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The Prime Time Emmy Awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in order to recognize American prime time programming that airs between 6pm to 2am. As in every star-studded event, there are some fashion “favorites” and some fashion “failures”. One of the favorites of mine was Kat Denning’s photo partner Nick Zane. He went for a classic style with a great fitting navy suit, narrow lapels, flap pockets, and a simple one-button closure. Nick contrasted it nicely with a crisp white shirt and tonal stripe tie to keep it fresh. Also, the shades and modern haircut pull his look all together.
While I was watching the Tonight Show one evening, I happen to see the Irish actor Colin Farrell take a seat next to Jay Leno. The 36 year old Farrell has been in many TV shows and movies since 1998, most recently the comedy “Horrible Bosses” and “Total Recall”. What caught my attention was his overall look. Colin Farrell’s closely trimmed beard and moustache, along with his spikey dark hair and double hoop earrings made him look modern, instead of scruffy. He had on a light grey button-down shirt that showed his shape, without being too tight. Colin had the cuffs turned back to highlight the leather bracelets on both wrists and his silver-tone Claddagh pinky ring. He kept the rest of his look monochromatic with his dark slim-fit jeans and black cowboy boots.
When I was thinking about fashion disasters this week, I thought that I would see what I could find from other countries, as well as the USA. Bad fashion has a language all its own and speaks crystal clear, without saying a word.
I’m starting off in Italy, where beautiful design is as part of their heritage as is delicious food and find wine. However, this man does not fit the bill. I can understand the crisp white trousers with matching shirt, blue plaid jacket and solid necktie, but they lose me at the accessories. He might have been able to get away with the bright green Nikes, but having some silver wafers strung together to make a shawl doesn’t do a thing for me at all.
Oh lord, how many times will the Bieb show up on here? Dude, please pull up your pants, buckle your belt, and untuck your pant cuffs from your sneakers. Ugh, kids these days…
Alright, John: I know you love to party and all, but this is getting a little absurd. That hat, the ugly belt, what look to be flyfisher pants, hella long and shabby hair… You’ve somehow managed to out-do Johnny Depp in the category of worst disheveled, hungover look. Congrats?
The Bieber: one of my fashion nemeses. Yet again he’s managed to make me cringe at the sight of his wardrobe selection. But what’s different this time is how he somehow managed to subvert a typical principle of wear, the principle of matching. Here he successfully color codes his shirt with an accessory, i.e. his hat, but both pieces feature tired cultural mentions (a basketball team and choral lyrics from a way overplayed pop song) and are the exact same color as found in laughable sports uniforms. It’s as of nuance is missed on him or whoever dresses him: rhyming a word so closely with itself just doesn’t fly. Overall, I’d say what’s happening on Justin is remarkable in how contemptible it is. Also, when did he get some lanky?
Cee-lo may be big pimpin’ in the record game these days , but the man’s far from dressing as such. A pair of red Adidas sandals certainly does not go well with his loose-hanging black gym shorts and that Hans-looking v-neck. Someone should also let him know that shades inspired by the Matrix went out of style last decade…