Surprisingly, we made it through the entire show. All in all, we think it was pretty good entertainment, as the focus was squarely on the performances. Our favorite was Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, but you can go elsewhere for those reviews. We’re here to give you the lowdown on the mens’ style.
1. What Is This, Velvet?
Though the Grammy’s took place in “70s and sunny” LA, the leading men embraced the Polar Vortex by donning the wintry fabric, in an array of bold colors. LL Cool J chose purple, Macklemore a full-suited green , and a bevy of blues.
2. Classic Cool and Jay-Z
He has an unfair advantage, as Beyonce, like cool whip, makes everything better. But Jay/Hova/Sean has really transformed over the years into a style icon. He rocked a textured and tailored tux blazer that remained true to classic tradition with just a hint of modern flair.
3. Jeremy Renner
He typically stays classic, but this time opted to step outside his comfort zone. We applaud the effort, and think he pulled off the monochromatic look by sporting a vest, shirt, tie, and leather jacket in different shades of gray. We didn’t love the pants, but will forgive Jeremy for taking a risk.
1. Pharrell and His Interesting Choice of Headgear
Pharrell crushed the Grammy’s, picking up multiple awards, performing, and acting as Daft Punk spokesperson. The Red Carpet was another matter, though. We didn’t mind the casual look of jeans and red baseball leather jacket, but those hats (not, 1, but 2) were just terrible, even getting a nice live shout-out from Arbys.
2. Bolo Ties
We aren’t sure where this resurgence began, but we highlighted Philip River’s interesting press conference choice a few weeks back. It seems as if this western wear hasn’t finished its 5 minutes just yet. Both Macklemore and Bruno Mars adorned the shoestring tie.
3. Ryan Lewis
His partner (in music? life?) killed it (see above). But while he racked up the awards, we can’t get behind Ryan Lewis’ outfit selection. Houndstooth and similar old-school patterns are on-trend, but the print was just too big. We also would have preferred just the blazer, as the full-suit had the look of your grandparents’ old couch.
THE UNDECIDED BUT NOTEWORTHY
1. Madonna’s Identity Crisis
Never one to follow the herd, she embraced the “menswear for women” trend to mixed reactions. We think she nailed it on the Red Carpet with her double-breasted black tuxedo, but missed big-time in her all white western getup during her (similarly lacking) performance.
2. White on White on White
We always see a fair amount of “all black everything” at these soirees, but this year’s Grammy’s brought us our fair share of “all white everything.” This look was diversified by the likes of aging rockers (see above and below) and robots.
Did we miss anything? Tell us – what were your favorite looks? Which made you cringe?