Who: Henry Cavill

Where: Justice League Photocall, London

If you make like Superman, you can still look casually smart without heading into smart-casual territory. Sounds confusing, though it’s actually quite straightforward. Like Henry Cavill, simply opt for clean, tailored lines with a fit that flatters your physique up top. It won’t just be Lois Lane that’s impressed.

Henry Cavill at the Justice League photocall in London

Who: Jason Mitchell

Where: The Contenders Event, London

Finally: big branding done right. At a recent film showcase, Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell went straight to Japan, cleverly anchoring one of Commes des Garçon’s loudest prints with monochrome jeans and trainers. Go loud and be proud.

Jason Mitchell at The Contenders event in London

Who: Dave Franco

Where: Hollywood Film Awards, LA

In a recent interview, Dave Franco professed his fear of social media. Given looks like this, however, we’re unsure why. The 32-year-old lifted navy tailoring from staple to gold standard, using a printed tie to introduce some much-needed colour. Liked and shared.

Dave Franco wearing a navy suit and printed tie

Who: Will Poulter

Where: The Contenders Event, London

Sportswear should no longer be confined to the track (or, more realistically, the sofa). As Will Poulter proves, an all-black getup and body-skimming fit can steer your gym clobber into cooler – and smarter – waters. Just don’t wear your actual gym kit.

Will Poulter wearing all black sportswear and glasses

Who: Mark Ronson

Where: 26th Annual Music Industry Trusts Award, London

Not content with the seventies maximalism trend, Mark Ronson booked a one way ticket on the Soul Train with a flared, double-breasted suit. A risky move, sure, but it’s also one that can deliver providing you stick to a single statement: in this case, the flared trousers. Uh, freak out.

MArk Ronson wearing a green double-breasted suit with flared trousers

Who: Terrence J

Where: Revolve Awards, LA

After a stint hosting hip-hop music video show 106 & Park, turns out Terrence J dresses just as well as the genre’s royalty. Black tie staples throughout tick all the right boxes, yet a choice blue textured jacket pivots from the dress code without heading into novelty. Move over Kanye.

Terrence J and Jasmine Saunders

Who: Édgar Ramírez

Where: GQ Style & Hugo Boss ‘Amazing Spaces’ Event, LA

No longer shall Édgar Ramírez fly under the radar. Granted, the Venezuelan actor is usually second fiddle to a Hollywood A-Lister, but his wardrobe is anything but. Here, the 40-year-old proves the strengths of a classic, well-fitted three-piece.

Edgar Ramirez wearing a three-piece suit

Who: Tom Ford

Where: LACMA Art and Film Gala, LA

Tom Ford doesn’t follow black tie rules. He writes them. The guru is most at home in his own creations, melding a traditional (and flattering) penguin suit with a velvet jacket for some much-needed colour and texture. We are not worthy.

Tom Ford at the LACMA Art and Film Gala wearing a blue tuxedo

Who: Tom Bateman

Where: CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner, New York

Call us Poirot, because we’ve just solved the style case of Murder On The Orient Express’ breakout star, Tom Bateman.

Exhibit A: a layering masterclass that ties together several neutral shades.
Exhibit B: sports luxe threads below that retain an element of tailoring.

Our conclusion? Bateman is a ruthless culprit behind some killer red carpet threads. Case closed.

Tom Bateman wearing a white coat and knitwear