Who: Alexander Skarsgård

Where: NYC

Whoever repurposed the term ‘basic’ as an insult should check Alexander Skarsgård’s wardrobe. The Tarzan star proves that staples are a style no-brainer, with a classic knitted polo shirt, versatile black jeans and a Bottega Veneta-esque plaited leather belt.

Of course, it helps if it’s all wrapped round the body this training regime built. Back to the drawing board, internet trolls.

Alexander Skarsgard

Who: Chris Pine

Where: GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016, London

Red carpets are awash with traditional (read: boring) tuxedos, but Chris Pine proves you don’t need gimmicks to stand out – just a white dinner jacket with an impeccable fit.

No sequins, no body paint, no faux-hawks – take note, Frankie Grande.

Chris Pine - GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016, London

Who: Mark Ronson

Where: GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016, London

Who said throwbacks were just for Instagram? Mark Ronson’s nod to his smoky, pop-jazz days nails the lounge lizard look, and proves that velvet isn’t just for 1970s living room suits.

Why? The colour sits well with classic black separates – the bread and butter of red carpets.

Mark Ronson - GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016, London

Who: Tinie Tempah

Where: GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016, London

On paper, a shimmering, printed two-piece is a red carpet nightmare. On Tinie Tempah, it’s best-dressed list fodder.

By dialling down accessories in favour of a statement microprint, then ensuring that the fit is nigh-on perfect, the ‘Pass Out’ star stays on the right side of busy. We can even let the clashing spectacles slide.

Tinie Tempah - GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016, London

Who: Jay-Z

Where: Beyonce’s ‘Soul Train’ 35th Birthday Party, NYC

Let’s dance, let’s shout. Get your body down to the ground (in a billowing paisley shirt, that is).

Beyonce’s birthday bash was never going to be a quiet affair and its Soul Train theme inspired a procession of stellar ensembles. Case in point, Jay-Z’s masterclass in grounding statement prints with muted, all-black pieces. Le freak, c’est chic.

 Jay-Z - Beyonce Soul Train 35th Birthday Party, NYC

Who: Jude Law

Where: Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival was a massacre (and we’re not talking about the upcoming bloodbath thriller Brimstone). The perp: Jude Law. The victim: slim fits.

The Young Pope star’s boxy silhouette – built from loose, coordinating separates – proves that breathe-in tailoring isn’t the only shape that flatters. RIP spray-on jeans, you shall be missed.

Jude Law - Venice Film Festival

Who: Nick Hendrix

Where: Levi’s V&A Party, London

A dark look. An icy glare. A murder(ed-out) weapon. No, not the latest episode of Midsomer Murders, but the get-up of its newest cast member, Nick Hendrix.

The all-black outfit is form-flattering but stands out thanks to a simple, under-layered grey tee. Still monochrome, but without getting too Gothic.

Nick Hendrix

Who: Tom Ford

Where: Nocturnal Animals Premiere, Venice

Is there anything Tom Ford can’t do? A few days before his well-reviewed NYFW show, he was promoting his second well-reviewed stint behind the camera at the Venice Film Festival.

Tuxedos on the red carpet are commonplace, but the designer-cum-director stands out with a double-breasted two-piece woven from the finest Italian fabrics/your dreams. Up next, world domination.

Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals Premiere, Venice