There was a time when ‘Who are you wearing?' was never asked of a man. Not anymore. Men are playing with the traditional suit and creating a variety of styles.
Abraham Attah, the star of Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation showed such panache in this Dolce and Gabbanna ensemble teamed perfectly with grey on grey Nikes, we are crowning him a fashion fiend for the future.
Anthony Anderson looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him who he was wearing. The Black-ish star grinned, “I have no idea,” but still made a statement in a cafe au lait suit with a kerchief that matched his trainers.
Aziz Ansari didn’t want to talk fashion. The Master of None star chatted up his show, going tie-less and teaming a midnight blue shirt beneath a light suit.
Damon Herriman unrecognizable from the disheveled character he portrays in Starz’ Flesh and Bone went for a sea-shell blue suit, and stayed traditional with a black belt and shoes.
The Mr. Selfridge and Entourage star, demonstrated he knows fashion; Jeremy Piven, was impeccable in a double-breasted suit, scruff, and statement glasses.
Zenga took the black and white staple and twisted it with a buttoned up shirt. Paul Dano owned the look, with the same attitude that kept him on par with Harvey Keitel and Michael Cane in Youth.
A perfect example of a traditional suit given personality – the black on white trend for men was completed with a buttoned-up waist coat, black tie and a level gaze saying: cool has arrived. The slicked back hair and facial hair getting bonus points in the 'bad boy being good' department.
Dominic Sherwood of Shadowhunters took the black suit, added the waistcoat, lost the tie – then punctuated the difference with brown lace-ups – all by Zara.
O'Shea Jackson, Jr. bent ‘cool' a different way. The shirt’s un-tucked, yet the black-on-black Versace jacket screams: designer, and to show he doesn’t take the process too seriously, the Straight Outta Compton star added some neck jewelry, trimmed facial hair and sneakers.
New Zealander, Cliff Curtis of Fear, The Walking Dead found himself in Santa Monica in need of a tux, walked into a shop he happened to be passing, and discovered an Italian tailor, Caruso’s Menswear, that now hand makes all his formal wear – including this delicious outfit.
Tom Hooper, director of The Danish Girl, carries off the most difficult look of all – floppy hair – and still looks like a movie star in his Burberry suit.
Tommy Dewey of Casual did what a lot of men are doing – he stayed away from black, a contrasting kerchief and a grey tie adding pow.
The Scream Queens star may have been the night’s fashion winner. Diego Boneta oozed confidence in Zenga's purple suit, blue suede shoes and matching tie – Elvis would’ve been envious.