2012 Emmy Awards Red Carpet – The Boys

Posted on September 24, 2012

Kittens, the boys are boring. You know it’s true. We appreciate that they all mostly put the effort in, but there’s so little variation in male red carpet dressing that there’s almost nothing to talk about here. There are only so many ways to say “Hem your pants,” before it gets boring as hell. Just enjoy the pictures and our occasional commentary. Or play F-M-K. That’s always fun.



Aaron Paul

 We like the unusual color scheme but this could have been better fitted.


Adam Driver


Alex Karpovsky


Aziz Ansari


Ben Feldman


Bill Hader


Bryan Cranston


Charlie Cox


Damien Lewis

Denis O’Hare


Eric Stonestreet


Evan Peters in Giorgio Armani


Jack Houston


Jay R. Ferguson


Jeremy Davies

 Hipster tux. We dig it, but this was not the time for the hipster boots.


Jim Parsons


Jimmy Fallon


Jon Hamm  in Giorgio Armani


Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Black Fleece for Brooks Brothers


Mario Lopez

This, by the way, is the tux custom-made for Mario by Unruly Heir, from that episode of “All on the Line, with Joe Zee.”


Matt Barr in Giorgio Armani


Matthew Perry


Michael Stuhlbarg


Peter Dinklage

Every man in a poorly fitted tux should look at Peter and feel deep, abiding shame.


Reid Scott


Rich Sommer


Richard Madden


RJ Mitte


Vincent Kartheiser

 Personal best.


Vincent Piazza


Zachary Quinto

 Do NOT like colored shirts with tuxes.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • PeggyOC

      I thought the same thing when I saw a shot of Peter Dinklage earlier today. If that man, with all his tailoring needs, can get his hem perfect, what excuse are the rest of you slobs using.   The man is a sexy beast, whatever size he is.

      • tereliz

        Am I the only one who forgets that he is not actually blond? Whatever, he still looks amazing. 

        • RebeccaKW

          Blonde or not…sexy.

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.in/ Cassie

        I’ve always thought he was cool and kinda hot, but post-Tyrion Lannister that vague crush has turned into FULL RAGING CRUSH. I just adore him. I was totally bummed he didn’t win last night, although I really do love Aaron Paul, too.

      • AmeliaEve

         He looks amazing. But to be fair, Dinklage is never going to get a suit off the rack. I’m sure he has every single thing he wears tailored, and he’s got the experience to know what to ask for and how to get it.

        A guy like Evan Peters probably has relatively little experience with alterations, and goes into things like this assuming his clothes will fit OK without a lot of effort.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

          When he won the Emmy last year, his tux was a disaster. Someone got torn a new one, apparently.

      • AtticWife

        Hell yes. Mega sexy.

      • YoungSally

        Agreed — I see him occasionally walking his dog…and he is totally scruffy hot.  I didn’t realize how much until I saw him play Richard III at the Public a few years back.

      • ziarah


      • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

        OMG I totally and completely concur.  He’s gorgeous.

    • CPK1

      dinklage looks amazing. also damien lewis looks hot but his pants look too long and his weird stance is a tiny bit disconcerting

      • mshesterp

        I didn’t think about it much when I saw him win last night, but comparing him to everyone else, I think Lewis looks fantastic.  Love the cut of the suit.

        When you see Le Dinklage, it makes you what excuses these other idiots have for not having their suits fit perfectly.  Why?  It’s just a suit!  It’s not nearly as complicated as dressing a woman!  Dinklage looks terrific.  Rroww.

      • filmcricket

        Lewis looks like he’s ready to do a set at the Copa. That’s a very old-school tux he’s wearing.

        • emcat8

          I would like a table in the front row, thanks.

          • RebeccaKW

            Save me a seat.

        • jabes

          He’s really working it. The cut of the trouser legs is fantastic on him.

    • Rebecca Johnson

      Tyrion Lannister for the win! I love that man.

    • Aaron Blair

      Richard Madden is damn pretty.

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.in/ Cassie


        • Laura Maki


    • Jecca2244

      Really glad you did this! It was nice to see that a lot of my favorite tv actors were actually there! Richard Madden…we are in love and you just don’t know it yet. 

      • theblondette

         Richard loves a LOT of us. But it’s fine. We can timeshare.

    • S_Swift

      Bill Hader’s posture makes it look like he has long gorilla arms. Or maybe he just does and it’s not the posture. Anyway, it’s great. I love a goofy guy. 

    • SassieCassy

      I don’t know what’s happening, but I’m starting to crush on Vincent Kartheiser.

      • Sobaika

        Me too! His (hopefully unintentional?) skeevy vibe has been fading lately.

        • terpsichory

          He clearly graduated from the Wheaton School of Skeeve. While they I enjoy their work and they seem perfectly lovely people, on screen, they make my skin crawl.

      • mshesterp

        He looks shockingly good in that suit.  One of the best dressed in the list.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

        Whenever he’s out of his Pete drag I crush.  It’s that smile!

        • roadtrip1000

           And those eyes.

      • http://twitter.com/AbbottRabbit AbbottRabbit

        Seriously, it’s like things that would make other guys look skeevier make him more appealing. 

