Before we get started, let’s acknowledge the obvious: Jon Hamm is an insanely handsome man. I think that very few people, when posed with the question “Would you trade your looks for Jon Hamm’s?”, would answer in the negative. However, at the 2011 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, he didn’t quite look his usual Hammsian self. In fact, he just looked … REGULAR HANDSOME (which, for him, equates to fugs).
It’s hard to tell exactly what went wrong on Sunday, but a natural starting point would be his hair. What did he DO to that luxurious mane of his, anyway? As we have seen in his many red carpet and acting roles, the man is capable of pulling off every hairstyle in the books, from a slicked down Brylcream special to just-out-of-bed-head. But at the Emmys, it looked like he had just stumbled upon a case of expired Vidal Sassoon mousse leftover from the 80s moments before the show and just went hogwild with that shizz in the limo. His most egregious offense, however, was not taking a pair of shears to that one piece of straggly hair that cascaded down his forehead like a reverse rat tail.
Also, those eyes! I’m sure he’s been putting in some long hours filming the new season of Mad Men, but maybe it’s time to invest in an Ambien scrip? In fact, the exhaustion he exuded showed up not only in bags under his eyes, but also in a general ruddiness in his complexion. I’m not suggesting he go full-Giuliana on us or anything, but rather that he just get some sleep the night before his next big awards show.
Lastly, that bow tie! Bow ties are very tricky to pull off, and the one he chose seemed a tad large and poorly tied. The man can WEAR a suit, no doubt about that, but I think he would’ve been better suited going with a slick necktie instead.
So, am I crazy, or maybe, just maybe, this was the worst that Jon Hamm has looked in recorded history. I’d love to hear your thoughts…
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