Tuxedo Trends: The Best of the 2013 Emmys!

Tuxedo Trends: The Best of the 2013 Emmys!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 (pictured above) wasn’t wearing the same thing as pictured above.  Which is a shame, because he looks smashing in this 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, (see above) 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  Fashion authorities from across the internet agree that wearing long ties for formal occasions of this caliber is an outdated trend that should be left in the dark corners of our sartorial past.  For more on that point, check out this excellent GQ article written in response to the long ties of the Emmys this year.

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.

Below is our quick pick list of some of the best dressed men at the 2013 Emmy Awards Ceremony:

 

Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis in a Classic One-Button Peak Tuxedo

Damian Lewis in a Classic One-Button Peak Tuxedo

 

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm in a Timeless White Dinner Jacket

Jon Hamm in a Timeless White Dinner Jacket

 

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas in a Two-Button Peak Tuxedo

Michael Douglas in a Two-Button Peak Tuxedo

 

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon in a Pitch Perfect One-Button Shawl Tuxedo

Jimmy Fallon in a Pitch Perfect One-Button Shawl Tuxedo

 

Jimmy Kimmell

Jimmy Kimmell in a Classy 3-Piece Notch Tuxedo

Jimmy Kimmell in a Classy 3-Piece Notch Tuxedo

 

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons in a Perfectly Tailored One-Button Shawl Tuxedo

Jim Parsons in a Perfectly Tailored One-Button Shawl Tuxedo

 

Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul in a Suave Midnight Blue Shawl Tuxedo

Aaron Paul in a Suave Midnight Blue Shawl Tuxedo

 

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston in a Modern 2-Button Notch Tuxedo

Bryan Cranston in a Modern 2-Button Notch Tuxedo

 

To see more fun and informative galleries of the 2013 Emmy Awards best and worst, check out these articles below:

What did you think of the Emmys this year?  Did the men rise to the occasion or fall out of fashion?  Tell us below in the comments!