2018 Academy Awards’ Best-Dressed Men

Reimagine the classic tux.

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Being one of the best-dressed men on Hollywood’s biggest night is a tough feat. The tougher feat? Deciding who qualifies to be on our best-dressed list (you know, standards and all that). While watching last night’s Oscars red carpet coverage, we realized that the best-dressed looks elicited a simple statement: “Damn” (said with varying intensity and length, of course). With this scale in hand (which ranges from “Damn” to “Daaamn, son”), here are our 2018 Oscars best-dressed men in the three take-away categories, “Velvet,” “Classic,” and “Edgy.”  

Velvet

Matthew McConaughey: Damn

The red velvet bowtie modernizes this classic velvet suit jacket. Sure, he’s won an Oscar before, but McConaughey’s style proves he’s here to stay.

Armie Hammer in Giorgio Armani Made to Measure: Daaamn

While this might be his Oscar equivalent of a matching tracksuit, the man behind the blonde twins in The Social Network is no neophyte to a committed style. It helps to look like Adonis.

Ansel Elgort in Tom Ford: Dayum

Clearly, a black tux just doesn’t cut it; this bottle green tuxedo jacket has the perfect complimentary satin shawl collar lapel, a key to exuding Hollywood luxe.

Classic

Common: Daaamn

As per usual, Common is proportionate perfection here. With a velvet trim and subtle twist on the black (see grey) tux, the hip-hop legend oozes effortless victory.

Lakeith Stanfield in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture: Daamn

Last night’s ethical show-stopper was this eco-friendly, sustainable silk suit that the Get Out star pulled off with ease. Seems you can look good and keep the world looking good when you’re this sharp.

Jimmy Kimmel in Tom Ford: Damn

This three-piece suit with satin peak lapels plays on classic proportions. With all the running around as a host, Kimmel’s waistcoat keeps him looking put together and in control.

Edge

 

Chadwick Boseman in Givenchy Haute Couture: Daamn

A long hem jacket runs the risk of being too somber, but the King of Wakanda continues the Black Panther cast’s red carpet dominance, keeping it regal with heavy silver detailing and clean-lined boots.

Timothée Chalamet in Berluti: Daaamn, son

Completely eschewing convention, Timmy pulls off the perfect white suit, with cropped pants to highlight those classic chelsea boots. With this angelic look, the Chalamania is real.

Tom Holland in Hermes: Damn

Double-breasted is a big statement, especially for the current Peter Parker. Pulling it off at a young age without looking costume-y requires tight tailoring, keeping it simple and going monochromatic.  

Now while velvet may have been a big winner for the Oscars red-carpet men (Timmy was robbed, just saying), other victories should also be celebrated. The diversity of looks on the big stage speak to a men’s style evolution. We’re no longer confined to one black tux for our formal wear. And making significant style choices? Yeah, that’s no longer relegated to just one sex.

As celebrity culture reflects what is to come, always remember to take pride in being yourself and inject some personal flair into your style.

Otherwise, how else are people going to know you’re you?

 

Words by Eshan Shah

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