Eugene Levy has held a sacred place in contemporary comedy for decades: you know him from his beloved mockumentaries with his co-collaborator Christopher Guest, the popular American Pie franchise and, most recently, of course, the sleeper hit show Schitt’s Creek, which he is with his son Dan Levy. The 74-year-old actor is better known for his razor-sharp comedic performance than for his personal style. So it was a little unexpected when he showed up in 2020 – not everyone’s idea of a well-dressed year – in one suit or tuxedo at an expert level.
That’s not to say Levy is a stranger when it comes to looking cool and hugging the wilder edges of eccentric suits. This 1985 jacket, shirt, and tie combo makes it pretty clear that he’s always had fun getting dressed. Even this early ’90s look (complete with the shirt unbuttoned and chest hair) is another sign that Levy isn’t shy about going for it. But sometime in the mid-1980s, when he became known around the world as the “Father of American Pie,” he fell into the style of a typical suburban dad who went to a nice restaurant. You know the look: a blazer and jeans, mismatched patterns and the rest. Between then and now, Levy began to dress like a real lead actor.