There were plenty of impressively dressed men at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, with velvet tuxedos jackets (Trevante Rhodes, Ben Barnes), lapel pins (James Marsden, Common), and all-white (looking at you Mahershala Ali) emerging as some of the night’s biggest trends. But the looks that we found most exciting were those that ditched tuxedos all together. Whether it was a less formal suit or streetwear inspired duds, all of these ensembles were tailored to perfection and had personality — proving you can look beyond black tie for an awards ceremony.
The trim cut, dark navy colour, and contrasting vest — mixed with Patel’s slightly roguish charm — successfully straddled the line between formal and stylish, making it a winner on the red carpet.
Sanders was part of the strong ensemble that played Chiron in the brilliant Moonlight, and he has emerged from the trio as a savvy and stylish dresser on the red carpet. Ditching a suit all together, this rebellious ensemble pairs a turtleneck with a patterned shirt-jacket and trousers, and, of course, a pair of Dr. Martens.
From far away this suit reads as a traditional pattern, maybe a small houndstooth, but as you look closer, you realize it’s a scattershot pattern shot through with red thread to highlight the impeccable tailoring and provide a fun hit of colour. It might overwhelm some, but suits Malek to a T.
Cole took a traditional two-button suit and focused on the details to make it unique enough for the red carpet. The grey check pattern is sharp, and is echoed in the faint windowpane in the shirt and the black-and-white pocket square. The red boutonniere is the perfect finishing touch. Our only two complaints: those sleeves need to be a touch shorter; and those boots could be a whole lot less square-toed.