INSPIRED BY… | OSCAR BEST ACTOR NOMINEES 2012

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 The Oscars are that event everyone loves to hate. Despite this, I still have a soft spot for them. Call me old fashioned, but if you strip away all the hype, Joan rivers pre-shows, and gratuitous Brangelina close-ups, the Academy Awards are still the most sincere way America can celebrate one of our most beloved, and talent filled  industries – filmmaking. This year, I’m paying a small homage to the event by creating kits inspired by the Best Actor nominated performances, which for the first time in a long time I actually can get behind.

‘Inspired by’ is the key phrase here, as the goal was not to re-create costumes, but to put together outfits – based on each character’s style – that a real man might wear. In the spirit of the Oscars, this exercise took me much longer than anticipated, resulting in far too many drinks and a late night, but it was also the most mindless fun I’ve had in a long time. Cheers to that.  – M

P.S. All of these were assembled using Svpply’s Sets feature, which made the entire process easier than you can imagine. Click through each image to see the Set on Svpply.

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INSPIRED BY THE 2012 BEST ACTOR NOMINEES

A Better Life // The Artist //  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy  //  Moneyball // The Descendants

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Tailor Supply Grappler Shirt, Left Field NYC Brown Organic Duck Chinos , Red Wing 9111 6″ Round Toe Boot, Filson Oil Finish Shelter Cloth Westlake Waxed Jacket

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Three Piece Wool Plaid Suit, Brooks Brothers Ancient Matter Slim Paisley Print Tie, Isaia Frank Dress Shirt, Leffot Horween Shell Cordovan Shoes, Visol “Trick” Flask With Built-in Cigarette Case

Burberry Prorsum Cotton Blend Twill Trench Coat, Sandro Preston Slim Fit Cotton-Twill Chinos, Paul Smith London Slim Fit Cotton Shirt, The Knottery Bordeaux TieWarby Parker Winston Eyeglasses in Old Fashioned Fade, Grenson Stanley Brogues, Black Plaid Scarf


APC Twill Bomber Jacket, Kent Wang Navy Polo, Unis Gio Pant, Nike Killshot II in Sail and Navy, Ebbets Field Baseball CapTAG Heuer ‘Aquaracer Calibre 5′ Automatic Bracelet Watch 

Gitman Vintage Floral Print Shirt, Orvis Back Bay Windbreaker Jacket, Orlebar Brown Bull Dog Beach Shorts, Sperry Top Sider 2-Eye Salt Stained, Timex Men’s T49615 Expedition Dive Style Watch  

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