Who: Ryan Gosling
Where: Blade Runner 2049 Photocall, London
Ryan Gosling is credited with fast-tracking the souvenir jacket into the mainstream after Drive, but this season the actor has moved on to signature statements new with his knitwear. The crosshatch crew neck here ties in perfectly with the matchy-but-not-too-matchy overcoat thanks to similar colour palettes. Consider this look given the Gos go-ahead.
Who: Colin Firth
Where: Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Milan
British stiff upper lip aside, Colin Firth isn’t exactly what you’d consider Bond material. His sleek dinner suit, however, is. Attending the eco-chic Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, the Kingsman star and lifelong environmental activist went to double-O heaven with a textured jacket, proving there’s room for more than one stylish spy.
Who: Jon Kortajarena
Where: AmfAR Gala, Milan
It takes a special kind of man (i.e. ballsy AF) to step away from the tried and tested formula of black tie. Showing his cojones on the red carpet, Jon Kortajarena opted for a leopard print dinner jacket at the AmfAR Gala in Milan. Fortunately, he had the good sense to keep everything else monochrome and not let the loud pattern take priority over fit.
Who: Trevor Noah
Where: Tribeca TV Festival, New York
Political pundit turned menswear maestro Trevor Noah is testimony that not all is lost on Capitol Hill. At the Tribeca TV Festival in New York, The Daily Show host made wearing varying patterns look effortless by keeping the colour palette harmonised. We’re with Trev.
Who: Kendrick Sampson
Where: White Famous Premiere, Los Angeles
It seems How To Get Away With Murder’s resident heartthrob is just as dreamy off-screen, too. During an LA premiere, Kendrick Sampson opted for double-breasted tailoring in a shade that complements his skin tone expertly. The whole look is punctuated with seventies details such as a peak lapel and knitted tie, but all packaged in a modern fit. Freak out 2.0.
Who: John Cho
Where: Fox Party, Los Angeles
Don’t let the Harold & Kumar series fool you: John Cho is more stone-cold dresser than teenage stoner. Showcasing the tailoring move du jour with an ‘air tie’, the 45-year-old made classic navy feel modern without pivoting too far from the dress code. Smoking.
Who: Dave Franco
Where: New York
Short men aren’t short on sartorial choices. While out in New York Dave Franco – a Tinseltown ace that stands at five foot five – cleverly deployed an all-black look to elongate his frame. Add to that no visible waistband and slightly cropped trousers, and you’ve got a look that shows good things do come in small packages, after all. Or, at least, very well-dressed ones.
Who: Robbie Rogers
Where: LGBT Center’s 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards, Los Angeles
While a solid first suit choice, charcoal grey can feel a little, well, boring (especially if you’re stood next to Jon Kortajarena.) So take your cues from Robbie Rogers. The LA Galaxy winger went lighter, swerving any desk jockey vibes and punctuating the look with a darker tie and shoes.
Who: Dermot O’Leary
Where: This Morning, London
Your Saturday night outfit starts here. British X Factor host Dermot O’Leary packed in a masterclass in off-duty dressing to his appearance on This Morning. But for those employed among you who missed it, here are the footnotes: A T-shirt that hugs (not strangles) the biceps gives the illusion of a chiselled frame, while neutral trousers make for a foolproof anchor.
Where: Saint Laurent Show, Paris
Noted fashion blogger Bryanboy isn’t exactly known for being a wallflower, so believe it when we say this is understated by his standards. Instead of a jazzy hat and some ludicrously tight leggings, we’re given a monochrome look comprising a bomber jacket, jeans and Chelsea boots, lifted by some choice embroidery and a slightly oversized fit. Liked and shared.
Who: Ansel Elgort
Where: Airbnb ‘True York’ Event, New York
Ansel, you maverick you. Not only did the Baby Driver star drop this summer’s biggest piece – the cuban collar shirt – in autumn, he made it look damn good, too. The trick here is using seasonally appropriate shades like maroon, navy and black and anchoring a statement piece with wardrobe staples elsewhere.