Sure, the 61st annual Grammy Awards ceremony wasn’t the smoothest one ever, what with some of its biggest nominees refusing to attend and Drake’s cut-off speech and that ill-advised Post Malone and Red Hot Chili Peppers mashup. But, hey! At least there were some sweet ‘fits. This year’s attendees leaned into the chaos, defying the black-tie idiom by playing it flamboyantly weird and loose. Here’s our edit of the best-dressed men in Los Angeles last night.
Our favourite modern R&B artist decided to wear his hometown love on his sleeve — and, well, everywhere else — with this extremely Texan outfit by Bode.
The super-producer (who snagged two Grammys last night) came to “Uptown Funk” us all up with this Bond-meets-The-Hives number by Celine.
Miguel sees your boring navy suit and raises you an outré white jacket with wacky purple pants, courtesy of streetwear label SSS World Corp.
We take back what we said about navy suits. Good Canadian kid Shawn Mendes nails the look here with this one by Paul Smith, rounded out with some black pointed-toe boots.
Our boy Drake may have won the Grammy for Best Rap Song, but his arch-nemesis Pusha T was by far the sharpest rapper on the red carpet. King Push rocked a fittingly regal, made-to-measure Thom Browne mohair tuxedo with tennis-embroidered tipping.
This is peak Young Thug: making no effort at all to wear a suit, opting instead for the same hoodie and leather jacket he probably wore to the club the night before. Also peak Young Thug: winning his first-ever Grammy for some ad-libs he did on Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.”
Stone Cold Steve Austin’s favourite singer-rapper had the audacity to aim for a country rockstar vibe while looking pretty in millennial pink. It was a mashup, designed by B.B. Simon, that worked decidedly better than his aforementioned Chili Peppers experiment.
Fresh off his win for Best Rap Performance, .Paak looked resplendent in a baggy plaid fit as bright as his smile.
Leave it to K-pop mega-stars BTS to buck the wacky trends and go full traditional tux. The group used the spotlight to rep South Korean designers — six of the members wore JayBaek Couture, while the seventh, J-Hope, rocked Kim Seo Ryong. There is hope yet for the classic suit!