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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
April 12, 2013
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 […]
February 25, 2013
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 […]