GQ's annual Men of the Year awards reached twenty-five years old this year. Held at London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in association with BOSS, the event celebrated men and women of style, politics, entertainment and sport. Of course, the celebrities dressed to the nines; below are just a few men's looks that caught our eye.
After a fantastic year of achievements, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor for Tick, Tick... Boom! and a nomination for an Oscar actor Andrew Garfield attended the awards in a black slim-fitting double-breasted suit. The jacket was created with a natural shoulder to accentuate the curve of his shoulders and give it a rounded effect that complemented the rounded wide shawl lapels. It also looked to have no vents, giving the suit a very close fit to match his slim-legged trousers. The tight fit was accentuated even more with no pockets on the jacket to reduce bulk and keep the lines sharp. Andrew finished the look with a white classic-collar shirt and a complimentary black tie with a widely spaced white polka dot.
Irish actor Paul Mescal, known for the miniseries Normal People, has been nominated for a slew of awards this year. He turned up on the red carpet, sporting a double-breasted suit, this time in a more loose-fitting cut with longer trousers that gathered softly at his ankles. Showing how to make a suit feel more casual but still appropriate for the occasion, he left the subtly pinstriped blue jacket open to show off his mint green shirt that was unbuttoned at the collar and slightly down his chest to show a peek of a delicate gold chain. The jacket featured wide peak lapels and a padded shoulder to give it a structured appearance.
Famous Scottish actor James McAvoy rocked up to the event looking dapper in a traditional tuxedo. The suit played with texture and light with a velvet jacket with satin shawl lapels and matt, lightweight, slim-fitting trousers. The jacket featured a one-button closure high up beneath the lapels and straight jetted pockets, classic for this formal style. James paired the suit with a traditional black bowtie, cutaway-collar white shirt, and matching white pocket square.
Double-breasted suits seemed to be the flavour of the night, with Stormzy, famous British rapper, singer and songwriter, arriving at the awards looking debonaire in a navy blue satin number. The jacket's buttons had been hidden, giving it a smooth wrap-over appearance. For visual interest, a slightly less formal flap pocket was used. Stormzy kept this mix of formal and informal styles going by wearing a traditional white cutaway collar shirt paired with a matching coloured, more informal skinny tie whose slim lines echoed his trousers' slim fit and straight cut.
The teenage actor of the Netflix series Heartstopper, Kit Connor, kept his suit young and fresh looking with a white shirt unbuttoned to his navel, showing off his logoed vest. His jacket and trousers took on a jean material look with contrasting white stitching around the black wide peak lapels, flap pockets, waistband, and fly.
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