      • megohd

        omilord! I loathe him (in character) as Pete. I saw this picture and gasped. Not just from surprise, but from lust. 

        • AtticWife

          EXACTLY. I frickin loathe Pete Campbell and always have this viscerally negative response to VK in interviews or whatever, but that look is the hotness.

      • Spicytomato1

        I’m right there with you. And it looks like we’re not alone!

      • http://www.facebook.com/katiewolf2002 Katie Wolf

        Not weird! Kartheiser is totally yum. And while we’re at it, Damien Lewis is one tall drink of ginger water!

      • dress_up_doll

        Joining the VK crush club. My heart actually skipped a beat when I saw his pic. He’s got a great smile and lovely eyes.

        • asympt

          He’s been crushworthy forever, since he was jailbait in Angel.  Where’ve you guys been?  They cast him in creepy characters but.  Just sorry I missed his recent onstage turn in San Jose–

          • roverrun

            I saw it, he was great and very nice to chat with after the show.

            • asympt

               Jealous now.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

         Not gonna lie…. I’ve been crushing for a long while. *sigh* Pete Campbell’s just misunderstood, you know??

    • AnnPopovic

      Really wish they’da picked Jimmy Fallon to host rather than Jimmy Kimmall. I vote this Emmys the least funny ever. Also wish Jesse T. had won; he’s adorable and we should lavish him with gifts and statues. And his plaid suit was lovely. Especially the blues with the orange hair. Made me happy. Also, isn’t someone going to discuss Portia’s…whatever that was? 

      • SassieCassy

        Yeah, I thought the opening was cute, but overall the show and Jimmy fell flat. And I hated this year’s winners. The Academy pretty much picked the opposite of who should have won in every single major category. Hmmph.

        • Sobaika

          They sent a nice heaping of awards Louis CK’s way – who I personally thought was deserving – but other than that, I was disappointed in the winners too. I gave a giant facepalm when Amy Poehler’s name wasn’t announced.

        • cam_lo

          **Except best supporting actor in a drama series. :)

      • filmcricket

        They weren’t going to give an NBC star the hosting gig for an ABC broadcast. Fallon hosted a few years ago when it was NBC’s turn. I personally can’t wait until it’s CBS’s again, because maybe we’ll get lucky and Craig Ferguson will be tapped to host.

        • Sobaika

          I wish, he would be hilarious.

        • AnnPopovic

           I was thinking, the whole show, “Gee, JEFF would be better at this…”

          …in my pants… indeed.

          • you’renotmysupervisor!!

            Sex Partyyyyyy!!

          • asympt

             “Geoff”, please!

            And Secretariat!

          • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

            “Here come da Playas!!!”

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

          Omigod, Craig Ferguson would be great!!!

        • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

          Honestly, if Craig Ferguson comes to perform anywhere near you, you need to go.  As funny as he is on TV, he is hilarious in person.  No censors!

      • MilaXX

        I thought the open with him in the bathroom was funny.

      • Little_Olive

        And can we say something about the lame writing of the presenters’ bits? Second-grader English homework dialogue is funnier. 

    • vintagejulie

      Sadly no Cumberbatch, but I don’t think he posed last night.
      Too bad, he was wearing a deep navy blue suit with a waistcoat from Spenser Hart.
      Lovely, lovely man.

      Quinto looked very pretty.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        He was just cast as the next Bond villain. Can I get HELL YEAH!!?

      • not_Bridget

        It wasn’t bad enough that Cumberbatch didn’t win for Sherlock.  But he lost to Kevin Costner, with no tie & stubble….

    • A. W.

      You guys should write a post showing what’s good and bad fitting-wise for men, a primer of sorts. Most of us ladies haven’t got a CLUE about men’s clothing and what to look for in fit.

      • Ms_Flyover

        I think of the fit on men’s clothing much the way porn was defined once.  I can’t describe it, but I know good fit when I see it.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         Same as for women really – no gaping, no drag-lines from it being too tight and a flattering shape.

    • SapphoPoet

      Boy, am I out of touch. I only recognized a handful of names. 

      • mjude

        you are not alone in being out of touch.  i too only recongnize a few.

      • chelwi

         I recognized Matt Barr because I went to high school with him. Crazy seeing someone I (kinda) know on TLo! Definitely don’t think anyone else should have a clue who he is though.

    • pattyw

      Who are these guys? Love Aziz, who, IMHO, did not get enough credit for his actually funny presenter banter. He can host the entire show next year in a British accent.

      • mshesterp

        I know!  But then they stuck him with that girl from Suburgatory, which was a really weird combo.  But he’s funny as all get out.  Loved when Louis CK (jokingly) shoved him out of the way to accept his award.

        CK, coincidentally, often looks like a hot mess as well, but is someone I find unreasonably adorable.

        • Sobaika

          Agreeing to the CK crush – I guess he’s not necessarily conventionally attractive and all that, but I’d hit it.

          So friggin’ hard.

          • Wendi126

            Get in line.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

             OH yes. It would be good and DIRTY.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        Haha I love me some Aziz!  There’s a video of an interview with the whole cast and when Aziz is answering his question, he answers in a British accent.  It was hilarious!

