If there’s one thing we’ve come to rely on in life, it’s that Adam Sandler knows how to properly under dress. Some people just throw on a T-shirt and jeans and call it a day. But Sandler has raised under dressing to exciting new heights. Oversized basketball shorts, calf-covering cargo shorts, tees and baggy Aloha shirts that look to have come straight from the clothing hamper—the man’s an under dressing Zen master. So imagine our surprise when he showed up last night at a New York Film Festival screening of his new flick Uncut Gems in a…gasp…suit.
And not just any suit, but a classically cut, reasonably sharp grey suit with crisp black Oxfords and a perfectly tied tie. What is this brave new world we’re living in? Okay, so the sleeves and hems are a skoch too long, and there does appear to be a slight amount of wrinkling, but the man does have a rep to maintain. All and all, it’s a pretty solid effort from the Grown Ups star, and proof of the power of a good suit.
What we’re especially impressed by is the absence of a belt. With tailoring, you’re well within your right to wear a belt—and in fact, it’s considered the Continental approach—but a truly pro move is to ditch that strap of leather around your waist. It not only creates a cleaner unbroken line, it also shows that the suit has been tailored to your proportions, so no extraneous pants-holding-up devices are needed. And while we would suggest Sandler button that jacket—thus creating the hourglass shape that gives a suit its true power—you know, baby steps.
Hey we’re not in this business to judge. If doing you involves oversized basketball shorts and grubby hoodies, knock yourself out. But when great sartorial achievements are accomplished, like Adam Sandler, King of the Oversized Basketball Shorts and Grubby Hoody, donning a solid looking suit, we’re more than happy to dole out praise. Keep up the good work Robbie Hart.
Source : Esquire