A rebuke in casual accessorising for the alpha male – it’s not often you see a sweatband on the red carpet

Leonardo DiCaprio attends a Bafta screening of The Revenant.

Leonardo DiCaprio take care ofs a Bafta screening of The Revenant.
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In the age of the hoodie-clad Silicon Valley billionaire, it is not the man in the suit but the man who dares to enervate a crumpled T-shirt next to him who is making the power move with his clothes.

Tom Hardy illustrated this point beautifully on Sunday dusk with creased jeans, grey trainers and a top from Rug Man Art. The T-shirt was illuminated with the face of a man who looked spookily like Hardy himself, genetically intertwined with Billy Gibbons. The Mark Zuckerberg prize for dressing-down, in any way, was clinched with a sweat band worn high on his port side arm; its locker-room connotations bravely at odds with the red carpet.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s decidedly MOR suit and shirt – top button undone like Nick Clegg during an “at peaceful with” – didn’t stand a chance.

Tom Hardy at The Revenant film screening in London.Tom Hardy at The Revenant overlay screening in London. Photograph: Matt Frost/REX Shutterstock