While tasteless was the dominant trend at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday night (May 17), I was grateful to see that a few good men brought some class back to the show. Here, a look at some of the Billboard styles plus a look at the latest round of gentleman at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
Matthew McConaughey: His terribly scruffy beard had no place this glossy Dolce & Gabbana three-piece suit at ‘The Sea of Trees’ premiere, which he attended with Naomi Watts during the Cannes Film Fest on Saturday (May 16). The nightshade hue of his jacket was divine though. Will the facial hair ever meet a razor.
Nick Jonas: Also rocking an inspiring eggplant shade, Nick looked mighty fine in his monochromatic Kenzo suit at the Billboard Music Awards, although the pants could have been less slouchy and rumpled. His plus one, Olivia Culpo, was among the girls in sparkly, skin-baring attire, hers a black Elie Saab playsuit that still ranked as more tasteful than some of the other sartorial tragedies of the night.
Ludacris: Also at Billboard, the rapper tried classy on for size in a Giorgio Armani black wool and cashmere, two-button notch-lapel tuxedo that featured tonal circles in an optical diamond illusion pattern for a bit of event-appropriate edge. The outfit was completed with a classic white evening shirt, red pocket square, and a bow tie.
Colin Farrell: The actor scrubbed up well at the Cannes premiere of ‘The Lobster,’ looking ever so handsome in a Dolce & Gabbana black three-piece tux, showing Matthew how clean-shaven is done.
John Legend: I loved seeing this navy suit in close-up, as it revealed a playful micro-polka-dot print. As John showed off his new trophies at the Billboard awards, his only other accessory was a lavender pocket square. Was it enough, or were you missing a tie?
Calvin Harris: Also at Billboard, the music artist struck a handsome profile in an Emporio Armani midnight-blue, two-button notch lapel suit with a dark blue shirt that was classic and cool at the same time.