As we look forward to this new year, it’s important to reflect on the gentleman who rose to the top in 2014 and served as our style inspiration on those days when we lacked the motivation to change out of our hoodies and sweatpants. The following six celebs consistently appeared at red carpet events in dapper designer duds flaunting bold colors, sharp cuts, and smart menswear accessories, flooding our Pinterest news feeds and providing us with dapper looks we couldn’t help but recreate (at lower costs of course!). Who inspired your wardrobe in 2014?
You can always count on JGL to rock an impeccably tailored suit, skinny necktie, and a perfectly gelled hair-do. His project HitRecord, an online collaborative production company, exploded this year and now boasts thirteen independent short films made with people around the world. Above, Gordon-Levitt wears a skinny brown wool tie, a plaid checked dress shirt, and a charcoal gray suit at the premier of his 2013 directorial debut of Don Jon. The actor married Tasha McCauley, the CEO of a Silicon Valley robotics company, in a secret ceremony just last week.
Pharrell has been on the hip-hop scene since the early ’90s, but his hit song “Happy” shot him to number one for the first time with its 2014 release. He exploded as a style icon soon after appearing at the Grammy’s wearing a Vivienne Westwood designed ranger hat that became so famous that it now resides in Washington DC’s Newseum. Here, Williams graces the pages of GQ in a flamboyant jumbo dotted shirt, a skinny red power tie, and a pair of roughed up Converse shoes.
Between rocking the stage with his band 30 Seconds to Mars and taking home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto can be found sporting menswear ranging from classically handsome to grungy and art-fem. Here, Leto sports an ornate gold tuxedo coat with black labels, a solid black shirt, and a silk magenta pocket square for the 86th Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon.
Wearing a a gray sharkskin suit with a blue knit tie and a polka dot pocket square, it’s no wonder Chris Pratt ranked at #2 on People magazine’s list of Sexiest Men Alive, outranked only by Chris Hemsworth. In the last year, Pratt has gone from lovable doofis on the television show Parks and Recreation to leading man in the films Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie. Look out for his 2015 attire as he’s sure to show up in style to plenty of red carpet events for his next big film, Jurassic World.
After a string of questionable romantic comedies, Matthew McConaughey saw his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2014 for his performance with co-star Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club. In the photo above, McConaughey accepts his Golden Globe for the same film, setting the trend in an outstanding green velvet tux jacket with wide winged labels and a matching dark green bow tie. McConaughey finished 2014 strong, staring in HBO’s hit crime series True Detective and ranking on Time 100‘s list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
People magazine’s 2014 Sexiest Man Alive winner Chris Hemsworth isn’t afraid to go bold with nontraditional colors and fabrics for his red carpet appearances. Above, the Australian actor wears a burgundy black trim tux with a classic black self-tie bow tie and a white handkerchief in a crisp bill fold that peeks out oh-so-slightly. Check out Hemsworth’s Golden Globe photos for a peak at his marvelous royal blue velvet tux.