Prepare For The Second Coming! The 2015 Oscars: Best Dressed Men!

Bow ties,  the moment has finally arrived.  After months and months spent in excruciating anticipation.  After many a sleepless nights tossing and turning.  After hours agonizing in fear of the unknown.  At last, freedom was on the horizon, light shone brightly at the end of the tunnel.  The Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys, BAFTAs and SAG Awards have been annihilated in an ugly awards show massacre!  The dust has settled and the trumpets have sounded.  It is time.

Nose hairs plucked?  Yes!  Nether regions waxed?  Done!  Poison injected into armpits to paralyze  sweat glands?  Confirmed!  All the hard work, the dedication, the campaigning, the backstabbing, butt kissing, lies, deceit and manipulation has paid off… well, for some.  On fashion’s Hollywood’s biggest night, who will be rewarded?  Whose dreams will finally come to fruition while looking impeccable?  Yes, my bow ties, yes.  It’s here.  Which fashion stylists will remain hired and which will be fired?  It’s the 87th Academy Awards Best Dressed Men!  Let’s dive in 🙂

Whew!  The 2015 Oscars came barreling in like a bat out hell and succumbed to a thundering conclusion.  There was rain, waaay too long acceptance speeches (which I put on mute), tears, laughs and… Neil Patrick Harris in his… underwear?!? But, above it all there was FASHION!!! And that’s what it’s all about…. okay, okay.  There were also these award thingies given out to some Hollywood elite types who could recite their lines rather convincingly…but, THAT’S BESIDE THE POINT!

Fashionably speaking, it was quite a night for the Oscars with menswear taking a surprisingly diverse and risky turn (well, in terms of men’s fashion anyway).  In fact, I must admit, there was so much style that my eyeballs could barely handle all the “fashion” of it all.  There was of course, the expected classic and standard black tuxedo look or the equally acceptable option of the midnight blue tuxedo in what has become the all-too-common alternative suit color of choice.  Then there was the color grey, which was introduced as a new viable option for men’s evening wear and least we forget the white tuxedo, as it made quite the showing.  Then there was some risk taking with boldly colored tuxedos and rather interesting neckwear (looking at you Mr. Travolta).  All in all, the menswear for the Oscars this year was not exactly what I was expecting.  Then again, I also wasn’t expecting Lady GaGa to completely ditch those red dish washing gloves and proceed to not only wow the audience with her amazing tribute performance to Ms. Andrews and the Sound of Music, but earn accolades from Ms. Mary Poppins herself! See what happens when you strip off all the hoopla and shenanigans? Your left with  a beautiful, simple and touching musical tribute of one of the most legendary movies of all time, but I digress.

So who were the real winners of the night?  Who needs a silly little thing called an Oscar statute when you have flawless fashion sense to fall back on? Trust, that fashion sense will take you a lot further in life… I think. Below, my best dressed men for the 2015 Oscars. Enjoy!

Oh and one more thing, be sure to look for my golden bow tie award, given to the gentleman who truly has risen above the fashion ashes! Click on photos for full size images!

Round 1: Bold Colored Tuxedos

Have you ever thought about wearing a tuxedo… in lilac…to the Oscars? Mr. Leto has and did! I have to say, I’m actually liking the result (I know). If you are a gentleman who really wants that cool, eccentric but sensitive rocker guy vibe? Look no further than Mr. Leto, who has managed to refine and polish this look into a sophisticated and somewhat classy ensemble (a custom-made Givenchy tuxedo and Fred Leighton brooch). And contrary to what you might think at first glance, Mr. Leto spent a lot of time and money getting his hair, skin and beard in tip-top shape for this awards show… and it shows! Who else can get away with a lilac tuxedo… at the Oscars?!? Oh, you’re right…Prince.  PS, hate the shoes.

2015 Oscars - Jared Leto Final

Yes, I am aware of the fact that Mr. Oyelowo is wearing a burgundy tuxedo (Dolce & Gabbana). Don’t freak out, but he is one of my best dressed of the night. Okay, calm down! Here’s why: the tailoring on this suit is the best of the all gentlemen at this event. The fit of this tuxedo on Mr. Oyelowo is flawless. When you look this good in suit, who freakin’ cares that it’s burgundy… and if you are going to wear a suit in the red family, this is how you do it! Bravo Mr. Oyelowo!

2015 Oscars - David Oyelowo Final

Round 2: The Black Tuxedos

Although Mr. Levine didn’t exactly have a wonderful musical performance at the Oscars, his classic black Giorgio Armani tuxedo catapulted him into the stratosphere of Old Hollywood Glamour. Mr. Levine is timeless and perfectly dapper! Best Dressed of the night.

