In this episode of From Tailors With Love, Matt Spaiser from Bond Suits and I discuss the Alexander McQueen embellished tuxedo that Ben Whishaw wore to the Golden Globes 2019. Whishaw picked up Best Supporting Actor for the BBC’s drama of A Very English Scandal.
The Swarovski crystal encrusted velvet tux was a smash. (At the time was available through Mr Porter for 2995 GBP). However, Matt had reservations as to the lack of bow tie.
The air-tie look with the button collar and nothing in it just throws me off. He needs something in there to break up that space.
Ben Whishaw in Spencer Hart
Ben looked much better when receiving his Best Actor Award at the British Academy Television Awards in London on May 12, 2013. He played Richard II in a four-part series The Hollow Crown, a BBC adaption of Shakespeare’s history plays.
Here Whishaw is wearing a black single breasted Spencer Hart dinner suit with notched lapels. Spencer Hart has been known to dress the likes of Artic Monkeys, David Bowie, Benedict Cumberbatch and you can take a virtual tour of his appointment studio in the video below.
The ultimate selfie
Back at the Golden Globes, Idris Elba made the news with a comical selfie with Daniel Craig.
Idris was wearing an Ozwald Boateng 3 piece tuxedo. He dispensed with the tie by the end of the night.
And Christian Bale wears Brioni
Brioni also dressed a bunch of stars at the Golden Globes. Including Christian Bale who won Best Actor in a musical or comedy for Vice. Should one wear a tie with a Tuxedo?
Listen to the podcast
You can download the podcast and listen to a full break down of The Golden Globes (episode 14) on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. Hear that story of how Ben Whishaw helped a stranger who got run over in episode 65 of the From Tailors With Love podcast.