BAFTA Television Awards 2015

Posted: May 14 2015

Following last week’s political frenzy, Sunday night was the time Britain could swap out discussions of socialism for screenplays, and parliamentary debates for pan-shots. 

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Indeed, it’s the BAFTA TV Awards 2015, the UK’s largest PR event in television, highlighting and acknowledging the finest in the industry. However since an independent panel of judges have already taken the liberty in deciding what we should be watching, we’ll be running through some of the most exquisite tailoring on the red carpet, and shamelessly pointing out those whose outfits were less impressive (don't forget to click the images to see the full ensemble)… 

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A thoroughly modern look here by Ore Oduba. Unusually, this dinner jacket has silk-faced flapped pockets, which traditionalists would oppose and individualists hail (next pub topic sorted - you’re welcome!). The trousers look a bit uncomfortable, though we appreciate that he’s not foregone the waist-covering, wearing a nicely rounded waistcoat. Belts, however, have no place in a formal look… Shame! On the other hand, the classic white shirt, matching pocket square and four-in-hand knotted tie is pretty sharp.

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Mr. James Corden’s tuxedo stands out for all the right reasons. The midnight blue dinner jacket has reigned supreme for a while (see Eddie Redmayne), and here it’s taken to a new level in mid-blue, with generous navy shawl lapels. Worn with black bow tie and trousers, it’s formal  enough for the occasion, while distinctly modern. The blue tux is a great choice for the summer’s occasions, from proms to weddings to cocktail parties.

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A shining example of two gentlemen who need to visit their tailor (recent weightloss regimes, perhaps?). Rob Brydon (on the left) wears quite a nice tuxedo, which, though oversized, would be salvageable by taking the whole suit in by a couple of inches. At 6 inches shorter, Brydon still appears to tower over Lee Mack (on the right), whose effort to smile doesn’t quite manage to hide regrets over his decision to sport this off-the-rack muddle.

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We like burgundy suits, but not when worn with cheap-looking shirts and ties to black tie occasions. Instead, upgrade to true Hollywood level with a burgundy dinner jacket faced in black silk with a matching bow tie. Now that’s how you reach the A-list! Take note, Adeel Akhtar (left).

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Jon Snow (the reporter, not the Lord Commander) wore a navy velvet dinner jacket to accept his BAFTA Fellowship. And since we have just as high journalistic standards as him, we’re clearly not mentioning him just to get a chance to point out that we now stock a beautiful Italian navy velvet. But we do. You can buy it by emailing us. Just saying.

For more of our strong opinions on red carpet events, feel free to browse through the blog for coverage of everything from The Oscars to boxing matches

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