While the Golden Globes always seemed trivial compared to the Emmys or the Oscars, it has gained importance ever since people started noticing it as an indicator for one’s Oscar chances—as in if you win a Globe, you might as well prepare a speech for the Academy Awards. But even with this distinction, the first awards show of the season is never really taken that seriously, and it seems like everyone is perfectly fine with that.
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Of the many awards shows, the Globes — handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press — seems to be the most fun. Celebrities from film and TV mingle in the same space, acknowledge their cohorts’ contributions, and celebrate each other’s achievements.
And everyone gets drunk.
It’s this party spirit and irreverence that dictate the way people dress, with many taking more risks in this more relaxed atmosphere. Which makes the Globes red carpet more interesting to watch, even when it’s just the men you’re watching. Here are the trends that showed up on the Golden Globes red carpet before the formalities began.
The fabric of choice for the men of the 2020 ceremonies. There are a number of ways you can go from chic to campy with a velvet jacket but it’s a reliable go-to for guys looking to add some texture to their formalwear. It’s actually pretty easy to avoid looking like a Hugh Hefner impersonator by just paying attention to the fit. And while some of these men picked out some outlandish colors, it seems like they’ve fully embraced the look.
Looks like athleisure has made its way onto the red carpet, and while we have our reservations on this ongoing style trend, the men who took them on for today’s awards rituals don’t actually look half bad. An added stripe never hurt nobody. With the more relaxed atmosphere of the evening, we can understand the stars wanting to just kick back, relax, and celebrate like a baller.
These men’s stylists have managed to do something amazing: in a sea of stars, they managed to make their clients stand out. From sporting some unconventional accoutrements to straight-up competing for attention with the women, they hogged the spotlight. As always, Pose star Billy Porter wins in this category, but we appreciate the guys who went with something a little more daring –– although we wouldn’t be surprised to see a couple of them on the worst-dressed lists.
The tux. No more, no less. When you have as much power and talent as these men,
you couldn’t be bothered attracting extra attention by altering what’s accepted.