The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired this past Sunday. This is an event to honor television’s most talented stars. It’s also an event for those stars to honorably showcase their style. Every year a handful of men really miss the mark and end up on worst dressed lists across the web. This year, I’m surprised to say, saw more men acing the red carpet test than failing. If it were me, I would wear a Tom Ford double-breasted tuxedo every year. And I would never fail. The following three men did not disappoint on the red carpet.
Jon Hamm laid waste to most of his peers on the red carpet wearing a Tom Ford double-breasted shawl lapel tuxedo. Great minds think alike. Mr. Hamm could have shown a bit more cuff for spot on detailing. The “Community” star Joel McHale wore a Michael Bastian tuxedo and was as dapper as anyone has ever seen him. And that’s saying a lot given that he can be seen hosting “Talk Soup” regularly in Burberry suits. “The Office” star John Krasinski looked almost regal posing with his wife Sunday night. And really presented a vision of how most men want to spend their lives; sharply, confidently dressed with a beautiful woman.
Popularized during the Roaring Twenties, peak lapels were universally worn on either double-breasted suit jackets or formal single-breasted dinner jackets. Peak Lapels coalesced with single-breasted suit jackets and defined elegance in menswear. Whether on suit jackets, blazers or overcoats, the peak lapel always communicates class, sophistication, and style. Don’t believe me? Take a gander at peak lapel aficionado and perennial leading man of style Cary Grant. One essayist writes, “Men want to be as lucky and enviable as he is-they want to be him. And women want to land him.” What makes Grant such an archetype? A number of things, but surely his consistent appreciation of peak lapel suits. Budding intellects like Langston Hughes, wore peak lapel suits during the Harlem Renaissance. And even notorious gangsters like Al Capone wanted to embody the gracefulness that peak lapel suits represent.
The broad V-shape a peak lapel jacket creates is ideal for displaying bold and creative shirt-tie combinations. Contemporary peak lapels are much slimmer than those originally worn in the twenties and thirties, allowing for a superior silhouette. These contemporary designs still harness the graceful nostalgia of original pioneering style. Reputable attire for the office and especially dinner dates, a peak lapel suit will set you apart as a man with choice style. Recent designs by mastermind Tom Ford, prove peak lapel suits will always be a suave selection, undoubtedly complimenting any man.