It had been a while since I last had the chance to stay up all night to watch award shows so last night I was all giddy with anticipation trying to stay awake for the Golden Globes. Though the ceremony itself keeps getting duller by the year men's fashion seems to be on the up.
Looking at my last Golden Globes post from 2014 it looks like actors (and their stylist) have finally understood that while a classic black tuxedo is perfectly elegant it can get a bit repetitive. So this year I am happy to have my list topped with guys who tried something different.
Eddie Redmayne tops the list in a bicolour number by Gucci. I find that pairing black trousers with a different colour works great for evening. That, together with the subtle polka dot print of the jacket and the slim fit makes for a perfect modern take on evening wear.
Following suit is Ryan Gosling, no surprise here. He, too, went for a bicolour combination – black trousers and a classic ivory evening jacket by Ralph Lauren. Gosling's build is slightly too broad for a slim fit. However, he achieved a slim effect by having all pieces perfect fit and carefully choosing a spread collar with a bowtie that didn't overpower the look. He finished it off with a pair of Gucci patent leather shows – the most popular choice last night.
Paul Dano, who has had a terrific year in movies and TV (Love & Mercy, Youth, War & Peace), was decked down in Prada. I will never tire of repeating how strong a colour midnight blue is for evening. In his case, choosing a double-breasted jacket was a perfect choice as he's a tall but narrow-shouldered guy. Tod's patent leather shoes finished off the look.
Tom Ford was the designer of choice for Michael Fassbender. It is the strong detailing that make this black look interesting – the very traditional shawl lapels, cuffed jacket sleeves and bowtie, all in satin. Should the trousers have been taken up a bit more and paired with an evening slipper instead of lace ups the look would have been perfect. The beautiful Chopard timepiece on his wrist somehow makes up for that.
Orlando Bloom is the only actor who also appeared on my list a couple of years back. His black Lanvin suit was a very different take this year. The top half of the look was an improvement. I love the simple jacket and Lanvin's signature oversizes bowtie. However, a slim fit on the trousers would have suited the patent leather slippers, my favourite footwear choice of the night as was his grooming. Nothing updates a classic evening look like a modern haircut.