Jamie Bell & Daniel Craig at the “Tintin” premiere

Posted on October 24, 2011

The boys were out in their finest and their semi-finest for the premiere of their little Uncanny Valley cartoon. Let’s assess.

 

Jamie Bell attends the UK premiere for “The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn” at The 55th BFI London Film Festival.

Simple and classic, but polished. We’re never really going to love the black shirt and contrasting tie combination, but some men can pull it off better than others. We’re also not the biggest fans in the world of matching your tie too closely to your suit, but we’d rather see that in a case like this than some high-contrast color like a red or blue. He looks understated, but a little bit like a British gangster, which we would guess was kind of the point. That whole “chic+dangerous” thing the Brit men can do so well. His hair looks great.

Daniel, perhaps not wanting to compete with a youngster, went a different route:

 

And we have to say, we kind of like it. This is the other thing Brit male celebs do well, that sort of “sexy school headmaster” look. The jeans – and can we say? The man fills out jeans deliciously – really take it down from being too stuffy-looking, what with the sweater, tie and pin-striped duster. It’s somewhere in that hazy middle between “dressed up” and “too casual” but we really like the pairings here and we think he’s just the guy to make an outfit like this work as well as a suit. He looks hot.

Although Daniel, we have to inform you that your beard is more than a bit aging. Reconsider, darling.

[Photo Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images]

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  • Anonymous

    In complete agreement. Especially the aging beard comment. He needs to get rid asap

    • Anonymous

      Three words: Just For Men.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Jamie Looks great. Not much to say there. Daniel however leaves me a trifle puzzled.  I’m not totally on board with this look. I think for me its the cuffs on the jeans that throw it off for me.  And I am in total agreement with you, TLo, about the beard.  And for me that’s saying something since I usually am a facial hair champion.  It makes him 10 years older.  Mid 50s rather than his 43 years.

    • Anonymous

      The cuff is exactly what bugs me about his look, well that and his looking too old with the beard.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto!

    • Anonymous

      I am so sick of jeans at an event where one should be a little dressed up.  Saw it at fancy dinner theatre in Seattle last weekend.  Make a freaking effort boys!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I’m so in your camp on this. Step it up, lads.  The chicks have got you WAY beat in this regard.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    Daniel Craig looks so… old. Delicious from the neck down, but I the beard was a BAD choice.

  • Anonymous

    My kids’ school headmaster looks NOTHING like this…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

    Is it bad that I don’t mind the hint of grey beard?? A little grey definitely puts him in the school headmaster mode.

    • scottyf

      Not only isn’t it a bad thing, it means we don’t have to share him with those too blind to see it’s charm.

      Meet you in the Headmaster’s Office after class. Bring an apple.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

        I think you may get a spanking when you get there…

        • http://twitter.com/madamesuggia Madame Suggia

          yeeeeeeeesssssss

      • Anonymous

        Scotty, you are a man after my own heart.  That gray beard is uber sexy!!

  • Anonymous

    Jamie looks like a wet puppy dog with that hairstyle. I’m even less of a fan of the black-on-black suits than you are. Just doesn’t cut the mustard for me.
    I agree about everything you said about Danny C., down to the facial hair.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not feeling Daniel’s outfit. His coat sleeves seems a tad too short. He looks a little too casual.

  • Anonymous

    Dress Daniel Craig in a grocery bag and I could still eat him with a spoon… oh wait, sorry, this is a fashion blog? 

  • Anonymous

    I think dusters look really awkward and this one is giving him a bit of a Toulouse Lautrec look. And I simply cannot continue to have Daniel Craig fantasies if he’s going to go around in that horrendous beard.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Bell looks great. Mr. Craig, well, I mostly really dig this look. But it’s making his legs look extremely short. Is it the length of the jacket, the cuffs? Maybe both? The facial hair must go. Generally speaking, and there are always exceptions, if you’ve got that much gray in your beard it’s usually best to shave it off especially if you’re a natural blond. The gray and dirty blond aren’t playing nice here at all. 

    Edit: I LOVE Mr. Craig’s shoes.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      That’s what is bugging me about the beard.  the color combo of gray and blonde isn’t quite working.  Thanks for pointing it out!

      • Anonymous

        My husband has similar coloring to Craig. And my husband’s beard comes in a little reddish. So right now, he has some scruff that is various grays with some reddish blond, then blond hair with some gray. Looking for a way to tell him to shave the beard…but he’s tolerated so many of my ill-fated attempts at style in our decades together that maybe I should just be patient?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          In which regard, Anathema?  Waiting for his beard to go totally gray, or for him to get it on his won?  Or are you just praying for patience in general?

          • Anonymous

            Patience that he’ll get rid of the facial hair. I don’t care for it on him. I think he likes that it makes him look older b/c he has always looked young for his age. He’s an executive working with older men & women, so I think part of it is fitting it with big kids.

  • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

    Daniel Craig’s blue eyes will haunt my dreams tonight.

    • Anonymous

      It’s almost like he’s wearing contacts, isn’t it. Him and Saoirse Ronan.

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        Totally! It reminds me of the first two season of Fringe where all the bad guys seemed to have piercing blue eyes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

    At least Daniel went for a real beard.  That scruff on Jamie – yuck.  EIther grow it out or shave it off, otherwise you look like you just didn’t bother to shave for the weekend.

  • Anonymous

    Daniel Craig, don’t you listen to those TLo boys – you keep that handsome scruff on your face for as long as you want.

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    Love Mr. Craig.  Wish the duster wasn’t pinstriped?  I LOVE the beard.  Jamie Bell – cute but a little washed out, methinks. 

  • Vaniljekjeks

    They both look lovely.  I love the black and grey on Jamie.  And Daniel never quite did it for me, but here it does.  I think it’s the beard.  Maybe I have a thing for older gents.  

  • Anonymous

    Thus proving that older men are much hotter than kids.

    • Anonymous

      Yup.  The Young are generically pretty–fresh, unlined, perky, fluffy–all those words that fit kittens and other fuzzy new growth.  The Old(er)–including women–have settled into an individual look, worthy of their lines and grey hair and character.  Now if I could just sell that idea to all of advertising and Hollywood…

  • Anonymous

    “Tlo said: Although Daniel, we have to inform you that your beard is more than a bit aging. Reconsider, darling.”

    No play for Mr. Grey.

    I’m thinking he looks like he could play Vincent Van Gogh right about now (even though Vincent didn’t live long enough to go grey).

    –GothamTomato

    http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2561006

  • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

    Jamie looks great. I guess Evan Rachel Wood was busy, but I hope the two of them can hit the red carpet soon together, they would be a force to reckon with.

  • Anonymous

    So…Daniel Craig…

    Yes, his beard ages him a bit. Yes, the sleeves on his coat are perhaps a wee bit short. Yes, the right point of his shirt collar sticking out of the sweater makes my eye twitch slightly. Yes, cuffs on the jeans.

    DO. NOT. CARE. The man makes me melt into a little puddle and elicits all manner of delightful thoughts in the filthy recesses of my mind. {Sigh}

    Love the shoes, too.

  • Anonymous

    They both look good, although I’m not a big fan of the long coat thingy. I love Craig’s shoes. They are killer.

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Sigh. Best Monday morning ever.

  • Anonymous

    Love, Love, Love Daniel Craig’s look. I even love the fabric of that tie!  Jamie Bell looks good and polished and trimmed and properly hemmed. So he’s all good, too.

    But I will go back to looking at Mr. Craig.

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one who thinks the duster is a really odd choice? I was so ready to love it, but that jacket, eh. 

  • Anonymous

    Daniel Craig still gets my heart pumping, but I agree, the goatee isn’t doing it for him. In that last shot, he reminds me a bit of Alec Guinness, and that’s not a bad thing.

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

    If I had to choose between these two, my choice would be Daniel Craig, scruffy aging beard and all. In my fifties, I must finally be growing up.

  • Anonymous

    Delicious, the both of them. Now put them in a gangster film with Tom Hardy, and I’ll be all set in my bunk.

  • http://masquedbunny.tumblr.com masquedbunny

    Yeah, with that beard, Mr. Craig is looking more like my dad than I’m comfy with.

    I’m loving everything about Jamie except the hair. It’s a bit too Lucky Luciano when it’s slicked back like that. Also it draws attention to his ears.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    I agree with every single thing you said in this post, especially about Daniel Craig’s beard.  Perfect post.

  • Anonymous

    Hand. Out. Of. Pocket. I want to shoot it off. As for Daniel. Oh, dear, dear, dear, dear, dear. No, dear. No.

  • MilaXX

    Jaimie looks great and Daniel is his usual gorgeous self. I may go see this just because I like everyone involved.

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    Mr. Bell looks OK to me, but Mr. Craig looks like he’s getting ready to teach an anthropology class.
     

  • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

    They’ve been dressing Jim Caviezel in a driving coat and jeans on Person of Interest and he’s killing it in that look, so to me, Craig seems less by comparison.  Especially when I realize he’s only six months older than Caviezel, who also sports some gray at the temples and in his beard but looks 10 years younger than Craig, although more or less their actual age of 43. I think it works better on Caviezel because he’s taller and broader so the length looks intentional rather than a coat made for a bigger man that’s been tailored down.

    Jamie Bell was a lovely boy who grew up into a gorgeous young man.  Glad to see he’s got some style, too.

  • Anonymous

    Better an aging beard than that neither bearded nor shaven in-between look.
    (Since you brought up the beard.)

