Every year the creators, casts, and crews of our favorite TV shows all dress up and get together on the red carpet to find out who performed their craft the best. The Emmy Awards specifically recognize television programs, making it one of the biggest and most relevant awards ceremonies annually.
If you tuned in this year, you may notice that host Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t wearing the same thing as the promo shot. Instead he opted for a deep burgundy tuxedo jacket (which was great) paired with a striped long tie (which wasn’t so great.) And there was a strong contingency of men that followed suit. Many men opted for non-black tuxedos. When done well, this is a trend we can get behind, because it celebrates formal wear without breaking the rules.
Sadly, many men also opted for long ties. And while most men still looked great doing it, they looked like they were wearing suits, which is regrettable for such a prestigious evening. Fashion authorities from across the internet agree that wearing long ties for formal occasions of this caliber is an outdated trend that should be left in the dark corners of our sartorial past.
Happily, the majority of the men in attendance embraced the evening’s formal nature and looked incredible in classic tuxedos paired with bow ties. Some of the tuxedos were classic 1 button peaks and shawls, as black tie attire calls for. Others were 2 button notch tuxedos which is generally considered a more modern take on black tie, if not somewhat more pedestrian. Regardless, our top picks were all able to preserve the guiding principals of Black Tie that make it such a timeless stalwart of masculinity.
Some of the best dressed men at the 2013 Emmy Awards Ceremony included: Damian Lewis, Jon Hamm, Michael Douglas, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmell, Jim Parsons, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston. --By Michael Armstrong