Tommy Ton is back snapping pics for GQ and he recently covered Monday's CFDA awards shooting all the nominees and various guests. While the awards mean pretty much nothing in my opinion it is a nice gesture to honor an industry flush with talent. As with anything some people had their shit together while others did not. Check the all in good fun Sart Inc breakdown...
Zachary Quinto and Swarovski Award for Menswear (best new designer) nominee Simon Spurr look a little too wonder twins for my liking. They both kill in their own right, but together it's, how do I put this nicely, bromantically matchy-matchy.
Ed Westwick's wardrobe in real life is pretty much the complete opposite of his flashy, dandy television persona Chuck Bass. I'm a huge fan of the crisp white shirt and no tie look so this gets a high grade from yours truly. The aviators are a nice touch as well adding to the overall casual nature of this suited look.
David Bowie was smart not to upstage his woman. Iman got some lifetime achievement award for being really hot and the last thing DB wanted was to be sleeping on the couch later that night.
Waris Ahluwalia (left) is killing it especially compared to Lindeberg who looks like he woke up literally 5 minutes before heading over to the awards ceremony.
Richard Chai ended up winning the Swarovski Award for Menswear so big ups to him. It's nice to see him get some shine between this and his nomination for GQ's Best New Designer In America earlier this year. Richard is a pretty classy dude and he can be seen here wearing one of his own jackets. It's an interesting slim take on the double breasted jacket, but a little too tech-y for my tastes. Not seen in the picture are the heavy duty zippers that adorn the front of the jacket.
Hayden Christensen was wearing a Richard Chai tux - I think he and RC are pretty good buddies. Discounting the tie, which looks like it was just pulled out of a suitcase, the overall fit is a good one. Rule of thumb - really skinny dudes can get away with really skinny suits.
Patrik Ervell, another Swarovski nominee, is the physical manifestation of his own clothes - kinda schlubby, but minimalist and clean.
Victor Glemaud shut it down, end of story. Now that right there is a double breasted tux ladies and gentlemen.
Cut Brian Atwood some slack. He just came from the Jersey Shore season 2 premier.
While Kenneth Cole is looking quite put together what's not pictured are the black square toe shoes he's also wearing. Just kidding, maybe not.
Christopher Bailey is someone who gets crazy amounts of love, but I'm on the fence about some of the stuff he does. He took home the International Award for his unrelenting assault of Burberry plaid.
It has been scientifically proven that Phillip Crangi has a rare medical condition where his level of badassness is 3 times that of the average male.
Oh look, it's Thom Browne doing that thing he does, whatever that is.
Bastian got snubbed for a 4th time (?) by the CFDA. He was nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year, along with Tom Ford, but ended up losing out to the Rag & Bone crew. Everything that's said about this travesty has already been said so I'll leave it at that. I doubt MB is stressing with arm candy like that and a t-shirt under his suit that apparently read "wait 'til next year".