Oscars 2023 Countdown: Austin Butler-ology

Posted on March 10, 2023

Doing an “Ology” post for practically any of the male nominees is rarely a predictive exercise. What will Austin Butler wear to the Oscars? All signs point to a standard tuxedo, like virtually all of the male nominees tend to wear.


At the Cannes Film Festival in Celine

In fact, we’d say there’s a very good chance that this is pretty much what his look will be that night. But wait! While he may have kicked off the Elvis promo tour in a standard double-breasted tux…


At the ELVIS London Premiere in Alexander McQueen

He almost immediately loosened up quite a bit in his style, perhaps realizing that Elvis himself would not have dressed that way for his own red carpet tour. From here on out, Butler added a considerable amount of swagger…


At the Governors Awards in Saint Laurent

… if not downright sleaziness to his red carpet looks.



At the Palm Springs International Film Awards in Ferragamo

Even when he returned to a classic form, there’s always something a little extra about it, whether it’s an extra-wide lapel…

At the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

… or simply an extra-shiny suit.



At the BAFTAS in Alexander McQueen

And in almost every case, it’s standard black.



At the SAG Awards in Gucci

He didn’t play around with color much all year, so it doesn’t seem likely that he’d wear some unusual shade of tuxedo for the big night, but as you can see, it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility.


At the Costume Designers Guild Awards in Valentino

Nor do we think it’s likely he’ll opt for a sheer shirt. He’s done a great job of riding a vaguely Elvis-ian sense of swagger and sleaze without tipping into cosplay, but we suspect even he understands that, like his still-extant Elvis accent, it’s probably time to retire this style and pitch yourself as a viable star looking for more work. He could very well show up in something with a little bit of a twist to it, but we suspect he’ll be buttoned up and profesh all the way.


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