Thursday, 17 April 2014 | MYT 2:10 PM

Men in blue: Male celebrities are ditching traditional black suits

Johnny Depp complements his blue jacket with blue shades. -- AFP

Johnny Depp complements his blue jacket with blue shades. -- AFP

The less formal but super trendy blue suit is making quite a splash on the red carpet.

We’ve been seeing quite a number of male celebrities who turn up at red carpet events in blue suitsor jackets. These suits come in all shades, from ultramarine and royal blue to powder blue and electric blue.

It’s a departure from the traditional black suits, although the hue does tend to make the suits look a lot more casual than formal. Still, many of the stars who’ve worn blue suits in the past few months look darn good.

Here are some of our top picks (and a couple of “what-was-he-thinking??”):

Actor Tye Sheridan attends the Joe screening in New York City. — AFP

Johnny Depp poses at the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film Transcendence. — AFP

US actor Gavin Creel jumps for joy after he was named the best actor in a musical in Britain’s Olivier Awards earlier this week. — AFP

Actor Michael J. Willett at last weekend’s 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. — AFP

David Hasselhoff and girlfriend Hayley Roberts at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The Hoff needs a new tailor. — AFP

US actor and model Jamahl Thompson at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards — EPA

LL Cool J in a shiny blue velvet jacket (and a blue belt!) at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mmmm velvet... yikes. — AFP

Hipster alert! Drake Bell went blue at the 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in late March (right) and again at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, both held in Los Angeles. He wore the same floral print tie with both jackets. — AFP

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment , Fashion , Actors , Singer , Male , Celebrities , Blue Suits


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