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Oscars: 2013 Black Tie Trumphs and Tragedies

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MrDaniels, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    Hard to tell, but it doesn't appear that Servillo is wearing a belt. Paolo Sorrentino (pictured right), the director, however, is wearing a belt and looks pretty terrible all around.
     
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  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Ah sorry I mistook one for the other - that's the guy I meant. Will correct my post.
     
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  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    I do think studs add a lot to a tuxedo though.
     
  4. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    I wear my tuxedo with a covered-placket shirt, so I'm a bit biased. I will say I think they add a bit of interest, but I still like the more minimalist approach. To each their own, I suppose.
     
  5. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Some of the best, in my opinion:

    Bradley Cooper
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    Harrison Ford. Needs a waist covering; I didn't see that when he was on stage.
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    Chiwetel Eijofor
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    Brad Pitt. Pants too long, as his usually are, but those lapels were the best of the night.
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    Kevin Spacey
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    Christoph Waltz
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    Sam Jackson - this daylight shot makes his suit look gray, but on stage it looked black with a nice sheen, like silk or mohair.
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  6. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Some near misses:

    Chris Hemsworth. Almost a nice 1960s look with the maroon smoking jacket. The matching vest was just too much, IMO.
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    Jared Leto. IMO the red bow is too distracting. A black one, or even a very dark wine one, would have been much better.
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    Zac Efron. Fit is not bad; the skinny long tie ruins it.
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    Chris Evans. Needs to size up and ditch the long tie.
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    Benedict Cumberbatch. Looks like a funeral director.
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    Matthew McConaughey. Thought the jacket was nice; black waistcoat and pocket square were too much.
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Thought the DJ's pattern/texture was kinda interesting, but that plus the red lapel pin AND turquoise socks was annoying.
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    Tyler Perry could have been great with a black tie.
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  7. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Well-Known Member

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    I noticed JGL's socks too when he was onstage.


    I wasn't feeling the smoking jacket on Hemsworth either....or the blue one Jim Carrey had. It did nothing to complement Thor's considerable physique. Frankly, I thought it was kind of effeminate.


    I was on the fence about Brad's shawl collar....it certainly made a statement though, and dude can wear whatever he wants to.
     
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  8. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    The awful:

    Bill Murray dyed one of Mark Twain's linen suits black.
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    John Travolta is now a mobster.
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    John Ridley is the hitman Travolta's going to hire to kill you.
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    I think Jim Carrey's jacket must have had batteries in it.
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    Michael Strahan...too many blows to the head?
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    Michael B. Jordan broke all the rules, thoroughly.
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    There are no words.
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  9. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Well-Known Member

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    Travolta's sartorial choices were the least of his problems last night.


    I don't know what the hell got into Strahan....he is usually quite well-dressed. He must have sold his soul to a designer.
     
  10. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I was mostly pretty pleased last night. Most of Hollywood's real top-level royalty seem to be eschewing dark shirts, long ties, and crazy ridiculousness in favor of more classic fits. The worst transgressions were mostly among the B-list celebs and producer types.
     
  11. NefariousSabatour

    NefariousSabatour Well-Known Member

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    john legend slayed. super low buttoning point, could have used a waist covering. but i still liked the look a lot. sleeves are too long, but considering everyone else....

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  12. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    Shirt sleeves too long on him. Jacket sleeves too long on almost everyone. Strange that men's awards season style has been improving for years, yet sleeves remain a problem that media "experts" ignore.
     
  13. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Well-Known Member

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    Servillo was in Attolini (as for all the suits, shirts and accessories worn in the movie itself). Sorrentino was in Armani (sigh)
     
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    Most of the tuxedos are off the rack?
     
  15. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Well-Known Member

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    No, he's not. If you look closer you'll see that it's one of those tuxes that has a satin waistband in lieu of a cummerbund (made by/for someone who has forgotten the purpose of a cummerbund).
     
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    Yes. Typically designers will "dress" stars, so that they can claim credit for doing so. They'll send over something and I'm sure it'll have minimal tailoring.
     

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