10.06.13 Menswear

2013 Tony Awards Menswear Round Up

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There were many dashing chaps who attended the 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday evening held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Zachary Quinto: The forever-dapper Zachary wore a Dior Homme black wool slim-peak-lapel tuxedo, white cotton button-down shirt, black silk-satin bow tie, and black patent-leather derbies. I love that he opted for yet another classic look on this occasion; however, I hope the quirkier side hasn’t been shelved indefinitely.

Alan Cumming: The eccentric actor didn’t disappoint in his head-to-toe white Lanvin Spring 2013 look. His white cotton suit, dress shirt, and white leather wedge shoes were styled with a quirky green-and-pink cloqué bow tie. Love or hate his style, you have to admire him for the entertainment factor alone.

Jake Gyllenhaal: The handsome actor donned a sleek midnight-blue suit with a black satin shawl collar, styled with a white dress shirt and black bow tie.

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18.05.13 Menswear

Casey Affleck In Dior Homme – ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ Cannes Film Festival Photocall

Casey Affleck In Dior Homme - 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Cannes Film Festival Photocall

Casey Affleck joined co-star Rooney Mara this evening for the ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ photocall during Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in France.

The handsome actor also wore Dior, wearing an ink-blue two button notched lapel Dior Homme suit with a white shirt and navy tie.

His suit couldn’t be a more perfect fit. The pant length concern we’ve seen on several occasions is not an issue here.

Dior brown leather derbies completed his look.

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07.05.13 Menswear

Met Gala 2013 Menswear Round Up

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To celebrate the new ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, some of the biggest celebs walked down the red carpet. In honour of the exhibit, many of the men chose to give their formal looks a bit of punk inspiration, which made for an exciting menswear event.

Eddie Redmayne: The red carpet phenom added another beautiful look to his collection, wearing a Dior Homme navy-blue wool tuxedo with black grosgrain peak lapels. As always, it fit just right. To finish it off, Eddie added a white cotton shirt, a black satin bow tie, a white pocket square, and black patent-leather derbies.

Frank Ocean: In a Givenchy black tuxedo, Frank looked incredibly dapper for the event. His two-button notch-lapel tux fit well and he paired it classically with a white shirt and black bow tie. To give the outfit a little kick of punk, Frank opted for shoes with silver studs going around the soles – a very cool addition.

Joshua Jackson: I’ve never been OK with wearing a red tie to a red carpet event. It’s cheesy. I don’t like that aspect of his outfit, but I love the beige linen lapels on his Dior Homme black suit. Even though it’s a small detail on his jacket, it made for a stylish look. Joshua topped it off with a white cotton shirt and a Chanel ‘J12 Black Matte Ceramic’ watch.

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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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07.03.13 Menswear

Fashion’s Newest It Boy – Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean Fashion Week

As the new star of the fashion world, musician Frank Ocean made regular appearances during Paris Fashion Week. He was spotted in the front row at five shows – Dior, Givenchy, Margiela, Chanel (not pictured), and Valentino.

Christian Dior: To view the new Dior collection, Frank donned some Dior of his own. He arrived looking smooth in a Dior Homme white poplin cotton shirt and Dior Homme black wool garbadine pants. It was a clean look, which he finished off casually with a pair of black-and-blue Nike sneakers. This was my favourite look of the bunch. Frank also sported Dior Homme at the Grammys last month.

Givenchy: At the second show, he switched it up a bit by wearing the casual on top. He wisely swapped his sneakers for a pair of black shoes and flashy socks, and matched it with a pair of charcoal coloured trousers. To add that bit of casual, Frank wore a Givenchy black sweatshirt from the Fall 2013 collection under his black coat.

Maison Martin Margiela: For Margiela, Frank opted for a pair of ill-fitted burgundy pants and an untucked white shirt. A black topcoat and his Nike sneakers completed his look. Unlike his first two outfits, in this Frank looks a bit disheveled.

Valentino: Half of this look was great. The other half was not. Sporting one of the hottest trends of the season, Frank wore a great pair of slim-fit camo pants, along with his sneakers – again. Unfortunately, he matched it with a baggy P.A.M. T-shirt from the Spring 2013 collection that says, “Psychedelic Life.” Not a psychedelic shirt, Frank.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Rihanna In Alaia, Marion Cotillard In Dior Couture, Eddie Redmayne In Alexander McQueen & Frank Ocean In Dior Homme

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Despite an amazing week of stunning gowns, it was a two clothes-horse race for the title of Best Dressed this week.

It was a close call, but you eventually picked Rihanna’s Alaia Grammy dress as your favourite, whereas I picked the runner-up Marion Cotillard.

We may grumble at the French actress always wearing Dior, but she wears it so well.

Many wouldn’t have been able to pull off this fashion-forward look with such ease, plus I love bold colour, which brightened up a cold and rainy evening in London.

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When it came to men, our choices again couldn’t be more different. You picked the handsome Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen, whereas I opted for Frank Ocean in Dior Homme.

Aside from the sleek ink-blue colour, I loved that he wore such a laidback piece on a red carpet where most of the men opted for a classic tux. The Grammys is the one place to stand out and do something different so I’m glad he didn’t opt for a suit and tie.

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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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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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