How Tom Hardy Ripped Up The Red Carpet Rule Book

Ever the maverick, Esquire's former cover star eschewed traditional red carpet formalwear for this eccentric outfit. But did he get it right?

When it comes to unpredictable red carpet behaviour, former Esquire cover star Tom Hardy has previous – back in September he melted internet hearts by taking his dog, Woody, to the premiere of his movie Legend.

This week, at a Bafta screening of The Revenant, the Mad Max star went one further by not bothering to wear a suit, the standard issue uniform for male movie stars signing autographs / posing for selfies since forever.

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Instead Hardy opted for a graphic design t-shirt from Rugman – a London-based streetwear designer favoured by rap artists like Maverick Saber and Plan B – jeans, trainers and, er, a sweat band. 

Laidback, independent and – let's face it – slightly nuts, its a look that epitomises Hardy's unique appeal as an actor, but from a style point of view, does it actually work?

Here, Esquire's Fashion Director Catherine Hayward gives us her verdict.

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