What Tie Should Leo Wear to the Oscars?

02/23/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

With all of his nominations for both Blood Diamond and The Departed this award season, Leonardo DiCaprio sure has had plenty of reasons to trot out the formalwear. And he’s demonstrated his love of classic tuxedoed looks — no splashes of inappropriate color, bolo ties or Jeremy Irons-like dandy style here — opting for elegant black ties at each affair. At the Golden Globes ceremony in January, DiCaprio sported a classic black bowtie, while at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, only two weeks later, he opted for a trendier long tie. This begs the question: What should Leo wear to the traditionally buttoned-up Academy Awards? Would you prefer to see him in a bowtie or a long tie? Or should he try something totally new and different?

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Photo: Jen Lowery/startraks; Frank Trapper/Corbis

FILED UNDER: Guy Style , Red Carpet
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Alice on

Men get to wear ties every day. I think everybody will agree that the Oscars is not a common day!! I hope he goes for the bowtie. It’s old school, but that’s what it’s all about! It’s cute, and much dressier than the tie. He can lose it for the Vanity Fair party if he wants! Givenchy’s tiny polka dot bowties are to die for. :)


Night on

Both look great. I hope he shaves his chin though.

Elda on

Either one!!! Will you marry me Leo???

:) on

He looks hot no matter what he wears!!! :)

Pat on

Leonardo looks super in anything he wears! For the Oscars, a bowtie, formal, and a winner.

rachel b. on

a long black down-tie and not a black bow clip-on because of the Oscars being a night to dress like no other as a movie star even if Leo is a little out-dated and not so cute, anymore.

Nighthag on

Bow tie is a sure bet. I just have to say that he looks a little like a young Jack Nicolson in the pic.

Bteii on

Definitely the tie

but he look great with both but i still go for the tie

C on

He looks great either way, but I prefer the long tie.

enigma on

Hey Elda, you’re so funny! I agree with you, either look seems fine and classy. Don’t worry, you can have Leo all to yourself…he-he!
But then again, I find myself agreeing with the others too!? So, I think it’s a toss up choice for me….!?!?!?

Cheers and Enjoy!

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