Who said men have it easy during black tie events? While ladies wrack their brains choosing from a rack of gowns, picking the right footwear, and casting the perfect ensemble of jewelry---we put on a tuxedo, wear brilliant shoes and we're set.
Unfortunately, it's never that easy. Just look at the men who walked the red carpet at Monday's Academy Awards. They all sported tuxes but each was a different degree of either success or failure. "Wearing a tuxedo isn't as simple as it sounds," said the comedy writer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Heat, the all-women Ghostbusters), "I've been to a lot of awards shows in Hollywood over the years and have seen some pretty sad tuxes."
Maybe its in the basic-ness of a tux—we know exactly the parts that comprise it, we know exactly what it should do: make us look tall, elegant, refined, grownup, perfect. So when a detail is askew--a sleeve too short, a tie too wide, a color that makes us look more ashen than golden--it's like hearing a weird noise from a car you're driving: you can't get it out of your head As Feig learned, "It's surprisingly easy to go off the rails." Here are the ones who did from the Oscars 2019 red carpet coverage.
And now for the men who did right in our book.
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