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From: Esquire UK
A lowkey but firmly on-trend look from DB who launched his own grooming range, football club AND haircut all in one week. What have you done, eh?
It's almost spring, which means one thing: bomber jacket weather. Here's Champagne Papi in a sky blue number by Tom Ford - perfect for staring pensively at potted plants in.
American TV somebody Trevor Noah wisely kept the rest of his outfit muted to let his paisley blazer speak for itself at the Grammys.
A little tight around the arms, maybe, but otherwise full marks to Creed star Michael B. Jordan for this all-black tailoring effort with just the right amount of accent on the collar and shoes.
Eschewing the conventional 'some sort of tux' at this year's Grammys in favour of a Lovely F**king Coat was pop star (?) Nick Jonas. Before you question the white rose: it was a protest thing, so it's fine.
Another week, another solid entry from One Direction survivor Zayn Malik, who turned up at the Grammys in a perfectly cut powder pink suit and managed to make it look understated. No mean feat.
If you're going to make a statement, MAKE A F***ING STATEMENT mate.
January Getting in on the corduroy trend, it's Jon Hamm proving once again you don't spend years working with the costume team on Mad Men without picking up a thing or two (funny that). If we were being mean, we'd say his shirt is a little long in the sleeve. But we're not. So it's fine.
Wearing a chocolate brown suit, two tone dress shoes and the plaid wool coat of your wildest plaid wool coat dreams: it's Mr Zayn Malik, walking around Soho, New York. Which seems a very Zayn Malik thing to do.
It's not quite an Oscar (yet...), but at least Gary Oldman's Screen Actors Guild Award complimented his excellent choice of formal evening wear.
Also at Sundance this week (who wasn't!) and wearing a coat that makes you stop and think: "f**k me, that's a coat!" was Iris Elba. Read more on the big man's stylish ways here, if you like that sort of thing.
Brave be the man who wears a brown suit - although here John Legend makes it look like an obvious choice, with the black roll neck and derbies complimenting things perfectly. Looks cosy, too.
Scottish fashion designer Christopher Kane hosted his own Burns Night party this week, but left the traditional garb to his contemporary Patrick Grant who made a kilt look about as good as it humanly possible to here.
Next up in Big Coat Watch, Winter 2018 Edition it's User, transforming the most casual outfit imaginable into something special with the addition of some (we hope fake) fur and some distinctly 'I'm famous' shades.
Whether you know him as a deranged serial killer or a deranged sadomasochistic sex millionaire, there's one thing you have to say about actor Jamie Dornan: he knows how to dress down a suit very nicely when taking his very nice face on a rare public outing to Soho House on a Thursday.
A flawless lesson in tailoring from the Welsh actor, whose pinstripe DB fits like a dream and matches the hue of his shirt and tie perfectly. He's even nailed the one-hand-in-the-pocket thing, which admittedly isn't really that hard to do.
Despite still being very much in his 'trying loads of whacky shit out' phase, Mr Gigi Hadid nails it here with a simple camp collar shirt and stone suit combo, even it is a a little underdressed for January in Manhattan (don't worry: there's definitely a heated limousine just out of shot).
Looking a *tiny* bit My First Fashion Week / oh-my-God-what-am-I-doing-here-am-I-really-wearing-this-suit-is-it-OK in Paris was actor and social media justice warrior Mark Ruffalo, whose suit actually was very nice (relax, Mark) and represents a grown man taking a bold chance, which we very much endorse and admire.
Forget the hair. Ignore the hair. The hair isn't important. What the world's most expensive footballer got right here was showing up to a Louis Vuitton show decked in Louis Vuitton, much like one runs out at PSG wearing a PSG kit. Only, y'know, nicer.
Diligently rocking up to Kim Jones' very last Louis Vuitton show this week were Beckham Senior and Junior, posing her in the Parisian rain to remind you of the most important rule of winter dressing: own a f**k off coat, and the rest tends to fall into place.
It takes balls to wear a retro brown leather jacket and wisdom to pair everything else back so it works. So well done on the ballsy wisdom, *consults Wikipedia* singer and rapper J Hus.
We're not overly familiar with the Jonas oeuvre - songs about not having sex, is it? - but in any case, this velvet monochrome outfit is both stylish and SAFE (always be safe, kids).
Jon Hamm does not give two s**ts about your 'athleisure' or your 'streetwear'. Menswear may have moved firmly on from its Mad Men phase, but the man who brought Don Draper (and pocket squares) to life is going to keep making the case for tailoring for as long as he can pull on a suit and a knitted tie. A good thing, if you ask us.
If in doubt: keep things simple and build your outfit around a crisp white t-shirt, like the kid from About A Boy here who went to see some basketball in London in this v. v. unfussy (in a good way!) get up. To be fair, 'court-side' isn't really the place to bust out your tweed three-piece.
Can you even call yourself a grandee of British theatre if you're not wearing a scarf? Have you even tread the boards if your neck is not adorned with something slightly scraggly and red? Are you even thespian bro?Anyway: we like Jeremy Irons' coat - almost as much as he hated having this photo taken.
