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February 23, 2009

Black Tie = Black Hat?

I love Philip Seymour Hoffman. I really do. He's one of my favorite actors, and Doubt was my favorite movie of the year. But I really do not understand his choice to wear what looks like a knit beanie with that tux. He's inched past Mickey Rourke (who looked, dare I say, normal in a white tux) for Most Confusing Fashion Choice.


i don't really understand the beanie... if all those women can wear strapless dresses, surely he would be warm enough without the hat.

Hoffman's one of my favorites too. And I understand that guys have less flexibility when choosing what to wear to the red carpet and it's cool that he wanted to mix things up. But a beanie? Maybe he should look for a different way to be original.

He looked a little upset about how the presenter said "Seymour Philip Hoffman" instead of his actual name. Also, I think the beanie is actually kind of cool, but certainly not an appropriate Oscars accoutrement.