By Liza Corsillo for GQ.
Canada's Prime Minister and one of Canada's most famous Ryans are both fans of this next-level neckwear move.
It’s rare that a politician and a movie star share tastes in fashion but Justin Trudeau isn’t just any politician, especially when it comes to dressing for a big event. Last night, while delivering a Leonard Cohen tribute speech (could he get any cooler?) onstage at the Juno awards in Ottawa, the PM wore a tie so cool, it’s straight out of the Ryan Gosling Playbook™. Both men are devilishly handsome, both make getting dressed look like a friggin’ cake walk, and both know that wearing an embroidered tie is the freshest way to make your neckwear pop. Whether it’s floral like Gosling’s baby blue tie or graphic like Trudeau’s skinny black tie, the stitched detail gives modern neckwear a vintage appeal. And there’s something relaxed and confident in the diminutive size of the adornment — quite the opposite of a loud allover print or stripe. Neither of these two Canadian style gods feels the need to show off in the wardrobe department, and that’s precisely what makes them look so consistently cool.
As for the rest of Justin Trudeau’s fit, his black and white Reservoir Dogs suit was reminiscent of another stylish leading man in Hollywood. And the stark lack of color made a perfect backdrop for his embroidered tie. If you’re thinking of copying the style this spring, keep your suit and dress shirt colors minimal so your tie has plenty of room to shine. Want to pick up your own embroidered tie right this minute? Here are three we enthusiastically recommend:
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