The fashion world’s collective attention will undoubtedly be fixed upon the ladies—and the gorgeous gowns—shuffling down the red carpet this Sunday. But we’ll also be keeping an eye out for the stylish gents who threaten to steal the spotlight.

We’re calling them Black-Tie Iconoclasts because their approach to formal dress is nothing short of subversive. Whether it’s a cheeky cufflink or an irreverent slipper, a velvet blazer or a bold graphic tie—these guys know that the rules of evening wear are meant to be broken.

Below, we equip any guy seeking to belong to the Black Tie Iconoclast category with the right tools.

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