18 of the best-dressed men at the Oscars 2018

Velvet tuxedos and classic black dinner suits took out top honours at this year's Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

From chic black elegance to velvet sheen finishes to haute couture custom made pieces – it was all about subtle brilliance for a red carpet ready look.

It was actor Chadwick Boseman who turned the most heads when he turned up wearing a Givenchy Haute Couture suit with David Yurman jewellery.

The sparkly finishing touches added plenty of bedazzled bling to an otherwise simple silhouette – evidence that to stand out on the red carpet all comes down to the extra accessorising. Bosman wore a longer style jacket and black pants with a black peter pan collar dinner shirt for a nod to avant-garde chic.

Armie Hammer, whose film Call Me By Your Name is up for best picture, turned up in a blood red velvet suit by Giorgio Armani [that's custom made to measure if you're wondering] with a Montblanc watch and a dapper pair of shiny black brogues while Lakeith Stanfield opted for an evening blue suit by Ermenegildo Zegna – this 100 per cent silk provided plenty of screen star shimmer to his red carpet arrival.

If the Devil Wears Prada then actor Sam Rockwell [who won Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri] wore a sleek Prada suit with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes complete with a cowboy heel. He wore a pair of custom David Yurman cufflinks with the name Leslie Bibb on them as an ode to his long-time love – reportedly costing $5500 and a month to make.

Turning it up a notch with a split suiting look is Daniel Kaluuya in a Bruno Cucinelli velvet dinner jacket in caramel with black lapels and bow tie teamed with cropped black pants and shoes by Tod's.

Actor Ansel Elgort also made some grown man moves by embracing a bottle green velvet tuxedo jacket for the Oscars teamed with black pants and shiny brogues.

British actor Gary Oldman, 59, wore a classic black suit with a polka dot pocket hank and a black bow tie while Christopher Plummer showed us how to wear a navy tuxedo [and a longer length leg for the older gent] with suede loafers.

Sufjan Stevens [up for Academy Awards for film scores] wore Gucci. Stevens adorned a purple pin striped tuxedo with dragon motifs for extrovert behaviour.

Click through the gallery above to see the best men's looks from the Oscars red carpet.