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Pulling out the stops for sartorial moment of the year, Justin Timberlake turned up at the 2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden wearing an exquisite, heavily-embroidered three-piece tuxedo by Tom Ford.
Hair swept back and blue eyes sparkling, Justin was papped at the high-profile event wearing what might be one of his finest suits, a nice change from the standard black tuxedos he's been wearing lately in support of his new music.
Everything about his suit spoke elegance from the jacket's fan-like stitching to the satin shawl collar to the slashed, satin-lined pockets to the white buttons of the waistcoat (cleverly contrasted with the shirt's black buttons). The rumpled silk bow-tie added the finishing touch. Although Timberlake didn't win an award, it was fitting that he attended the event wearing a Tom Ford suit since he presented Ford with the award for Best Designer on the night. Justin even managed to outshine David Gandy, who wore a less interesting suit yet still managed to look formidable with his piercing eyes and heavy build.
The most interesting thing about Ford's own tuxedo was its unusually wide satin lapels and satin cuffs. The fashion gods must really have been smiling on the opera house last night because Pharrell Williams also showed up to collect his Performer of the Year award wearing a black, stylishly crumpled tuxedo by Lanvin. How many excellent tuxedos can one opera house contain?. .
Since Kylie Minogue's blog for Style.com's new Style Map is dedicated this week to chic floral designer Jeff Leatham (see here), I thought I would use this post to explore his sense of style, which includes, as you will see, more than just flowers and candles.
Apart from being artistic director of the in Paris, Leatham's adventurous way of dressing is one of his most stylish attributes.
More famous, of course, for designing floral arrangements for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Hillary Clinton and the Dalai Lama (work the International Herald Tribune describes as the floral equivalent of haute-couture), what has largely gone unnoticed in all this floral attention is the style he brings to his person. From the white satin-lined shawl collar tuxedo he wore at Cartagena's Hotel Santa Clara in May (bottom) to the glorious black tie formalwear he was photographed in recently on the roof of the George V Hotel in Paris (below), the handsome Leatham excels sartorially as well as florally.
Who better to offer up as inspiration to our distinguished A Suit That Fits clientele than this god of flowers and garments? xoxo. .
Having lived near Boston, home of the Red Sox, for the last 4 years, and since I will be moving to near Washington D.C. in exactly 3 weeks (sob!), I couldn't help feeling a small swell of emotion this week when Andrs Velencoso Segura, the world's highest paid male supermodel, tweeted a picture of himself wearing, of all things, a Red Sox cap.
It's well known that , whose acting debut came last year in the Spanish thriller Fin, loves European sports (he's been spotted in the Royal Box at Wimbledon and was tweeting up a storm during the 2010 World Cup understandable given that Spain, his home country, won), but who knew he had a thing for American sports?.
Even if Velencoso had never donned that American baseball cap, I would sooner or later have found myself writing about him in the context of men's fashion. At 6'4 and one of the world's most famous male models, very few people (I'd bet money on it) look as good as him in a tuxedo (see below). When he accompanied his girlfriend Kylie Minogue to the 2013 amfAR gala in Cannes wearing an exquisite custom Roberto Cavalli tux with a black satin shawl collar, bow tie and patent leather shoes, he looked nothing less than perfect. The idea of this ultra-stylish Spaniard at a Red Sox game in Boston's Fenway Park is kind of hard for me to get my head around, but that's what makes his sporting the cap in London so charming.
Here's to more of the American influence on Europe's most elegant man. .
On Monday night, I attended the seventh annual Scottish Fashion Awards in Glasgow, hosted by Style Icon Alexa Chung. It was a glitzy and glamorous spectacle but, with Swarovski as a sponsor, who would expect any less! I had the pleasure of meeting a whole host of interesting people from across the industry, but more importantly, I met a few dapper ladies and gents sporting suits, separates and tuxedos.
In the photo below we have some dapper chaps sporting a mixture of fantastic outfits. Starting on the left we have a classic , versatile and perfectly accessorized, on this occasion with a smart tartan .
Next, we have a very daring double breasted jacket with eight buttons, three fastening, worn with a pair of light grey flannel trousers, again, finished off with a pocket square in a presidential fold. Third from the left is a classic two piece in light grey pinstripes, worn with slim lapels to give width to the shoulder line. Last but not least a modern two piece charcoal grey suit with slim lapels, worn with a skinny tie. Next, was James Robert Faulkener. Edinburgh's very own Rogue Milliner.
James' designs are fantastic, but not as fantastic as his plush velvet tuxedo, with shawl collar in satin, complimented by his waistcoat and scarf. Also in this picture, we see another velvet jacket with notched, split lapel in suit cloth, edged with satin.
In this final picture, I managed to snap a lady in a tuxedo, rare, but a great look. With a single fastening, satin edging, and full satin collar (rather than suit cloth). It really is a stand out tuxedo. Our gent is wearing a classic peaked collar tuxedo, with a one button fastening and straight flapped pockets. Pocket squares were really prevalent on the night.
All in all, it was a brilliant event with guest appearances from Dionne Blomfield, Millie Mackintosh of Made in Chelsea, Karen Gillan of Doctor Who fame and New York stylist Derek Warburton, who sported a striking pink turban. Congratulations to all the winners, and I'm sure you'll all be household names in the future.
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