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Jimmy Kimmel Should Dress for the Job He Wants, Not the Job He Has

July 21, 2009

Judd Apatow’s highly anticipated new comedy Funny People premiered in Los Angeles Monday night. As shown in this Huffington Post feature, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Eric Bana, Anna Faris, and Chris Rock impressed onlookers with slightly informal but well-appointed attire, quite suitable for a summer premiere in southern California. They brought a perfect union of comfort and glamour to the red carpet.

Adam Sandler, on the other hand, seemed to have gotten the wrong memo and showed up dressed for the Billy Madison premiere in 1995. I honestly didn’t know anyone still did the “open button-down shirt over the T-shirt” thing. Really though, it’s hard to criticize Sandler’s sartorial deficiencies all that much. He sure as hell looks comfortable, and his wardrobe obviously isn’t holding him back, given his top billing in what’s virtually guaranteed to be another Apatow blockbuster.

But to my boys Jimmy Kimmel and Kevin Nealon, I say you really might want to reconsider your choice of garb for such events in the future. Dressing like slobs gets you no closer to leading-man status. What’s it gonna be, fellas—frat brothers or Brooks Brothers?

Don’t get me wrong, my Bro-hemians: if you’re happy with where you are, then I’m happy for you. K-Neal, you rock on Weeds. And Unnecessary Censorship may be a one-note bit, but it still kills. Keep it up, Kimchee.

But if you guys want to move up to, say, an 11:30 time slot or a USA Network series, you might want to learn the double Windsor. Or at least grab a sport coat—I hear there’s a big sale at Men’s Wearhouse these days.

I’m just looking out for you, Brobocops. If you want to rise above your current station, it might be best to go with something other than a shirt held over from a Kappa Sig “Whip-its and Old Milwaukee” bash circa 1991.

One Comment
  1. Jeff permalink
    July 21, 2009 5:34 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with the open button-down shirt over the t-shirt thing. I like your style! :)

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