As expected our beloved musicians turned out in all forms of dress for this years Grammys. And as expected, most of them looked like fools. Although I did not watch the show, I did watch many of the performances on Youtube and am really impressed. There was some amazing talent and creativity on display. Macklemore’s
being my favorite, one of the best performances I have ever seen. But back to the men’s style of the night… Same Love
Smokey Robinson is about as much of a music legend as you can get in my mind. And this outfit is pretty awesome. If he fixed some of the fit issues (pants too long and sleeve too short), it would be totally badass.
But then we have whatever the hell Kendrick Lamar is wearing, which looks like the illegitimate love child of Cookie Monster and a deranged fashion designer.
To be honest, I was surprised to see Calvin Harris in a tux. But I am glad he kept things pretty traditional, minus that fact that he forgot to wear a cummerbund, which ruins his whole look. But hey, at least I’ve had a great time at his shows…
A man who nearly killed the tux game is John Legend. Again, he’s missing a cummerbund but fortunately he does not display a sizable swath of white shirt between his waistband and jacket button which means my judgemental eyes are far less offended.
But perhaps nothing is more offensive to my eyes than Steven Tyler’s suit. ‘I can’t even’ (in the worst of ways) as a teenage girl would say.
I am not often a fan of collarless shirts with a jacket, especially a double breasted jacket. But Mark Ronson pulled off this look nearly flawlessly. Check those large cuffs which play off the large pocket flaps on the jacket. Well done.
Is Ringo Starr seriously wearing Sketchers Shape Ups? Because that’s exactly what looks like is happening. And that makes me sad. As a total side note, Barbara Bach is one of my favorite Bond girls.
I would love to know what goes through a man’s head when he decides to wear something like this.
Or this… We’ve been over my thoughts on black dress shirts with a dinner jacket many times. But to reiterate: just don’t; ever.
Steve Coogan is doing his part to keep up the good fight, very well done!
It seems, much to my horror, that Bruno Mars and Macklemore are trying to bring back the Bolo tie. Few things would do more to offset the recent progess in men’s style back than a resurgence of the Bolo.
And speaking of Macklemore (whom I have a ton of respect for). He was one of the best dressed men of the night (minus the shoes). His performance tux was also legit (minus the Bolo). Congrats of the 4 Grammys. Ryan Lewis is also well turned out, I kinda like the absurdity of the large scale houndstooth tux; obviously, I don’t care for the black shirt or long tie.
Pharrell has sparked a ridiculous amount of chatter about his hat, unsurprisingly. But there is actually a great past to the hat, which is from Vivienne Westwood (ie the godmother of punk in fashion).
Big pimpin in Tom Ford. Must be hard Hova…
If you haven’t listened to some of Gary Clark Jr’s music I recommend you do so asap. He’s helping keep blues alive for today’s kids. I don’t really care for anything John Varvatos has ever made, but Gary does wear it well.
Excuse my profanity, but is Cee Lo Green wearing a fucking cream colored silk moo moo with a wife beater underneath?!
But let’s end on a high note. Madonna’s outfits were the best of the night (both were from Ralph Lauren). In short, she did #menswear better than the men. As an aside, I am tired of reading headlines declaring she and her son were matching (major props to both of them on their outfits). They are not matching at all, for starters she is wearing a double breasted jacket and he a single breasted one. It’s unfortunate how blind the press is sometimes…
And then Madonna broke out this amazing number. Queen Latifah’s face says it all. Damn.
GQ (via WireImage), E!, Hollywood Reporter, Today, Perez
It’s mid-afternoon, my drowsy time at work. Luckily I received this email at exactly the right moment before the head bob. This post is so amusing and well done. All of a sudden, I am not tired anymore. Thanks FYG
Pharrell… come on, man. Pop Star from the neck down and Ranger Rick from the neck up? I don’t care if Buddha wore that hat, it has no place on your head (or at the Grammy’s, for that matter).
Green velvet tux is awesome. What kind of shoes would you have worn with that?
John Legend is best dressed, for sure.
Hey Justin, you’re on point as usual. Though I want to correct you, Mark Ronson is not wearing a collarless shirt. Some careful examination shows it to be the dreaded black long tie with a black dress shirt.
Regarding Daft Punk, is “#NoCommentNeeded” a good or bad thing? Because I like how they maintained their public personae while still dressing in classic black tie (I’m not inclined to poopoo a lack of waist covering if there’s no patch of shirt showing). The shoes are not classic of course, but they do go well with the helmets and gloves.