Best Dressed Men At the 86th Annual Oscars: Young Stars Reigns Supreme

All Images photographed by Michael Yada, Greg Harbaugh, Tom Lew, Matt Petit, Aaron Poole, and Bryan Crowe, Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/A.M.P.A.S.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Youth lead the way among the men at the just -concluded 86th Annual Oscars in Hollywood. The problem, for the past several years among men in Hollywood, has been that they can get too creative in interpreting the meaning of “Black Tie”. We have all seen disastrous attempts that has sank more than a few male stars–and still they try. For men, black tie at an event such as the Oscars means that you pull out all the stops to best represent your self and your brand, which nowadays can be one and the same for everyone. As such, Joseph Gordon Levitt, John Legend and Leonardo DiCaprio all stood out from all the others. Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto pushed the envelope with a white tuxedo jacket paired with red bowtie yet still managed to stay within the confines of looking elegant and confident. The same goes for best Actor winner Matthew M. Blue tuxedos also ruled the night, with Kevin Spacey leading the charge on that front. Others–John Stamos, for example, went for that black-on-black-on-black look to great effect. Stamos always looks dashingly handsome on the red carpet, so yeah, he drew outside the lines but still  have my vote for being one of the best-looking men who walks the face of the earth. Finally, some people can’t help themselves. Will Smith, who came with the gorgeously turned out Jada Pinkett Smith, looked like he was auditioning for the Sammy Davis Jr role in a remake of the Rat Pack movies.

86th Oscars, Arrivals

Jason Sudeikis arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Jason Sudeikis arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Bradley Cooper arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Bradley Cooper arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated director Alexander Payne arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre o

Oscar®-nominated director Alexander Payne arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre o

Oscar nominee Vincent Landay arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar nominee Vincent Landay arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar® Winner for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "Dallas Buyers Club" Jared Leto and his brother, Shannon Leto arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar® Winner for Best Supporting Actor for his work in “Dallas Buyers Club” Jared Leto and his brother, Shannon Leto arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

86th Oscars, Arrivals

Zac Efron arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Zac Efron arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Michael B. Jordan arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Michael B. Jordan arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi (L) and Faysal Ahmed arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi (L) and Faysal Ahmed arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Kellan Lutz arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Kellan Lutz arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Christoph Waltz arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Christoph Waltz arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Jeremy Renner arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Jeremy Renner arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Will Forte arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Will Forte arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Kevin Spacey arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Kevin Spacey arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-Winning actor Jared Leto arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-Winning actor Jared Leto arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Will Smith arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Will Smith arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Harrison Ford arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Harrison Ford arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.