What exactly is happening on the Mad Men star's face?

By Alex Apatoff
Updated September 23, 2013 01:08 AM

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You know how Jon Hamm is so smokin’ hot that he could wear practically anything and it wouldn’t diminish his general gorgeousness? Well, he’s putting that theory to the test with this particular facial hair choice.

It’s not that Zach Galifianakis doesn’t have his own charms, but we definitely have never said “You know what we want Jon Hamm to look more like? That funny guy from the Hangover movies.” We’ve never watched an episode of Mad Men and thought to ourselves, “He looks so darn good in a classic suit. If only he’d cover half his face with an overgrown, scruffy and gray-speckled beard.” And we certainly have never wished he’d show up on the Emmys red carpet in a tux and a bushy mustache.

Because we have to give credit where it’s due, we’ll give Hamm props for his well-coiffed hair and fit figure in that great white tux. And as always, his girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt looked terrific. But oh, that beard. We’re speechless, so please share your own thoughts about it in the comments.

–Alex Apatoff