2014 Met Gala Red Carpet Men’s Style

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White tie with decorations is a very specific dress code.  Also known as full evening dress with decorations.  For men, it is perhaps the most specific dress code there is.  It is certainly the most formal, at least as far as I know of in the civilian world (the equivalent in the military would be the dress uniform).  And likely the least common.  I only know of two events in Philadelphia that require such dress. I am sure the number is far greater in New York, one such event this year was the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala … Continue reading

Oh, The Horror (2014 Oscars Men’s Style)


The red carpet was awash in sartorial disaster at the 2014 Oscars, as per usual.  It pains me so much to see anyone, especially celebrities, do black tie with such recklessness.  I do understand that many celebrities use the red carpet to try new looks (this year the white dinner jacket was huge), differentiate themselves and cash in on endorsement deals to wear a given designers clothing.  I feel bad for many of the designers, as many of their muses looked like, well, shit.  Indeed, any PR is not good PR.  True, there were some who did dress well, but … Continue reading

They Wore What To The Grammys?!


As expected our beloved musicians turned out in all forms of dress for this years Grammys.  And as expected, most of them looked like fools.  Although I did not watch the show, I did watch many of the performances on Youtube and am really impressed.  There was some amazing talent and creativity on display.  Macklemore’s Same Love being my favorite, one of the best performances I have ever seen.  But back to the men’s style of the night… -JLJ   Photo credit: GQ (via WireImage), E!, Hollywood Reporter, Today, Perez … Continue reading

An Open Letter To Richard Branson’s No Tie Policy

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It is no secret that Richard Branson does not care for ties, and he’s trying to convince everyone and their mom to get on his bandwagon.  He has gone so far as to promote people to carry scissors around and cut off other people’s ties (which brings to mind scenes from my beloved The Wire when the homicide detectives would cut off their sleeping-on-the-job compatriots’ ties).  As you can imagine, I am not the first men’s style site to pick up on this (check here and here), and I am sure I will not be the last. It seems that … Continue reading

Men’s Style (Or Lack Thereof) At The 2014 Golden Globes


I may regret saying this but I think the men’s style at the Golden Globes may have gotten better this year.  There were some really solid looks from some gents.  And then of course there were some pretty terrible looks from others.  In all fairness to men on both sides of the spectrum (and in keeping with tradition on FYG) I think we should discuss both groups. Who wears it better?  Cooper or Hanks? My vote is that Cooper wore it better, what do you think? -JLJ Photo credit: Here, here, here, here, here … Continue reading

Celebrity Style Gone Wrong: Niello & Nilzmoke


Over the past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a good friend from Sweden.  With him he brought a few fellow Swedes who I am now also pleased to now call my friends.  The purpose of their trip was to shoot a music video for one of the guys, Niello, who is a Swedish rapper (if you are interested, he has a few other singles out; Legenden and Svett). I know what your thinking, and no, I didn’t know that Sweden had rappers either.  But I know how some of you #menswear nerds have a thing for hip-hop so … Continue reading

Best And Worst Dressed Men At The 2013 Emmy’s


As per usual the celebs were out in glamorous form last night.  I obviously have thoughts on what some of the women wore, but I don’t need to get into that here.  What some of the men wore was bad enough, as expected.  Although I applaud some of them for taking risks and trying something different much of the time the results were somewhere between awful and appalling.  But maybe next year they’ll get it right…  But I predict they will not and will yet again persist in tormenting my judgemental eyes.  But anyway, we’ll get to that next year, … Continue reading

Mens Style At The 2013 ESPYS


Last night was the 2013 ESPYS, I guess it is a big night if your a big sports fan.  But I am not (I prefer to play, rather than spectate).  I did, however, manage to catch a few minutes of the red carpet while posted up at Ventuno (it doesn’t seem right they have TVs back there, for the record) and sat largely aghast at much of what I saw the men wearing.  Thankfully, there was some taste in the mix, mostly on the aggressive side.  But it was good to see some famous people wearing some decent ensembles.  There … Continue reading

Obama Takes It Off

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Obama has no problem catching headlines.  And he shouldn’t, he is the President Of The United States Of America.  Admittedly, I don’t follow his, or other politicians headlines.  But from time to time my attention is grabbed. Case in point, when said POTUS took off his jacket in front of a crowd in Berlin last week while giving a speech on global warming.  The political message interested me little.  But the fact that the President took off his jacket while giving a speech in front of thousands?  Sheeeit.  This was no town hall meeting. To set up the removal of … Continue reading

Celebrity Style Gone Wrong: Guy Fieri

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It should come as zero surprise that I have not a single positive thing to say about Guy Fieri‘s style.  In fact, I can’t really say much about it at all because it is so terrible.  In fact, he is the antithesis of discerning taste.  I won’t speak on his food (as we have NYT for that) or his show, as that is not what is important. As a general rule of thumb, if you see Guy Fieri wearing something, you should never, ever, ever wear that same thing.  His signature bowling shirts, wrist band, sunglasses, creeper style goatee and … Continue reading