What do Ryan Reynolds, Eddie Redmayne, Armie Hammer, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Matthew McConaughey all have in common? Yes, they’re all massive stars on both sides of the pond but that’s not it. Not only have all these men been recognized for their sartorial style but they also all have, at one point or another, worn a striking velvet tuxedo. And most recently, a certain royal made fashion headlines by joining their ranks. Prince William stepped out in a fashion forward emerald green tuxedo and proved that men’s formalwear doesn’t always have to be completely classic, straight-laced and predictable.
You receive an invitation to a formal event. You see on the invite is says ‘Black Tie’ and all the questions begin running through your mind. Do I need to buy a new suit? How do I wear my hair? What will everyone else be wearing? What does Black Tie actually mean? It is perfectly normal to react this way, especially if you have never been to a Black Tie event before. We are here to put your mind at rest. Keep reading to find out exactly what Black Tie is and what you should be wearing when you get invited to such a lavish occasion.
He’s played Robb Stark, Prince Charming, a Medici, a world famous DJ, as well as the Bodyguard. There’s no doubt that Richard Madden is not only one of today’s most prominent leading men, he’s also incredibly versatile. Who knows what role he’ll take on next? While that may be difficult to predict, one thing is certain. As his presence on both the big and small screens rapidly rises, so is his red carpet profile. The leading man is also fast becoming a style star and among the best dressed men on red carpets around the world.
Whether on the big screen, on your tv screen or on the red carpet, British actor Henry Cavill easily captures the attention of audiences around the world. With his tall figure, buff physique and chiseled good looks, it’s not hard to understand why. His onscreen costumes have ranged from opulent 16th century English garb to chic 60s spy agent gear and to, of course, the famed Superman suit.
Once upon a time, picking a suit was fairly straightforward. You had the choice of black, grey or navy, and the cuts were pretty basic. They were never particularly exciting or interesting, they were always safe and you could guarantee that there’d be 50 other men at the event wearing almost identical outfits. Now, however, men’s fashion has taken a huge step forward, and there are plenty of different colours, patterns and fabrics to choose from.
The field jacket design crossed over from the military zones and into the fashion world thanks in large part to designer Yves Saint Laurent. The legendary designer brought the military and safari-inspired style to fame in the sixties. The style was a big success and became a huge trend. It was then further popularized by both stylish Hollywood leading men and big-screen characters, including James Bond.