Esquire StyleBlog: Jon Hamm’s Suit: A Reminder He’s No TV Character
In the month where Mad Men — that show where ad executives are required to wear so many sack suits, it makes us yearn for psychedelic 70s clothes — is set to come back, Jon Hamm first has some business to attend to. Specifically, the premiere circuit for his latest movie, Friends with Kids, which is notable insomuch as it once again brings Jon Hamm into the modern comedic world, while also melding together the various female talents of Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig and, on an entirely different spectrum, the impossible-to-ignore Megan Fox.
We’ve seen this man out of costume a lot recently. On Saturday Night Live this past weekend, sure, and also for our current cover story, where he pulled off a barefoot look while nailing the casual basics all men would be wise to seek out until they find ones that fit perfectly: the white oxford, the dark jeans, the neutral v-neck sweater, et cetera. And, Monday night, at the Cinema Society premiere for his movie in New York, he pulled off a different sort of perfect fit. This time, in a three-piece Tom Ford peak-lapel navy suit. This is tailoring at its most tailored. There’s a nice ticket pocket, the right amount of cuff, a hefty textured silk tie, and one simple reminder: This man is not actually Don Draper. Right now, that’s a good thing.