Kittens, we swear we’re not turning into a Glee fan blog. It’s just that the second season finale is coming up, so the plucky little kids keep popping up all over the place in a sort of “Have a great summer! 2good + 2be = 4gotten!” yearbook signing (aka PR push). Besides, we feel we owe this one to Darren. We’re all about positive reinforcement here at T Lo Industries.
Suit by Club Monaco, shirt by Nautica, bow tie by Rag & Bone, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo, pocket square by The Tie Bar.
“The GQ Wedding Primer,” GQ Magazine, June 2011
Darren Criss photographed by Kay Z. Feng
“Whether you’re the center of attention or on the guest list, it’s time to rethink what you bring to a summer wedding. “Glee” star Darren Criss shows you eight ways to suit up for any nuptials without boring the bridesmaids—or shocking too many grandmothers.”
Yes, ladies, it’s true. The copy written for men’s fashion magazines is often as vapid as it is for women’s. Comforting, isn’t it?
Anyway, we’ve taken Mr. Criss in for some bitchy criticism on a couple of occasions because his attempts at modeling were kind of laughably bad and we couldn’t resist taking some shots at him. He’s probably being forced into doing half these shoots, but we couldn’t help it; we thought it was funny. It’s kind of like when a supermodel face-plants in the middle of a runway show; you shouldn’t laugh, but there’s that lizard part of your brain that automatically thinks its funny when the revered are taken down a peg. But like we said, we’re all about the pat on the head when a celebrity shows some form of style-based improvement, whether it’s on the red carpet or posing for a camera. He’s actually been improving on both fronts, which leads us to think he’s paying attention to some good advice.
Oh, and we love pretty much every single look here. He’s styled perfectly.
[Photo Credit: gq.com]
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