The Tony Awards, formally called the Antoinette Perry Awards, are an award that is given for excellence in live Broadway Theatre performance. Live theatre attracts many of the celebrities that you are used to seeing in movies and on TV, it is just another avenue for their craft. While I was looking at the men’s fashion at the Tony Awards this year, there were some looks that shined and some that flopped.
One A+ was Hugh Jackman in his traditional jet black tuxedo with wide lapels, classic white button-down shirt, and matching black bowtie. The cut of the jacket gave his broad shoulders great audience appeal. Hugh was being honored for raising significant amounts of money for the Broadway Community, as well as his charity work. As he graciously accepted the honor from his wife, I realized that he is a guy that I have never seen look bad.
Jim Parsons, from The Big Bang TV series, looked like he was trying to step out of the formal wear box while presenting one of the awards with his mundane grey pinstriped suit, paired with a peach/pink dress shirt and a multi-toned red/grey tie, but he went too far out. The combined patterns were really distracting and made him look pale and sickly. Jim could have jazzed up his grey suit with an eggplant or lavender dress shirt, accented with a tonal grey tie. It’s ok to go for color, just not these ones!
Another striking fashion performance was John Stamos, who pulled off a monochromatic look with his black, open neck dress shirt that was under his fitted black suit. His dark features and olive skin tone allows this head to toe black look to really work. Many men would looked washed out, but with him it makes a great fashion statement.