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Kempt Man of the Hour: Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

There was plenty of good style on display during last night’s Tony Awards, but our favorite was Zachary Levi’s double-breasted midnight-blue tuxedo.

He wasn’t one of the big names on the red carpet—you might recognize him as the titular character from Chuck, and his chances of becoming a household name might slightly improve once the next Thor movie hits theaters—but he managed to land the best tuxedo on Broadway last night. Due in part to the deftly tailored suiting, but we’re mostly digging that tipped pocket square—a little accent that goes a long way in getting noticed in the more dapper circles of the red-carpet circuit.

Of course, earning MOTH honors is another very strong step in the right direction.

And the Award Goes To...

GQ Awards

Just when you thought awards season was over...

GQ has just announced this year’s crop of Best New Menswear Designers—a coveted honor they’ve been bestowing upon the young Billy Reids and Thom Brownes of the menswear world for the past decade now—and this year’s four winners run the gamut from laid-back surfer chic (Aviator Nation) to tailored gear with Savile Row lineage (Bespoken) to Jay-Z’s favorite chino maker (Baldwin) and menswear’s newest favorite bag maker (Ernest Alexander).

If you recall, last year GQ upped the stakes by having each winner design a small capsule collection sold exclusively at Gap across the nation. You’ll have to wait until fall to get your hands on this year’s batch of well-priced handsomeness, so to tide you over, take a look at our favorites from the inaugural collaborations.

Oscar Pie Charts, Fashion Faux Pas and Undercover Lovers

Jolie

Life of Pie: For your Oscar information, Daily Intel turns each best film nominee into an easily digestible pie chart.

Sheer Madness: In typical Internet-scouring fashion, BuzzFeed has tracked down the 15 craziest Oscar fashion moments of all time.

The Sinceriod: College Humor has devised eight new punctuation marks that should help lessen the confusion over what tone your next text message or email is conveying.

Spooky Sex: Turns out, everything we’ve ever heard about the salacious world of spies and clandestine operatives is true: they’re a randy bunch, according to New Republic’s inside man.

If Kempt Ran the Oscars...

Aaron Taylor Johnson

We couldn’t help ourselves. With the Oscars only days away and awards season coming to a head, we felt honor-bound to weigh in on the subject of style, cinema and the intersection of the two.

So we collected our memories of the past year’s worth of handsomeness on film and tried to nail down exactly what made each film stylish—much like the actual Oscars, we’re breaking down the movie by individual garment performance, not just handing out awards willy-nilly.

So without further ado, the Oscar for Best Cardigan in a Supporting Role goes to...»

A Little Thing Called the Grammys Happened Last Night

Fun.

Handsome Harmony: The gents from across the pond at British GQ ranked the most stylish men at the Grammys.

Can’t Stop the Sideboob: Meanwhile, the folks at HuffPost Style identify the lady lawbreakers of the Grammys’ dress code (and discuss things like “bare fleshy undercurves”).

Candid Camera: People snapped a dozen or so photos of off-camera celebrity mingling—and speculated whether play dates were discussed.

Mumford’s the Word: And just in case you missed last night’s festivities entirely, Rolling Stone recaps it all.

The Real Winners of the Golden Globes

Perhaps the best part about last night’s Fey-Poehler-helmed Golden Globes was that all the tuxedos on the red carpet kept it on the straight and narrow. (It’s a trend we’ve been readily noticing for a few awards shows now.)

There weren’t many faults to find in anyone’s tux—aside from the usual suspects and nitpicking bow tie sizes—so we had a hard time nailing down the winners. The competition was strong. So strong that we think Clooney may have been temporarily dethroned from his notch-lapel tuxedo reign. But in the end, there were a few contenders who became champs last night. And it had nothing to do with who ended up on the podium.

So without further ado, the three real winners of last night’s Golden Globes.»

Candice Swanepoel Still Won’t Admit She’s Lost

Lovebirds: Bellerose is back with more of the same awkward ornithological lookbooking. [Esquire]

Velvet Fever: GQ spends a moment with Justin Bieber to dissect his leather-tank-topped, drop-crotched and studded-slippered getup at the AMAs. [GQ]

Gangsta Chap: Leave it to Put This On to dig up this video of a rapping dandy. [PTO]

Stone Cold: The blokes at Esky across the pond have got a sneak peek at some never-been-seen Rolling Stones photos from when they bunked up at that French villa. [Esquire UK]

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Other Dream Team

An ungodly amount of ink has been spilled over Olympic style on and off the podium already—especially at the expense of US swimmer Ryan Lochte. (We’re inclined to give the guy a break—we should be rooting for our countrymen, not tearing them down.) But we couldn’t resist mentioning the gloriously tie-dyed 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team, dubbed “The Other Dream Team.” Yes, that really is officially sponsored tie-dyed gear. Yes ,those are fanny packs. And yes, those are bronze medals they’re collecting in Barcelona—sharing the same podium as our fabled champs. The story is the stuff of legend (and a Sundance-darling film). A rag-tag bunch of athletes from a country only two years removed from the iron grip of the Soviet Union who were in danger of not even going to the Olympics until The Grateful Dead swooped in with a last-minute sponsorship (which should explain the tie-dye and dunking skeleton on their warm-ups) and who, against all odds, won a seemingly unattainable medal—uplifting a small, wayward nation in the process. This is exactly why we watch the Olympics every four years.