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The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards

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Sam Diss
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Well, that was… eventful. Usually a sixteen-hour slog through corporate glad-handing, on-stage networking, and ego-massaging, the 89th Academy Awards was packed with incident and winners – GENUINE, WORTHY WINNERS – and could even spell a brand new dawn for this dead-on-its-arse franchise. 

But more importantly, all the lads looked fucking great. Here were our top ten:

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards

    Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome from Moonlight

    You know what’s really, really, really nice? Two kids who look like they’re really excited for this very cool awards show. Jharrel wins big for his lounge lizard black bow-tie and ivory one-button and Ashton’s double-breasted jacket and Goodfellas collar is a classic combination.

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 1

    Riz Ahmed

    Not going to lie but the shine picked up off that blue satin peaked lapel is such that I kinda wanna… lick it? Is that bad? Riz loses stripes for a slightly skewed bow-tie but overall, this is a great look.

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 2

    Michael Shannon

    Accompanied by his partner Kate Arrington – a woman you can just tell will fully not put up with any of your shit – Michael went full Vito Corleone and, despite his slightly ill-fitting cuffs, we could hardly be happier.

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 3

    Dev Patel

    Everyone else might as well have gone home because truly, this was Dev’s moment.

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 4

    Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell

    Straight Outta Compton’s Aldis Hodge’s midnight blue suit and silver accouterments couldn’t even be fucked with when Hidden Figures’ co-star Glen Powell hit him w/ the Stunner.  

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 5

    Andrew Garfield

    Despite standing like a robot, the cut and fit of Garfield’s tuxedo was almost perfect – a little too much cuff, a little too much handkerchief – but his bow-tie makes up for it. AG was the BT MVP. 

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 6

    Jason Bateman

    Hot damn, Michael Bluth scrubs up well. If that’s not ample inspiration for the rest of us, I don’t know what is. 

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 7

    Seth Rogen

    OK, yeah, no, fair play: pretty much everyone looks FANTASTIC in a tailored tux, even Seth Rogen. And Seth Rogen looks like he’s been wearing the same pair of pants since 2006.

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 8

    Barry Jenkins

    The Moonlight director took on the biggest shock in Oscars history while rocking this tasteful DJ and black patent rims and did it all while going sans socks. What a guy.

  • The best dressed men at the 89th Academy Awards 9

    Mahershala Ali

    Despite Kimmel taking the piss out of his name, Mahershala Ali came through all this like a damn prince and became the first Muslim to win an Academy Award while wearing this cracking all black ‘fit.