BAFTAs Best Dressed
By Matt Glazebrook, 19 May 2014
Broadchurch dominated last night's TV BAFTAs, winning in the best actor, actress and drama categories. It was a rather broader church in the 2014 'Who We Thought Looked Best On The Red Carpet' Awards, however, with the big three prizes going to three different dapper gents, all of whom eschewed the standard black-tux-and-bow-tie combo. Read on to find out who kept it cool in the Covent Garden sunshine, as we welcome a new trio into the British Academy Of Blokes Who Look Good In Formalwear.
Male Comedy Performance award-winner Richard Ayoade is probably bored stiff of reading about his ‘trademark quirky style’ but it's his own fault – he just keeps nailing the offbeat/intellectual vibe like a seasoned pro. The actor and director opted for a navy dinner suit at the BAFTAs, allowing him to sport a great pair of retro brown boots, which he happily showed off to the adoring footwear fans lining the red carpet.
Brit rapper and Millie Mackintosh's arm candy Pro Green rebelled against his name and cut a striking figure in a bold blue tux, complete with a matching blue T-shirt. It’s a brave look, but one that – perhaps with the tee switched out for a crisp white button-down – we'd happily pinch for a prom or summer party.
Mr Selfridge star Jeremy Piven rolled near-classic in a black tux, but added some key touches that elevated his ensemble to noteworthy. Ditching a bow tie for a jauntily open-necked shirt, the New Yorker also brought a double-breasted waistcoat, some smart tortoiseshell glasses and suave buckled shoes to the award show party. It's a outfit we'd certainly hug it out with, given the opportunity.