    • http://twitter.com/almcafee Alison McAfee

      oh Vincent Kartheiser, you dirty little vixen, you.

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      F: Lewis, Hamm, Lopez
      M: Paul, Ansari, Parsons, Mikita/Ferguson, Quinto
      K: Hader, Perry

    • Puckndc

      SOMEWHERE out there is a decent stylist, and men’s designer…..pretty disgraceful…..I’m going into the full length mirror biz…..apparently there aren’t any in LA

    • http://twitter.com/phd_tv Heather Barkman

      I think it’s funny how many of the guys opted to do “wacky” poses – maybe they’re also bored by always having to wear tuxes and this was a way to liven things up?

    • http://profiles.google.com/saramichelef Sarah Michele Ford

      We could play “critique the facial hair” because there are some ATROCITIES going on in that department.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        Agreed. Some of it is just GROSS (Jay Ferguson) and as for the others, you’d think the least they could do was freaking shave.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

        There is some sort of abysmal and highly contagious fungal growth going around the men’s dressing rooms apparently. What is that horrible thing creeping up Jeremy Davies’ face!?

        I suppose if they can’t figure out how to hem pants, I surely can’t expect them to figure the complexities of shaving…

        • AnnPopovic

           I think Jeremy’s stuck with that…isn’t he sporting it ’cause it wouldn’t be Dicky without the extra layer of sleaze?

          • Billie_Dawn

            Yeah, I’m pretty sure that Jeremy Davies has to look that way because he’s shooting Justified right now. But I like to think that he’s grown fond of that mangy haircut and is going to keep it. He’s an . . . interesting guy.

            • AnnPopovic

               Agreed…and Justified is one of the best things on the telie. And not JUST ’cause of Timothy O in  cowboy boots.

              That’s a whole cast of people you wouldn’t mind buying lunch for.

      • formerlyAnon

         I just can’t with that.  I seem to be SO out of touch with the boundaries on that one, I am sure that my preferences in grooming facial hair are laughably old fashioned. All I can do is beg that they decide between beard and clean shaven with a tux – no stubbly half-measures, whatever fashion decrees acceptable..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        Very disappointed in Rizzo.

        And Jeremy Davies… I used to think he only *played* total freakshow messes. I’m thinking now I gave him too much credit.

        ETA- required for the role or not— styling choices could have been made…

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Freaking neck beards. I do like the occasional shawl collar instead of revere.

    • Myra C

      Is it me or were a lot of guys having a problem standing up straight?  Lots of “Leaning Tower of Pisa” men.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        I think a lot of women get posing tips or have taken modeling lessons, etc. Guys tend to just freeze up in front of the camera.

      • http://twitter.com/chatski chatski

         Completely agree…a lot of awkward “I don’t know what to do with my hands” poses.

    • Catiline

      I’m enjoying Bryan Cranston’s jazz hands in that shot.  And I think Quinto’s hair looks wonderful.

      Adding my voice to the Dinklage love as well. 

    • MsALVA

      Oh, you missed the complete Hell to the NO that was Giancarlo Esposito’s shiny shiny tux. 

    • filmcricket

      “Every man in a poorly fitted tux should look at Peter and feel deep, abiding shame.” So, so true. That is a sorry collection of poorly-fitted suits and even worse facial hair, right there. I get that guys probably don’t like shaving, but it’s the Emmys. This three-day-scruff nonsense has got to stop.

      It all also reminds me of that very old Rita Rudner line: “They’re happy if they all look alike, it means they haven’t made a mistake.”

      All that aside, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his fiance are cuter than a basket of puppies.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        ” It all also reminds me of that very old Rita Rudner line: “They’re happy
        if they all look alike, it means they haven’t made a mistake.”

        God ain’t that the truth? My husband HATES looking different, even if different is better.

    • M_E_S

      Please tell me Aziz Ansari got his suit from Brooks Brothers boys.

      • imspinningaround

        It’s like, the cuts are slimmer, AND it’s cheaper!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      Holy hell, Vincent Kartheiser brought it last night.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517525210 Erika Schultze

      A Lannister always hems his pants.

    • http://twitter.com/AmateurDGoddess ADGoddess

      Since I’m not a man and I know nothing about wearing a tux or a suit – what is up with not buttoning the bottom button on the jacket?  Wouldn’t it look nicer if you did so you wouldn’t see the bottom of your shirt?  

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         I don’t know WHY it is, but apparently that is the correct way to wear a jacket.

      • roadtrip1000

        Carson Kressley once said on Queer Eye, in regard to the closing of mens jacket buttons (starting from the top): “Sometimes, always, never.” Why on earth I remember that I can not say. Maybe because he said it with such authority. At any rate, I think sometimes rules were made to be broken.

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

           Carson Kressley also said that only children and whores should wear red shoes. So we know he talks rubbish.

