MTV's Video Music Awards were held on Sunday night and the artists all displayed their eclectic, individual creativity whether in their performances or wardrobe choices. The male artists weren't shy at all about showing their individuality but hardly any displayed any sense of style. Many artists looked as if they either listened too much to their stylists, displaying no judgement or didn't listen to their stylist at all and wanted to throw anything on to stand out from the crowd. Some of the notables are:
- Singer Robin Thicke and Will Smith had the best wardrobe combinations of the night. He wore a tuxedo with peaked lapels and an open collar, white dress shirt. Thicke's pants were tailored tight to his legs but not too tight where many stretch marks could ruin the silhouette. Smith wore a knit, zipper shirt underneath his black suit with a buttoned, bandit collar with different color black suit separate and pants.
- Bruno Mars had the worst combination of the night. He wore a flat brimmed fedora, a leopard print shirt and a dark green suit which looked like a 70's style leisure suit.
- One Direction singer Harry Styles wore a sports jacket with very tight pants and a sheer, black shirt unbuttoned to reveal his chest. Style's pants were too tight--his legs were clearly outlined and there were stretch marks at the seat of the pants and at the knees.
- Artist Macklemore wore a mint green suit and styled his hair with gel on the top with the sides of his head completely shaven. The mink boa passed well without overwhelming the entire silhouette because of the contrast with his blonde hair and color of the suit.
- Daft Punk showed the best form of individuality--they both wore classic cut, tuxedo suits with white shirts and skinny ties. They added their individuality by wearing their patented futuristic, robot helmets and gloves.
- Artists Adam Lambert, Riff Raff and MGK mixed colors, wore less and used too many colors in their outfits. Lambert wore a shawl lapeled suit and platform shoes with a periwinkle/dark blue two-toned suit.
It goes to show men that while individuality and creativity are great factors to consider when making wardrobe choices, they shouldn't be the only factors. The VMA's are a chance for artists to make statements but they are also an awards show where formal wear is required. Classic lines, tailored fit and classic colors should dictate wardrobe choices.