When it comes to most black tie award shows, men are required to be in a strict dress code appearing in a well tailored black suit or in the case of the AMVCA, a traditional attire with somewhat of a corporate touch that it does look too “cultural” but red carpet worthy for an international audience will do.
As time went on, we saw male celebrities switch things up a bit by appearing in other colours aside black, such as navy blue, white, cream and gold. Men’s red carpet fashion soon became almost as interesting as the ladies who had tons of colours and styles to choose from.
Today, it is a well known style statement for a man to wear a metallic gold suit on the red carpet. How truly times have changed.
At this year’s AMVCA, singer and actor Banky W led the pack of men who brought some exciting and stylish suits to the prestigious event.
This is a creative blend of a suit and a kaftan. We love how his outfit captures both African and western fashion in the most refined way.
Actor Aaron Sunday rocked this stylish suit with gold leaf embellishments by freshbyDotun. The bishop neck made this look even more sophisticated. This classic ensemble can make it on ANY high profile event.
Timini looked appealing in his subtly bedazzled suit dripping in blings. Designer TI Nathan infused a stylish edge to a typical suit.
A man in a crisp white suit, whether a two-piece or a blazer is simply pristine. It is close to the traditional suit expected of men but with a touch of distinction. As long as it is well tailored, you can never go wrong.
How NOT to do an unconventional suit
Just because you want to stand out from a crowd of men in likely basic suits, it doesn’t mean you should throw on multiple bright colours and animal prints. It’s a complete no-no!