Take Andrew Garfield, Spider Man-to-be, pictured here carrying the water for The Social Network at the Screen Actor’s Guild awards this weekend. His midnight blue tuxe is a thing of beauty, with just enough peak in the lapels and just enough ruffle in the pocket square.
The only problem is it’s too big, so he’s also wearing a few extra inches of fabric around his ankles and the whole lower half of his body has rumpled up in response.
The result makes him look even spindlier than he is. If he’d sized down a little, he’d look a lot more commanding…but maybe he’s saving that for the sequel.
In the wake of a raft of pieces praising all the hoodie style on display in The Social Network, there’s a surprising confusion in the air about whether or not it’s actually a good idea to wear hoodies in a business context. Just to clarify, it’s not.
The argument goes something like this: Wearing pajamas to a board meeting means you don’t care, and only genuinely powerful people can afford not to care, so wearing clothes that say Gap on them should be more of a power move than all the silk ties on Madison Avenue.