Men Step Up Their Red Carpet Style at 2014 Emmy Awards

If you caught the 66th Annual Emmy Awards last week, you probably were not too focused on the fashion. Sure, we were all on the edge of our seat waiting to see who won Best Drama or Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress. But let’s face it, the best award was one not actually announced: Best Dressed.

Even at red carpet events, A-list men are often reduced as “accessories” to their elaborately dressed dates. Although men’s fashion is booming, we often focus our attention on the women of the red carpet. True, how many times can you reinvent a tuxedo so that it steals the spotlight? But with beautifully tailored tuxedos, you really can’t beat a classic! Matt Bomer and Adam Levine both looked impeccable in their classic black tuxedos. Levine even added his own flair by showing up in a pair of sunglasses.

Matt Bomer and Adam Levine. Photos courtesy of GQ.com

Matt Bomer and Adam Levine. Photos courtesy of GQ.com

As we pointed out in a previous post, stars are, more and more, sporting shades of blue. In recent years, celebrities have slowly begun to veer away from the classic black tuxedo and add a pop of color with navy. The trend in blue tuxedos was not forgotten at the Emmys; stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, and Ty Burrell all rode in on the blue tux wave.

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Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, and Ty Burrell. Photos courtesy of GQ.com

We often expect to see stars making bolder statements on the red carpet, and although not many do, there are always a select few that manage an eye-catching style. Ryan Sweeting wore a twist of the blue fad. With black pants and a brighter blue jacket, Sweeting made a statement without standing out. Jack Antonoff also changed up the norm with his brown tux. Antonoff wasn’t the only celebrity changing it up in brown; Jim Parsons was also seen wearing a brown tuxedo. Parsons wore an all brown tux, while Antonoff paired his brown jacket with black pants. Though shades of brown definitely aren’t the first color you think of for black tie events, the color stood out nicely among the sea of black.

Ryan Sweeting, Jack Antonoff, and Jim Parsons. Photos courtesy of GQ.com and Esquire.com

Ryan Sweeting, Jack Antonoff, and Jim Parsons. Photos courtesy of GQ.com and Esquire.com

As men’s fashion evolves, male celebrities are no longer being placed in the background to their female dates. From classics to bold statements, the stars on the red carpet looked incredible. So, who do you think deserves Best Dressed for this year’s Emmy Awards? Vote here or leave a comment!

 

Style at the 2014 NBA Draft

hi-res-2507a9000c64e5a9d5ab8d429e915aa5_crop_northThroughout all of the excitement over the 2014 NBA Draft, there were a lot of comments made about the draftees’ fashion choices. Although fashion was not the primary focus of the event, it certainly caught everyone’s attention!. Check out our gallery with photos of some of our favorite looks from the night!

Two of the athletes featured in our gallery had something extra special to share. While many people noted their choices of color or style for their suits, some of the young men had more to show off than what was visible on the surface. Here, #6 pick Marcus Smart shows off the inside of his jacket. At a glance, and as some people criticized, it appears to be graffiti. However, when you look closely, Smart’s design incorporates aspects of his life that are really close to his heart. Most importantly, the jacket features a tribute to his brother, Todd Westbrook, who died in 2004 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 33. Smart’s first tattoo is also a tribute to Westbrook. When he first arrived at Oklahoma State, the number 3 (which had always been his number) was retired. He then chose #33 in honor of his brother.

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Another athlete with a story to share was #15 pick, Adreian Payne. Though many criticized his bright and somewhat gaudy ensemble, it looks that way deliberately. Payne’s look was a tribute to a special friend: Lacey Holsworth (pictured below). The 8 year old Michigan State fan lost her battle with cancer this past spring – a tragedy that devastated the entire campus and sports fans across the nation. They became good friends while Payne was making a visit to the hospital, and he soon became her “Superman.” Their incredible story touched the hearts of many. Payne told The State News, “I wore this for Lacey Holsworth, and it’s the color of her cancer that she had, leukemia.” Aside from the color, Payne also had “Adreian and Lacey” embroidered on the inside of his jacket to commemorate the little girl that was so close to him.

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Payne points to the embroidery inside his jacket that reads “Adreian and Lacey”

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Lacey Holsworth helps Adreian Payne cut down the net after beating University of Michigan in the B1G Tournament Championship.

Besides the special touches added by Smart and Payne, one other stood out among the crowd of athletes. Aaron Gordon’s blue suit (BITNB!) was shockingly similar to that of the Orlando Magic. The mere 18 year old attended the NBA Draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The blue shade of his suit was shockingly similar to that of the Orlando Magic, but Gordon claims it was not his forecast of the draft’s outcome. Whether it was a simple coincidence or an accurate prediction, the similarity in shades of blue drew a lot of attention.

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As always, so many different styles were represented in this year’s NBA draft. Many of the ensembles seemed to showcase the personality of the player who wore it. Some raised eyebrows, others stood out for being perfectly classic. Either way, last night’s NBA Draft proved that there is never a shortage of fashion waiting to be critiqued.

Vote in our survey for who you think deserves “Best Dressed” in last night’s NBA Draft! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/52YC3R9