Kempt Man of the Hour: Snoop Dogg
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
Among the many things Snoop Dogg is known—or perhaps we should say notorious—for, sartorial splendor isn't really numbered among them. But we had to hand the man a MOTH for the threads he sported at the 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards in L.A. the other night. Eschewing the usual barfy bling of the rap star set, Snoop (pictured here with his wife Shante Broadus) pulled off an ensemble that was both eye-catching and classic at the same time.
Anchoring the look was a black four-button velvet Dolce & Gabbana frock coat with satin trim. A silk grosgrain evening vest and satin stripe trousers by Giorgio Armani complimented the coat completely. The House of Givenchy provided the basic white shirt and black silk tie combo. Paul Smith added the perfect pocket square, and Stacy Adams shod him superlatively in black leather cap-toe oxfords. No wonder he keeps dedicating songs to 'em.
- Jared Paul Stern