Most of the men in attendance kept the evening nice and classy, opting for bow ties over long ties, though long ties were also very well represented. We’re not crazy about long ties paired with tuxedos for a black tie evening, but we also understand that this, for many a celebrity, is a way of differentiating the formality of various awards ceremonies. Because the Golden Globes kick off the awards season, it isn’t the most formal. By the time the Oscar’s roll around, bow ties should be predominant.
The most exciting formal trend I noticed was the fact that all the men seemed to really enjoy getting dressed up. Some men went with a very classic black tie interpretation, but nailed the details. Other men got creative, but in a way that preserved the guiding principles of black tie. For an event that is undeniably formal, but not the most formal of the season, the emerging trends were excellent and very pro-formal.
Below are some of our favorite formal interpretations. Notice how widely they vary, and notice how each ensemble uniquely highlights the individual’s build and features.
The Fun-with-Black-Tie Awards:
This crowd took the crowning principles of Black Tie and had fun with them, using interesting materials, colors, and accessories.
The Twins Award:
These two must have called each other before hand and coordinated their outfits. Even down to the wide bow ties and lack of waist covering.
The Could-Be-Brothers Award:
And why am I just now noticing this?
The Best-Dressed Awards:
And now for our list of the classiest and best dressed men of the evening.
#5 Leonardo DiCaprio
DiCaprio pulls together this modern Black Tie interpretation nicely. Though it has notch lapels and a two button front, the overall effect retains the elegant simplicity that Black Tie standards are meant to preserve.
#4 Sean Combs
Sean Combs, aka P. Diddy, is a well known black tie heavy-weight during awards season. His one-button peak lapel tuxedo is expertly fit, and his attention to detail is apparent, down to his large bow tie and large pocket square that compliment his large personality.
#3 Jared Leto
Jared Leto really stepped up his formal game this year at the Golden Globes. Nearly indiscernible as the grungy character he played in Dallas Buyer’s Club, he pulled off Black Tie beautifully with an expertly fit tuxedo, adorned with a deeply-dapper formal scarf. We only wish he were wearing a waist covering.
#2 Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper was neck and neck with our top pick of the evening. When it comes to good Black tie, it’s less about finding lavish ways to stand out, and more about nailing the basic details. Cooper does just that with his perfectly fit one button peak lapel tuxedo, fly front shirt, and perfectly sized bow tie.
And The Best Dressed Award Goes To…
Our choice for The Best Dressed Man from the 2014 Golden Globes goes to Chris Pine, for his expert and consistent execution of proper black tie. Every awards season since he hit the scene, he’s hit a home run, and the Golden Globes was no exception. Much like Cooper, he nailed the details. Perfect fit? Check. Single button front? Check? Satin Peak Lapel with long lapel stance? Check. Waist Covering? Check. Fly front shirt? Check. Besom pockets? Check. The perfect amount of shirt cuff? Check. Perfect pant break? Check. But there’s one thing that Chris Pine had that Bradley Cooper didn’t, and ultimately that swayed the vote in his favor. And that thing is…
… A truly resplendent beard. Way to be a manly man among men.
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