Rami Malek Is Proposing You Ditch Your Tuxedo Jacket
Right, we've protested it over and over – Rami Malek is one of the best-dressed men on the planet. Time and time again, the American actor has brought something different to the red carpet, whether it's wearing what we suspect is his grandma's brooch to completely ditching the tie and in turn influencing other guys to don an "air tie".
Well now he's gone and done it again, and we at GQ are totally here for it. Attending the Time 100 Gala last night in New York City, he went and did something that made him stand out from the sea of black ties. Instead of donning a tuxedo jacket, he went for longline option. He sported a black single-breasted wing coat, and a pair of black dagger banded trousers, with a white shirt and, you guessed it, an air tie.
Designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, the look was Draco Malfoy meets Count Dracula, with a touch of The Matrix thrown in for good measure. And we reckon it's one of the best red carpet looks we've, quite frankly, ever seen.
And while you might be thinking, "Sure it's all well and good for an A-list actor to shun the black tie rulebook, but I can't..." you'd be wrong for presuming so. The rules of black tie have changed a considerable amount. Black tie doesn't even need to be black, while the days of the dickie bow are dwindling (you have Malek and Ryan Gosling to thank for that). Samuel L Jackson has sported blue velvet, while Richard Madden has favoured white tie.
In short, what we need to take away from Malek's latest style move is that it's never been a more acceptable time to play around with your black tie – this is 2019 gents. So with that in mind, get ahead for those upcoming summer parties with the below. Whether it's ditching your tie, sporting a longline tux or just going for a patterned suit, have some fun with your black tie...
Shirt by Givenchy
Suit by Alexander McQueen
Jacket, $3,130. Trousers, $1,090. Both at alexandermcqueen.com
Jacket by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC