Chiwetel Ejiofor at the “12 Years a Slave” LA Premiere

Posted on October 16, 2013

We’re thinking he can smell that Oscar.

Chiwetel Ejiofor attends the premiere of “12 Years a Slave” in Los Angeles, California.

Much like the actress nominees and their required style transformation if they want to remain a viable contender (See: Winslet, Kate; Portman, Natalie; Hathaway, Anne, and countless others) the male contenders have to put their best fashion foot forward too, and they don’t have the fallback of relying on glamour or sex appeal. No, for them, it’s Serious Suits for Serious Men. In that respect, he’s doing exactly what he’s supposed to.

Still, we’re afraid the Serious Nominee Suit is intersecting with the red carpet trend of dressing for a funeral, which means we’re in for a sea of black suits with black ties between now and the moment that envelope opens. Bleh.

Gorgeous suit, though. We’ll give him that. And the skinny tie really suits his face. But he’s got those pants yanked up way too high, causing all kinds of distracting crotchal issues, and he needs to shoot his cuffs so we can see them.





[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, ER/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Andrew Evans/]

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