Last night The Royal Opera House, London saw the GQ men of the year awards. I wasn’t invited let alone nominated which of course draws a question mark over the validity of the event, however that aside it still proves to be a great opportunity for the men of London and the world to get up and be counted for style and talent. Some of the more interesting awards went to the following: International Man – Josh Brolin, Most Stylish Man – Brandon Flowers, Designer – Christopher Bailey, Politician – Boris Johnson (really? I mean seriously though, really?) and Radio Personality – Chris Evans (again: really? I mean radio yes but personality? I wouldn’t have thought so).
The outfits worn at the event all aired on the subtle side but there was a good range of style from damn awful to “DAMN! You look good bro!” Jump through for my selection of the good and the bad and ugly.
Here’s the Good, a selection of styles which I hope you will agree are pretty ace.
Like Julian Barratt, Grohl is a little less dressy than others at the event but he doesn’t look out of place. The shirt is the key to this outfit and ties the whole thing together, anything smarter and his long hair and beard would make his face look mis-matched with his body- never a good look.
Now for the Bad and Ugly, people who should know better but don’t.
Do girls even fancy him anymore? I mean he looks like he has been vommited on by a charity shop- and not in a good way.
I’m not sure about this one, I don’t know if Coogan should know better or not. He fancies himself as a little bit of a playboy but doesn’t have the wardrobe to back this up. Pull your socks up lad.
The wooden man of Hollywood is back and is ruining some potentially nice pieces. That jacket and cardigan are pretty nice and those trousers look like they could be o.k but all together and worn without a collar (were you dragged up, boy?) it looks a mess. Bad move Bloom.
By Jonathan Smith | September 3rd, 2008