Men’s Style (Or Lack Thereof) At The 2014 Golden Globes

Men’s Style (Or Lack Thereof) At The 2014 Golden Globes

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I may regret saying this but I think the men’s style at the Golden Globes may have gotten better this year.  There were some really solid looks from some gents.  And then of course there were some pretty terrible looks from others.  In all fairness to men on both sides of the spectrum (and in keeping with tradition on FYG) I think we should discuss both groups.

mens style at 2014 golden globes
If someone would have told me that Mike Tyson was going to be one of the best dressed men of the night I would have told them they were a complete fool. But somehow, someway, Mike Tyson ended up being one of the best dressed men of the night.  A reader even emailed me to recommend Mr. Tyson to the best dressed list!  That jacket is killer. The fit is on, he’s got the pocket square game on lock, the shawl collar works and that fabric works on him.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
And then at the opposite end of the spectrum we have Ben Foster. Who is not only wearing a black dress shirt (which no man should have in his wardrobe, ever) but he also isn’t wearing a tie. A poor look all around. But I do have to give him credit for going for an older lady, he took that one out of my playbook…
mens style at 2014 golden globes
Most people would say that Jim Parsons looks good here. True, the tux fits well. But that sizable patch of white between his waistband and button is nothing short of egregious.  Exhibit A.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
Thank you Mr. Bloom for Exhibit B.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
I read that Seth Myers’ tux was silk, which is pretty bad ass (and totally fine as far as I’m concerned). The long necktie, however, is not okay.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
A shawl collar is less common on a double breasted jacket than peak lapels.  Which is unfortunate, as it can be a great look.  It would look much better on Mr. Scorsese if the lapels were about an inch wider and the pants an inch shorter.  The wider lapels would make him look a little less rotund and less bunching of fabric at his ankles would slim and elongate his legs.  But he is off to a good start and he certainly deserves credit for rocking this look.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
For the record, I cannot wait for Dumb And Dumber To (slated for release in November of this year). But I could go without ever seeing Jim Carey don this black shirted ensemble again.

Who wears it better?  Cooper or Hanks?

mens style at 2014 golden globes
It looks as if Bradley Cooper and Tom Hanks are both wearing the same Tom Ford tux. Cooper looks dashing and is certainly one of the best dressed men of the night.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
Tom Hanks also looks quite good.  However, he needs to shorten his sleeves just a little bit and his bow tie needs to be a little less droopy.

My vote is that Cooper wore it better, what do you think?

mens style at 2014 golden globes
Bryan Cranston got it all wrong Sunday night, all wrong.  The jacket looks to be a suit jacket that a designer (I think Burberry in this case) decided to make a tux jacket by adding some satin to the lapels; which is always a bad way to go about things.  Despite the fit being decent, the flaws in the style of the jacket (and the wearing of a long tie with a tie bar that is way to long for the tie) relegate this look to disaster.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
In yet another attempt at making the black shirt work we have yet another fail.  Admittedly, however, this look is better than Mr. Carey and Mr. Foster’s because the burgundy tux adds another color to the mix.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
I have a dream that one day my doppelganger, Leonardo DiCaprio, will start wearing a proper dinner jacket. That is, one that has peak instead of notch lapels and only has one, not two buttons.  That watch also has no place in black tie.  If a man chooses to wear a watch for black tie it should be small, discreet and formal; of which that watch is none of.  However, serious props to him for taking his mom as his date to the awards.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
Serious point to Matthew McConaughey for trying to pull this one off.  I am a huge fan of velvet jackets, dark green being one of the best colors for them.  But unfortunately, the balance of the jacket is off with such a low buttoning point and low pockets.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
Continuing with the Dallas Buyers Club cast, Jared Leto rocks a super slim tux from Saint Laurent.  And he looks pretty damn good doing so, another one of the best dressed me of the night.  The black silk scarf is a very nice and subtle accessory; take note gents.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
Speaking of velvet, Chris Hemsworth donned this exceptionally elegant blue velvet jacket and looked damn good doing so.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
Idris Elba is a bad ass (and I will always love him for his portrayal of Stringer Bell in The Wire) and as we all now know he is not Amy Poehler’s father, not that anyone thought he was anyway.  BUT, that doesn’t mean I won’t tell him to dress like a gentleman and wear a bow tie.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
Michael Fassbender, with a little bit of alterations, would be one of the best dressed men of the night.  He just needs to shorten those pants and lengthen the jacket sleeves.  Take note of the gauntlet cuffs on the jacket, which is the only example of these I saw all night.  Personally, I think they can be a great look.
mens style at 2014 golden globes
First off, Chris Pine will be an excellent successor to Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck was not). Second, his tux game is on point making him one of the best dressed men of the night.

JLJ

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I give the tie to Chris Pine and Bradley Cooper. Fassbender…what a shame. I think if the shirt cuffs were a little slimmer so they sat at his wrists, and his jacket didn’t look like he rolled the sleeves up, and of course the pants were hemmed, he would look great.

    Scorsese is another sad case. I will never understand how these rich and famous people don’t have time/money to go fully custom or at least go to the tailor. He should learn from Jonah Hill, who has suffered from puddling pants but got his act together this year. They have similar builds (although Hill fluctuates a lot).

    Seth Myers could have been so good…

  2. Hemsworth and Elba need to look into low fastening, three or four button waistcoats.

    The last time Pine looked this good was in 2010. Really awesome three piece dinner suit from RLPL. Unless he’s similarly following Ford’s footsteps in a remake of The Fugitive, he needs to ditch the beard. It really ages him, especially leaving it that long and with all the grey it has.

  3. All I can say is I want Chris Hemsworth’s jacket. I also really liked the classic pocket watch and vest. I give him the prize of the night.

  4. Agree on Cooper and Pines, but no cummerbund or vest?! Is this a style worth considering or a faux-pas only marked for the Golden Globes red carpet?

    • Josh,
      Totally agree that a cummerbund is needed. Unfortunately, they had to be graded on a relative scale against their peers at the event, of which I don’t think any wore a cummerbund, some did have vests, however.
      -JLJ

  5. I love this!!! Can’t wait for the Oscar review…

    My vote here is Cooper and actually Hemsworth. On TV I did not notice the subtleties but glad you pointed them out here!

  6. Josh, Justin: Personally, I can let the lack of waist covering slide given that there was no ugly patch of white showing when the jacket was buttoned. There’s still a continuous look between jacket and trousers. Same goes for when James Bond goes without a waist covering.

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