Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Are You a Leto, Redmayne or McConaughey? Translate Red Carpet Style to Menswear

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Are You a Leto, Redmayne or McConaughey? Translate Red Carpet Style to Menswear

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Want to look like Leto? Red carpet style tips

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TORONTO - Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto and best actor nominee Eddie Redmayne have been mainstays on the red carpet during awards season, each with their own distinct approaches to formal fashion.

Gotstyle founder Melissa Austria offers tips on how men can translate the trio's high-end looks into their own wardrobes.

JARED LETO

The actor and musician has made statement-making jackets a staple, from the white Hedi Slimane design he wore to the 2014 Oscars, to the bright blue blazer he sported to the recent Critics' Choice Awards. Bold accents are also part of his repertoire with colourful bowties, boutonnieres and even sparkly shoes to round out red carpet looks.

"I think with Jared Leto he's willing to push the fashion envelope," said Austria. "He never looks silly because he's always incorporating great tailoring, but he always adds in another fashion directional element that makes his outfit stand out from anybody else."

For men seeking to channel Leto's edgy but sophisticated style, Austria suggested teaming a shorter-hemmed, coloured double-breasted jacket with what she described as the hottest trend for the season: the jogger, pointing to a style which incorporates leather.

"Although everything always has to be slim and modern, it doesn't have to be as tight. So the joggers are really representing comfort and fashion together."

EDDIE REDMAYNE

The Londoner recently celebrated best actor victories at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and British Academy Film and Television Awards for his role as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." Redmayne has also been winning raves for his striking black-tie ensembles which incorporate lush fabrics and rich hues.

"I think the signature to Eddie Redmayne's style is the cut of his suit," said Austria. "I think he really understands British tailoring.

"When you're wearing a suit that fits you properly, on a guy, nothing looks better. For him, it's all about cut and proportion. …

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