Adding to the subdued vibe of the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet was a definite trend toward the tone-on-tone look on the men’s side -- a sea of dark suits, black dress shirts and black neckties.
Among the men in mostly black were Ellar Coltrane (“Boyhood”) in a black Dior Homme two-button, notch-lapel suit, black dress shirt and navy blue necktie, Kunal Nayyar (“Big Bang Theory”), "Boyhood" director Richard Linklater and presenter Lenny Kravitz -- who, in true rock-star style, opted for no necktie and an unbuttoned shirt collar. And there was Adrien Brody, who went tone on two-tone with a silver, double-breasted, peak-lapel Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo with black piping (one one ruffle short of a late '70s prom outfit, if you ask us) with substantial black-contrast-edged peak lapels, a black dress shirt and black bow tie. In our book Brody gets extra points for accessorizing with a timepiece with a black watch face.
The other thing that caught our attention? The number of younger guys on the red carpet who, stylist or no stylist, were really bringing their fashion A game.
Among the sartorial standouts we noticed: “Modern Family” actors Nolan Gould in a Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers tuxedo and Rico Rodriguez, whose bright blue bow tie, matching pocket square and stylish spectacles made him the Robert Downey Jr. of the juniors; and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" actor Tony Revolori in a Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers shawl collar tuxedo, white shirt, crisp white pocket square and black bow tie that, if our eyes weren’t deceiving us, wasn’t one of those pre-tied ones.
We look forward to seeing these guys on future red carpets.
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