Fashion Flashback: BEST DRESSED AT TIFF 2015 – Suitably-Attired Male Actors

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Toronto International Film Festival 2016 kicks off today! Here, we look back at some of the best-dressed on the red carpet last year.

When it comes to red carpet dressing, scant attention is paid to male actors and what they are wearing.

It’s the starlets and their gowns, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and even nail polish that fans, bloggers and the media obsessively and exhaustingly make note of.

Sure, male actors are feted, lavishly praised and exhaustively covered in the media – but most likely it’s for their movie roles, not for what they wore.

They are rarely ever asked on the red carpet, “Who are you wearing?” Partly because, well, nobody seems to care.

Yet, some of them employ stylists – just like their female counterparts – to help with their wardrobes to ensure they project the right image for their interview sessions, red-carpet movie premiers and after-parties during the Toronto International Film Festival.

So as TIFF winds down this weekend, let’s hear it for the boys. We round up some of the snazzily dressed Zoomers, who made the effort to put their best foot forward – sartorially – on the red carpet.

We love the long greying hair on actor Paul Gross. Not only unique, it makes for a striking contrast with his all-black outfit, seen here at the premiere of Hyena Road, the movie he wrote, directed and stars in.

After you’ve spent several years starring in that veritable fashion show on television, known as Mad Men, you pick up a few style tips. Actor John Slattery, looking sleek at the Spotlight

Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée often supports Canadian fashion by wearing Montreal designer label Philippe Dubuc on the red carpet. The director made an appearance at Roy Thomson Hall for the premiere and opening night gala of his new movie, Demolition.

Only Johnny Depp could pull off multiple necklaces. His creeper shoes and the blood red shirt, left unbuttoned to the chest, adds a dash of insouciance to a banker-gray three piece suit, as seen here on the actor at the premiere of Black Mass.

Looking effortlessly cool in slim jeans, leather jacket and sneakers, Idris Elba attends the Beasts of No Nation premiere at the Ryerson Theatre.

Jeremy Irons rocks this jeans look with a waistcoat and a simple beaded necklace at the High-Rise

The perfect Mr. George Clooney. Enough said. Here with long-time friend Sandra Bullock at Our Brand Is Crisis