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post #31 of 136
In homage to classic Hollywood, we saw white tie at the Oscars last night, on Channing Tatum during his dance number with Charlize Theron. With spats, no less.

post #32 of 136
Is Tarantino wearing a leather tie?
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post #33 of 136
It cracks me up that people hold celebrities to any sort of style or inspiration standard purely because of their celebrity. Has anyone here honestly ever heard someone say, in any instance, "I base my style off of Quentin Tarantino"? It's kinda ridiculous for people to think that he, or anyone else, is going to become a black tie archetype for one night, overnight. Some (most) people don't care. And, in case you missed it, Mr. Tarantino's movie left the venue with a few statues which, last I checked, is the only important part of the night.

Now I'll agree guys like Clooney are held to a slightly higher standard. But even then, you do realize the only detriment that second button really had was the extra .05 seconds it took to take off the jacket before banging a room full of daytime 10s, right? Perspective, gentlemen, perspective.

Besides, events like this are really only for women. And I think the results speak for themselves.
post #34 of 136
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post
 
Besides, events like this are really only for women. And I think the results speak for themselves.

 

That is the purpose being defeated by men trying to stand out with their dandified black tie ensembles... really, if people want to stand out, it's OK, but then no dress code should be provided. I think we would even see more interesting outfits that way.

 

edit: when I say dandified I am of course not talking about buttoning the bottom button... that is just slight sloppiness. forgiveable on a night like this IMO tongue.gif


Edited by RDiaz - 2/25/13 at 8:23am
post #35 of 136

I really liked Samuel L Jackson's outfit last night, totally looked like a movie theater.  Any idea what kind of shirt that was? Satin?

post #36 of 136
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

It cracks me up that people hold celebrities to any sort of style or inspiration standard purely because of their celebrity. Has anyone here honestly ever heard someone say, in any instance, "I base my style off of Quentin Tarantino"? It's kinda ridiculous for people to think that he, or anyone else, is going to become a black tie archetype for one night, overnight. Some (most) people don't care. And, in case you missed it, Mr. Tarantino's movie left the venue with a few statues which, last I checked, is the only important part of the night.

Besides, events like this are really only for women. And I think the results speak for themselves.

I do agree with this for the most part.

That said, I wonder if there isn't a bit of nostalgia for a more elegant age in Hollywood, where people actually might reasonably take style cues from celebrities. Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire, etc. I think in Hollywood's golden age, the leading men looked great, not only due to their looks, but also because they dressed well. Emulating such men would generally lead to one looking better. Now we have people thinking (not so much on SF, but elsewhere) that if some celebrity looks good in a terrible outfit, they should try wearing it.
post #37 of 136
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Originally Posted by CommenceFailure View Post

Daniel Day Lewis looks freaking fantastic. Midnight blue, single button, shawl collar, self tie bowtie, sliver of pocket square. If you wanna get picky he has flap pockets, but great overall.


Agreed
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So far I would say Bradley Cooper is the one to beat...






They really dressed Seth MacFarlane rather dully. Considering he has that old-time swagger about him....

But didn't he switch into a shawl for the second half of the show?

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Nicholson looks like went blindfolded into a Goodwill and just started grabbing things.

But he pulls off going on stage loaded better than anyone else there (Kristen Stewart, anyone???) so I give him a pass (since he probably got dressed in that state too).
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

hahahahahahahaha

anyone else think Cooper's tux looked too tight?

someone help me out as my sartorial dictionary is failing me - what do they call the stripe on the pants?


Per the pic below, Cooper has a bit of moose knuckle going on... And the stripes on those pants are called black electrical tape applied to a black suit in an emergency.

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These are probably the best dressed of the night:

Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford:

Wouldn't change much with his tuxedo. Although, in some other photos you might seem some collar gap. Might have also considered going with a wing collar since he's wearing peaked lapels and maybe added a pocket square, but I thought he looked quite sharp.

Christoph Waltz in Prada:

Nice to see a tuxedo in midnight blue. I thought his fit him better than Daniel Day Lewis' tuxedo as you watched them move up the stage to accept their Oscars. Biggest point of contention would be to show more cuff. Next biggest: the flap pockets. Smallest point would be the lack of a pocket square.

Hugh Jackman in Tom Ford:

Probably my favorite of the night with a double-breasted shawl collar in a 6x2 configuration.

EDITED to add Chris Pine in Ermenegildo Zegna:
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Only thing I'd change for Cooper, per the above comments, is a size larger for the trousers. And I can't tell from the pic of Waltz, is that a midnight jacket with black trousers, or just the light? Finally, the third and fourth pics above are great, though Jackman should have stayed buttoned up.

Still don't know if anyone measures up to Hanks last year...
post #38 of 136
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Originally Posted by EriQ009 View Post

In homage to classic Hollywood, we saw white tie at the Oscars last night, on Channing Tatum during his dance number with Charlize Theron. With spats, no less.


This was pretty awesome. Any wearing of white tie gets a thumbs-up from me.

Agree that Bradley Cooper looked pretty good. Biggest ding against him was the normal-suit vest, rather than a formal vest. At least it fit him fairly well, which is better than just about everyone else I saw. Also, looking at that photo here, the trousers are too snug, but I didn't notice that last night.

What's funny to me is that they all go so far trying to stand out that the ones that stand out the most are those who wear something classic. Sigh.
post #39 of 136

Christoph Waltz looked great.  I didn't watch very much of the Oscars, but it looked like Seth MacFarlane changed tuxedos at some point.

post #40 of 136
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Originally Posted by EriQ009 View Post

In homage to classic Hollywood, we saw white tie at the Oscars last night, on Channing Tatum during his dance number with Charlize Theron. With spats, no less.


I just looked up "Hollywood Glamor" in the dictionary and it's already got this picture in the definition.
post #41 of 136
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Originally Posted by PaisleySnail View Post

Christoph Waltz looked great.  I didn't watch very much of the Oscars, but it looked like Seth MacFarlane changed tuxedos at some point.

Yes he went from a notch to a shawl.
post #42 of 136
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Nicholson looks like went blindfolded into a Goodwill and just started grabbing things.

Well I'm sure that move works for him at the after-parties.crackup[1].gif
post #43 of 136
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Is Tarantino wearing a leather tie?

 

bet its hermes

post #44 of 136
It's not fascinating that the stars generally dress like crap.

It's fascinating that they are surrounded by agents and publicists whose entire responsibility is supposed to be making their clients look great in the public eye but they don't advise the stars away from dressing like clowns.
post #45 of 136
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Originally Posted by thesilentist View Post

These are probably the best dressed of the night:

Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford:

Wouldn't change much with his tuxedo. Although, in some other photos you might seem some collar gap. Might have also considered going with a wing collar since he's wearing peaked lapels and maybe added a pocket square, but I thought he looked quite sharp.

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Christoph Waltz in Prada:

Nice to see a tuxedo in midnight blue. I thought his fit him better than Daniel Day Lewis' tuxedo as you watched them move up the stage to accept their Oscars. Biggest point of contention would be to show more cuff. Next biggest: the flap pockets. Smallest point would be the lack of a pocket square.

Hugh Jackman in Tom Ford:

Probably my favorite of the night with a double-breasted shawl collar in a 6x2 configuration.

EDITED to add Chris Pine in Ermenegildo Zegna:
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Say what?  He doesn't need wing collar.  He just need a better tuxedo vest instead of a suit vest. Maybe a bespoke shirt with only one stud showing.

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