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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28.01.13 Menswear

2013 SAG Awards Menswear Round Up

2013 SAG Awards Menswear Round UpWith gowns galore parading down awards-gala red carpets, it’s always hard to focus on the tuxes—no matter how handsome they and their inhabitants are. But at the 2013 SAG Awards, hosted last night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the men had their moment. Like many of the girls, some of the guys played with color—albeit to mixed success. But it all made for a far more entertaining and colorful show.

Eddie Redmayne: The ‘Les Miserables’ star continues to deliver great red-carpet performances. The British actor carried off a slimly tailored tuxedo by BOSS Black, rendered in a luxe brown, crushed velvet. He paired it with a white shirt and matching dress shoes from the label. In a sea of black and blue, this delicious chocolate color was a smooth statement—so was Eddie’s cool-boy coif.

Bradley Cooper: The ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ actor and nominee chose Tom Ford for his big night. The midnight navy color of his single-breasted tux, featuring a black satin shawl collar, reminded me of some of the similarly colored gowns seen last night, such as the one from Jennifer Lawrence. I wish his black bow tie didn’t appear crooked, throwing the polish of this look awry.

Cory Monteith: This ‘Glee’ cutie stepped outside the norm with his Calvin Klein tuxedo paired with a sleek set of black Christian Louboutin loafers. His cufflinks and tie bar were by Ox and Bull Trading Co. and his timepiece from Versace. The exaggerated peak lapel in black contrasted sharply with the light heather grey of the single-breasted jacket. But was Cory red-carpet-royalty or just prom-king ready?

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Lucy Liu In Carolina Herrera, Emily Blunt In Michael Kors & Eddie Redmayne In Hugo Boss

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Your favourite this week, by one per cent, was Lucy Liu’s Carolina Herrera strapless floral ball gown, which she wore to the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.

You loved the bold floral print, her styling of this look and the fact that the petite actress had so much fun posing and walking around like a princess in her gown.

My favourite, by far, was Emily Blunt. Her Michael Kors gold lace gown with sexy cut-outs fit her like a glove and was one of the few refreshing looks in a sea of fairly predictable gowns.

Top that off with some stunning ruby jewels and flawless makeup and I was completely in awe of her breathtaking Globes look.

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When it came to the fellas, there was no such divide in opinions. Eddie Redmayne, the golden boy of red carpet menswear dressing, has pretty much dominated this poll since its inception.

We clearly can’t get enough of his dapper slim-fit suits. On this occasion, he won wearing an ink-blue Hugo Boss suit.

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18.01.13

Hugo Boss Fall 2013 Berlin Fashion Week Red Carpet

Hugo Boss Fall 2013 Berlin Fashion Week Red Carpet

Stars took to the red carpet last night for the Hugo Boss Fall 2013 fashion show during Berlin Fashion Week, held at Brandenburg Gate in Germany.

Pixie Geldof: The British star has undergone many style transformations despite her tender years. Her current phase is ‘pretty and polished’. Saying bye-bye to her grungy era, she wore a girlie pink Hugo Boss sheath dress with hologram heels and a red stingray clutch. The girl, who used to hit the red carpet with Oscar the Grouch green hair, worked a stylish brunette pixie cut with flawless makeup and red talons.

Eddie Redmayne: The British actor continues to prove why you named him Best Dressed Male of the Year, by looking incredibly handsome at this event decked out in a Hugo Boss ink-blue suit. His striped two-button suit was styled with a skinny navy tie, a matching pocket square and a white dress shirt. You just can’t help but fall for his boyish charm.

Renee Zellweger: The only thing this LBD is doing for Renee is making her head appear bigger than it is. Spiked Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle’ pumps completed her look.

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17.01.13 Menswear, Premiere

Jeremy Renner In Hugo Boss – ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Mexico Premiere

Jeremy Renner In Hugo Boss - 'Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters' Mexico Premiere

Jeremy Renner joined co-star Gemma Arterton on the red carpet for the ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Mexico premiere last week.

The handsome actor, who’s about to become a first-time dad, donned a Hugo Boss suit.

While I like the colour combo of grey and black, plus the cut of the suit, I’m not too enamoured with the waxy sheen of the suit.

It’s very early days Puff Daddy, so I’m not sure I can get on board with this suit at all.

Black patent lace-up shoes completed his look.

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03.10.12 Premiere

Malin Akerman In BOSS Black by Hugo Boss – ‘Nobody Walks’ LA Premiere

Malin Akerman took to the red carpet yesterday evening for the ‘Nobody Walks’ LA premiere, held at the ArcLight Hollywood in California.

The pregnant actress looked radiant wearing a BOSS Black by Hugo Boss sleeveless dress.

Her leather dress with fitted bodice and flared, pleated skirt was styled with an awesome pair of Christian Louboutin ‘Fourmi’ sandals which lift what may have been just a ‘meh’ kinda look.

The look was also styled with a black Max Mara clutch and a wavy bun.

I don’t know if it’s impending motherhood or the makeup, but her eyes sure are sparkling here.

You can buy Malin’s Christian Louboutin sandals from Barneys.com.

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