If you want to see a range of men’s formal wear, then check out the Spike Scream Awards Show coming up in a few weeks. Pictured here you see some of the people associated with the hit HBO series True Blood and the group indicates the range of styles and looks you’ll see. Actually, they don’t because some of the folks are really out there.
The Spike Scream Awards help raise the question how formal should an awards show be? The answer is—that really depends upon the awards show. How cutting edge or off-the-wall is it? Is it a well-established, longtime formal event? What are the expectations concerning attire?
The Oscars, Emmys, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes tend to offer the formal wear glitz and follow the rules that govern men’s formal attire. Of course, there will be fashion trends, nuances and statements made by certain men at those ceremonies. But those shows are the most conservative and this conservatism is often expressed by what people are wearing.
Something like the ESPYs are also often quite formal with all men wearing black tuxedos, while stuff like the upcoming Spike Scream Awards will run the gamut from edgy to semi-formal and perhaps even formal. The Spike Scream Awards honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comics. They’ll be held October 19 at 9 PM on Spike TV and a vast array of celebs and stars have committed to it. We’ll offer a blog on that show after it airs.