The 2016 Grammy Awards took place on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony the best recordings, artists and compositions released between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015.
This year’s edition was held on a Monday, which is different from the classic Grammys day, which is Sunday. The reason for this is because the organizers wanted to take advantage of the U.S. President’s Daylong weekend.
Nominations for the ceremony were announced on December 7, 2015, Kendrick Lamar receiving the most nominations (11).
And, as with every awards show, there was a great red carpet event, during which celebrities from the music world and beyond stepped out to put on a fashion show, displaying the way in which the things you wear can characterize you and let others know what you are all about, without you having to speak a word.
The ceremony was broadcast in the US on CBS and International viewers could watch the broadcast and the red carpet event online. And there were a lot of great looks on the red carpet this year: from classic suits to more unique pieces.
Therefore, we have put together an overview of the best menswear looks from this year’s Grammys:
It’s not very often that you see men wearing printed shirts at red carpet events. This is why, Aloe Blacc’s shirt came in as a surprise at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Not only was the shirt a great thing to wear on the red carpet, but the fact that he wore it with a white blazer and a white pair of pants, really made for a noteworthy menswear red carpet moment.
Most red carpet events are considered to be between dressy and casual events. Therefore, dressing up for them rightly can be quite a challenge. Singer-songwriter Sam Hunt definitely pulled off the Grammys dress code by wearing a very sharp pink suit paired with a white shirt that gave him a bold, yet light allure. Sam’s look was definitely top notch!
Rock-n-roll star Duff McKagan seems to be one of the few men who can actually look dressy and sharp in a black and white pinstripe suit. Paired with a black tie and a printed pocket square that broke down the suit, Duff was definitely a very stylish guy. We also loved his sunglasses, which completed the outfit and styled down the suit, therefore making his overall look Grammy-appropriate. His hairstyle is also to be noted, as it gives everyone a lesson of how you can sport longer hair in your 50s and still look youthful and fresh.
It’s not often that you see men wear something different from a suit on the red carpet, which is why composer’s Paul Avgerinos’ look drew our attention. Wearing a modern sherwani with a shawl, the new age performer showed that you can look dapper and cool wearing something different from a suit. Moreover, the way he mixed prints (a big print with a smaller one) can serve as a good inspiration for anyone who wants to look out of the box.
LL Cool J
Rapper LL Cool J definitely looked great on the red carpet, appearing in a classic suit, accessorized impeccably. From his pocket square to his lapel embellishments to the bow tie and cap, LL Cool J showed how you can use accessories to express who you are through your outfits. This is the number one lesson one can take from his look. The second one would be that you should always wear accessories that are proportionate to your body: given that LL is a bigger guy, a larger bow tie makes him look proportionate, elegant and sophisticated.
What we can take from the menswear looks we selected from the 2016 Grammys is that ceremonies and parties don’t always require classic suits, and, if they do, you can style them in such a way that will make them unique and personal, as this is what true style is all about.
The 2016 Grammys were definitely full of great inspiration and we’re looking forward to seeing what our favorite stars will wear next!
Fraquoh and Franchomme
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