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Over the last several modern decades, men’s style has established a handful of easy-to-follow standards for executing perfect black tie. Awards season red carpets invariably bring some unfortunate choices made by stars or their stylists, yielding images and footage that will look weird and dated in years to come. As expected, I saw numerous examples of my three favorite misfires: notch-lapel jackets, which are really business suits disguised as tuxedos; standard neck ties, which make men look like fancy pallbearers; … Continue reading
As Vesper Lynd famously said to 007 in Casino Royale: “There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets. This is the latter.” While there was a whole lot of handsome at the 70th Annual Golden Globes last night, there was a noticeable number of some of my pet peeves with respect to formalwear. Three, to be specific. The first was the notch lapel dinner jacket. The notch is standard issue for business suits and blazers, and is technically not correct formalwear. … Continue reading
The average New York theater actor doesn’t enjoy as many zeros in his paycheck or as many stylist/designer resources as his Hollywood counterparts. But that doesn’t mean a veteran Broadway thespian can’t show up on the Tony Awards red carpet looking as smart and polished as an Armani-clad George Clooney or Tom Ford-clad Colin Firth without blowing two weeks’ pay. Continue reading