          • roadtrip1000

             I see Disquis misplaced your comment. I hate it when that happens. :)

    • MilaXX

      I love Aaron Paul’s suit color, shame the fit is off
      Jeremy Davies looks like he wandered over from the set of Justified
      I love Jesse Tyler Fergusen, but the matching tuxes he and his fiance are wearing kinda bug.
      Mario Lopez looks okay, but the fit is off

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Jay R. Ferguson looks like Lon Chaney Jr. right in the middle of transforming into the wolfman.

    • Ms_Flyover

      Bryan Cranston & Jon Hamm get the M, Rich Sommer gets an F for reasons I’ll never be able to articulate and despite that suit.  If I had never seen anything else Vincent K. had worn, I’d think he was terrific.  Unfortunately, I’m just stunned he cleans up that well.

      Probably lots of K’s on the list for me, all related to my age and lack of interest in hipster anything (My exception is Joseph GL, who I have no inappropriate thoughts about, but who I believe is the most talented and interesting of his generation.)

    • ccinnc

      Oh my, thank you. I love Aaron Paul – he was adorable last night. Who is Jack Houston? His face has bedroom all over it. (I know, Google is my friend.) Vincent Kartheiser looks amazing. Glad that Jon Hamm’s junk was (apparently) properly stashed. RJ Mitte is cute. 

      • DinahR

        Jack Houston is on Broadway Empire.  His character wears a half-mask because of face disfigurement during the war.  Damn shame, that is. He is also a relative of Angelica Houston, I believe.  Nephew maybe?  

        There are so few of these people I actually recognize/know on this list.  I felt so excited that I was familiar with one of them and I had to pipe up. :) 

        • roadtrip1000

           Thank you. I thought he looked familiar but I wasn’t curious enough to google him. So that’s what he looks like without the half-mask!

      • not_Bridget

        It’s actually “Huston.”  He’s a grandson of John Huston.  And also had a role in Parade’s End, which just ran on BBC. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch–coming to HBO next year….

    • mshesterp

      I actually thought he was working that tux out!  He pulled it off more than most men could hope to attempt…damning with faint praise??

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Also, didn’t recognize Michael Ginsburg. And I’m always amazed how different Bryan Cranston looks in real life. Does he just not use moisturizer for about a month before shooting starts? Bryan has none of Walt’s deep forehead crags.

      • Spicytomato1

        I know, it took me a minute to place Ginsburg, too.

    • gabbilevy

      Wow, Pete Campbell is almost unrecognizable, in the best possible way. 

    • MzzPants

      Kartheiser bathed.  Let the masses rejoice.

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      I need an assessment on Giancarlo Esposito’s odd fetish suit.

    • http://twitter.com/dixielou8 Ashley

      HOLY HELL AT Vincent Kartheiser. He is sofa king hot I just cant even….

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         Sofa king. I love!

    • Scoobydrew

      Peter Dinklage always looks so stylish. 

    • kalisa

      I don’t even know who half these men are. 

    • Anathema_Device

      I gasped at how disheveled Kevin Costner looked when he was onstage for the Hatfields and McCoys acceptance. He’s not pictured here, but did he show up that rumpled? Did he get caught in the Fallon/Stewart/Colbert faux wrestling? 

      • filmcricket

        That faux-wrestling bit (and Stewart’s subsequent AWESOME take-down of the Emmys’ predictability) was the best part of the night, IMO. I have to assume that either Jon doesn’t have control over submitting the show for the award, or he wants new members of the writing staff to get a shot at glory, because otherwise I think he’d take the show out of the running to in the hopes that Colbert might finally get his due.

        • Anathema_Device

           I agree. And as an aside, if I were near that aisle, I wouldn’t have cared about my loaner designer gown and jewels, I would have jumped in the middle of that dog  pile in a heartbeat!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        My husband looked at him and said “where is his tie?” I said he’s a douche, what do you expect. 
        He snickered, but then after the acceptance speech, yeah, he had to agree.

    • drdirection

      Are you going to give Kevin Costner a personal thrashing?  Not only was his suit (no tie, sloppiest collar ever) a disgrace but his speech was pompous and annoying

      • filmcricket

        Ugh, I know. And they refused to play him off for so long, too. I know the Emmys have a hard-on for movie stars, but that was ridiculous. Douchetastic in the extreme.

      • Billie_Dawn

        What an absolute slob. Shameful. I was actually anticipating a T Lo meltdown this morning.

      • Spicytomato1

        I didn’t watch so I’m curious about his speech. Not curious enough, however, to bother to Google it.

    • tired_mommy

      Mario Lopez was pretty nice to wear the Unruly Heir (from All on the Line) suit to the Emmy’s. It doesn’t look like a tux and the exaggerated shoulder still looks ill fitted. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      Dunno who Reid Scott is but the man knows how to wear a tux.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      NEWS ALERT TO ALL STYLISTS! The top collar  on a man’s jacket should NOT sit 2 ” away from his neck! A good fit matters more than any fancy designer name on the inside of a tux! Okay?

    • TAGinMO

      Ansari (whom I find really annoying, but credit where it’s due)
      Houston (don’t know who you are, but ROWR!)
      Barr (ditto)
      Kartheiser (and ditto again)
      Hamm (The Classic)
      Mrs. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (well DONE, JTF!)

