No, your television’s color is not broken; those were navy blue tuxedo suits being dawned on the red carpet at last night’s Oscars.
A few years ago, this new twist on the standard black tux started hitting runways and showrooms across the menswear spectrum. It wasn’t only fast fashion brands like, Topman and Zara. No, big name designers, too, were diving in headfirst, and have perfected the most polished color blue to combine with their satin finishes.
Last year, from memory, I only remember Daniel Day Lewis’s stunning blue tuxedo, but this year, navy was represented in strong force. Stars such as Leo DiCaprio, Kevin Spacey, Jason Bateman and, one of my favorite personalities, Christoph Waltz, ensured the navy blue tuxedo was the bright spot this year in men’s formal wear.
For those men looking for the perfect tux for the next formal occasion, take it from the esteemed gentleman, and try making your mark with one of these two navy options.
This J.Crew shawl collar tux is the perfect investment for the man who needs a tux, but isn’t attending $1000 plate fundraisers on the weekly. It’s prestigious Ludlow fit, single-button closure, and luxurious wool from Italy’s Tollagno mill creates a beautiful ensemble right off the rack. Find it here.
Paul Smith London has created an amazing navy tuxedo for the man who WEARS a tuxedo. At a higher price point than the aforementioned J.Crew piece, Paul Smith rewards you with a wool knit blended, with incredibly soft mohair. The grosgrain peak lapels in contrasting black, allow for versatility with the option to wear black pants with the navy dinner jacket. For serious tuxedo connoisseurs visit Mr. Porter.
If you have any styling questions or just wanna talk sports, give me a shout on twitter at @mrryanhoover.
That’s all for now,