What's that? What did actor Luke Hemsworth wear to the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards this week? Allow us to tell you: a Canali cotton and silk geometric pattern shawl collar one button smoking jacket, with matching satin side ribbon trousers. Oh - and some bracelets left over from his gap year in Asia. But don't mention those.
Special shout out this to Wiz Khalifa, who attended R Kelly's birthday bash (hosted by Snoop Dogg!) wearing less than 50% of a (very nice) shirt.
Let's be honest: 'fashion' is an wearisome business. Those of us who care spend the bulk of our youth and middle age just trying to keep up, trying to follow all the fickle twists and turns, all while trying to pretend we're not really trying at all. Exhausting.So it's reassuring to think that, at the age of 71, we can just put on a nice shirt, with a nice tie and a nice cardigan, before wrapping ourselves a nice, big, grey overcoat. Like architect of your childhood Steven Spielberg here, snapped looking ...nice. Also: warm.
Becoming something of a regular in this round-up, Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer attended the Critics' Choice Awards in a black DB shawl collar corduroy tux by Ralph Lauren - a nice reminder that 'making a statement' doesn't have to mean being all loud and stuff.
Actor BD Wong aims for the layering treble - colour, pattern, fabric - and nails it. Even the red trousers work, free as they are in America from connotations of Hooray Henrys burning tenners for fun outside a regatta. Well done that man.
Nice guy Eddie met his adoring crowds / cynical eBay autograph sellers (who even buys those things?!) in some Dennis the Menace-inspired knitwear and a pair of the whitest trainers you've ever, ever seen. Not that they'll stay that way for long in January. He best brush up on his sneaker care.
Behold! The attendees of Pitti Uomo, the most flamboyant and Important weekend in the menswear fashion calendar. They're in Florence - and you better believe they're wearing clothes. This old boy was one of our favourites - because matching your buttonhole flower to the band of your hat is not a young man's game.
Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer wore a burgundy and blue check suit on the red carpet at the New York Film Critics Awards this week - a bold choice that, thanks to a mostly perfect fit, works better than it should have.
Who said black tie had to be boring? Inject a little purple, like Darkest Hour actor (and Oscar favourite) Gary Oldman, and it need not.
Rapper Common was out this week, opting for a royal blue suit and a slim fit to compliment his tall frame. Not sure about that goatee though.
It's easy to pull off the 'suit with a white tee and trainers' thing when you're hanging out in Palm Springs - and you're as cool as Get Out lead Daniel Kaluuya.
Champagne Papi has hit the year running with this sweater and peak label suit combination, showing how easy it is to make tailoring look relaxed in 2018. We like the (subtle) embracing of jewellery, too.
Diddy (Or is it 'Love' now?) arrived at Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday wearing a Gucci jumper, washed out denim and some fresh white sneakers, making him pretty much 2017 in a nutshell.
The most famous male face in the ballet world, Eric Underwood opted for an typically poised outfit for the Party with the Porters, combining subtle window pane checks with classic Oxfords and an off-white dress shirt. Nice.
One of Britain's most exciting young tailors, Charlie Casely-Hayford knows that the best way to sell your brand of meticulously-crafted suits is to look really, really good wearing them yourself, as he did when Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter hosted a Party with the Porters to celebrate the festive season.
And yes, windowpane checks are going to be huge (figuratively) this winter.
It's the man of the moment James Franco, looking a lot better here in a baseball jacket than he did in a leather one(trickier look, tbf). Watch his new film The Disaster Artist when it comes out next week. Trust us. You'll like it.
Absolute top of the B-list when it comes to inoffensive British actors, Matt Smith jumps with both feet into the 80s power dressing trend with a pinstripe DB. One tiny suggestion, if we may? Tuck the pocket square in a bit. Looks like it's trying to escape.
A quick lesson in making your shirt, tie and pocket square respect your divine authority .
Far better at stylish winter dressing than he is at keeping a straight face while starring alongside his brother in the aforementioned The Disaster Artist - admittedly a hard task (did we mention it's good? It's very good) - it's the younger Franco, Dave. Those blue shoes are nice aren't they? Lovely blue shoes.
Here's Chance the Rapper, hosting Saturday Night Live in a Polo Ralph Lauren Snow Beach Hooded Rugby top. Your 12-year-old self would have loved it. And he'd have been right, too.
Aussie style blogger Chris Burt-Allan here, embracing this year's shearling trend at what appears to be a drinks party in a disused abattoir. London, eh? I don't know.
Fashion scene staple Jefferson Hack is a Nicely Dressed Man of some repute, but what do we make of the bolo tie? As long as it's worn with a suit this nice - and not a stetson, riding boots or 'comedy' Texan accent - we say: why the hell not.
This is classic formal Pattinson: dark suit, slim tie, pale blue shirt, haircut that he might have done himself in front of the mirror in meditative silence and a semi-awkward "get me out of here" gaze.
We love it.
The recipient of dark horse Academy whispers for his role both in front of and behind the camera in the brilliant The Disaster Artist, James Franco further proves that his Stoner Bro days are well behind him with an understatedly stylish (and very grown-up) take on premiere tailoring.
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