    I do think I’d have preferred the jeans uncuffed.

    Edited to add: Mr. Bell is a cutie, Mr. Craig is a MAN.

  • Anonymous

    Hubba Hubba Daniel Craig, just in general. Oh…I also like the outfit quite a lot.

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    I’ll take one of each please!

  • Anonymous

    Jamie Bell is definitely working that suit. Thumbs-up from me.

    Totally agree about the beard on Daniel Craig. Half of his attractiveness is his craggy mug, and any softening effect is just killing the cool.

    Not sure of Daniel Craig’s outfit. The length of the coat is throwing off the coordination for me, and I hate the cuffed jeans (which are still too long–see the bagging b/t calves and ankles). Get them taken up properly, you hippie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    The length of Daniel’s jacket is bugging me.  I like the rest.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Craig looked like a character from Tombstone, or any other old Western movie that comes to mind. If he’d kept the jeans down, or wore a pair that fit him, it might have worked, but that beard works against him in any case.

    Jamie is cute even in a black shirt/grey tie combo – eww, too Jersey Shore-ish! – but still In.

    • Anonymous

      You’re thinking of Cowboys and Aliens, wherein Daniel Craig was the only reason to see it. He worked that cowboy look, woo yeah.

      • Anonymous

        Ooh, haven’t seen that yet, but will! A proper cowboy look would be awesome coming from Mr. Craig, oh yes…

  • Anonymous

    That movie does look horribly uncanny, doesn’t it? Stephen Moffat, Peter Jackson: I love you guys, but hyper-realistic CGI people haunt my dreams. 

  • Anonymous

    too me the bread is just the icing. *drool*

  • Anonymous

    Daniel Craig looks like my husband in this picture. Except a bit older. Yum.

    • Anonymous

      DC looks like your husband, therefore your husband looks like DC.

      You are one lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky…well, you get the idea. Go, you!

  • Anonymous

    Daniel Craig looks weird in that, to me.  Am I just grumpy this Monday afternoon? 

  • Anonymous

    Oh Daniel!  *swooning here*  I must disagree, the beard is very, very sexy and suits him to a tee.  Who cares if he looks his age, he looks fantastic at that age.  I will say, I would have gone with either the longer jacket OR the cuffed jeans, not both.

  • Anonymous

    I’m seeing ageing mod rather than schoolmaster. The frock coat (duster? nah, too tailored for that) with the tight jeans has that crombie and drainpipe silhouette that’s very classic mod, although the cuffed denim is more rocker so he’s a bit between camps. 

    Quadrophenia grows up – yes.  Mr Chips – no.

    As for the beard, he’s of an age and colouring where only faint stubble or a full beard works. Anything inbetween looks too scruffy.
    Jamie Bell looks sharp.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed, the lovely Mr. Craig does need to shave.  I have a thing for several hot men who were years – if not generations – before my time, and that beard is *seriously* interfering with my Steve McQueen fantasy.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t even notice the beard. Those EYES.

  • Anonymous

    Love Jamie Bell and agree completely with TLo (this may be the best the darker shirt works) but not feeling the Daniel Craig love. He looks like he tried to hard and is uncomfortable for the effort. But man can wear some jeans….save it for some other outfit though.

  • Anonymous

    I prefer Mr. Craig clean-shaven, thank you.  I LOVE his duster…very hot.  I think the sweater is messing up the look for me–somehow it makes the jeans look ‘off’, where if I could just see his crisp white shirt with the jeans…well, that’s a look I will eat up with a spoon, always.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Right on both counts. Both boys look delicious.

  • Anonymous

    They look kind of scarily alike. They could be uncle and nephew here.

    Daniel Craig’s eyes are kind of mesmerizing.

  • irielle

    I think Jamie looks good, but Daniel ought to rethink the cuffs on his jeans and the length of the sweater.

  • Anonymous

    They both look great!   I love a man with a little age and scruff on him.  

  • margaret meyers

    Don’t you think Daniel Craig would have really lifted his look if he’d worn black jeans?

  • Anonymous

    Daniel, darling, WHAT IN GOD’S NAME IS ON YOUR FACE???

  • Anonymous

    I’m not digging the coat on Mr. Craig but I’ll take him anyway/where/time :)

  • Anonymous

    A boy versus a man.  I’ll take the rugged man anytime!  Just wish he had worn a blue tie to match his baby blues.  Love love love DC!

  • Anonymous

    I would kill for a women’s pin-striped duster in the vein of vintage YSL.  Make it happen, fashion gods!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

    Daniel looks AMAZING!! 

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Craig certainly does it to me…beard and all…I am a sucker for sexy schoolmasters…

  • Anonymous

    He certainly does it for me, beard and all. I am such a sucker for sexy schoolmasters