For decades, Eugene Levy has occupied a sacred space in contemporary comedy: you’ll know him from his beloved mockumentaries with his co-collaborator Christopher Guest, the wildly popular American Pie franchise, and most recently, of course, the sleeper hit show Schitt’s Creek, which he created alongside his son, Dan Levy. The 74-year-old actor is better known for his razor-sharp comedic delivery than his personal style. So, it was a little unexpected when he spent 2020—not anyone’s idea of a well-dressed year—showing up in one expert-level suit or tuxedo after the next.
This isn’t to say Levy is a stranger to looking cool and embracing the wilder edges of eccentric suiting. This jacket-shirt-and-tie combo from 1985 makes it pretty clear that he has always been down to have some fun with how he gets dressed. Even this early 1990s look (complete with unbuttoned shirt and chest hair) is another sign that Levy isn’t shy about going for it. But at some point during the mid-aughts, when he became known to the world at large as the “dad from American Pie,” he fell into the style trappings of your typical suburban father going out to a nice restaurant. You know the look: a blazer and jeans, mismatching patterns, and the rest. Between then and now, though, Levy started dressing like a real-deal leading man.