There were two ubiquitous man-trends at the MTV Video Music Awards last night. Number one: all-black ensembles, favored by Drake, Usher, Justin Bieber and “Jersey Shore” star Vinny, to name just a few. Number two: leather jackets, sported by Trey Songz, Jason Derulo, Penn Badgley, “True Blood” hottie Joe Manganiello and many, many others. Read on to find out which of your fave stars stood out from the pack on the white carpet.
No Ed Hardy here! The Situation looked surprisingly suave last night in a vest, white button-down and jeans. He’s not really my type, but I can’t deny that he looked pretty hot. Especially when he showed of his abs, obvi!
Vinny Guadagnino sported both man-trends with positive results. No more Mr. Nice Guy! His pants are a little too long and the cross necklace is a little too big, but overall, Vin looked pretty fly in leather.
Usher and his pint-sized protégé, Justin Bieber, walked the carpet together in matching black outfits. So cute! The “O.M.G.” singer looked snazzy in a dark suit with a pink pocket square, and the Biebs showed his swagger style in a vest, tight pants and hot shades.
Speaking of men in black, I was also seriously crushing hard on my favorite Canadian, Drake. Dreezy was a super-stylin’ man in midnight black, but we could have done without those grandpa slippers. Um…not so hot.
As usual, fellow Canadian Cory Monteith looked so cute I just want to squeeze his cheeks! He pulled off a suit with style, but kept it from looking stuffy by completing the outfit with casual sneaks. Delicious!
Of course, a white carpet wouldn’t be complete without some wacko looks from the guys. Will.i.am looked completely puzzling in a wetsuit-like jacket, black face paint and hot pink armband. Performing with Nicki Minaj, he made her pink and purple lamé catsuit seem tame. Yup, that’s an accomplishment!
Ne-Yo went contra-man-trend in a head-to-toe grey outfit. Grey blazer, grey pants, grey shoes, grey shirt and grey newsboy cap. The first issue here is that each piece is a different shade of grey, which clashes so much it hurts. The second issue is that, well, he’s over the age of 8 and wearing a newsboy cap. Just say no!
Don’t forget to check out the night’s lovely ladies including Ashley Greene and Selena Gomez!
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Do you dig guys in leather jackets? How about men in black? Who was your best-dressed male at the VMAs?