Who: David Gandy
Where:GQ Germany Man Of The Year Awards, Berlin
Though the socks and sandals stereotype is long dead, our Prussian brothers across the Channel were no match for David Gandy at a recent Berlin bash. The supermodel cleverly turned black tie blue, switching out monochrome for a richer hue that still toed the dress code.
Who: Daniel Kaluuya
Where: Get Out BAFTA screening, New York
Actor Daniel Kaluuya hasn’t just earned his stripes: he’s wearing them. After a breakout role in last year’s Get Out, the Brit boy wonder went boy racer with a simple three-mark detail to steer a wardrobe staple like a navy sweater straight into pole position.
Who: Robert Pattinson
Where: 207 Governors Awards, Los Angeles
Robert Pattinson brought two things back from the dead: angst-ridden vampire dramas, and continental crossover ties. Granted, the former should remain six feet under, but the Good Time star’s neckwear is a forgotten style win – and a great way to stand out from all the penguin suits at a black tie event.
Who: Chadwick Boseman
Where: 2017 Governors Awards, Los Angeles
They say a leopard can’t change its spots, but a Black Panther sure can. Marvel frontman Chadwick Boseman added depth to could-be-boring two-piece with a textured polka dot, dialling down the volume with a wearable, all-black palette. Not all heroes wear capes, after all.
Who: Dan Stevens
Where: The Man Who Invented Christmas Premiere, New York
The only thing that could ruin Christmas – aside from racist relatives you see but once a year – is a Christmas film in November. That said, we’ll let The Man Who Invented Christmas slide on this occasion thanks to Dan Stevens’s red carpet look – a window pane check that flatters slimmer frames with an on-trend, earthy colour scheme to touch every corner of his outfit.
Who: Isaac Carew
Where: Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards, London
Granted, model-turned-chef-turned-professional-turner-upper Isaac Carew is paid to pull off left-field outfits. Look closely however, and this seemingly grandstander look is one easily mimicked by the Average Joe. The checked trouser, as the focal point, is anchored by staples up-top, resulting in a balanced look that can make every Tom, Dick and Harry step-and-repeat material.
Who: Zachary Levi
Where: Justice League Premiere, Los Angeles
Zachary Levi: the man with a tan. Not a tango glow, however – the Chuck actor gave his tailoring elegant safari vibes in a tan two-piece that’s neutral enough to flatter a variety of skin tones.
Who: Charlie Casely-Hayford
Where: Skate at Somerset House Launch, London
Belonging to one of the UK’s few fashion design dynasties, Charlie Casely-Hayford more than lives up to the family name. The 34-year-old hit the smart-casual sweet spot, dressing down a slim-fit navy suit with a T-shirt, and giving formality the boot thanks to heavy duty kicks below.
Who: Victor Cruz
Where: Whitney Art Party, New York
NFL stars are slowly becoming red carpet royalty in their own right, and for that, we can thank Victor Cruz. The free agent personalised the florals with a nice monogrammed touch, then used quieter pieces that chime with the overall colour palette.