When it came to head-turning, eye-catching wardrobe choices, the men certainly held their own on the red carpet at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The sartorial standouts that struck a chord included:
Pharrell Williams, who reprised his tuxedo-with-shorts look (“Short suits are my thing,” he told Ryan Seacrest during the E! coverage), which seemed pretty tame. That was until he explained that the gray number he was wearing was made by Adidas using a reflective technology that is supposed to create a glowing effect under flashbulbs. (An Adidas rep confirmed that both Williams and his wife were wearing custom-made Adidas Originals outfits and that Pharrell, who has a collaborative collection with the brand, was also wearing Adidas footwear.)
John Waters brought his fashion-forward A-game by choosing a cool-looking Op art suit by Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck. While we usually wouldn’t recommend wearing a suit with lines thicker than your mustache, on Waters it works.
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Malik Yusef turned out in a super-casual all-white ensemble that included a white pullover hoodie and a baseball cap sporting several shearling-covered panels.
Chris Brown appeared to be pulling a full Rodman, hitting the red carpet in something that seemed to be an unbuttoned tuxedo shirt with a trompe l’oeil untied black bow tie design (hey, we’re giving him the benefit of the doubt here) accessorized with a maroon hat-and-pocket-square combination that had social media comparing the end result to Jack Nicholson’s Joker from “Batman.”
And the guys from the Grammy-nominated band Mastodon stuck a collective finger in the eye of armchair fashion critics everywhere with Brann Dailor choosing a jaunty suit with an all-over balloon print and bird-flipping bandmate Brent Hinds wearing a gray-and-blue Los Angeles Dodgers uniform — complete with hat.
But, the way we see it, Hinds' middle finger to the night’s fashion might have backfired on him, since blue was one of the night’s on-trend color choices for the guys, including Tom Jones (in a bright blue three-piece ensemble) and LL Cool J (hosting in a Giorgio Armani made-to-measure indigo silk herringbone pattern one-button dinner jacket with black satin peak lapels paired with black tuxedo trousers).