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Kempt Man of the Hour: Tom Hanks

  • Jared Paul Stern


Welcome to the MOTH makeover edition. Rather than an award for a single outfit, this one goes to Tom Hanks for his recent transformation from Tinseltown schlub to one of Hollywood's best-dressed men.

Up until the past few months, it was strictly sack suits and Today's Man looks for the hapless Hanks, when he could even be bothered to wear a tie. When Hanks started turning out extra nattily, we quickly detected the hand of Machiavellian style master (and MOTH mainstay) Tom Ford, whose new ad campaign is causing such a ruckus. Ford prescribed well-cut suits and elegant ties with bespoke details in classic monochromatic palettes worthy of Cary Grant.

Hanks was a standout at the Grammys in a TF single-breasted peak lapel sharkskin suit with a ticket pocket, a white shirt and subtly patterned grey silk tie. At the Oscars Sunday night he opted for a dashing made-to-measure wide-lapeled double-breasted tuxedo with a classic black bow tie and an 18-karat white gold and diamond shirt stud and cufflink set, also courtesy of Ford. Not bad at all for a guy who got his start dressing in drag.