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...
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.
What do you lurkers think about these men in their formal-wear?? Do you love them?