Finally, all the awards shows are over. And I'll spare you any more commentary on whether they went out with a bang or a whimper.
Because we have more important things to talk about, like: Tuxedos.
All that award-show watching (yeah, right) and Colin-Firth winning might have inspired you to wear one.
Plus, wedding season is fast approaching and you might be attending a few — maybe not Prince William and Kate Middleton's, but father of the bride, or groom, perhaps? Best man to your best bud who's heading down the aisle for the fourth time?
So he paid her a visit, statuette in hand, as a thank-you, but also to report that the underwear had shrunk in the wash and now were a better fit for Oscar:
All this is a very long preamble for what I think is a brilliant innovation: the Washable Tuxedo
Just in case your original wedding tux doesn't fix anymore. And you're way past the age of renting one. This one won't shrink in the wash, because it's meant to go in there.
Personally, I think all men should own a tux. Just like I think they should wear a watch and carry a handkerchief. Call me old-fashioned. But you never know when someone might burst into tears (or have a hot flash). I'm past the point of being Holly Hunter in Broadcast News, but a touching commercial or someone running over my hat in the street will do it.
I bet having a tux you can pop in the washing machine will make it more approachable, and give it that comfy, lived-in feel, as opposed to overstarched penguin. This one (Tuxedo Jacket(M) – 114140) also has an eco edge and is under $120!
Plus, I have sneaking suspicion James Bond had a washable tuxedo. He was always ahead of his time innovation-wise.