Let us not forget the fellows at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 22) who kept us guessing with many ensembles that stayed far aside the standard black suit category.
Justin Hartley: Forget navy. For this handsome actor, true blue was the colour du jour in an Isaia contrast-lapel tux paired with Omega and Montblanc jewelry. It was a bit bright, but he pulled it off.
James Van Der Beek: In the case of this Brioni velveteen rust jacket matched to a tonal dress shirt and bow tie, I would have left the flower off. It was overkill on the effortlessly cool ensemble.
Mahershala Ali: The actor generally strikes a strong style chord, and that was the case here with this precise Ermenegildo Zegna XXX cropped suit and signature slipper loafers.
Milo Ventimiglia: Flipping the script on a standard tux, the actor dressed in a Brunello Cucinelli formal suit with a unique gray jacket for added depth. Montblanc jewelry completed the suave look.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: The Danish actor made a festive night of it in a Dolce & Gabbana tux, where the gold-embossed jacket put a metallic, Vegas-inspired twist on the norm. He also wore Montblanc jewelry.
Ru Paul: This fabulously graphic, patterned pink suit demanded all the red-carpet posing, and Ru Paul delivered. Only he could work this so well.
Anthony Anderson: The actor also kept within the outside-the-norm tux trend in this Isaia design with a subtly patterned jacket and contrast lapels. His wife Alvina Stewart had a lady-in-red-velvet moment to accompany him.
Billy Porter: If there would be anyone to give Ru Paul a run for his money, it’s Billy Porter who also shut down the red carpet in his Michael Kors Collection glitzy pinstripe suit. Here, it was the accessories that made the most impact, though, from the sculptural top hat to the towering platforms.
Dan Levy: He buttoned up in a chocolate-brown Prada double-breasted suit that took on a retro-mod mood with the dark-rimmed glasses.
Alfie Allen: This navy Dunhill tux could have been better fitted to Alfie, to go with the Christian Louboutin shoes and Omega jewelry.
Antoni Porowski: Cream and white styled together sometimes gives me pause, and that was the case here with this Ralph Lauren suit styled with an Omega timepiece. The fit and proportions of the jacket also seemed a bit awkward, as nothing can hide in lighter shades.
Jharrel Jerome: The actor, who was winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for ‘When They See Us,’ was looking very wore a Prada smoke grey mohair notch lapel tuxedo with black satin trim.
Kit Harington: The British actor, who was part of the GOT cast, was looking as handsome as ever in Givenchy. I love how clean this looks without a tie.