The 8 Best Dressed Men At The 2018 Oscars – And How You Can Hack Their Style
Being invited to a formal event doesn’t mean you should turn up looking the same as every other dude in a suit (or tux, if your invite is to the Academy Awards!)
Hollywood’s leading men were not about to let the ladies lap up all the limelight at the 2018 Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night. They pushed the boundaries of the classic suit and tux with bold colours and fabrics – and we are so here for it.
If your idea of a brave look is picking a blue shirt instead of your usual white… we’ve got some lessons in standout style for you, courtesy of the guys who rocked the red carpet this year.
1. Timothée Chalamet, wearing Berluti
Timothee Chalamet is our pick for best dressed man at the Oscars this year, and it’s pretty obvious why. Timothee made a bold choice, wore it with confidence, and it paid off big time. Nominated for Best Actor for his role in Call Me By Your Name, he went with a striking combo of an all-white tux paired with black boots for a seriously modern edge on the red carpet. Thumbs up from us!
2. Chadwick Boseman wearing Givenchy
Instead of a conventional tux, Marvel star Chadwick Boseman went Black Panther fierce in a long suit decorated with armor-like detailing… and we love it. The warrior-inspired patterning is a shout out to his character King T’Challa, who rules a technologically advanced fictional African country called Wakanda. This standout look proves that a tux or suit is not the only way to rock the red carpet.
3. Armie Hammer wearing Giorgio Armani
Taking a leap away from red carpet predictability, Armie Hammer looked dapper in a deep burgundy velvet suit. The Call Me By Your Name actor prepared for his Oscars appearance with an IV drip and chicken soup after being sick – but rallied in time to cruise down the red carpet. His look is proof that a formal dress code doesn’t mean you have to look identical to every other dude in a suit.
4. Ansel Elgort wearing Tom Ford
Baby Driver actor Ansel Elgort looked plush in his green velvet blazer, black pants and shiny shoes. It’s bold but it looks effortless – and that’s because Ansel chose one item to go big on, and kept the rest classic. The takeout here is if you’re going for a statement colour and fabric in your suit, keep the shirt and shoes plain.
Musician Miguel looked sophisticated and effortless in his all-black attire. Layering different shades and textures of black creates a unique style without looking too over-the-top or casual – and you can do that without a ticket to the Academy Awards.
6. Lakeith Stanfield wearing Ermenegildo Zegna Couture
Get Out actor Lakeith Stanfield did double-duty on the red carpet in his eco-friendly custom tux: one, looking dapper AF, and two, caring about the environment. His suit is made of pure silk, a high percentage of which was gathered in a jungle from the cocoons of moths that are allowed to live and breed in their natural habitat. Props!
7. Tom Holland wearing Hermes
The 21-year-old Spider-Man actor looked impeccably sharp and sleek and walked the red carpet in a tailored double-breasted suit and bowtie look. It’s not a wildly adventurous look, but a slightly different take on a classic suited look.
8. Common wearing Armani
Best Original Song nominee Common kept it classy in a charcoal tux, but the finer details is what set him apart. Pay attention to the velvet lapel and matching bow tie, finished off with a lapel pin. Details like that can elevate your look from average to standout.
Bonus worst dressed: Adam Rippon wearing Moschino
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon wore a bondage-inspired harness with a leather bow tie to the Oscars. Yep. In case you weren’t sure, the takeaway here is: don’t bring your sex toys to the party if nobody asked for them.