The GQ Men Of The Year Awards, in association with BOSS, kicked off its 24th annual event on Wednesday 1st September 2021 at the Tate Modern in London, hosted in the Turbine Hall. With all the guests and potential winners attending in person after the ceremony took place virtually in 2020, the awards honour some of the most notable names in the fashion, media, sport and culture and this year, also awarded those who were heroic during the pandemic. Of course, the red carpet was rolled out and at A Hand Tailored Suit, we have certainly kept on eye on some of the stylish guests who were there. Here are more of the best-dressed gentlemen who attended, many wearing BOSS, starting with:
Actor and model Hero Fiennes-Tiffin rocked a lovely evening blue velvet two-piece suit, worn with a plain white cotton dress shirt. The bottom of the shirt collar lined up with his black bow tie, matching his thin satin black shawl collar. The jacket itself included the classic details of the welt pocket and the single-button fastening for a dinner jacket, along with contrasting thin black jet pockets. The curved hem is a great match for the softness of the velvet, as the slim trousers are finished with the black cummerbund. Black satin stripes sit down the sides of the trousers, a tapered silhouette which finishes above the shoes. 4-button cuffs consisting of black buttons finish the jacket sleeves, sitting closely together for a subtle finish.
Ex-footballer and current football manager, Andrea Pirlo's choice of attire was also a velvet number. The velvet jacket stands out against his black evening trousers with the satin stripes and his black pleated cummerbund. With a contrasting satin shawl collar and matching bow tie, the dinner jacket includes the traditional one-button fastening and double jet pockets. Small buttons sit on the jacket cuff as the grey/brown toned jacket is styled with a folded white pocket square just showing through the welt pocket. The dress shirt is pleated and fastened with black dress studs to meet the black tie dress code of the night. Pirlo is also pictured with designer Bruno Cucinelli wearing a midnight blue double-breasted peak lapel suit and Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula One Group wearing a dark grey three-piece peak lapel suit with an eight-button double-breasted waistcoat.
Actor Martin Imhangbe's look was a very smart choice as he opted for a navy blue double-breasted overcoat-style jacket with a four-button front, the buttons either side with a good distance for a clean finish. His jacket is designed with peak lapels and the structured shoulders are complimented through the sharp hem. His trousers are tapered with the centre crease also a sharp feature too, the hem just softly brushing the top of his trainers. Including a 4-button cuff on the jacket sleeves, they are noticeably shorter than the shirt sleeves with a double cuff, thus allowing the metallic cufflinks to be displayed. A white folded pocket square sits in the welt pocket and his white shirt fastened with a metallic button on the collar, accessorising with a tie clip to heighten the overall metallic sheen of this look. Angled flapped pockets sit just below the waist for extra tailoring features on this modern evening piece.
Actor Sope Dirisu brought the autumnal feel to the night in his suit of choice, wearing a textured mustard yellow two-piece with a two-button fastening. The buttons sit high on the jacket and a wide stance in-between, making for a short notch lapel and collar line. The shoehorn buttons on the front match the smaller versions on the 4-button cuffs, with curved flapped pockets and a straight centre front leading down into a small rounded hem. The shoulders are fitted and create a soft line as his trousers are slim fitting with the centre crease. The hem is turned up and folded for a cool finish as it sits level on the ankle. Pairing the attire with a black formal shirt and black delicately floral-patterned tie, the actor looked very smart.
Model and creative designer Andre Georgiades's black tie attire was a classic choice, opting for a two-piece black number with peak lapels. The jacket included a two-button front and flapped pockets with the jets made in a satin as a great detail. The white dress shirt edges out underneath the jacket sleeves slightly for a classy finish, styled with a white pocket square and the shirt fastened with black dress studs. He wears a pleated cummerbund and underneath, wears black braces attached to the slim leg trousers. The centre crease enhances the formality of the suit and the hem sitting below the top of the shoe with a break at the bottom and pockets down the side. The shoulders are structured and create a great shape to the evening piece.
British diver and winner of a gold medal at this year's Olympics in Tokyo, Matty Lee, attended this year's awards as Team GB and ParalympicsGB won the Jaguar Outstanding Achievement at the ceremony this year. His suit of choice was a blue two-piece evening suit, a slight teal shade to the colour as it is made with a contrasting thin dark navy blue shawl collar and double jet pockets. The buttons on the 4-button cuffs and the single button on the front are the same shade, including the satin stripes down the side. As the material folds in the trouser breaks, the choice of contrasting blue matches the blue shade created perfectly. The white pleated dress shirt is fastened with matching fabric buttons and the cuffs showing underneath the jacket sleeves and his bow tie fastened with a pleated centre. The shawl collar is accessorised with a lapel pin as the finishing touch.
Actor Dipo Ola's choice of attire was a very smart/casual example that also carries an autumnal feel to it. His jacket with a subtle woven texture to the cloth is complimented lovely with the smooth cloth of his black/dark navy blue fitted trousers which finish on the ankle, a suitable hem length for the loafer shoes. As well as the jacket's texture, it is also made with a six-button front for the double-breasted cut and large patch pockets on the bottom. 4-button cuffs sit on the jacket sleeves and the shoulders fitted for a dapper finish. The peak lapels outline the ribbed high-neck knit and the folded purple pocket square used for the accessory completes the evening styling very well.
VOGUE columnist Raven Smith wore a zebra-print double-breasted jacket paired with slim straight leg black trousers, the hem finishing at ankle length. With wide peak lapels on the jacket, a horizontal grey buttonhole features on the left lapel as the jacket includes a range of grey shades. For the pockets to be distinguished, they are cut from the lighter parts of the cloth's design and the six buttons on the front also can be seen against the pattern. The cuffs of his white shirt show substantially as the top button on the collar is fastened for a sophisticated finish, and the thread used for the top button an extra detail of the suit on its own.
Actor Ed Westwick looked dashing in a black three-piece suit, styled with his satin black bow tie and white dress shirt. The shirt itself is made with fabric covered buttons and the collar in its wing tip form, the sleeves just long enough to stick out underneath the jacket sleeves. His styles the suit with a white pocket square as the cloth includes a detailed print, elevating the overall look. On the jacket is a shawl collar and subtle flapped pockets with buttons on the cuff, the waistcoat just showing above the fastening and the trousers a tapered fit at the ankle with the sharp centre crease and the hem just finishing at the ankles for a sleek look.
Missed more looks from the 24th GQ Men Of The Year Awards? Have a read below:
- GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2021: The Stylish Guests
- GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2021: Best-Dressed Ladies
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