2015 Oscars - Adam Levine 2 Final

2015 Oscars - Adam Levine Final

Mr. Pine and Mr. Legend (In Gucci) are both looking golden bow tie dapper. A+ gentlemen!

2015 Oscars - Chis Pine Final

2015 Oscars - Chrissy Teigen John Legend Final

These gentlemen also made the cut for best dressed… in black tuxedos!

Mr. Chris Pratt in Tom Ford

2015 Oscars - Mr. Chris Pratt

Mr. Chris Evans (Gucci)

2015 Oscars - Chris Evans

Mr. Chiwetel Ejiofor

2015 Oscars - Chiwetel Ejiofor

Mr. Tatum (In Dolce & Gabbana)2015 Oscars - Channing Tatum

Mr. Hutcherson in Ermenegildo Zegna

2015 Oscars - Josh Hutcherson

Mr. Cooper

2015 Oscars - Bradley Cooper

Round 3: The Midnight Blue Tuxedos

When you are 6’4″ and 200 + lbs. of solid muscle, things could get a bit tricky when it comes to the fit of your suit. But, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson  doesn’t fall prey to the fashion faux pas! His gorgeous midnight blue tuxedo fits him like a glove and actually shows off his chiseled physique instead of the exact opposite. The Rock is cooking up some debonair style…smell what he’s cooking!

2015 Oscars - Dwayne The Rock Johnson Final

Mr. Teller has a lot lined up in his movie future. With key roles in some of the most anticipated blockbusters on the horizon, Mr. Teller is taking it to the next level not only with his acting chops, but with his fashion. Looking suave in Prada, Mr. Teller is hitting all the style key notes!

2015 Oscars - Mr. Teller Final

These gentlemen also made the cut for best dressed… in midnight blue!

Mr. Common in Prada

2015 Oscars - Mr. Common

Mr. Eddie Redmayne

2015 Oscars - Mr. Eddie Redmayne

Mr. Ansel Elgort in Prada

2015 Oscars - Ansel Elgort

Mr. Idris Elba

2015 Oscars - Idris Elba

Round 4: The White Tuxedo Jacket

Mr. Brody pulls off a white tuxedo jacket effortlessly and that’s no easy feat!

2015 Oscars - Adrien Brody Final

2015 Oscars - Jeff Goldblum Adrien Brody

Mr. Cumberbatch continues his fashion streak with this pristine white tuxedo jacket!

2015 Oscars -Benedict Cumberbatch

Mr. Murphy is looking crisp!

2015 Oscars - Eddie Murphy

Unfortunately for funny man Mr. Hart, this white is NOT right!

2015 Oscars - Kevin Hart

Round 5: The Grey Tuxedo

Michael Strahan has come a very long way since his days playing in the NFL. This charcoal grey tuxedo proved to be a fine choice for this ex-footballer

2015 Oscars - Michael Strahan

And finally, last but not least, Mr. NPH himself. His hosting duties may be up for debate, but Mr. Harris receives top honors for his fashion choices during the show and on the red carpet. Best dressed of the night (for both Mr. Harris and Mr. Burtka in Brunello Cucinelli)!

2015 Oscars - David Burtka Neil Patrick Harris

NPH 2015 Oscar Look 1NPH 2015 Oscar Look 2

87th Annual Academy Awards - Show

(images:, AP Images via, WireImage, Chris Pizzello/Associated Press, John Strauss/Invision/AP)

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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).


15 thoughts on “Prepare For The Second Coming! The 2015 Oscars: Best Dressed Men!

    1. mistercarpenter Post author

      Hi Mojisola, glad you enjoyed the post! The men really showed some interesting looks this year which is a little unusual…but really fun to watch. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂


    1. mistercarpenter Post author

      Ha! It was interesting, I’ll give Mr. Travolta that and then there was his hair… let me stop! That is a whole other issue 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting and visiting my neck of the woods!


    1. mistercarpenter Post author

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked this post. I agree, loved David Oyelowo in that burgundy suit. Mr. Cumberbatch looked fantastic in white… and that is a hard look to pull off without looking like you work at a restaurant. Oh and yes, Eddie was a surprise wasn’t he? Thanks for the kind words, can’t wait to see the fashions on your next blog post!


    1. mistercarpenter Post author

      Hi Camilla 🙂 We are totally on the same page… love the lilac and burgundy suits! And I agree, there was sooo much fashion (men’s fashion at that!) at this year’s Oscars that it was hard to keep up. I had to take a day and digest it all LOL! Thanks so much for the comment and for helping me out with the link thing! I think I fixed it… let me know 🙂

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