Browsing All posts tagged under »Tom Ford«

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 […]

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 […]

2012 Golden Globes Red Carpet

January 24, 2012

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Awards season is upon us again and the premiere ceremony, the Golden Globes, suggests that conservative interpretations of black tie will dominate the red carpet once more this year.  (Hallelujah.) Among tuxedos, there was an overwhelming preference for the slightly modern two-button jacket.  Lapels seemed to be split between the similarly modern notch or the […]

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