Hey boys, lets talk about style for an awards event, specifically the Golden Owl Awards happening on November 20th. If you are attending  or  nominated it’s  time to get your outfit readyt.

Basic Rules

These days award ceremonies are flexible with dress codes dependent on each industry.

We know most guys don’t really love to dress up ( well, I have brothers, two sons and husband, I get it), but when comes to a award ceremony you need to push the buttons to higher level…the right button off course!

 So, to help you I put together some outfit options that can fit the dress code from classic to super basic looks  that shows your style and still is appropriate for the occasion.

Black Tie

Tuxedo is a must if the dress code is Black Tie.

For simplicity if you don’t have one, I suggest to rent. Specialized companies will have the full set ready and sometimes include shoes.



Josh’ Trim Fit Navy Shawl Lapel Tuxedo TED BAKER LONDON Contrast shawl lapels add a classic punch to this bold tuxedo that fuses timeless and modern influences for an eye-catching ensemble.

Classic with Suite and Tie

I think for 99% of social events men can’t go wrong  with a suit and tie, if you don’t have one it’ time to get one.  Ensure it’s your size and don’t wait  for the last minute because adjustments and tailoring takes time. A suit that is big or short makes you look sloppy even if it’s an expensive brand.

Jetsetter Trim Fit Stretch Wool Suit Jacket and Flat Front Stretch Wool Trousers – BONOBOS
A fine tonal texture elevates a modern-fit dress shirt featuring a measured spread collar and cut from Smartcare cotton for wrinkle-free wear.

A smart grid marks a fine Italian tie cut from pure silk.

Stylish Expection

Ok, you had no time to get your suit and tie, out of budget or whatever  – if the event is not a Black Tie the last alternative would be dark or black  jeans  ( yeah dark )  and a blazer with a dress shirt.


Plush, stretch-infused Italian wool elevates a handsome blazer framed with classic notch lapels.
A scaled-down geo pattern marks a sharp, modern-fit sport shirt trimmed with woven floral fabric lining the spread collar and cuffs.


Stick with black shoes if you are in doubt about this item and please remember it’s a seremony tennis shoe are not allowed in at any point.


Vernon’ Oxford ALLEN EDMONDS
Lino’ Loafer MAGNANNI
‘Maxwell’ Cap Toe Derby TO BOOT NEW YORK

Can I Wear a Colourful Outfit?

Well, again buddy if you not into fashion stick with the basics  because the idea is to have fun and feel good with yourself and always follow the dress code.

If you think it’s time to upgrade your style some stores offers personal stylistsh once you explain the occasion and they will have the tools to explore your style according to  your personality and needs. You will  be surprised how they can find ways to make you look good and confident with the right pieces, cut, and colour.