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The Best-Dressed Men at the 2015 Oscars

The men’s sartorial turnout at this year’s Academy Awards was notably better than recent years. Thankfully, there were less pallbearer and chauffeur looks produced by neckties, and there were fewer notch lapels, which is another pet peeve of mine. It was almost as if stars and their stylists started paying attention to what is actually most flattering on a man and not the capricious whimsy of the latest designs. And the overall attention to tailoring was pretty good.

Some in the style blogosphere noted a trend in the shawl collar, which was a popular choice this year. But I’d consider it a healthy does of good taste and a nod to what always worked. It’s hardly new. (In 1962, Sean Connery made his legendary debut as James Bond in Dr. No in a midnight navy dinner jacket with a shawl collar.)

In no real order, here were some of my favorite turn-outs on this year’s red carpet. (I would have included Neil Patrick Harris, but he barely stayed in the same dinner jacket long enough to be photographed. I hope the thoroughly unnecessary and ridiculous tuxedo changes were lucrative.)

Adam Levine in Giorgio Armani
Adam Levine in Giorgio Armani
Channing Tatum in Dolce Gabbana
Channing Tatum in Dolce Gabbana
Chris Evans in Gucci
Chris Evans in Gucci
Chris Pine in Giorgio Armani
Chris Pine in Giorgio Armani
Chris Pratt in Tom Ford
Chris Pratt in Tom Ford
David Oyelowo in Dolce Gabbana
David Oyelowo in Dolce Gabbana
Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen
Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen
Josh Hutcherson in Ermenegildo Zegna couture
Josh Hutcherson in Ermenegildo Zegna couture
Mark Ruffalo in Zegna
Mark Ruffalo in Zegna
Steve Carrell in Brunello Cucinelli
Steve Carrell in Brunello Cucinelli
Tim McGraw in Lanvin
Tim McGraw in Lanvin

All photos by by Noel West for The New York Times.

1 Comment

  1. Barry Rahmy Reply

    Oyelowo’s burgundy tux was bad. As in, not good. Maybe it was the hot red vest that made it veer uncomfortably close to…Jared Leto’s 70’s prom get-up.

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