      Perry (someone’s given up)
      Reid Scott (jacket’s too small; one size up, and he would have been on the first list)
      Quinto (eesh)
      Mitte (the male “gotta pee” pose; too bad, because you look awfully cute, Boy I Don’t Know) 
      Lopez (I think we know why that particular designer was on that particular show)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        RJ Mitte is on ‘Breaking Bad,’ where he plays the teenage son. I think he’s actually a few years older than his character; still, I feel ashamed to find him hot.

      • ccinnc

        Mitte has mild cerebral palsy IRL, so I’ll give him a break on his stance.

    • Ceur

      RJ Mitte looks h a n d s o m e.

    • aimee_parrott

      I can’t believe Jeremy Davies wore his Dickie Bennet hair on the RC. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNWEFT2SVBX5T3NPMROQCT4U2U jennyv

      Damn, Ginsberg looks HOT! As does Jon Hamm, but that’s not unusual. 

      • http://twitter.com/annalizlobo Anna Elizabeth

        He really does! I don’t know if it was the hair or the really nice-fitting tux, but Ben Feldman looked better than usual. I saw an interview with him from a couple weeks ago where he had this awful long patchy beard, but someone must have mercifully convinced him to shave it off.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

          It’s the SMILE. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I like Jeremy Davies’ hipster tux, but can we please talk about what in the holy f*ck was going on with his hair?

      • Billie_Dawn

        It’s for his Justified character. They’re shooting right now. 

        • http://julia-here.livejournal.com/ Julia

          I was infinitely cheered by the Dickie hair, because it means that we will have more Justified soon and get to see Dickie be the anti-Boyd: not smart, not slick, not sexy, not the least bit charismatic, and not understanding why Boyd keeps coming out on top.

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

           Aha. Well… I guess that’s acceptable, then. I accept it, but I still don’t have to like it. :)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W7A5N4G7FDTV5U2KOHBVSB55XI Basket

      All those uglmoes (well almost all) and no Benedict Cumberbatch?  I want BENJI!!!!!!!!!

    • SublimatedRage

      So cumberbunds are not a thing anymore?  I thought men who wore bows and no vest wore a cumberbund — not the “match your tie to your prom date’s dress” kind of thing, but just a simple black one? 

      I think the guys in the nice tuxes with the single button closed and the little white triangle popping through looks totally sloppy — even on the nicely fitted ones like Reid Scott and Richard Madden.  The peek-a-boo of the white shirt at the waist looks unattractive to me.  Am I still a relic from the 80s?

      Also — What is with the plain black “suits” like on Alex Karpovsky?  That looks like something a dour accountant would wear — not evening attire at all!

      • unbornfawn

        Completely agree with you! Hate the peek-a-boo effect! These are expensive suits/tuxes. Come on guys.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I so agree with what TLo said about Peter Dinklage.

      My first thought about Mario Lopez was that he stopped by the red carpet on his way to/from work. And then I see that it was a custom made tuxedo? Color me disappointed.

      And I’m thisclose to liking Zachary Quinto’s outfit.

    • StephanieLovesTLo

      Just got a craving for a Hamm sandwich. Seriously. Perfection!

    • Reneesance

      Is Zachary Quinto raiding The Doctor’s closet?  I think he’s going for adorably awkward? Maybe?

    • SVLynn

      I think maybe the guys have been reading your blog, usually there are so many with pant puddles over their shoes, they’re all looking pretty amazing. Hamm might have lost the Emmy, but he wins here, damn is he dashing or what?

    • BrooklynBomber

      Sheesh out or 32 people I’ve only ever heard of 8 of them (and it’s about the same ratio with the ladies). i need to watch more tv.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1107502269 Chuck Barthelme

      Someone needs to remind Mr. Perry and Mr. Lopez that you should always button your coat unless you’re sitting down. And STOP PUTTING YOUR DAMN HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS, GUYS! 

    • http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com Tina

      mmmmm. handsome scroll down of classy cuties.

    • LadyCelia

      Oh Mario.  Your custom fitted tux needed a better fitting (and facings, and interfacings, and hair canvas, and pad stitching, and, and, and).  The set of the sleeves makes me weep.  The overall fit, well, it’s just not good.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I’ll take Denis O’Hare to block.

    • http://julia-here.livejournal.com/ Julia

      I was hoping you’d do a couples post of Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westveldt; they both looked as fine as I’d ever seen them last night, and her very simple swath of deep blue dress was my second favorite (after Tina Fey, who was just grand) of the night.

    • LadyJazzmine

      Jon Hamm was born to wear a tux. That is all.

    • Belvane

      The boring clothes allow for fun games like finding the horns or antenna or martini glasses on their heads from the lettering on the wall behind them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RocketStarling Ashley Ellen Wilson

      any man that needs lessons in RC posing needs to look at Denis O’Hare. Posing god, that one!

    • Lilak

      Aw, Hamm . . . If only your jacket hadn’t been just a smidge too tight across the middle . . . ’cause every other aspect of this (and you) would’ve qualified for werqitty-werq-werq-WERQ.
      (And such a shame your collar was such an unholy mess for your audience headshots early in the show.)

