If the recent Golden Globes were anything to go by, it appears that the traditional tux may have become somewhat of a staid idea as some of the leading men on the red carpet opted for bolder looks. Perhaps it is that Golden Globes has a less formal air, compared to its more ceremonial counterpart, the Academy Awards but the unconventional approach taken by these gentlemen seems to have paid off with many of them landing on the various best-dressed lists. So the next time you have a ‘black-tie’ dress code, try to think to think out of the “black-box.” For inspiration, take the cue from these guys.
Donald Glover in Gucci
A double-winner on the night, Glover, a first-time nominee, who won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy as well as the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for the series Atlanta, scored a third win on the red carpet that night. The actor went against the grain, opting for a brown velvet Gucci suit which set him apart from the rest. The catch with trying something like that is that you really have to be that cool in order to pull it off.
Ryan Gosling in Gucci
The hype is certainly on for La La Land, resulting in Ryan Gosling taking home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, his first win after five nominations. In accordance with the throwback to Old Hollywood concept that La La Land is based on, Gosling wore a white tuxedo jacket which gave him the debonair demeanour of a suave gentleman from yesteryear. The catch to emulating this look from Gucci is that it requires movie star looks.
Pharrell in Chanel
Pharrell too went for a white tuxedo jacket, but being Pharrell, it was naturally a look that was quite unlike anything on the red carpet that evening. The Chanel ambassador nominated for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture for Hidden Figures wore a white brocade coat, black denim pants and a cross body necklace from Chanel’s pre-fall 2012 collection. The catch to trying this is that unless you are Pharrell, don’t even bother.
Rami Malek in Dior Homme
The two-time Golden Globe nominee, twice acknowledged in the lead actor category for the drama series Mr. Robot, looked pretty suave in a midnight blue tuxedo from Dior Homme. What distinguished the actor from the rest was that he donned a three-piece suit, complete with a double-breasted waistcoat. The catch – striking blue eyes really complement the colour.
Pablo Larrain in Dior Homme
It is now common place now to find gentleman swapping the bow-tie for literally a black tie at red carpet events. That is what director and producer Pablo Larrain chose to do, wearing a charcoal grey mohair tux and a tie of the same colour from Dior Homme. The catch is that you need to have an artistic vibe to achieve that nonchalant look.