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9 Best Men’s Fashion Looks from the 2021 Oscars Red Carpet

best men's fashion looks from the Academy Awards and the male actors who won the red carpet at the Oscars 2021.

What can we learn about men’s style from this year’s Hollywood awards shows? Specifically, the men’s fashion at the Oscars? Our ace correspondent Tomas White has taken a close look at the style and fashion choices of the male stars on the red carpet at the Oscars, and he’s found some stunning hits and some unfortunate misses. Here’s our take on the 9 men setting the luxury fashion bar at the Oscars 2021.

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The leading men of Hollywood made stylish statements on the red carpet of the 93rd annual Academy Awards Sunday night

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Sequined pink tuxedos, all-gold suits reminiscent of the Oscar statuette and a throwback 1970’s-inspired jumpsuit are just some of the eye-catching moments in men’s fashion from the evening. 

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And the bold fashion choices were certainly warranted — many on stars mentioned the red carpet was the first event they had attended since the pandemic started. So it’s no surprise they wanted to step out with a bang. 

Here are the best menswear looks from the Oscars. 

The 9 men setting the luxury fashion bar at Oscars 2021

1. LaKeith Stanfield

Nomination: Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: “Judas and the Black Messiah”
The Look: Bespoke Saint Laurent by designer Anthony Vaccarello

Of all the styles put on display, LaKeith Stanfield’s is trending the most. While he wasn’t able to make it to the Oscars in person, the “Judas and the Black Messiah” actor dressed up for the occasion in a bespoke Saint Laurent black jumpsuit with an open chested white shirt with broad lapels

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Men’s fashion at the Oscars: LaKeith Stanfield. Courtesy Photo.

It was a bold look with with definite flashbacks to the ‘70s. He punctuated the look with a oversized gold ring buckle

2. Leslie Odom Jr.

Nomination: Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: “One Night in Miami”
The Look: Brioni suit; Cartier jewelry; Omega watch

Odom Jr. did not disappoint at the Globes, and he certainly didn’t disappoint at the Oscars either. He was wearing all gold with a double-breasted Brioni suit and matching gold shirt

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Leslie Odom Jr.. Courtesy Photo.

To add to the bling, he wore a Cartier gold pinky ring and an Omega watch. The “One Night in Miami” star was nominated for both Actor in a Supporting Role, as well as for Best Original Song.

3. Alan S Kim

No Nomination
Movie: “Minari”
The Look: Thom Browne

The winner for the best tux of the night undoubtedly goes to 9-year-old breakout star of  “Minari,” Alan S Kim. Kim had social media praising his bespoke Thom Browne tuxedo top paired with tuxedo shorts. Topping off the look were knee-high black socks, with only one side sporting broad white stripes. The pint-sized actor, escorted by his mother on the red carpet, exuded style.

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Men’s fashion at the Oscars: Alan S Kim. Courtesy Photo.

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4. Colman Domingo

No Nomination
Movie: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
The Look: Versace

Like Odom Jr., the “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” actor, Colman Domingo, also chose to wear a monochromatic look. That is about the only thing these two looks had in common though. Instead of wearing all gold, Domingo opted for a bespoke Versace pink suit with a matching pink shirt. The look, he describes on his Instagram page, was embroidered with 4500 precious Swarovski crystals and sequins and took more than 150 hours to complete. 

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Men’s fashion at the Oscars: Colman Domingo. Courtesy Photo.

5. Steven Yeun

Nomination: Actor in Leading Role
Movie: “Minari”
The Look: Gucci

Yeun’s effortlessly cool Gucci tuxedo garnered comparisons to James Bond on social media. The “Minari” star, nominated for lead actor for his role in the film, has a history of wearing Gucci. And his Oscars bespoke suit complete with an oversized bowtie was beyond well received. 

Steven Yeun. Courtesy Photo.

6. Daniel Kaluuya

Won: Actor in a Supporting Role
Movie: “Judas and the Black Messiah”
The Look: Bottega Veneta Black

It is hard to compete with all-pink or gold suits, but Daniel Kaluuya made an understated look a major statement. Wearing a similar outfit to his Golden Globes red carpet look, Daniel wore a dark double-breasted Bottega Veneta suit with a matching knit T-shirt underneath. Of course, he wasn’t completely understated though; the sparkle of his Cartier diamond necklace certainly provided bling competition to the shiny golden Oscar statuette he won for best supporting role in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” 

Daniel Kaluuya. Courtesy Photo.

7. Jon Batiste

Won: Music Original Score
Movie: “Soul”
The Look: Dior Men

Winner of the Original Score prize for the movie “Soul,” the musician and bandleader Jon Batiste was very stylish. 

Men’s fashion at the Oscars: Jon Batiste. Courtesy Photo.

Batiste walked the red carpet wearing a minimalist Dior men’s tuxedo. Batiste made the look his own by sporting a bright red flower on his lapel

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8. Riz Ahmed

Nominated: Actor in a Leading Role
Movie: “Sound of Metal”
The Look: Prada

Nominated for Actor in a Leading Role for the movie “Sound of Metal,” Riz Ahmed seemed to be causing a lot of swooning on social media. Wearing an well-tailored black Prada tuxedo suit, Ahmed went for a more casual look by forgoing the vest and bowtie, and wearing a black mock turtleneck tucked under a thin black cummerbund instead. 

Riz Ahmed. Courtesy Photo.

9. Travon Free

Nomination: Short Film (Live Action)
Movie: “Two Distant Strangers”
The Look: Dolce & Gabbana

Academy award winners have never been shy about advocating social justice issues during acceptance speeches. It is rarer, though, for winners to demonstrate their activism by the clothes they wear. Writer, actor, and now Oscar winner for directing the short Two Distant Strangers,”  Travon Free, did just that in a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo lined with the names of people killed by police brutality. 

Travon Free. Courtesy Photo.

Men’s fashion hits and misses at the Oscars 2021

That’s our look at the best men’s fashion hits and misses and style lessons from the Oscars this year 2021. What you’re top pick for best dressed gentleman of the evening, dear reader?

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A fan of remote nature travel, Tomas White enjoys the dichotomy of the good life in harsh settings, whether it is scuba diving off a decommissioned deep-sea oil platform in the Celebes Sea or reading a good book in a remote desert resort in Utah. He likes to keep his possessions to a minimum, and is thus a huge fan of the power of technology and is very particular about finding well-designed items that are built to last. Tomas majored in English at Harvard, and is making a career in IT. He lives in Chicago with his wife and 4-year-old son.

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