What does it mean to wear black-tie in today’s day and age? We take a look at the latest trends in formalwear through the lens of the 2017 Oscars red carpet. It is arguably Hollywood most fashionable evening, with all the biggest stars turning out in their finest, so it’s an excellent time to gauge the trends in modern black-tie wear. While some opted for more classic, timeless styles, others took bigger risks. From slim-fit classics, to double-breasted old-world styles, to ruffled shirts, the style at this year’s Oscars was far from boring. Here are our top modern black-tie trends from the 2017 Oscars for you to get inspired by this year.
Jimmy Kimmel, the host of the 2017 Oscars, opted for a pretty classic black three-piece tuxedo, with a peaked lapel. His look was timeless, fail-proof and sophisticated. It would have been almost immaculate if it weren’t for just one thing: we wished he had kept his jacket buttoned for his opening. It would have made for a cleaner look. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for some timeless black tie inspiration, look no further than Mr. Kimmel.
Michael Shannon gave us a slightly more old-school vibe in his Tom Ford double-breasted tuxedo. The double-breasted suit is a great option for a guy who wants a sturdier, stronger look on the red carpet. With so many men opting for single-breasted tuxedos these days, you’ll be sure to stand out (in a good way) in a double-breasted option. The addition of the red lapel flower also gave it a nice 20’s-inspired look (a small nod to his career-making role in the 1920’s-set Boardwalk Empire, perhaps?).
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