It’s no news that Hollywood is making a statement on social issues like gender inequality through fashion after the #Metoo movement. At the 75th Venice film festival, while the actresses continue to speak out by wearing bright hues, the male cohort are going for a classic and solemn style.

From Ryan Gosling in a custom-tailored Gucci suit to Nicholas Hoult in Dior, here are the STYLE-approved, best-dressed men from the floating city.

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Ryan Gosling 

Ryan Gosling, dubbed one of most stylish men alive surely, knows how to look dapper. He hit the red carpet at the opening of the 75th Venice Film Festival for his new film First Man. The Canadian actor demonstrated his sartorial know-how. He layered a Gucci custom-tailored one-button Signoria jacket with a white evening shirt, in contrast with the formal black trousers and leather lace-ups.

Nicholas Hoult

At the premiere of film The Favourite co-starring Emma Stone, 29-year old English actor Nicholas Hoult nailed the kind of mature appeal once reserved for the likes of James Bond and Don Draper of Mad Men. Hoult was attired in a Dior Homme black tux jacket and white shirt, impeccably paired with a navy satin bow-tie and pocket square. He proved once again that in black-tie dress code: suit up, gents!

Earlier, he had also stolen attention with a casual Dolce & Gabanna suit at the movie’s photo call.

Ming Dao

Taiwan actor Ming Dao, a member of boyband 183 Club named after their height, became an Asia’s Mr Right after the romance-fuelled TV show The Prince Who Turns into a Frog with Joe Chen.

In presenting his new SCP (social credit points)-inspired film Perfect-lover.com-2036, the 6-foot celebrity continued with his nice-guy profile in Venice. He opted for a white jacket with a satin piped lapel, and perfected it with an elegant sapphire shirt and dinner bow-tie.

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Jon Kortajarena

Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena proves that if you have been in the campaigns of Giorgio Armani, Bally, and Etro, you basically look good in anything.

At the photocall of The Aspern Papers, a film adapted from Henry James’ eponymous novella, Kortajarena eschewed formality and showed off the enviable model-off-duty style. He donned a traditional Indonesian batik print shirt on top of a black essential – but who isn’t holiday-ready in Venice?

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers


Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers mastered smart-casual by skillfully playing the layering game. He wore a crisp white T-shirt with a striped waistcoat and suit, appearing laid-back and effortlessly cool.

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