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Oscar Awards Debrief: Best Dressed Men

It traditionally marks the end of the awards season and last nights’ 85th Annual Academy Awards, more affectionately known as the Oscars 2013, didn’t let us down in the glamour and showbiz stakes. Noted as the most formal of the awards ceremonies, the sartorial choice for actors is the trusted tuxedo – but of course this needs to be worn well. Elysium Magazine takes its pick of the best dressed men from the Oscars, highlighting any style tips the discerning gent can use to his advantage. As they say in America, it’s showtime!


Daniel Day-Lewis

This was a landmark night for Day-Lewis as he picked up the Best Actor award for his role in Lincoln, as predicted by Elysium Magazine. It was his third best actor award overall and one that now stands him apart from his peers. Day-Lewis certainly looked the part – looking distinguished and very much the discerning gent in his Domenico Vacca midnight blue shawl collar tux.


Bradley Cooper

Cooper knows how to work the red carpet and his choice of a three piece tux with long lapels courtesy of Tom Ford ticked the boxes for style. Beaten to the Best Actor award by Day-Lewis, Cooper ensured he looked gracious and stylish in defeat.


Brits Aboard – Eddie Redmayne and Daniel Radcliffe


British interest across the pond was ably represented by Redmayne and Radcliffe who more than held their own in the style stakes. Special mention to Redmayne who nailed it with a classic peak lapel by Alexander Queen complimented by velvet sippers. It’s bold and he pulled it off with some aplomb.


Hugh Jackman and Chris Pine Double Up

The double-breasted suit has been enjoying something of a renaissance of late. Hugh Jackman who was nominated for Best Actor for his part in Les Misérables worked the looked well, along with Chris Pine. The learning here is how to double up and look good – keep it fitted with no excess.


Ben Affleck

It was another hugely successful night for Affleck’s film Argo who picked up the Best Picture award. Affleck himself looked relaxed in a three piece. Perhaps not as stylish as his BAFTA appearance, but he still pulled it off.


Christopher Walz

Walz picked up the Best Supporting Actor award for his part in Django Unchained but he also gets a big tip of the hat for his choice of shawl collar tux – not too big or small but perfectly in portion.


Channing Tatum

Tatum’s choice of the classic three piece tux with black tie worked very well and he looked like a man that knew it – though his smile may have more to do with his radiant and pregnant wife Jenna Dewan by his side.


Seth McFarlane

McFarlane’s wise cracking demeanour was kept in check for most of the Oscars ceremony but the night’s host looked very sharp in his tux. There isn’t one thing we could fault here.


George Clooney

Clooney doesn’t mess around with awards attire. He knows what works and hasn’t changed a winning formula. The seasoned pro looked his cool and charming himself once again. The learning here is to find a style that works for you and make it yours.


The Beard Is Back

The BAFTAs a couple of weeks ago gave us all a heads up about this trend and now Elysium Magazine can officially confirm the beard is back! A huge percentage of male actors wore some facial fuzz at the Oscars and it goes to show that a well kept beard, or trimmed stubble for the fresh-faced among us, can work extremely well. It adds a certain refined look even in the most formal of occasions and women seem to like the rough and rugged look too. The next style question is if the trend keeps until the summer months. Watch this space!

Amit Chakravarty

Amit Chakravarty

Amit has a refined taste for all things luxury lifestyle, with a particular penchant for men’s style. He’s keen on the latest watches – especially classic timepieces, new drinks, luxury travel, fine dining, executive technology, new gadgets and sports for the discerning gent.