There’s an argument to be made for a subtle sartorial flex (and it’s an argument that Barack Obama definitely won with his Rag & Bone “44” bomber jacket btw). Class, elegance, all that jazz. But there’s an equally strong statement to be made for putting your best foot forward, and expressing yourself. Something these three fellas are very familiar with.
Bradley Cooper and his IWC Big Pilot
Big Bradley Cooper has been filling out the role of a 21st century interpretation of a classic Hollywood leading man, wearing a pin-sharp Tom Ford tux, and bringing his mum along to the big night. But just because he’s playing it straight in the wrist department, don’t be fooled. The unique IWC Big Pilot Le Petit Prince in red gold adds a distinctive gravitas of its own. Bonus points for the fact that Cooper’s IWC is being auctioned off for charity after the big night.
Ryan Seacrest and his Rolex Daytona
Ryan Seacrest, he of the ever-flashing teeth and wrist, once again flexed hard at the Academy Awards, wearing his default Daytona. But this time around he left his steel 6263 at home, opting for the power of gold. Perfectly paired with that brocade tux.
Pharrell Williams and his Richard Mille
Look. There’s a lot going on here. Not many could pull off Karl Lagerfeld-designed Chanel in woodland camo, but Pharrell can. In fact, he so much can that he can pull it off with shorts, a pearl necklace and an absolutely bonkers Richard Mille tribute to French Formula One champ and passionate cyclist Alain Prost. As you do.