris is great, funny actor, but it takes a specific type of confidence and power to pull off lapels that wide – Chris doesn’t have it. And that droopy, oversized bow tie isn’t helping matters.

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10.02.13 Menswear, Premiere

‘Les Miserables’ Berlin Film Festival Premiere Menswear Round Up

‘Les Miserables' Berlin Film Festival Premiere Menswear Round Up

Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne, the two leading men of ‘Les Miserables,’ arrived at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday, looking handsomely sharp alongside co-star Anne Hathaway.

Hugh Jackman: To celebrate their film, Hugh wore a midnight blue suit along with a shirt of a lighter shade of blue. To accent his look, the rugged Australian actor matched it with a black skinny tie and black leather boots. He looks fantastic and his slim fit pants are perfect with his boots. My only gripe comes from his jacket, which should be snugger around the waist. Hugh’s dedication to his fitness is well known, so he should be showing it off a little more with a tighter jacket to flaunt his V-shaped body.

Eddie Redmayne: As always, Eddie looks flawless in a perfectly tailored blue Alexander McQueen Fall 2013 royal blue mohair suit with peak lapels. He took a chance by wearing a one-button suit, which tends to only work with certain body types, but Eddie wears it wonderfully. His pants fit well with no break above his black lace ups, and his black and white patterned tie looks great with his white shirt. It’s just Eddie being Eddie.

Do you think they intentionally colour coordinated their looks?

The cast of the musical has gained much critical acclaim and won multiple awards thus far, including Hugh’s Golden Globe for Best Actor and Anne’s Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. They will all be in attendance for tonight’s BAFTA Awards, so make sure you check back later.

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Ko Chen-Tung In Gucci – ‘Together’ Beijing Premiere

Ko Chen-Tung In Gucci - ‘Together’ Beijing Premiere

Some suits are so loud and obnoxious that the men wearing them seem like lowly attention seekers. But some men can exude confidence in a way that makes wearing such a suit possible. Ko Chen-Tung is one of those men.

Chen-Tung attended the Beijing premiere of his new film ‘Together’ on Monday wearing this Gucci Spring 2013 charcoal-and-yellow striped suit alongside co-star Angelababy

With his slim-fit, double-breasted number, the actor seems to be wearing the same Gucci loafers as the runway model.

If menswear didn’t take risks, we would see black, gray and navy everywhere.

Wearing this was a brave act, and who better to try it than one of Taiwan’s hottest young actor/singers?

Topped off with mahogany-coloured buttons, peak lapels, and a wisely buttoned-up shirt, this look hovers on the right side of the line between eccentric and crazy. This getup certainly puts Chen-Tung on the map and I applaud him for it.

Chen-Tung can do strait laced. Back in November, he attended the opening of a new Gucci store in Taipei, Taiwan wearing a much more conservative Gucci navy windowpane suit.

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08.02.13 Menswear, Premiere

Jai Courtney In Giorgio Armani & Bruce Willis In Dior Homme – ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ London Premiere

Jai Courtney In Giorgio Armani & Bruce Willis In Dior Homme - 'A Good Day to Die Hard' London Premiere

The on-screen father and son duo was at it again, this time at the London premiere of ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ on cold and wet Thursday evening. And once again Jai Courtney proved he can dress with the best. Bruce, on the other hand, decided to go casual.

Jai Courtney: To follow up from his amazing Ermenegildo Zegna blue suit last week, Jai switched to a Giorgio Armani grey three-piece suit. He looked well put together with his notch lapel jacket, bold-buttoned waistcoat, and black shoes. The classic white pocket square and burgundy tie gave the outfit more pop, in a good way.

Bruce Willis: For the ‘Die Hard’ dedication event, Bruce wore a poorly tailored Dior Homme suit with a skinny tie. For this premiere he stuck with Dior Homme, lost the tie, and wore pants that fit him much better. Sometimes less is more. Bruce dressed down, sporting a light gray checkered shirt under his black notch lapel jacket, and looked great doing so.

Their action flick, which is set in Russia, will be released in theaters on Valentine’s Day.

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07.02.13 Menswear, Premiere

Alden Ehrenreich In Albert Hammond Jr. for Confederacy – ‘Beautiful Creatures’ LA Premiere

Alden Ehrenreich In Albert Hammond Jr for Confederacy - ‘Beautiful Creatures’ LA Premiere

Alden Ehrenreich tested out an up-and-coming colour trend at the LA premiere of ‘Beautiful Creatures’, held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday evening in Hollywood.

The handsome actor showed up in an Albert Hammond Jr. burgundy suit, which was uniquely decked out.

Not only did his notch lapel jacket feature a ticket pocket and higher-than-usual buttons, but it also had a military-inspired strap across the back just above the centre vent. He accented his suit with a brown skinny tie, matching oxford shoes, and a white shirt.

The burgundy colour of this suit looked good, but I thought the extra pieces on the suit took away from it.

Ticket pockets are splendid additions, but the oversized flaps over the three pockets are a bit distracting. The military-style strap across the back is bothersome, as well. It gives the illusion of his waist looking wider than it actually is.

Risks are great when experimenting with suits, but some work better than others. This one didn’t turn out perfectly, but he still looks sharp thanks to good tailoring and a beautiful colour.

This suit was actually worn by Ryan Gosling in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ But lets face it, Ryan wore it better because, well, he wears everything better than everyone.

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