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February 18, 2010 at 10:30 PM

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Who was the best dressed in men's free skate?

Posted by Stephanie Clary

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Photo by Saeed Khan / AFP / Getty Images

Evan Lysacek of the U.S., above, captured the gold after tonight's free skate competition.

And now that the men's figure skating medals have been determined, Tiffany Campbell and I want to know: who was the best dressed tonight?

Vote in our poll below (names in skating order) and then check out our favorite and least-favorite outfit as well as which skater we think fell from grace.

Best:
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Johnny Weir (USA)

Tiffany says: This outfit works for Johnny because Johnny works for the outfit. He may have lost his fur (and a medal) but he didn't lose his point of view.

Stephanie says: The piece had great details without being obnoxiously gaudy, and I only wish he had the crown of roses on the ice instead of only in the kiss and cry. He sells ridiculous well, and his colors always look great on the ice.

Photo by /Ivan Sekretarev / AP

Worst:
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Evgeni Plushenko (Russia)

Stephanie says: The rhinestone suitcoat and tie on a black turtleneck gave me bad flashbacks to early dance recitals set to dated jazz music. All he needs are some bedazzled wristbands and a pair of worn-down jazz sneakers.

Tiffany says: This one kind of hurts my heart. A bedazzled bodysuit? A tie etched with rhinestones? Is this what the 1970s were like?

Photo by Ivan Sekretarev / AP

The fall from grace:
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Evan Lysacek (USA)

We were originally going to do most-improved, based on our short-program rankings, but we saw little to celebrate. Instead, we're upset with the gold-medal winner, who was one of our original favorites.

Tiffany says: People I'm following on twitter said it better than me: Quoting @johnmoe "Is that Voldemort's younger brother skating?"

Stephanie says: The "Harry Potter" reference is perfect. And I just wish he would set his hair free from the bonds of LA Looks.

Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Our look at the best and worst from Tuesday's short program here.

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