21.02.13 Menswear

2013 Brit Awards Menswear Round Up

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On Wednesday, the Brit Awards 2013 was held at the O2 Arena in London. It was an impressive showing for menswear as many of the suits and tuxedos featured different colours and details. The best part was how many of those suits fit perfectly; English gents understand the importance of slim tailoring.

Ed Sheeran: The popular 22-year-old English singer once again looked very unpolished while wearing a Burberry navy suit. At the Grammys, Ed attempted to wear sneakers with his ill-fitted Burberry tuxedo. This time he chose much better sneakers, but his suit fits even worse than it did last time. Not only are his sleeves touching his knuckles, but his pants also look to be sitting quite low on his waist. Maybe that explains why they are bunching up at his ankles.

Louis Smith: This is my favorite suit out of the bunch. Louis sported a beautiful double-breasted Sand suit with peak lapels. He clearly has a great body, which comes with being an Olympic gymnast, and this suit accentuates that. Along with his suit, Louis wore a white Staunton Moods shirt with a classic black bow tie. His shoes also featured gold decals on them, but it didn’t take away from his loud suit.

Robbie Williams: The English singer-songwriter took a risk, wearing a purple one-button shawl-lapel tuxedo. He matched his deep-purple colour with a white shirt, a black skinny tie, and a well-folded pocket square. His risk certainly paid off.

Calvin Harris: Looking rather sharp in a midnight-navy suit, the Scottish DJ turned some heads on the red carpet. Under his notch-lapel jacket was a white semi-spread-collar shirt. A black skinny tie and just the right amount of blonde scruff polished off Calvin’s look.

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21.02.13

2013 Brit Awards Red Carpet Round Up

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Many more PYTs were out on the red carpet at the 2013 Brit Awards, held at the O2 Arena in London yesterday evening.

Laura Mvula: The singer wore a leather coat dress by London-based Korean-born designer, Heohwan Simulation. Music’s lady of the moment styled her zipper-accented perforated look with white Jimmy Choo ‘Vita’ peep-toes and a perspex floral clutch. Her makeup is flawless. I wish my skin glowed like that.

Katherine Jenkins: The Welsh singer wore a Stella McCartney kaleidoscopic dress from the designer’s Evening 2012 collection, which the designer herself has worn in a different colour. Her Charlotte Olympia pumps match her dress, with a pink lip colour providing an interesting contrast. I like that she’s continuing to discover different silhouettes.

Aluna Francis: The singer/songwriter opted for a metallic-grey Theyskens’ Theory Fall 2012 dress with pearl-embroidered details which give it that beautiful shimmer. I adore the delicate sheer skirt; the fine details are amazing. Christian Louboutin ‘Corpus’ sandals and a ‘Mina Strass’ clutch couldn’t be more perfect for this.

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21.02.13

Little Mix – 2013 Brit Awards

Brit Awards 2013 - Red Carpet Arrivals

It wasn’t only boybands who were storming the red carpet at the 2013 Brit Awards; Little Mix were too. There was much more sparkle, plunging necklines and stacked pumps on this occasion.

Perrie Edwards: Matching her hair to her dress, Perrie wore a Natalia Kaut dress with a voluminous skirt which she styled with a floral crown – remember when they had a red carpet moment? Keeping the rest of her look strictly high street, she styled her look with an Accessorize ‘Amazing Phoebe’ clutch and Carvela by Kurt Geiger ‘Glory’ pumps with a zipper accent on the heel.

Jesy Nelson: Opting for a Celeb Boutique ‘Aysha’ black leatherette strapless dress, the singer wore the look with a studded bra for more support. A studded cuff and KG Kurt Geiger ‘Esme’ pumps, which were also studded, completed her look.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock: Keeping it simple and sexy, Leigh-Anne wore a white Aqua gown with a deep plunge, which she styled with a girlie pink bow and gold cuff.

Jade Thirwall: Also sporting a rather strange bow that doesn’t work with her look, Jade was right on trend, wearing a Mary Benson short-sleeved black dress with holographic accents, which she styled with Steven Madden ankle boots.

