Oscars 2015

From the desk of ShopTheFinest founder, Ian Daniels

Oscars 2015

Here is a recap of the good, the bad, and the REALLY BAD from this year’s Oscars. The Oscar Night is arguably the most glamorous photographed and televised event in the world. It’s quite literally become very much like the Super Bowl, where commercials are the dessert of the game, and what many people only care about, fashion is to the Oscar Night. 

The rise of fashion as the focal point can directly be attributed to the late Joan Rivers. Not only was it her who 20 years ago began to start asking on the red carpet, “Who are you wearing?” but in more recent years she would critique the red carpet style do’s and style don’ts on her television show, “Fashion Police”. She had a unique and unapologetic view which I appreciated, and whether you agreed with her views or not, you had to applaud her honesty. She was wealthy and found it inexcusable for people to dress in ill fashion who should know better, especially wealthy people who could afford to pay people to tell them what to wear to be anything but glamorous and well dressed! 

I too find it inexcusable to not put thought into what you wear when what you wear does matter. Having lived in Los Angeles my whole life I can assure you I have seen quite a bit of awful dressing, but as I joke with those whom I know, “I’m trying to save the world from one badly dressed man at a time.” And that my friends, is my one of my goals in bringing luxurious Italian fashion the world over. 


Chris Pine


Double Breasted, great tailoring. Tuxedo by Giorgio Armani


Benedict Cumberbatch

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Nice white dinner jacket – my criticisms would be the bow tie was a bit too small and couldn’t his wife adjust it so it wasn’t crooked in every picture!


Eddie Redmayne 54ea770aa8d6884651e698a5_oscars-2015-eddie-redmayne

Blue tuxedo, peak label. Tuxedo by Alexander McQueen


Ansel Elgort


If you are going to do a lighter color with your tuxedo, as he did, blue is a good choice. Nice shawl collar. Tuxedo by Prada


Miles Teller


Nice navy blue tuxedo by Prada


Will Arnett will-arnett-girlfriend-vanity-fair-party-02

Great blue shawl collar tuxedo by Brunello Cucinelli


Adam Levine

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Velvet bow tie was a nice touch, vintage stud set needed to be tweaked as the top stud was dangling. Tuxedo fit great, best watch of the night! 1960s Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” model in all gold. Shawl collar Giorgio Armani tuxedo, well tailored.


Tim McGraw


Great tailoring . Tuxedo by Lanvin


Bradley Cooper

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Nice three-piece tuxedo by Salvatore Ferragamo


Stay tuned for part 2 on Thursday, profiling the BAD of Oscar night!