Wednesday, July 1, 2009

do it up right.

As I'm sure you've noticed, there is a shocking lack of men in tuxedos in this day and age. Unless a man is getting married or attending a charity ball, he simply does not wear one. And how often does one have these opportunities? Maybe 8 times in a lifetime? This brings me to my original point. Shocking lack of tuxedos.

My favorite quote from 30 Rock is as follows... wait let me set up the scene for you...
Liz Lemon walks into Jack's office and sees him sitting there wearing a tuxedo. Yes that is the entire scene set-up.

Liz Lemon: Why are you wearing a tuxedo?
Jack: It's after six. What am I, a farmer?

That pretty much sums it up for me. In a land where the number of farmers seems to be dwindling (ok I know of zero farmers here in the big apple) the number of tuxedos should be increasing. Am I right? Or am I right? Yes. Of course I'm right. Never doubt that.

Men would have such a better rap if they wore tuxes more, or even suits. For some odd reason men just look better with a collared shirt and a jacket. It makes me take their boyish antics more seriously. It makes them look like men. Boys II Men, ABC, BBD.

Now, in an effort to show you what I mean, prove my point, and show-off my google-image-search skillz. May I present...

Hugh Darcy
Ok Hugh, so you def need a better haircut. Fo sho. But your bored brooding look is less obnoxious and more makey-outey in this tux. Hey, your tie is already off and you started unbuttoning your shirt. That transforms the look to anticipation. Transforming boyish Hugh to manly Mr. Darcy. Well done tuxedo. Well done. Get me a bonnet and call me Elizabeth Bennett.

Ryan Reynolds Well, to be honest I heart Ryan here in just about anything. But what guy carrying a water gun looks manly? Ever?? Serio. The tuxedo and the Bond, James Bond stance does it. I think I could be a Bond-girl if water guns were involved. And Ryan Reynolds in a tux. That's what I call entertainment.

[aside: look June, he still has those wrinkles embedded in his forehead. 'June' and 'Six-Pack']

Cam Gigandet
This Twilight bad boy vampire cleans up nicely. Here he is. I think he was wearing a jacket and tie. But, alas, he's been dancing with me so much that he had no choice but to take it off. He's been working up a sweat.

Cam. Don't interrupt. Please stop looking into my soul like that. I'm trying to blog here.

Ok, well have I made my point? Thank you for asking. Yes, I did.
What do you lurkers think about these men in their formal-wear?? Do you love them?


june cleaver said...

You are my new break in the storm sister.

I think I may just run away to New York and pretend I am one of the sex and the city girls. I want to be Carrie Bradshaw, I always have--aside from the mole on her face and the horse teeth.


Uptown Girl said...

You should def come to NYC, you'd make a much better Carrie. I'm Charlotte. Glad that's clear.

I'm just posting swoony mens until you are back up and running btw. You're much more skilled/genius and I have much to learn from you!

Urban Mom said...

UG, you totally made June come out into the daylight! You are indeed a truly talented blogger.

I've known U-Dad for about 14 years now. Seen him in a tux once, and it wasn't even our wedding. Dayum! I've always loved a guy in a tux. Something so "if i take this much care in dressing myself, imagine how i'll go about undressing you."

Oh, wait. Did I just say that out loud?