Feb 13

Style Wars: Grammy Awards 2012 Men’s Fashion

Caleb Followill Grammys 2012 Red Carpet
As somber as the Grammy 2012 Music Awards were, there were still some shining moments for men’s fashion at the red carpet. Here are my thoughts on the fashion wins.

While the bow tie still reigns supreme I was happy to see that the black on black profile that was so popular at the 2011 Grammy Awards took a bow. Caleb Followill of Kings Of Leon stepped out in a a Gucci two button notch lapel brown Signoria suit with a burgundy and white striped shirt and burgundy silk bowtie. The use of earth tones gave this look a warm southern gentleman  appeal that I think was pulled off well.

John Legend Grammys 2012 Red CarpetJohn Legend kept it classic with an oval lapel tuxedo with the red carpet standard white dress shirt and black tie. The satin on the lapel gives his outfit a nice sleekness that isn’t too brash. He matches his fiance Christine Teigen quite nicely.

Adam Levine Grammys 2012 Red CarpetMaroon 5 front man Adam Levine wore a dark grey three piece suit with a striped shirt, blue tie and a contrasting handkerchief. While I like what he put together, this isn’t very Hollywood or red carpet elite. It is very much a standard suit that doesn’t inspire me to be great.

LL Cool J Grammys 2012 Red CarpetAs the 2012 Grammy Music Awards host, LL Cool J played it safe but still stylish with a double breasted velvet suit with matching velvet bow tie. The satin lapel is always a nice touch and it complimented his stature. My gripe with Mr. Smith is his fascination with wearing a hat which in this instance gives him this chauffeur vibe.

Eric Benet Grammys 2012 Red CarpetSoul singer Eric Benet is a classic case of when doing too much goes wrong. A three piece suit plus an open collar plus a scarf plus a handkerchief plus overlapping shirt cuffs make this a disorganized profile that doesn’t reach that cool factor that he was most likely aiming for.

Common Grammys 2012 Red CarpetI think Common didn’t even try here. I understand being a musical performer lends for some wiggle room to be casual at these type of events but this is far cry from “Grammy Awards”.

Wiz Khalifa Grammys 2012 Red CarpetWiz Khalifa was more rocker than rapper with an interesting combination of jewelry, tattoos, T-shirt, and tuxedo jacket. While I’m not mad at this look, it just isn’t my cup of tea. I must say Amber Rose was looking phenomenal!

Swizz Beatz Grammys 2012 Red CarpetSwizz Beatz looked very dapper in a vibrant bright purple velvet tuxedo jacket with matching bow tie. The black shirt and pants gave the jacket the proper stage to shine. You can tell Tom Ford’s influence throughout this entire look. Great Job!

Kirk Franklin Grammys 2012 Red CarpetWhile I am not the biggest fan of Kirk Franklin I must say his he was the best dressed man at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Mr. Franklin wore an off brown notch lapel suit with a chocolate velvet bow tie. Instead of going with the standard white, he used a cream colored shirt to bring everything together. The shoes had hints of blue but never took away from the suit. This was sophistication at its best and shows that you can never go wrong when you keep it clean and classic! Cheers!

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    • lex on February 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    I think Kings Of Leon and Adam Levine got it right.

    • raman on February 20, 2012 at 3:50 AM
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    Fashion is always important

    • dennisa on February 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    adam levine iz UGLY!!!!!! one question for you adam, DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DO SOMETHING CALLED SMILE???????????????

  1. […] was hoping to see some more color this year opposed to all the black we were shown last year at the 2012 Grammy Awards. The black remained but it was served with different touches. Ironically the color I was asking for […]

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