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Walking the Oscars Red Carpet: Insider Report

April 12, 2013

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When Tom recently contacted me from England for advice on his outfit for a “once in a lifetime black-tie occasion” I was naturally intrigued.  Turns out he wasn’t kidding: his friend in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had invited him to the recent Academy Awards ceremony.  Tom kindly agreed to provide us […]

2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet

February 25, 2013

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The Oscars may trump the Golden Globes when it comes to prestige but this year they were the sartorial runner up thanks to the predominance of the informal two-button notch lapel tuxedo jacket.  Even host Seth MacFarlane wore one, contrary to the publicity photo shown above. Otherwise, red-carpet trends continued to be largely the same […]

2013 Golden Globes Red Carpet

January 14, 2013

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The 2013 awards season began with a bang last night, sartorially speaking. The conservative styling of the 2012 season returned in force as did shawl collars, bow ties, shirts with turndown collars and fly fronts, square-fold pocket squares and, sadly, exposed shirt navels due to absent waist coverings.  There were some new variations though. Midnight blue surged […]

Daniel Craig at Skyfall Premiere

November 7, 2012

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A number of comments have been made in recent postings about the tuxedo worn by Daniel Craig to the British premiere of Skyfall so I thought I should post a picture for everyone to see what the chatter is about. Mr. Craig is wearing a midnight (navy?) blue evening jacket in place of the usual […]

2012 Emmys Red Carpet

September 24, 2012

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Well-dressed men were few and far between at this year’s Emmys, making their Black Tie finery shine all the more. In between the good and the bad were some interesting variations on the classic tuxedo. Then there was the banal majority clad primarily in (ridiculously skinny) long ties and poorly fitting suits. ________________________________________ Postscript February […]

2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards Red Carpet

September 8, 2012

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The GQ Men of the Year Awards were held September 4 at the Royal Opera House in London with an impressive array of black-tie finery. The relative conservatism of recent red-carpet fashion was very much present along with the continuing dominance of the turndown collar.  Sadly absent across the sartorial spectrum was the exposed shirt […]

2012 Cannes Red Carpet

June 3, 2012

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I’ve finally had some time to compile photos of the latest Cannes film festival and I found that the trends in black tie seem much the same as with the recent Hollywood awards ceremonies.  Namely, conservative interpretations continue to dominate as does the absence of waist coverings (and the resulting abundance of  shirt navels peeking […]

Red Carpet White Tie

April 21, 2012

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The Academy Awards shows do a great job of recreating the glamour of old Hollywood but they can’t compare to the days when white tie was a staple of Oscar night. Debuting in 1929, the awards ceremony took place in swank Los Angeles hotel ballrooms during its early years.  Vintage photographs suggest black tie was […]

2012 Academy Awards Red Carpet

February 27, 2012

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The biggest black-tie event of the year wrapped up another awards season yesterday evening and as expected most tuxedos seen on the 84th Annual Academy Awards red carpet were tastefully conservative.  Notable trends were the return of shawl-collar jackets (yay) and wing-collar shirts (yech).  Pocket squares were also very popular. The Best of the Best […]

2012 BAFTA Red Carpet

February 18, 2012

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The red carpet at the 2012 British Academy Film Awards continued the recent trend of traditional tuxedo styling.  (The awards are officially called the Orange British Academy Film Awards because they are sponsored by a French telecom company called Orange which is both confusing and ironic.) Here’s a look at the some of the best […]

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