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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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!

alejandra on

i would go for the black tie. by the way Leo if your reading this i love you both ways, and i’m voting for you. one of the most talented actors out there. always a fan.

Kate :) on

Leo looks super fantastic hot in anything he wears!

jojo on


Marilyn Dickie on

My vote is definitely for the long tie (your shot of him w/the bow tie hits me as a little ‘off’. It looks way too small for his build.

Unless the poor man gets a wider bow tie, I’m definitely voting for the long tie.

Alba on

I think he would look good in either. I am intersted in him winning. He is such a good actor and sure deserves an oscar!

Designer Ella on

Bow-tie! It’s more formal.

Skye on

Long tie

Marissa!!!!! on

Bow tie all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PH on

I dont care what he wears he still looks like a little boy playing dress up, where is the attraction? He has nothing on George Clooney, who happens to look handsome in any suit.

ava on

It’s the Oscars people…..bow tie.


Maybe a black turtle neck is more existential… how long must I wait?

Exotic Goddess on

It doesn’t matter which tie he wears as long as he only wears a tie.

Melanie on

He looks fine in anything he wears. But, it is The Oscars, so he needs to wear the bow tie.

Kat on

I think that he makes an elegant statement in both of the suits. He is a classy looking gentleman (and even better if he would shave the scruff!).

Smiles on

I like the necktie! No bowties for me!

Mouse on

He looks good either way, though I think the long tie makes him look his age, where the bowtie, makes him look younger. Just my opinion though

alexis cute on

he looks good on the bowtie….

mo lo on

I think he should wear a tie…not a bow tie(too clownish).

Roger Carter on

Bow tie for Leo. I bet he loves getting fashion tips at http://www.mydamnlife.com

Roger Carter on

Bow tie!

Alex on

the bowtie!! obviously!!

AnnieM on

Bowties, always!

et on

i think either way hesssssssss hot

Xavier Renit on

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