    • megohd

      Jeremy Davies played Charles Manson in a remake of Helter Skelter, and if ever anyone was typecast … Dude creeps me out beyond all reason.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        Have you seen “Spanking the Monkey”? Yeah, the man was born to play creeps.

    • Coco Cornejo

      Would someone please teach these men how to pose for RC photos? They all look disheveled. Which makes for a sad look. 

      Also, am I the only one distracted by the oh-too-busy wall of logos behind the people posing on the RC? The Y in Emmy has become rabbit ears. The gold statue itself looks like an unfortunate fascinator. And, yes the ABC ball does make your butt look fat.

    • tereliz

      Men of Mad Men are really looking sharp tonight, with a few notable exceptions. Seriously, Stan Rizzo, wtf died on your face? 

      Ginzo looks nigh unrecognizable in a very bangable way and Vincent Kartheiser has totally won me over. The beard should not be working but oh hell yeah does it. Jon Hamm is pretty much impeccable. 

      • megohd

        WOW! I didn’t recognize Ginzo at all. I saw that photo and thought, “Who invited Andrew Keegan—is there some kind of Seventh Heaven anniversary being celebrated at the Emmys this year? “

      • AtticWife

        Holy crap, I did not recognize Ginsberg either!! I was like, “Feldman, Feldman… that name is ringing a bell and that guy is cute, but…?” Lookin’ good, Ginz.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        Is it just me that thought “Ginzo” was a portmanteau of Ginsberg and Rizzo? Maybe it’s just me…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelica-Smith-Mertens/150401222 Angelica Smith Mertens

      That tux they made for Mario…horrible fit in the arms and the shoulders look all out of whack…do like the blue however.  It’s nice to see something other than black on the red carpet.

    • BazoDee

      Oy that step and repeat has to go -some of the guys have bunny ears and some have antennae. 
      I mean Matt Barr had to do that on purpose right?

      Otherwise -carry on.

    • xmixiex

      I don’t know who Reid Scott is but I WANT TO. 

    • PinkLemon

      Reid Scott – even though you’re a total dick on Veep, YOU WILL BE MINE.

    • Wendi126

      Can’t really explain….but FFF for Adam Driver
      Is Denis O’Hare Joel Grey’s doppelgänger ?
      Glad Aaron Paul won- his performance as Jesse in Breaking Bad is riveting

    • sk8tfan

      I swear you could start a drinking game with those improperly hemmed trousers. I’d pass out after the fourth screencap. Gentlemen, please, a little respect for Miss Emmy! And rather than FMK, I’d rather have a fact-sheet explaining who half of these men are.

    • Amy Graham

      John Hamm…perfection….

    • MissMariRose

      Holy cow! Vincent Kartheiser looks like sex in that picture. I’m downloading that for my wallpaper. 

    • Bree The Vole

      I’ve loved Vincent Kartheiser ever since he was on Angel (extremely unpopular opinion, but oh well) and I love that he’s finally making non-bum appearances. It’s a shame never gets credit for his acting skills, and instead clubs whine when he enters because they think he’s Pete. (http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_21344779/mad-mens-vincent-kartheiser-talks-about-stage-role) What the fucking fuck, people.

    • Spicytomato1

      Oh goodness, seeing Jeremy Davies instantly makes me lament the end of Lost again. Loved, loved, loved him as Daniel Farraday.

      Sigh. I’m OK now.

      • dharmabum8

        Same. I kept expecting him to mumble science-y stuff and be yanked off stage by Eloise Hawking. I love that he’s so batshit cray cray.

    • kanewatkins

      Since short-statured people are almost never proportioned like any off-the-rack clothes, they almost always have their clothes altered or custom-made. Peter Dinklage may live in a world where most things aren’t sized for him, but he always wears custom-made clothing out of necessity, and always looks fantastic for it.

    • Snailstsichr

      Call me a dork, but I was quite smitten with Jim Parsons.

      • formerlyAnon

         For somebody who so perfectly embodies PTA-dad-who-works-in-tech in looks, he does clean up surprisingly well, doesn’t he?

      • CallumCaulder

        Sad to see him flying solo, he and his bf are adorbs together.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/NZ2ERKJGS5USLQEYGUCES4PZAU Cassie

          His BF was there. They just don’t pose together.

    • Rand Ortega

      Is it wrong that all I want to do is smother Peter Dinklage w/ my entire body? He’s so intense. So beautiful . Those deep, soulful eyes.
      Are Justin Mikita & Jesse Tyler Ferguson wearing matching ties? Are they on their honeymoon? In Hawaii?? SMH, ya’ll. Seriously.
      A darker grey shirt would’ve made Zachary Quinto’s tux really stand out. Instead, he looks like a construction worker who put on a  jacket at a restaurant that requires it.
      Reid Scott is very handsome. I have no idea who he is.
      I thought Dennis O’Hare was Joel Grey.
      Aziz Ansari can do no wrong in these eyes. He looks amazing. & cute. His AmEx commercial still kills me.

