The biggest menswear trend at the 2023 Grammys? Normal clothes
The Grammy Awards 2023 Open broadcast on Puerto Rican superstar bad rabbitwho leads a procession of colorful dresses bomba y plena dancers while wearing a very casual outfit: a plain white t-shirt (no belt) in a pair of lightly washed, high-waisted jeans, with white tennis shoes and a reverse snapback hat. There he is, the most streamed artist on the planet on the Music’s Biggest Night™ stage, and Twitter viewers at home are binge-watching he looks like me frexcept, well, more glamorous.
Later in the evening, Bad Bunny changed into a lovely suit to accept his Best Música Urbana Album trophy—but he kept his curls hidden beneath Los’s fitted cap The dark blue Angeles Dodgers that he also wears backwards, Fred Durst style. (The original brown snapback hat, for those curious, was an exclusive from a concert he put on for PR in 2021.) And Benito’s isn’t even a Dodgers New Era hat. only appeared on stage last night: Best Rap Album winner Kendrick Lamar represented his hometown team in a custom cap studded with silver brooches, which he incorporated with an airy Martine Rose clamshell jacket, gray trousers, and the Nike x Martine Rose Nike Shox.
Sure, Steve Lacy, in his knife-sharp Saint Laurent suit and stiletto heels, maybe a few the best dressed man of the nightbut casual menswear honestly set the tone—which tells us that not a big-ticket award show like the Grammys is unaffected by the fact that nice, casual clothes have become the biggest thing in menswear. Even Album of the Year winner, Harry Styles, hit the red carpet in a harlequin-print jumpsuit (an odd, if genderless, staple of the His recent travel wardrobe), change into a relatively comfortable cropped Gucci tux jacket and brown trousers in the middle of the show. For a second there, I thought (hopefully?) Billy Crystal, that surprise host, maybe to pay homage to Harry Burns, paired his velvet jacket with dark jeans. (They are lazy people.)
Some go the “quiet chic” route: Omar Apollo, nominated for Best New Artist, made headlines on the carpet in a leather blazer worn over an unbuttoned striped shirt and top white font, with blue jeans and heavy black shoes—a classy outfit just when you know it’s a Bottega Veneta head-to-toe, the t-shirt and jeans are actually made of printed leather. Turnstile, Baltimore’s four-member hardcore band, even while flexing some serious designer brands, made the revolutionary move of looking like they wore whatever they wanted; their collective Grammy outfits includes a pair of Bottega culottes, Brain Dead wooden clogs, Our Legacy vest and vintage Bad Brains t-shirt.
Meanwhile, GloRilla collaborator Hitkidd has gone a step further in an almost cosplay style: blue jeans, brown jacket, red striped tie, and “Hitkidd for President” trucker hat. (As it turns out, the manufacturer wears a similar outfit to the BET Hip Hop Awards in September.)
Even as celebrity menswear has become a game without rules, wearing seemingly ordinary clothes to a famous event still makes a statement – doubly when the That event is the Grammys, an awards show that is often humorously out of touch with the culture. of pop music. There’s something about wearing jeans and a white t-shirt that, in addition to looking cool and casual, speaks to the idea that when you’re doing “Bad Rabbits,” There are more interesting career achievements than collecting trophies.