Women tend to grab most of the headlines at awards shows like the Emmys (and we can’t necessarily find fault with that. Did you see what Sofia Vergara was wearing?). However, plenty of gentlemen looked very dapper as well.
With that in mind, here are The Five Greatest Grooming Moments From The Emmys.
To start, Simon Baker, the start of “The Mentalist,” went for a very classically handsome look. In his case, that necessitated a close shave and balancing out that smooth mug by letting his naturally curly hair do its thing. If you want to create a similar look, check out The Art of Shaving (since no one ever got a good shave from something he bought at at drugstore) and look for hair product that promotes curl, rather than attempts to tame it or tone it down.
In contrast to Baker’s clean-cut and wholesome appearance, “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm went for a rugged look with what looked like a week-old beard. This is definitely a good luck on him, but we’d caution against automatically assuming it will look as good on you. On some men, stubble or a new beard looks like they forgot to shave. In order to fight the impression that you got ready in the dark or something, invest in a beard trimmer. That way, you won’t have to shave entirely, but you are less likely to look unkempt.
Justin Timberlake has been promoting his hit album “The 20/20 Experience” with an old Hollywood look. In his case, that means a combed-back hairdo. This “Old Hollywood” style looks good on almost any man, although be prepared to use a lot of pomade or gel if your hair is wavy or curly. At the Emmy Awards, Timberlake kept his appearance from looking to done-up by going with a bit of stubble. That adds a little mystery to his whole look. Again, if you want to try it yourself, do so with the aid of a beard trimmer.
As long as we’re on the topic of hair, Zachary Quinto, Derek Hough and Bobby Cannavale all opted for a sleek, side-swept hairstyle. This differs from Timberlake’s do in that the hair is combed back at an angle, not straight backwards. This creates a masculine, elegant look that suggests refinement.
If you want to base your look off a celebrity, you could do worse than to emulate Neil Patrick Harris. The “How I Met Your Mother” star is consistently cited approvingly by red carpet fashion police. As the host of the Emmy Awards, he mussed his hair just the right amount. It keeps his close-cropped hair cut from making him look like a square, but doesn’t look like he just rolled out of bed, either.