A bevy of formal red carpet events this week shows up some sharp and neat suits as worn on five dapper gents on our suits of the week countdown. Colour-wise we see a mostly greyed out winter palette with subtle pops of colour thrown in for good measure. Fit-wise we see a mixture of slim fit tailored trousers and relaxed fit bespoke blazers worn with fitted shirts.
Our countdown begins this week with Scott Stuber in his relaxed fit two piece suiting. This consisted of a jet black blazer and trousers combination paired with a white shirt and shiny silver tie. His macro garments (blazer and trousers) were cut from an iridescent fabric which caught the light and highlighted the shimmering capabilities of the fabric. This was in keeping with his iridescent silver tie which resulted in an eye-catching but never garish ensemble.
Even though Stuber has chosen a relaxed fit for his made to measure garments, there is still an element of slickness and streamlining to his suiting. This perhaps is as a result of the liquid like fabric, but it is also evident at his lower legs as his tailored trousers taper down tighter towards his ankles. Of note however is that Stubber wears his shirt buttoned all the way to the top – this adding a fixed and solid note to his outfit to counterbalance the otherwise fluid finesse of his suit.
Towering above Eva Longoria in the above picture, Ricky Martin utilises made to measure suiting to accentuate and elongate his stature. His black ensemble consists of a two piece suit and shirt that he wears with a tie featuring a linear electric blue design that slashes through the black colouring. The slim fit of his suiting highlights his height and still frames his back, shoulders and legs to give him a solid stance and presence.
Martin’s ensemble here is very plain and absent of much design detailing apart from his aforementioned tie. His tailored trousers are a simple affair of light fabric that drape around his legs and do not even feature a pleat. In a similar way, his bespoke blazer is decidedly plain save for the notched lapel and double-button closure. Martin here keeps things simple and in doing so highlights his stature successfully.
Perfecting the art of the mid-grey suit here is Terry Crews. He utilises a perfectly grey two piece suit and wears it in a classical manner with black and white accentuations. These take the form of his white bespoke shirt, black tie, white pocket square and black leather dress shoes. Crews looks extremely sharp and dapper here in suiting that is made to his measurements and plays to his natural style strengths.
The cut of his suiting here is done exceptionally well and can justifiably be called flawless. His bespoke blazer features a sweeping peaked lapel which touches his shoulders and in doing so highlights how well they are framed by his suiting fabric. This blazer is also hemmed to the optimum level ending just below the waist for a neat finish. This is a trait that is echoed by his tailored trousers as they end at the ankle and ever so slightly graze his dress shoes.
A great example of three piece suiting this week comes courtesy of Nick Cannon. He wears this with a geometric windowpane check and accentuating details which comprise of a white fitted shirt, shiny pink tie and patterned pocket square. While design-wise Cannon succeeds, the fit of his suiting here in this instance threads the edge of mistake-free and missing the mark.
His tailored trousers could avail of an extra inch of fabric to not sit as poker straight and almost taut – yet even with this, they end correctly at his ankles and are neither above nor below it. His fitted waistcoat struggles to make much comfortable or natural movement as the shirting underneath competes for space. We see this as he cannot fasten the bottom button of his waistcoat as doing so would restrict his movement and most likely provide discomfort.
Finishing off our suits of the week countdown with a leading man ensemble is Tyler Perry. Perry wears his tuxedo in a style unique to himself in that his suiting appears more streamlined than stoic. This is seen as he opts for a bespoke blazer with a single button closure that adds triangular dimensions instead of the more solid square and rectangular shapes usually associated with classic tuxedo suiting.
Of note here with Perry is that his suit it pressed and steamed to perfection with a minimum of creases on show with his outfit. Looking at his tailored trousers, we see that on either side of the pleat the suiting material is expertly hung and wrinkle free. As is staple with the tuxedo (even when putting your own spin onto proceedings like Perry has done here), the black bowtie and white pocket square remain fixed in place in keeping with tuxedo tradition.
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