In our weekly countdown this week, we encounter summer suiting courtesy of Big Tigger and Michael B. Jordan at the 2015 BET Awards and Clive Owen, Douglas Booth and Eddie Redmayne at the 2015 Audi Polo Challenge. Witness the summer style of 2015 comprising of the mingling of the formal with the casual to classy effect.
At the 2015 Audi Polo Challenge, Clive Owen pulls off a look of his own with his elongated and sleekly hung suiting. His bespoke blazer features a light drapery effect which is worn in tandem with his sleek tailored trousers that also feature this cascading effect. These loose fit garments echo the relaxed sentiments of the summer season and when worn with his light white shirt, Owen appears both comfortable and relaxed while still decidedly dapper befitting the occasion. His grey blazer, white shirt and black trousers are a complementary colour combination that add to his sense of style.
Even though his formal attire is cut in a relaxed fit, it is important to note that Owen’s ensemble remains made to his measurements and does not lose sight of his silhouette. Instead, we see the natural curve from his shoulders into his arms for example and the straight lines that comprise of his legs. The silk like fabric of his tailored trousers also pertain to the straight angular pose of his stature and add a finishing touch of shine to proceedings.
Radio and television host ‘Big Tigger’ steps in front of the camera at the red carpet of the 2015 BET Awards in a blackcurrant coloured tuxedo finished with black accents at the peaked lapels. The colouring of Tigger’s formal garments court attention without vying for it simply by being that bit different. Worn with a white bespoke shirt, the dark colours are as such compensated and complemented by the brighter shirting. He finishes his look with a black bow tie, black pocket square and white lapel detail (possibly a pin).
With the tuxedo as three piece suiting, one must ensure that the garments fit them correctly not only for comfort, but also to retain the sleek look that a three piece suit affords the wearer. Big Tigger does this by consulting the tailors – both his fitted waistcoat and fitted blazer are just that (i.e. fitted) in so that neither appear to be competing for space with each other nor are they too loose to accommodate for one another. A poker straight pair of tailored trousers finish his ensemble for an overall cleverly coloured and carefully contoured formal ensemble.
Douglas Booth immediately stood out from the crowd with his monochrome two piece suiting at the 2015 Audi Polo Challenge. The top half of his ensemble comprises of a white double breasted blazer whereas the bottom half is a pair of black tailored trousers. These contrasting colours are employed to great effect by Booth in that the colour blocking provides a stark visual break from his peers at the event. While a formal ensemble, he adds grey suede boat shoes and a plain white top into the mix for a dash of the everyday.
Booth’s blazer appears to be cut from linen and as such is the perfect summer fabric. This breathable and lightweight material allows him to remain cool and even roll back his sleeves with ease. The white buttons on his white blazer are almost invisible but nonetheless form the crux of the double breasted opening. His plain black trousers are also rolled up at the hems slightly, once again echoing the cool summer attitude that both suiting and polo seamlessly segue into.
Michael B. Jordan
As per usual, Michael B. Jordan is a dapper presence on the red carpet – this time pictured at the 2015 BET Awards. Wearing a two piece teal suit, Jordan once again displays his use of made to measure tailoring to make for a flawless suited look. By mixing a regular fit blazer with slim sit trousers, he plays with finishes on this occasion to keep things interesting. The teal colour (also worn with matching shirt) is a welcome break to the prevalence of black and navy suiting and serves as a subdued summer shade.
From head to toe, Jordan appears cool and comfortable while his formal attire works for him in the style stakes. His fitted shirt allows him to close the top button of his shirt and remain comfortable irrespective of the summer heat. He wears with this a blueberry coloured tie accessorised with a tie bar. The differing fits of his garments are noticed when one compares for example the broadly framed shoulders of his bespoke blazer with the sharp single pleated tailored trousers. Jordan’s look succeeds as it is clearly made to his measurements and provides a visual treat in teal.
We again witness the colour blocking effect here with Eddie Redmayne at the 2015 Audi Polo Challenge. He wears a stately navy blazer alongside cream suit trousers for a prim and polished look ideal for the event. With his white bespoke shirt worn with navy tie and his navy boat shoes, we again see the recurrent mingling of the formal and the relaxed that is becoming stereotypical of summer suiting 2015.
A further contrast is found here with the fit of Redmayne’s attire. His blazer is a relaxed fit (take note of the slight billowing effect at the upper arms and shoulders) but his tailored trousers are of a regular fit (cut close to the leg but not as taut fabric-wise as slim fit). Yet worn together, Redmayne utilises bespoke tailoring to ensure that his ensemble is a winning one. Fitted garments alongside inspired colour and fit choices result in a superb summer suiting effort.
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