Big wins for Succession and Ted Lasso, historic moments for actors of color and industry stalwarts, boomer photo tweets from Bob Odenkirk: TV’s biggest night was quite the spectacle, and the menswear at the Emmys lived up to the occasion.
While any event televised in 2022 is bound to be all sorts of goofy — DJ sets from Zedd and a cursed Jimmy Kimmel appearance confirm that NBC is still operating on a cultural zeitgeist six to eight years removed — the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony was, for the most part, surprisingly fun. This was due in large part to the star-studded and, much more importantly, dressed-to-the-nines roster of fan-favorite A-listers and menswear icons present at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
From an ivory-clad Andrew Garfield to a dapper Trevor Noah, the menswear of the 2022 Emmys was, much like the ceremony itself, unexpectedly enjoyable. There were some through lines among the dazzling display of ‘fits from the small screen’s best and brightest: the all-white tuxedo (who said this was okay? Who said this was okay?) was out in force, as was the unusual neckpiece, as lacy bowties, leather ties and a few neckwear no-shows provided a stimulating departure from the bland traditions of black tie menswear.
There were also wraparound sunglasses and velvet jackets, brogues and bare abdominals (Jerrod Carmichael is a walking reminder to do your crunches). Voice of an angel John Legend wandered around the red carpet, seemingly perplexed as to how he got there. It was a grand old time. Should you have missed it, or if you simply want to revisit the best Emmys menswear, you’re in luck: we’ve gone ahead and highlighted all the biggest, brightest and best looks from the awards.
Gaze in amazement. Google “Puff Daddy Fur Coat.” Repeat.
Nicholas Braun stays winning.
Leather tie alert! We repeat, leather tie alert!
Tyler James Williams
Bob Odenkirk: Better Call Saul star and certified ‘fit god.
A Zegna suit so nice, we had to look twice.
Like we always say, dress like you’re going to lay on a piano and croon.
It’s giving substitute teacher.
The wider the Gucci lapels, the closer to god.
We know it’s the Emmys, but the Ted Lasso star looked leading man levels of dashing.
The beached hair says O.C. skater-stoner. The cummerbund says otherwise.
Ride those coattails all the way to the top, Mark.
This, my friends, is menswear 4D chess.
When the Emmys are at 7:00 and junior prom is at 8:00.
Reece Feldman demonstrates the proper way to do pinstripes.
Ted Lasso star Toheeb Jimoh is a gift to the world.
And the Emmy for best dressed supporting actor goes to…Murray Bartlett!
Hoult makes up for his recent transgressions with a dazzling display of flair, chains and bespoke Dior.
Also in Dior, Poulter’s all-black ensemble emulates cool.
Ismael Cruz Córdova
The name’s Córdova…Ismael Córdova.
No tie necessary for dreamy Sebastian Stan.
Purple, the color of (comic) royalty.
Colman Domingo tactfully skirts our strictly enforced no-shirt-suiting ban with a swanky sheer top.
O Yeong-su is class, personified.
Mr. Maisel goes for gold!
Everyone’s favorite TV billionaire, dripped out and dropped up.
John Turturro demonstrates huge OPL (optimal tie length).
Steve Martin and Martin Short
Steven Martin and Martin Short, proving that dressing up with your homie is the move since 1986.
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