Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by tomkolovos1
Men’s Style: How To Wear A Tux (With The Best Dressed Men at the 2012 Golden Globes)
In a sea of black tuxedos, how can you tell which men are dressed better than the others? Yes, it’s the tuxedo that makes the man.
So if you don’t know how to score the red carpet, find out here, illustrated by examples from the Golden Globes.
Image via Yahoo.com This is a great side by side comparison of why men look good in a tux and why they don’t. To the untrained eye, both guys have on the same tux and I’m just saying Adam is MUCH better dressed because he’s hot. Nope. He’s much better dressed because his tuxedo fits properly. The jacket is the perfect length and fits like a glove. The other jacket is a size too big and much too long (that in a nutshell is the problem with most mens suits you see!). Adam’s pants are properly cuffed with a minimal break, the other guy’s are not. Adam’s suit doesn’t have flaps on the pockets which compete with the width of the peak lapel, which thankfully isn’t satin, and his bow tie is proportional to the width of the jacket’s lapels. NOW, are they dressed alike?
Image via Yahoo.com He’s wearing a slim peak lapel with a perfectly proportioned shorter collar and skinny tie.
Image via Yahoo.com A one button peak lapel tuxedo. Attention George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio: This is how a classic tux should look and fit. Note that Jean, unlike most of the men, including Leo and George, is not wearing baggy, slouchy and too long pants. What’s going on with your pants, um, makes all the diference, guys!
In Thom Brown. Image via GQ.com The bow tie was whimsical but worked beautifully, in this instance. Very Thom Brown. Don’t try this at home–or if you’re gay. The last thing we need to encourage is gay men wearing novelty bow ties at formal functions. Once again, notice you poorly the gentleman on the right is dressed in comparison–his jacket is much too long and the long tie makes it look even longer.
Tom Kolovos is Editor in Chief of aControlledSubstance.com Origanl date of post 1/16/12