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Red Carpet Watch: The Best and Brightest in Menswear

Posted on 25 February 2015

The Academy Awards are, without a doubt, Hollywood's biggest night. Celebrities walk down the red carpet decked in the best and brightest to celebrate the artistry of movies.

Gentlemen take heed: red carpet looks give us a glimpse of what styles are hot in fashion now. So whether you're the kind to keep up on the latest trends, looking for inspiration on how to wear your ascots and suits, or just simply keeping tabs on the evolution of contemporary style-- we've rounded up some Oscar Winning outfits to inspire you.

The night's impeccable host, Neil Patrick Harris (NPH), arrived with partner David Burtka, both in Brunello Cucinelli. NPH opted for a medium-grey suit with shawl collars - quite possibly the night's biggest trend for menswear. Burtka, on the other hand, came in a black-and-white ensemble, another recurring theme in the evening's menswear roster. 

Selma star David Oyelowo​ goes with a bold red color scheme by Dolce & Gabbana (along with wife Jessica Oyelowo, in Marchesa and Lorraine Schwartz jewels). Speaking of Selma, be sure to check out the San Francisco Chronicle's feature on Ceravelo and the ascots in the film! 

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne both in Alexander McQueen, with Redmayne going for a sleek shade of navy. This shade of blue is always a great contemporary alternative to traditional black.

Subtle undertones instead of the stark black suit is a great way to keep your looks more modern. Case in point, Richard Linklater in a Dior Homme black suit, and Ethan Hawke in a Prada number that has some very slight red/earth tones going on, and of course, a shawl collar. 


It's all about the dapper details. J.K. Simmons (here with Michelle Schumacher) wins it big with a pocket watch and a pocket square that matches his date's dress perfectly.

The women of the night went big with the menswear-inspired looks as well.  Diane Warren led the pack as a total rockstar in a metallic blazer. 

Adrien Brody (in Dolce & Gabbana) also does the black-and-white suit with more black details on the blazer. 

Other celebrities chose to ditch the black-and-white binary. Jared Leto, seen here in Givenchy, takes it to the next level with a powder-blue suit paired with white shirt and shoes. Take a look at that baby-pink boutonnière!


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