If you’re a guy, it’s pretty hard to go wrong on the red carpet if you’re lucky enough to rate getting the best brands in the world, like Tom Ford, Gucci, Armani, Prada or Brunello Cuccinelli. At this year’s Golden Globes, there were mostly a lot of single breasted peak-lapel tuxes, most had bow ties, as opposed to long ties; the cuts were super slim, the shoes were shiny patent, the hair was very short (except for Casey Affleck and Jeff Bridges), the eyewear tinted and super cool (Bryan Cranston, Billy Bob) – and the accessory of the night? Scruff!! There was barely a movie or tv star male there without short (Ryan Reynolds) or medium (Bryan Cranston) or long facial hair (Casey Affleck). It’s a new ideal: a dapper skinny shiny tux, snappy shoes, short cut hair – and messy facial hair that’s a little bit mountain man.
In that vein, here are 429’s best dressed men at the Globes. Okay, it’s not a top ten – but there were so many snappy ones, we had to concede. What’s the take-away for the normal, non-awards show attending man? Get your tuxes tailored within an inch of your life – and work out every single day of your life. Oh, and a little manorexia won’t hurt, either.
1. PHARRELL WILLIAMS in all Chanel could not have been cooler. The singer/producer wore a white long line brocade coat combined with black denim pants. It’s not everyday you see a man wearing Chanel, and combining the richness of brocade, and the durability of denim. Pharrell also wore Chanel cross-body jewelry with other fine pieces. He topped it off with a black ski cap: this year’s Vivian Westwood “Buffalo gals” hat. No worries about his masculinity for this major music (and fashion) talent.
2. RYAN GOSLING cleaned up nicely in a white Gucci “DIY” Made-to-Order grosgrain shawl lapel one button jacket with black tuxedo trousers, a white evening shirt, black velvet bowtie and black patent leather lace-ups. The white on white made a handsome contrast with the black trousers. And of course – scruff! The red pocket square was a great pop of color.
3. TOM HIDDLESTON donned his sexy scruff with a Gucci “DIY” Made-to-Order tobacco velvet notch lapel two-button suit, with a white evening shirt and a burgundy silk bowtie. How utterly dapper. And the man moves so well in a slim cut suit. Okay, his speech was far too long – but he sure has a lovely speaking voice.
4. TOM FORD, nominated for directing and writing on Nocturnal Animals, has never had a badly dressed moment in his life. Does he sleep in a tux? Does he have tux PJs? We loved Ford in Ford, wearing his own black satin double-breasted peak tuxedo (one of the few double breasted tuxes of the night), with a white shirt, black bowtie and black patent lace up shoes. And the scruff? Major!! Can you imagine if Tom Ford had worn Armani or Gucci? THAT would have been a moment! He blended in perfectly with some of the best looking men on the planet.
5. JOEL EDGERTON contrasted tons of badass scruff with a handsome Brunello Cucinelli tux – the pants were tight, and with his hands in pockets a lot of the time, the jack of all parts and acting chameleon played the part of a sharply dressed man.
6. ANDREW GARFIELD’s tux had a very skinny tight waisted shape and rather big shoulders– they call this “the triangle look.” It was a Gucci black satin peak lapel two button Marseille tux with a white evening shirt, black satin bowtie and black patent leather lace-ups. Was it the satin – or his slender physique flattered by this tux – that made him look so great?
7. JIMMY FALLON almost always wears Tom Ford – and with Ford – the designer and director – in the room, all the better. This time it was a black satin tux with a white pique shirt, yellow gold and onyx studs, with a black bow tie and patent evening shoes.
8. RYAN REYNOLDS had the evening’s best and most standout accessory: his wife Blake Lively in a shapely Atelier Versace gown. But he looked pretty studly himself, in a Gucci tux and Christian Louboutin shoes.
9. EDDIE REDMAYNE, always dapper, was up to his usual high styled level in all Prada: a black double breasted mohair tux with a white poplin shirt, black satin bow tie, white silk pocket square and black leather lace-ups.
10. DONALD GLOVER was way more Hollywood than “Atlanta” at the Globes – in a Gucci (it was a Gucci glorious night) “DIY” made to order tobacco-coffee colored velvet notch lapel two button textured tux – with a white evening shirt and burgundy silk bowtie. We love a hit of velvety velvet!
11. AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON surprised us with his win for best supporting actor – but the fact that he wore a tux suit by his “Nocturnal Animals” friend and director Tom Ford: a black velvet Windsor evening jacket, black evening pants, a white pique shirt, black bow tie, and black patent lace up evening shoes. His hair matched his scruff: short, clipped, and classy.
12. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE wore a well-crafted Tom Ford iridescent small jacquard Windsor satin-shawl evening jacket, black evening pants, white and only studs and cufflinks, with black patents lace-up shoes.
13. BRAD PITT also wore a Tom Ford, this one a black grosgrain peak Shelton tux, white pique evening shirt, black patent lace up with a black satin bow tie – and something we saw few guys donning: a black satin cummerbund. Classy.
14. DENZEL WASHINGTON almost always wears Giorgio Armani, and the Globes was no exception: black textured shawl collar tux trimmed in grosgrain and a classic white evening shirt and bow tie. He might not have won Best Actor for Fences – but he made our best dressed list!
15. BRYAN CRANSTON was sporting a reddish-auburn heavy scruff and mustache, and super-cool clear framed glasses with a bronze tint. There’s still a little of Heisenberg left in the old boy, it seems.
16. CASEY AFFLECK wore an interesting look: the contrast of a full beard and facial hair, with a long thick ponytail. We hope this is for a movie role. But if not – his Dolce & Gabbana black two button tux was actually a three piece, with a peaked lapel tux jacket.