The Best-Dressed Men at the 2017 Golden Globes
January 9th, 2017
Award season is officially upon us; the time of year when the best of Hollywood comes out to showcase the best of formalwear.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite looks from last night, along with some expert tailoring notes, of course, to give you some inspiration for your perfect tuxedo.
Interesting to see a 4×1 double-breasted tuxedo, they are rare. Got some slight lapel bowing on each side, and would’ve like to see a half-inch more of shirt cuff, but otherwise the fit is solid here. That said, I simply can’t get behind the sockless thing with a tuxedo, especially in January with a wintery beard.
We’ve been listening to “Awaken, My Love!” almost everyday at the AOS office, it’s maybe our album of the year. But like his music, Gambino’s style is hit-or-miss, and sometimes hit-and-miss. As much as I love this retro 70’s cotton velvet suit, there’s a couple details that make it lean more kitschy, less suave. Why a ticket pocket? Three pockets, especially with flaps, seems like a lot of embellishment for a sleek minimal look. The oversized bow tie is distracting. The black patent leather captoes don’t make sense to me either, and a little more room in the chest would keep that lapel sitting down…
As a purist, I’d prefer a true midnight blue. This royal worsted suiting fabric makes for a tuxedo that you’ll only wear a couple times – it’s not what we call a “lifetime piece”. Fit wise, I’m seeing too much pulling around that front button – his tailor should have lifted the button stance above the naval toward the narrower part of the ribs – here it highlights a subtle “beer gut”, even on a guy who is in great shape. I would have preferred a white pocket square, as opposed to black. Extra points for the bell-shaped mustache. All in, a valiant effort.
Traditionally, a bow tie is supposed to be cut from the same fabric as the tuxedo’s lapels & trims – here we see a contrast that is distracting and makes the bowtie look cheap. Also, a bowtie is supposed to over the points of your collar, not your entire collar. This whole kit is super trim, which looks good on him, but only emphasizes the silly oversized bowtie. Lastly, those buttons edging the bottom of the vest make it look like it was shortened after-the-fact, and makes me think ‘why have four vest buttons on a one-button tuxedo anyway’?
Leave it to a Canadian to bring back classic Hollywood elegance. Gosling has become one of the best-dressed gentlemen in the business, and it has certainly impacted his career. The sleeves on this white dinner jacket are a 1/2″ too long, but let’s focus on the little details that set him apart: the bowtie is velvet (which is very difficult to tie), the shoes are also crushed velvet but lace-ups not slippers, and the boutonnière is in his breast pocket, rather than pinned to the shawl lapel. If you think any of these details are by accident, then you’ve probably never created a great brand.
Evan Rachel Wood
And the winner is… You know we love a woman in tailoring.
Who was your favorite? Did we miss anyone? Use the comments below to share.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,