We’re two people who like to think of ourselves as fashionable and have been known to turn it out when the occasion calls for it or we’re in the mood. But even we have to bow down to any man who opts to step out in head-to-ankle white and then submit himself to picture-taking. As classy, stylish, elegant and humble as we are, even we would wind up with tomato sauce stains on us, regardless of whether we were anywhere in the vicinity of tomato sauce.
Lorenzo would like to interject here and point out that we are speaking solely of Tom and not of Lorenzo, who would NEVER.
Anyway, we love this:
Stating the obvious here, but the white tux is very different from the standard black one. The latter is the male version of the Little Black Dress. Young or old, thin or not, short or tall; any man in a fine tuxedo that fits him correctly automatically looks great. White tuxes, on the other hand, are notoriously difficult to pull off without looking like a prom date, parking valet or cater waiter.
But this is an incredibly fine tuxedo on a guy who’s pretty much been on a 6-month-long prom date. And considering how many impeccable and stylish black formal looks he’s worn during his Oscars poledance, it was a refreshing surprise to see him step out in this.
We’re not convinced on the black boots, though. We’re not convinced on boots with formalwear, period, but the black makes them really jarring. Black dress shoes would not have been so focus-pulling.
Berluti Ensemble Featuring an Ivory Collar Jacket and Pants in Japanese Wool, an White Cotton Bow Tie and Shirt
Jaeger LeCoultre Watch
Berluti Black Glazed Leather Ankle Boots
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]