It was a night for the men to get their tux on, and to our delight, several of them had fun with the restrictions of formal menswear. Not that we’re talking about a parade of outrageous non-conformity here, but it’s nice to see some color, texture, and even a little experimentation with form. We’ve already given Rami, Chadwick and Chris Evans (sigh) the spotlight (and several of the men who insisted on only posing with their wives/plus-ones will wind up in the final rundown), but for now… GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES.
Adam Lambert in Tom Ford
Love the shoes. The cuffs are silly. The suit is too standard and funereal in shape and style. It’s kind of a weird look, to be honest. Either go formal or go rock star. This halfway point does him no good.
David Oyelowo in Etro
He tends to wear all of his suiting just a bit too snug, but he has fabulous taste nonetheless. Love the color, love the shoes.
Diego Luna in Brunello Cucinelli
Can’t argue with any of this.
Henry Golding in Ralph Lauren
This man was built for classic formal menswear. He should wear tuxedos all day, every day.
Javier Bardem in Ermenegildo Zegna
We don’t love the black shirt, but everything else works just fine.
Nicholas Hoult (in Dior Homme) and Joe Alwyn (in Tom Ford)
THANK YOU, Nicholas Hoult. Aside from Billy Porter and a lesser attempt from Chadwick Boseman, no one really brought anything new to the table except him. That jacket is absolutely gorgeous and he looks amazing in it. Joe is showing way too much cuff and he should button his jacket.
Paul Rudd in Canali
It’s time to face facts, America. He’s a vampire.
Samuel L. Jackson in Giorgio Armani
Again, can’t really argue with anything here.
Spike Lee in Ozwald Boateng
We rarely feature directors, but this is just so perfect, every last bit of it. It’s fun, it’s political, it’s exuberant, and it is one hundred percent Spike while still being perfectly on point for the Oscars.
Stephan James in Etro
An absolute stunner of a look. We still may need some convincing on the white boots, but the tuxedo is gorgeous and we love the brooch.
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