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Oscars special part 2: here come the boys

Black-on-black, high shine fabrics, slim-fit tuxedos and a touch of velvet. Who were the best dressed men on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars?

As well as Slumdog Millionaire, the film he starred in picking up eight Oscars on the night, Dev Patel scored highly on the fashion front too. A slim-fitting simple tux from Burberry is sure to have won him an army of female fans.

Rourke pulled Hollywood bad boy off with aplomb

Mickey Rourke was rock ‘n’ roll in an off-white slim-fit suit from Gaultier worn over a shiny black waistcoat and with pointed patent shoes. This was one of the boldest choices by the boys and not every Hollywood actor could pull it off but Rourke did so with aplomb.

Play it safe next year Hoffman

Also attempting to challenge the rules, albeit rather less successfully, Philip Seymour Hoffman donned a knitted black beanie to go with his unfortunate shrink-to-fit shiny black waistcoat in this black-on-black ensemble. Play it safe next year Hoffman.

High shine suiting with Robert Downey Jr. didn’t quite cut the mustard with the women in the Drapers office. While there wasn’t anything obviously wrong, coiffed hair, a plastic fantastic made-up Ken doll face and a super-fat shiny black tie all just made it obviously not right too.

Daniel Craig continues to prove he is one of the sharpest dressers in Hollywood

Brad Pitt. What can we say? He played it safe like his partner Angelina Jolie but this Tom Ford tux was smoking and Daniel Craig continues to prove he is one of the sharpest dressers in Hollywood in this super sharply tailored number.

Who do you think was the best dressed man at the Oscars 2009? Vote in our poll on the right or click here to read more blogs and comments from industry leaders and Drapers reporters. You can also post your own thoughts here.




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