I can't speak for everyone on team Esquire Singapore, but it really does feel rather good to see red carpets and live award shows once again. While they may be happening all the way in the US for now, it helps to distract from the constant local news on COVID-19 cases (which, quite frankly, I'm pretty sure we're all tired of by now).
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards returned to a live-in-studio format—albeit in a smaller capacity than usual—after a mostly virtual ceremony last year. And with such a return to some form of normalcy, nominees, presenters and performers took to the red carpet in quite elevated fashion.
The prestige of the television award ceremony saw the men sticking to a formal dress code, but with some expressions of modernity and flair. Gents such as William H. Macy and Trevor Noah stuck to the tried-and-tested with their black-tie outfits but ensure that they fitted impeccably. So did Eugene Levy and his equally perfect-fit Valentino suit. Also in Valentino was Dan Levy—the younger Levy wore a more contemporary Valentino look punctuated by its cobalt blue colour. Then there was Jon Batiste in a printed Pyer Moss tuxedo that only someone as fashion-forward as him could pull off.
But not to be outdone by the men, Samira Wiley and Leslie Grossman took menswear tailoring codes and reinterpreted them to fit their own individual styles. Let it be clear that women in suits are always a good idea.
Scroll the gallery above for our picks of the best menswear tailoring looks as seen on the red carpet of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.