Inside the GQ Men of the Year Party

Chris Pratt GQ - P 2014

Chris Pratt GQ - P 2014

It was all about the beards

It was a sea of suits, beards and sneakers at GQ's Men of the Year Party on Thursday evening. Guests gathered around the pool in the courtyard of the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, where well-groomed gentlemen enjoyed drinks, joints and each other's awesome company.

Luckily, the downpour that hit L.A. earlier this week dried up in time for the party — because no one wants unruly hair on a night celebrating some of the best-looking and most talented men in the business. "We got really lucky; it's beautiful tonight," commented Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was chatting with The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg.



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Most men opted for dapper black-tie formal attire, but there were definitely a few fashion risks. This was an affair for some of the finest, most stylish men in Hollywood, after all. A few, including Hot Tub Time Machine's Clark Duke, paired sneakers and suits for a more casual flair. There were also a handful of orange-and-red suits, sported by Vito Cammisano, who attended as football honoree Michael Sam's date, and Justin Mikita, who arrived with partner Jesse Tyler Ferguson. For those who wanted a more subtle pop of color, gingham shirts in blues, pinks and purples were the way to go.

Not to be outshone by her fellow suited friends, Shailene Woodley arrived in a black velvet suit of her own, which she paired with a subtle pendant necklace.

In terms of grooming, it was a great day for facial hair. From the subtle stubble of Chris Pratt to the robust full beards of model Chris John Millington, it's clear that facial hair is still having a moment.