By Matt Sebra for GQ.
From better-than-basic black tie to 202-level tailoring, these are the 9 guys who got it right on music's biggest night.
The Weeknd (above)
We appreciate the sleek all-black look (and, you know, having Bella Hadid on his arm) Abel here wore for his arrival, but is on-stage tux channeled the OG cool of guys like Michael Jackson and every Rat Pack-er--and that's what earned him a place on this list.
Want to know what contemporary black tie looks it? Well, here it is.
Not every guy can get away with a tank top and cropped blue and black pinstripe jacket. Then again, not every guy is Mark Ronson, able to pull off a new era of New Wave that's never not just damn cool.
Bridges's shawl collar tuxedo is old-school elegant. With a bow tie and some patent leather lace-ups he'd look sharp, sure, but with that bolo tie and Chelsea boots, he stands out from the crowd.
Bay puts a dandy twist on classic black tie, opting for a dark green velvet dinner jacket with his go-to topper. The effect is rakish and refined, aka a move that makes classic evening wear feel fresh.
It takes a pretty smart kit to stand out on a red carpet with the music world's personal style masters, but Wilson's slick DB more than stands up to the competition.
This is the face of a man who knows he looks good. (We're not arguing with it.)
Slim black suit, crisp white shirt, black skinny tie: The one outfit that never fails, no matter if you're headed into a big meeting or the music industry's biggest night.
Embroidery and black tie rarely works, frankly, but leave it to the mastermind behind Gucci's new look (creative director Alessandro Michele) and Legend, a guy who can pull off just about any well tailored look, make it work.
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