    • DCSheehan

      I’m kinda digging ZQ’s look here. Agree with the blue shirt issue, but is that a grey tux? As someone who can’t pull off black, this would be a great option for me. If I ever needed to wear s tux…

    • AtticWife

      OH MY GOD, VINCE KARTHEISER! Damn. Pete who?

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Love the bow ties, hate the straight ties, wouldn’t have minded some plaid or smoking jacket chic.

    • jilly_d

      Two things: I have irrational Celebrity Hate for Kartheiser but he looks incredible here. I have never before wanted to bone him, until today. TWO: I FLOVE PETER DINKLAGE. currently in book Two of GOT, and Tyrion is my gave character. Can’t WAIT to start watching the show and see Peter’s take on the Imp.

      • jilly_d

        Also: Gawd, Damian Lewis is fiiiiine.

    • neofashionista

      Love Aaron Paul he at least brought a little freshness

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      Oh, Vincent Kartheiser, marry me now.

      I had a bunch of other things to say, but I’ve forgotten what they were…

    • holzfaellen

      Vincent Kartheiser had a bath!!

    • frannyprof

      I never thought I would say this about Pete Campbell, but MEEEOOOWWW!!

    • nannypoo

      They do all sort of look alike. When Aziz Ansari walked out onto the stage he completely left the woman from Suburgatory behind, so she seemed to be following him to the microphone. I thought he was rude, self-absorbed and disrespectful.

      • Billie_Dawn

        I actually thought his mini-sprint to the prodium was going to lead into some sort of a joke. Like she was going to ask why he didn’t wait for her, and he says because he’s so excited, blah blah blah. But no, he was just being kind of a douche.

      • LuxuryLime

        It was COMPLETELY rude and ill-bred of Aziz to do that. I was shocked! And I actually liked him. Now I’m not so sure.

    • janetjb

      Surprised at the variety of tuxes worn.

    • http://twitter.com/BrienneCalmer Brienne Calmer

      Why do they even bother putting the second button on when the boys only button the top one?

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Wait, he’s wearing a custom tailored suit and it still looks that sloppy? Yikes!

      Also, next year I vote all men show up at the Emmy’s in beach attire. We’ll hold a wet t-shirt contest for them.

    • EverybodysStarling

      I’ll have the 21 & 27, please. With some sweet sour sauce.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

      The lack of Cumberbatch is disturbing.

    • Judy_J

      My best…Ben Feldman, Jon Hamm ( of course), Michael Stuhlbarg, Vincent Kartheiser. Michael is totally rocking the Arnold Rothstein bow tie.

    • emcat8

      Hee, I kinda like Russel Edgington’s dotty bow tie.

    • librarygrrl64

      Wow, Vincent Kartheiser looks like he actually showered! I even like the beard, and I’m usually not a big fan of them.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      I love Mondays when they are red carpet re-hash days! Truly my favorite days! All the dresses, all the gasps and if no gasps then all the bitching! Love love love!

    • meridian5

      One thought I kept having last night… doesn’t Damian Lewis looks like he’s related to Hugh Laurie?   Like his ginger son or something?

    • formerlyAnon

      The boys may be boring, sartorially, – but I appreciate that you give them blogspace T & Lo.  I enjoy casting my eye over the astonishing number of ways the fellas can wear approximately the same outfit.

    • Zippypie

      Aaron Paul looks adorable and though it’s not the best fitting, I give him super props for doing something different.

    • http://riley-merrick.livejournal.com/ JP aka Riley

      I feel very out of the loop in that I don’t know who more than half of these guys are. Pop culture failing grade for me! :-(

      Are there any red carpet pics of the SHERLOCK crowd? I have yet to find any, and they were the only reason I even watched the damn broadcast (and why I’m now sulking). 

      About the only guy I had a WTF? reaction to was Tracey Morgan. Seriously, WTF?

      • Zippypie

        I know….where the heck are Benedict and Martin??!  I didn’t expect them to win, but hell, I did expect to find them!

      • not_Bridget

        Cumberbatch & Freeman aren’t yet big enough “stars.”  According to the US mass media–Sherlock fans know better!  Things will change after The Hobbit & the new Star Trek film open…..

        In the meantime, check the fan sites.  The spam filters here slow down posts that include URLs.  But, if the x’s in DEAREJExTUMBLRxCOM were replaced by .’s, you could see some stills & motion shots of our boys at the Emmys…. 

    • guest2visits

      Aww… but they’re all so cute.

    • Stubenville

      Okay, I don’t watch a lot of mainstream TV, so if there is some tragic reason why Jeremy Davies had a huge chunk of hair missing from the left side of his head please don’t flame me. But WTF is up with his hair? Did he have surgery? It looked just awful when he presented.

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        i looked this up for you–you made me curious–&, while i cant find a single word on his having health problems i did, indeed, come across an article begging or lambasting or [you choose] him for having, yes, flock o’ seagulls hair. i cant remember the name of the guy who sang i ran [far away, night & day, ect & ect] & all i elsewise remember about him is that my sister, very imprudently, threw herself at him & he, as awful as he was, quite rightly turned her down–but that was years ago. anyway, while i cant say this is the definitive whycome about JD & the hair, it might at least be a dollopful smidgenful helpful.

