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These men proudly wore used clothing at the BAFTAs

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Gio Ramon | Feb 04 2020

The BAFTAs (British Academy Film Awards) are normally seen as a formality, given that its the last awards before the Oscars. With most everyone already worn and torn from making the rounds of this year’s drama-filled awards season, no one was expecting much from the usually stiff British proceedings.

But surprise, surprise — all the life that’s been sucked out of this year’s uncharacteristically sober Grammys seemed to have been blown into London’s Royal Albert Hall. While the music awards sought to avoid the controversies that surrounded it, the BAFTAs chose to face theirs head-on.

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As the show took place just days after the officiation of Brexit, the referendum was an easy topic to bring up. Everyone from Taika Waititi to Rebel Wilson made quick jabs at the issue –– even an absent Brad Pitt had Margot Robbie deliver a parting blow in his stead.

Another hot button issue was the fact that history was repeating itself. Just like the Academy Awards of yesteryear, the list of acting award nominees was notably pale, and host Graham Norton was quick to get #BAFTAsSoWhite on the trending status. Although Joaquin Phoenix didn’t take too kindly to the comedian’s criticism of Joker being a champion for white males, Joaquin used his Leading Actor acceptance speech to call out the lack of diversity within the industry’s ranks.

While it’s easy to put a spotlight on unaddressed issues, special mention should go to the causes it successfully champion. This year, guests were asked to follow a sustainable fashion guide created by the London College of Fashion, which required them to show up in outfits that were either rented from pre-approved establishments or previously worn.

It’s going to take years to truly resolve the issues awards giving bodies stubbornly refuse to get themselves out of— but with attendees fully game to champion an important cause, maybe that hints at a better future. With that being said, here are the best sustainably dressed men at this year's BAFTAs.

The future heir to the throne was the butt of everyone’s jokes for the night. At least he looked good taking the punches. Photograph by REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Looking every bit the fashionable tito as he walked the red carpet in New Balance sneakers. Photograph by REUTERS/Toby Melville
Just as slick as his father, Jude Law. Photograph by REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The young actor successfully combined two trends in one outfit: velvet and jewel tones. Photograph by REUTERS/Toby Melville
Shedding his Rocketman wardrobe for something a little more sleek. Photograph by REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The Sex Education star gives us a lesson on how to rock a double-breasted coat. Photograph by REUTERS/Toby Melville
The director took a win for Jojo Rabbit onstage, and a win on the red carpet. Photograph by REUTERS/Toby Melville
A little glimmer on the collar makes all the difference in this all-black ensemble. Photograph by REUTERS/Toby Melville
Looking like a badass sans crutches, ready to receive his honorary BAFTA. Photograph by REUTERS/Toby Melville 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cheers @bafta & cheers @armani 💄

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The Scottish stage actor made old school cool with his high-waisted, peak lapel Giorgio Armani digs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actor took a page out of the Grammys, as he stood out from the crowd in the best way possible.