The Hollywood equivalent of a rock eisteddfod, the Oscars can be a mixed bag of sartorial standards. Classic is great, but can look dated yet if you venture too far beyond the pale it can come off clownish.
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The parameters of black tie, the formal dress code for the evening, has become increasingly fluid in its definition. Where once male actors, guests and nominees would all arrive looking somewhat uniform, the new framework for menswear has meant that finding the balance between tradition and innovation.
For the 2023 Oscars, navigating the balance was the biggest trend on the ground. Aftersun and Normal People star Paul Mescal did this with a Gucci suit consisting of a flared leg with white dinner jacket elongated in the body. A discretely worn masterpiece, a Cartier Privé Tank, and Cartier jewellery added some technical finishes.
The contrasting jacket to trouser done in unusual ways was popular among both newcomers and red carpet regulars. Seth Rogen matched a cream jacket with silver trousers from Brioni while Samuel L. Jackson chose a metallic greige jacket and black trousers by Giorgio Armani.
Best on ground, however, goes to Harry Shum Jr. The Everything Everywhere All At Once actor wore a suit by New York-based designer Adeam, consisting of a white, contrasting lapel with navy piping blazer and navy trousers with a stylised sash at the waist.
He may not have been up for an Oscar on the night but the man from Raccacoonie won the style stakes.
Check out the rest of our favourite men’s style from this year’s Oscars below
Riz Ahmed in Prada
Austin Butler in Saint Laurent
Andrew Garfield in Fendi
Lenny Kravitz in Saint Laurent
Pedro Pascal in Zegna
Michael B. Jordan
Seth Rogen (and Lauren Miller) in Brioni
Ke Huy Quan in Giorgio Armani and winner’s gold