    • e jerry powell

      Do NOT like gray tuxes.

      Why is Jon Hamm not naked?

      Tell all these men to keep their hands out of their effing pockets when they’re posing on the red carpet.

      Is Denis O’Hare losing weight?  I’m not sure how I feel about that.
      Oh, he’s just not standing next to his husband.

      They must call them monkey suits for a reason, and that reason is Jay R. Ferguson.

      Other than that (and Jim Parsons’ face), 500 iterations of the same look, most of which don’t fit so good.  Menswear, meh.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      I barely recognized Vincent Kartheiser! Personal best indeed.
      Also, Damien Lewis…’nuff said.

    • GTrain

      Where was my Harry Shum Jr? I need some Harry Shum Jr in a tux.
      I loved Aaron Paul’s look; can’t roll my eyes far back enough for Jeremy Davies.

    • granddelusion

      And theyre such bad posers! (W ith two exceptions — I’ll let you guess who they are)

    • ccm800

      Dunno who 70 percent of these fellows be. 

    • ChelseaNH

      Given how little effort they have to expend into getting ready, you’d think men could invest a little more time in learning how to stand in front of cameras.

    • missinmass

      Every time I see a pic of Jon Hamm my eyes go right to his crotch.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      While I love Jeremy Davies, he showed up looking like Dickie Bennett in a tux minus the greased-stained ball cap.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      my there are a lot of them.

    • quiltrx

      Jeremy Davies, I love you, you crazy, crazy thing!!

      Aaron Paul looks adorable; Peter Dinklage looks immaculate.

      And why does Matthew Perry’s ONLY facial expression say, “Why YES, I DID cut a nasty fart!  What are you going to do about it?”

    • bitterk

      I know actors get reamed in the press for wearing anything but a black tux, white shirt and bow tie but talk about yawning.  This is downright snooze inducing.  

    • cam_lo

      aaron paul is a god. 

    • allisankelly

      Pete Campbell looks sexy as hell with that beard.

    • Seanybills

      I’m pretty sure Vincent Kartheiser is trying to impregnate me with his eyes.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      OMG, you’re the best Uncles ever – I LOVE playing F/M/K!

      Fuck – Jon Hamm
      Marry – Charlie Cox
      Kill – Mario Lopez

      And I do love the wackiness that is Jeremy Davies – god, I miss LOST!  I loved my Daniel Faraday.

    • splix71

      No Cumberbatch? :(((

    • siriuslover

      Ah, Matthew Perry, I love you. With every failed show I still love you.

      And I’ve already said this, but who took these photos? Half the guys have antennae coming out of their heads!

      • Linderella

        CANNOT stop laughing at the antannae.
        And Matt Barr (whoever he is) has perfect devil horns.

        • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

          I was thinking kitten ears. I wanted to draw whiskers on his face.

          • Linderella

            Oh, even better!

    • ojosazules

      My sister went to the same college as Peter Dinklage and she says that he has always been a very sharp dresser. 

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Bill Hader, I love you but you need to go back to the after-office happy hour because this outfit sucks.
      Eric Stonestreet – WTF is going on with your jacket sleeves? Did you take inches off of one to add to the other for funsies? It looks like it.
      Jesse Tyler Ferguson – I fucking love you and your what looks like very muted plaid and your bowtie and your arm-candy/lover/boyfriend/partner/fiancee (if anyone hasn’t seen it yet, check out his new video announcing his charity, Tie the Knot. Hilarious).

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      The Hollywood gods weep at the misspelling of Jack HUSTON’s last name.  Anjelica’s none too happy, either.

      And I know Michael Stuhlbarg does not go around in life looking like Arnold Rothstein but I do appreciate his attempt at continuity because the real Stuhlbarg is not as creepy.

      Finally Reid Scott…sigh. Don’t care about his tux, it’s standard, but to go from the sweet and lovely young oncologist on The Big C to the douchebag di tutti douchebag Dan on Veep was the most pleasant surprise.  Plus, gorgeous.

    • Call me Bee

      TLo says, “Do NOT like colored shirts with tuxes.”  You are lucky you didn’t go to prom in 1971.  :) 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

      that “custom” tux looks as standard and boring as they come. and evan peters, please marry me.

    • H3ff

      Fuck – Jon Hamm
      Marry – Jon Hamm
      Kill – Mario Lopez


    • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

      I just realized what a well-trained BK I am of the TLo cult because all I could think for the majority of these pics was, “GET YOUR GODDAMN HAND OUT OF YOUR POCKET, YOU RAPSCALLIONS”. It ruined the look in every shot – all I could stare at was their gut showing below the jacket button.

      Also, is it just me or did Matthew Perry come straight from a swim while wearing his tuxedo? Sheesh.

    • Le_Sigh

      Peter Dinklage always manages to turn it out with his clothes – I thought it was a good costuming thing from his stint on 30 Rock – but I saw him in person at a karaoke bar a few years ago and everything was fitted perfectly to a T.

      Vincent looks like he showered for once.

      Did Eric Stonestreet drop 20 lbs?  He looks great!