Every February, the Oscars honor the best actors of the year—and while being nominated for Best Actor doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll end up on the “Best Dressed” list (RIP Joan Rivers), this year’s nominees are decidedly dapper. Check out how you can steal the style of all of the Best Actor nominees so that women will like you—really, really like you.
Andrew Garfield: Perhaps best known for playing Peter Parker in the Spiderman movies, Garfield has officially come into his own as a serious actor, picking up his first Best Actor nomination for the controversial Hacksaw Ridge (it’s controversial because Mel Gibson directed it). Garfield’s style has also evolved as he’s grown up, and now he’s the definition of British dapperness, pairing tweeds with sweaters and old-school patterns. (Havana Checked Blazer $499, Suit Supply; Club Monaco Wool Pants $200, Mr. Porter; Warren Chelsea Boots $180, Cole Haan; Navy Tie $19, The Tie Bar; Hugo Boss Shirt $165, Mr. Porter; Jetlag Crew Sweater $285, Outerknown)
Ryan Gosling: Gosling has been the object of every woman’s obsession since 2004’s The Notebook, but in the decade since then, he’s proven himself to be versatile as hell. He can sing and dance and make women everywhere lust after him (ie: his performance in the film he’s nominated for, La La Land), as well as play grittier roles in Drive, Blue Valentine and Half Nelson. That’s why his style is so versatile, as well—he looks polished on the red carpet in a suit, and bearded-and-badass when he’s out and about. (Danner Tramline Boots $320; Navy Cardigan $70, Lands’ End; Sand Chinos $135, Buck Mason; Levi’s Buffalo Plaid Flannel Jacket $90, Urban Outfitters; Wiley Sunglasses $170, Raen; White Sand Venice T-Shirt $34, Buck Mason; Weekender Bag $800, Killspencer; Hickory Belt $80, Tanner Goods)
Viggo Mortensen: Viggo’s been the guy slightly off-kilter that women have had a crush on since the '90s—though you probably know him only because of that brutal sauna fight scene in 2007’s Eastern Promises. And, even though he’s pushing 60, he looks good. He appears to be pretty rough and feral throughout his role in Captain Fantastic, in which he plays a guy who raises his six kids in the woods, but in this bold, blue suit, he looks polished without being too fussy. (Hartford Blue Suit $999, Suit Supply; Striped T-Shirt $25, Lands’ End; Cusano Monk Strap Shoes $100, Nordstrom)
Denzel Washington: The legendary Denzel Washington has been consistently providing us with incredible performances since the '80s (okay, let’s give him a pass on The Preacher’s Wife), so it’s interesting to see him nominated amongst a handful of newcomers. He’s been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar five times and won twice. Could he add a third to his collection? No one knows for sure, but what we do know is that this 63-year-old guy still looks damn good in whatever he wears, and his accessory game is always on-point. (Luckily, he left his Kangol hat back in the '90s, where it belongs.) (Lazio Light Brown Suit $499, Suit Supply; Red Gingham Dress Shirt $40, Saks Fifth Avenue; Teal Wool Tie $19, The Tie Bar; Tudor Paisley Pocket Square $10, The Tie Bar; Gunmetal Tie Bar $18, Perry Ellis)
Casey Affleck: Ben Affleck’s little brother got himself in big trouble this year after several sexual harassment allegations cropped up, which is why his Best Actor nomination for his role in Manchester by the Sea is controversial. But if we’re focusing on his style, Affleck shows that even if you’re the slightly sketchy little brother of someone more handsome and more successful, you can still make it work. Ditch the flannels and jeans and get a good-fitting suit. Don’t even think about wearing a tie, it’ll look like you’re trying too hard. (La Spalla Navy Suit $999, Suit Supply; Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt $100, Mr. Porter; Hamilton Oxfords $280, Cole Haan; Beard Buddy Beard Wash $25, Amazon; Hair Goop $18, Grooming Lounge)
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