Television's top stars pulled out all the stops for their big night.
The Emmys aren't one of those awards shows with a reputation for out-there outfits (like the VMAs) or a, shall we say, party-friendly vibe (looking at you, Golden Globes). So you'd be forgiven for not expecting too much from the red carpet, especially when it comes to the guys. But this year, some of the biggest stars in television went ahead and turned it the hell out with some seriously great style. We're not talking about anything too crazy here—just great tuxes, on-point tailoring, and a willingness to veer just far enough outside of the safe zone and do something genuinely interesting.
Take, for instance, Brett Gelman's rich, rusty shawl-collar tux. Or William Jackson Harper's super-subtle polka dots. Or, if you're feeling particularly daring, there's always Dan Levy's black-and-brown combo, which takes everything you thought you knew about menswear, scoffs, and throws it out the window (all while looking downright fantastic). That's not all, though. From the understated (Milo Ventimiglia's dinner jacket) to the, well, not (James Van Der Beek's foray into velvet), this year's best-dressed guys showed that they understand all the rules of dressing for the red carpet—which is exactly why they're allowed to break them. Take a look at the folks who stood a cut above the rest.
Wearing Ermenegildo Zegna XXX, Guiseppe Zanotti shoes, and Oliver Peoples sunglasses.
William Jackson Harper
Wearing Brooks Brothers.
Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert
Anthony Anderson and Alvina Stewart
Anderson wearing Isaia.
Eugene Levy and Dan Levy
Dan wearing Prada.
Wearing Michael Kors Collection.
Michael K. Williams
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen
Tan France, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, and Karamo Brown
Porowski wearnig an Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Moonshine Gold watch.
Grooming by Lauren Lancaster.
Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson
James Van Der Beek
Wearing an IWC watch.
Wearing Brunello Cucinelli.
Jae W. Suh and Randall Park