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2014 BAFTA Red Carpet

February 18, 2014

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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 […]

2013 Emmys Red Carpet

September 24, 2013

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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

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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.

50 Years of Bond Tuxedos

January 3, 2013

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While writing recently about the James Bond design exhibit and the unorthodox notched lapels featured in Goldfinger I started wondering about Bond tuxedos as a whole.  Curious to see how they evolved over time I rented the entire series on DVD and have produced a timeline that highlights key developments.  For those who are interested […]

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 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 […]

Skyfall DJ Preview II

September 5, 2012

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A recently released set of posters for Skyfall provides a closer look at Bond’s next dinner suit.  According to GQ.com it is a Tom Ford “O’Connor” tuxedo, the same one Craig wore as Bond in the Olympics opening ceremony (and which Bradley Cooper wore to the most recent Oscars).  It will no doubt be a […]

The Velvet Bow Tie

July 9, 2012

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I’m a big fan of the black velvet bow tie that’s become a popular alternative on the red carpet as of late.  Its pitch-black appearance and prominent placement under the face add a dramatic punctuation to Black Tie without degrading the outfit’s refined minimalism.   It’s this adroit balance of flair and understatement that makes it […]

All the Trimmings

June 18, 2012

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Most people are familiar with the use of lapel facings to add flair to a tuxedo but likely few are aware that the jacket’s collar and cuffs can be used for this purpose as well. The history of formalwear trimmings can be traced back to the first evening tailcoats produced during the English Regency.  They […]

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 […]

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