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2014 Met Gala Red Carpet

May 7, 2014


The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds a black-tie gala each May to celebrate the opening of their annual exhibit.  The Met Gala aka Met Ball is the epitome of exclusivity with a guest list overseen by Vogue‘s all-powerful editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and a ticket price of $25,000.  Known as the East Coast equivalent of Oscars night, the affair adds a twist to the […]

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet

March 4, 2014


Part of an ongoing series spotlighting the (in)ability of the men on the red carpet to capture the timeless elegance and sophisticated equivalence of black tie, whether through careful adherence to its conventions or skilful manipulation of them. (Readers unfamiliar with the standards of successful black tie may want to first check out A Field Guide to Tuxedos.) The […]

My Slate Article

February 27, 2014


In the run-up to Sunday’s Oscars, online magazine Slate asked me to write a tuxedo primer so that readers might appreciate the men’s red-carpet fashion choices as much as the women’s.  I had some fun with the piece, themeing it as a sartorial field guide to the various tuxedo incarnations commonly seen these days.  It was published […]

2014 BAFTA Red Carpet

February 18, 2014


I always look forward to the BAFTAs for the uniquely sophisticated elegance the British bring to black-tie fashions.  Sure enough, despite the fact that Americans seemingly outnumbered locals on the red carpet this past Sunday, it was three Englishmen that made my best dressed list.   The shortlisting process was actually an easy one this […]

2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet

January 13, 2014


Yesterday’s Golden Globe ceremony launched another Hollywood awards season and featured an encore presentation of the conservative black-tie styling that has been gracing red carpets for the past few years.   In fact, it was a virtual re-run of last year’s formal styles.  Peaked lapels seemed to dominate followed by notched versions and a healthy dose […]

2013 Emmys Red Carpet

September 24, 2013


The faux-tuxedo was in full force at the Primetime Emmys last Sunday.  Rare were distinctive dinner suit traits such as one-button jackets, shawl or peaked lapels, bow ties and waist coverings.  Instead we had to settle for pedestrian two-button jackets, notch lapels, flap pockets, long ties and exposed shirt navels.  Adding insult to injury, the […]

2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards Red Carpet

September 16, 2013


Here’s a look at some of the black tie seen at the GQ Men of the Year awards held in London on September 3.

2103 Met Gala Red Carpet

June 14, 2013


The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds an annual black-tie gala in May to celebrate the opening of their annual exhibit.  “The Met Gala” or “Met Ball” is sponsored by Vogue, the guest list is overseen by the magazine’s all-powerful editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the tickets cost up to $25,000 which makes the affair […]

2013 Tonys Red Carpet

June 12, 2013


I don’t usually bother reporting on the Tony Awards as the attendees typically dress more like bohemians than gentlemen.  However, formal wear’s conservative wave  seems to have swept up even these sartorial iconoclasts as you can see below.

2013 Cannes Red Carpet

June 11, 2013


May was a very busy month for me so I’ve got some catching up to do on my red carpet reporting.  First off is the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where the post-millennial trend of conservative tuxedo styling continued in force.  Developments of note were: the long tie and notched lapel seem to have beat an […]


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