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Drake Was the Best-Dressed Man at the VMAs

CelebrityDrake Was the Best-Dressed Man at the VMAs

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Rapper Drake (L) and singer Rihanna speak onstage during the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Even if he struck out with his one true love.

Like any smart recording artist, Drake has been trying to grow up in the last few years, shedding his "soft" image in favor of an aesthetic that's more first-class macho man. First he grew a beard (which he has maintained with almost robotic precision). Then he got swole and started posting shirtless pics and gym photos to Instagram like thirst-seeking missiles. And though most have come to accept and enjoy this new, more bro-lific Drizzy, he showed last night that when it comes to Rihanna, he's still a puddle of mush. Not only did he come to New York City just to give her the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, but he wore a wedding-level tuxedo to do it. Then, in front of a packed arena and millions at home, he seemed to be hinting at proposing to RiRi. He didn't pop the question, but he did swing and miss with what we now know as "The Cheek Kiss Seen 'Round the World."

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Look: There are few guys in the world who don't know the feeling of striking out. Drake just had the misfortune of being Mutombo'd on live TV. But if you're going to go down swinging, there's probably no better brand to do it in than Tom Ford, fashion's grandmaster of formalwear. Drake's tuxedo, a black one button style, featured roped shoulders (to accentuate said swoleness) and in classic Ford style tapered perfectly to a slim waist for maximum fit effect. But as with all tailoring, it's about the details. His sleeve length was perfect, and his shirt collar and bow tie were all hefty enough to stand up the those classic width TF lapels.

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At the end of the day, Drake's luck might not have been as bad as it looked on TV, though the jury is still out on what exactly is happening with Drake and Rihanna. But if they do one day tie the knot, at least we know Drake would look sharp at the end of the aisle. And when at the after party he decided to rock something a little less formal, he showed that he's ready for anything in the bolder, badder, better bomber jacket we can't get enough of this season.

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