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)
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).