Who: Ryan Reynolds
Where: One Tree Initiative Launch, NYC
With a look as sharp as his Twitter feed, Ryan Reynolds aces the tonal approach in a pair of windowpane trousers that chimes with the colour of his shirt. The trick to steering head-to-toe grey from monotonous to minimal? A pair of classic Converse All Stars.
Who: Patrick Dempsey
Do all celebrities have a change of clothes on their Learjet? Patrick Dempsey’s latest terminal look would suggest so. By swapping sweatpants for black straight-leg jeans and a hoodie for a Harrington, the Grey’s Anatomy star makes a strong case for sticking to the menswear classics when in transit. Maybe we should’ve packed those brogues after all…
Who: Arnold Oceng
Where: Brotherhood Premier, London
The third installment to the Kidulthood franchise might’ve been deemed a laughing stock by the critics, but rising star Arnold Oceng’s look is far from risible. His charcoal double-breasted two-piece gets a tonal tick for the black underlayered jumper and shoes, while the contrast pocket square injects some much needed colour. Watch this Brixton boy’s star rise.
We can’t decide what’s fresher: Drake’s varsity jacket, or the shade Rihanna served him at the MTV VMAs last week. Onstage rebuffs aside, the ‘Controlla’ crooner shrugs off the shame here with an Ivy League meets hip hop get-up. Chin up, Drake, at least your stylist loves you.
Who: Tristan Wilds
Where: MTV VMAs, NYC
From Baltimore street rat in The Wire to Grammy-nominated soloist, Tristan ‘Mack’ Wilds is a man of many talents. Among them, turning out stellar red carpet looks. The ‘Love In The 90z’ singer nailed this photo op with a camo bomber offset by an all-black ensemble. And as if that wasn’t enough, a minimal glint of gold to the neck and wrist puts the jewel in the best-dressed crown. Own it.
Who: Nick Jonas
Where: Republic Records MTV VMAs Party, NYC
Nick Jonas has a lot to make up for after that dreadful ‘live’ VMAs performance, but this moto-sports luxe ensemble is his first step towards redemption. Here, the youngest Jonas sibling taps two big trends in one outfit: the unshakeable bomber jacket and the drawstring waist. We get it Nick, you’re sorry.
Who: Édgar Ramírez
Where: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, NYC
TV-friendly tailoring is often safe, muted and well, a bit dull. Not so for Édgar Ramírez. By complementing his olive skin tone with a bottle green two-piece, he lets both his complexion and style credentials pop. What’s more, the Carlos star relaxes the traditional suit by switching out a shirt for a tee. Bien hecho, sir.