Perrie is my favourite here as the others appear to be trying really hard to be sexy without letting it come naturally. I love the youthfulness of Perrie’s look, which has plenty of Katy Perry’s quirky appeal.

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21.02.13 Menswear

Justin Timberlake Wears Two Tom Ford Suits To The 2013 Brit Awards

Justin Timberlake In Tom Ford Brit Awards

After taking his front row seat at the Tom Ford Fall 2013 presentation earlier this week, Justin Timberlake attended the 2013 Brit Awards in London on Wednesday evening, looking very dapper wearing another Tom Ford suit.

It looked like he understands the key to any suit, which is perfect tailoring, when he selected this grey, peak-lapel suit.

The look fit him just right. The jacket featured a ticket pocket and a silver silk pocket square.  To finish off his look, Justin wore a white shirt, a black knit tie, and black lace-up shoes.

This Tom Ford outfit isn’t as flashy as what he wore to the Grammys or as bold as what he wore to London Fashion Week, but it looks fantastic.

He was saving bold and flashy for the performance, for which he donned yet another Tom Ford suit.

The black glossy garbardine shawl-collar tuxedo jacket was styled with a bow tie, white dress shirt, and pants with a satin trim, accented with a cummerbund.

He wore the black-and-white tap shoes he wore to the Grammys.

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Labrinth In Dent de Man – 2013 Brit Awards

Labrinth In Dent de Man - 2013 Brit Awards

As you know I love a printed colourful suit, so Labrinth caught my eye as he made his way down the red carpet at the O2 Arena for the 2013 Brit Awards last night.

He wore a Dent de Man dapper slim-fit suit.

I love the mix of traditional menswear tailoring with the soulful African print which reflects the musician’s personality.

A white buttoned up dress shirt, a black hat and Christian Louboutin ‘Fredapoitiers’ loafers with studded details completed her look.

Needless to say J’Adore.

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21.02.13 Menswear

JLS In Marc Wallace – 2013 Brit Awards

Brit Awards 2013 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Joining fellow boybanders One Direction, JLS also took to the red carpet at the O2 Arena for the 2013 Brit Awards yesterday evening.

While colour-coordinating their outfits in different shades of brown, the members of JLS had a very fun look with a quintessential British feel.

Each of them wore Marc Wallace three-piece suits with white semi-spread-collar shirts and crown logos printed on their ties.

Marvin’s plaid, notch-lapel suit featured a ticket pocket, which he paired with a red tie and brown-and-tan spectator shoes.

Oritse’s one-button suit was a lighter shade with darker windowpane peak lapels. His classic low-cut waistcoat was a similar dark brown.

Jonathan’s wool, one-button tux differed, with sleeves that matched his shawl lapel. He also wore an orange tie.

Aston went with a lighter-coloured suit with notch lapels. He finished it off with a navy tie and taupe-coloured shoes by Oliver Sweeney which was the same brand worn by each band member.

Oritse is my favourite here.

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Which look do you like best?

21.02.13 Menswear

One Direction – 2013 Brit Awards

Brit Awards 2013 - Red Carpet Arrivals

The 2013 Brit Awards took place in London last night; it was also a chance for the boy bands to shine.

One Direction scrubbed up nicely, sporting a mix of British designers.

The winners of the ‘Global Success Award’ arrived in different looks with one thing in common – black and white.

While each of them wore a black suit, except Liam Payne in an Alexander McQueen black cardigan with gold dragonfly embroidered on the chest, they each featured different details.

Louis Tomlinson opted for an Alexander McQueen shawl collar tux with brown shoes.

Zayn Malik had the most interesting look, wearing a TOPMAN black tuxedo with a black string bow tie.

Niall Horan kept it simple in an ASOS black suit and silver glitter kicks, while the group’s main man, Harry Styles, looked his part as the leader in a Burberry tailored suit with a white flower on his notch lapel. He also wore a patterned Burberry shirt, which he’s been doing a lot of lately.

Zayn gets our vote for best dressed here, followed by Louis.

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