The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s Costume Institute Gala is likely to be the most-watched purple carpet on earth. It is method extra fascinating than the Oscars. It is extra severe than the MTV Video Music Awards. And it is actually extra entertaining than these two mixed. A few of it has to do with watching A-listers from each stroll of life (films, music, excessive society) in the identical place. However most of it has to do with seeing how friends assault—or do not—a given yr’s theme. Most well-known guys—or, extra precisely, their stylists—do proper by the black tie (or, now and again, white tie) costume code, in the event that they play it secure. Then there are the menswear mavericks, the blokes who both do not care, or care a lot that their Met Gala suits defy costume code, conference, and generally description (armor? robotic arms? robotic armor arms?). Listed below are the boys who’ve honored the evening’s fashion-first ethos by the years, Web feedback be damned.