Black & Blue at the 2015 Critics Choice Awards: Best Dressed Men

Wow! Talk about a quick turnaround.  The sweat glistening off the brows of Hollywood’s elite didn’t even get a chance to be completely wiped off by overlooked personal assistants before the 2015 Critics Choice awards pushed the Golden Globes down the stairs and swirled into Tinseltown.  The result? A little bit of fashion deja vu… in the form of black and blue!

Hmmm… black and blue. I believe that is name of an album by the Backstreet Boys (BSB), the boy band known for their zesty and highly synchronized dance moves as well as their sugary sweet harmonies . *Sigh*  Remember them? Oh, I’m not going to lie… I LOVED ME SOME BSB! Seriously. Trust, if the greatest tune on Earth, “All I Have To Give” is played basically anywhere, at any given time,  there will be a serious Karaoke and “Dancing With The Stars”  moment rolled into one.  Talk about EPIC!  Alas, BSB was um… not at the Critics Choice Awards, but that didn’t stop them from spreading their influence! I can tell you that the title of their fourth studio album was a literal translation for fashion when it came to menswear for the red carpet event. Yes my friends, apparently, we ALL miss BSB! Admit it.

Anyway, overall, menswear for the Critics Choice Awards served up a generous helping of “more of the same” when compared to the Golden Globes (who is still trying to shake off that nasty push down the stairs). And when you looked fabulous to begin with, offering more of the same is a good thing (as Martha has taught us)! Blue tuxedos were swapped out for black tuxedos and blue shirts that complimented blue tuxedos were changed out and replaced with white shirts… drastic I know! The end result is a familiar look, but just slightly changed up a bit to fit the style of the event.

So, which gentlemen were giving all that they had to give? Take a look for yourself and while you’re at it, listen to some BSB while you do. You’ll thank me for it!

Mr. Jared Leto  (image: Jason Merritt/2015 Getty Images)


Mr. Common (image: Jason Merritt/2015 Getty Images )


Mr. Chris Hemsworth (image: Taylor Hill/2015 Getty Images )


Mr. Eddie Redmayne (image: Jon Kropaloff/FilmMagic)


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What do you think? Love my choices? Hate them? If you have a butthole then you have an opinion…and now would be a good time to share it! Comment below (but please be respectful).



9 thoughts on “Black & Blue at the 2015 Critics Choice Awards: Best Dressed Men

  1. Dana Fashina

    Ahhh the Backstreet Boys….
    *grabs chest with left hand and fans right arm outwards* Tell me whyyyyyyee!!
    Dude…Like I could go on and on…but this ain’t about them.
    This is about Leto’s loafers…yooooooooooooo

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    1. mistercarpenter Post author

      Now that you say it…something is a little funky in that area LOL. It could be the material of the pants that are not hitting him right…or the way he’s standing? Hmmm… Anyway, its always a pleasure reading your lovely comments! And yes, Mr. Leto was probably the prettiest human being at the awards show…dudes skincare is on POINT! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂


  2. necessities123editor

    De gustibus non est disputandum!
    However, the looks are so “déja-vu” and lack originality (with style!) I don’t know why the penguine-look and color-pattern has been considered elegant for men, for decades?!??
    This style and color pattern was adopted for uniforms in better restaurants, too.

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    1. mistercarpenter Post author

      Agreed. Very similar looks to the Golden Globes…. I think what can make menswear at these awards shows go from common and unoriginal to something classic and chic is the tailoring. Great tailoring can take even the most boring black tux and turn it into a classic and dapper look! I’m also a fan of deep plums or even eggplant colors in place of the standard black or midnight blue dinner jacket. I think a velvet deep plum dinner jacket could be very elegant and add a little interest. What do you think? Thanks so much for you insight!

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  3. necessities123editor

    My attitude is: black has it all. I prefer being dressed completely in black with interesting details – structured silk tie or interesting glasses and / or interesting silk scarf or simply interesting textures of the fabrics, like the black shirt with the plastron and black velvet bow tie. Playing with the blazer length matched with the “coupe” and the length of the trousers and the style of shoes is something that may, as well, contribute to more interesting look. All black is my choice for evening events…
    When you say plum or eggplant… I immediately visualize the perfectly cut velvet blazer with large, slightly oversized acetate-made glasses, some interesting well matched scarf (paisley / cashmere) and suitable velvet loafers for a special event… I believe it would be ETRO Milano outfit matched with Tom Ford loafers… Pourquoi pas?

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    1. mistercarpenter Post author

      Hmmm… I like both styles you describe. Basic black can be very elegant indeed. However, I do like your idea about the plum/eggplant velvet jacket, it’s my favorite color so I’m partial to it! Appreciate your feedback! Both looks sound amazing…I would actually like to wear both! 🙂

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