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4 Very Different, Very Excellent Ways to Do Formalwear

Red Carpet4 Very Different, Very Excellent Ways to Do Formalwear

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From traditional to swerve-y, here's how to dress up this season

If there is one red-carpet event where you can count on the male attendees to bring their fashion A-game, it’s our annual Men of the Year party. (Okay, we’re biased, but hear us out.) Our UK brethren held their version of the event in London last night and, in grand GQ tradition, the attendees did not disappoint on the style front. The bold tuxedos and suits on display were confirmation that if you need to put on formalwear in 2016, you’d be making a mistake to play it safe.

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Tinie Tempah

English rapper Tinie Tempah wore a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo in a pajama-like satin.

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Alessandro Michele

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James Bay

Gucci mastermind Alessandro Michele and musician James Bay went for heady wallpaper prints—a cool choice for long-haired bohemians.

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Josephine de La Baume and Mark Ronson

Meanwhile, Mark Ronson dialed in the old-school glamour with royal blue velvet jacket and black trousers by Hugo Boss. And even though, on paper, that sounds like a bunch of fashion nonsense, they all managed to look empirically handsome and classic in a very respectable way.

If this is the future of fomalwear, we’re going to have make up a bunch of excuses to throw fancier than necessary parties. Because, as much as we love a good track jacket, these dashing suits blow nylon loungewear out of the water.

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