Music award shows aren’t always a great place to find standout men’s style, but these seven guys got it right tonight.
In a sea of “creative black tie” and what can only be described as “not even close to black tie,” it’s nice to see Ludacris go all-in with a classic tux that fits him well. Having Ciara as a co-host doesn’t hurt, either.
The epitome of high-low rocker style. The combination of tailored trousers with a moto jacket and a clean white tee is a perfect fit for the occasion.
The suit looks like it was made for him, and he avoids any stuffiness by deciding to skip the tie. Bonus points for the pattern, which is bold enough to stand out but doesn’t scream for attention.
It’s a pared-down look, to be sure, but by opting for pleated trousers with a little extra room in the leg and a patterned, short-sleeve shirt, he manages to keep things interesting.
If you’re looking for the right way to wear a slim, black suit, here it is. The fit is on point, and the rest of the look—white shirt, black tie, black shoes—is appropriately classic and understated.