Ewan McGregor for Nylon Guys Magazine

Posted on December 08, 2011

“Oh,” we exclaimed as one, upon viewing these thumbnails, “Let’s throw some Ewan up on the blog. He’s always so cute, no matter what he’s wearing. The ladies and ladyboys will love it.”

Ewan McGregor for Nylon Guys MagazineEwan McGregor featured in the January 2012 issue of Nylon Guys magazine photographed by Marvin Scott Jarrett and styled by Brady Cunningham.

 

Yikes. Forget that plan.

Not that he stopped looking cute; it would be hard to make that happen. But he sure isn’t, shall we say, styled to his best self here, is he? We’re trying to figure out the thinking here. “Let’s make him look dirty and crazy and put him in nondescript, unflattering clothes this time! NO ONE will be expecting THAT!”

Ewan McGregor for Nylon Guys MagazineTop by Rogan. Pants by Neil Barrett. Watch by Rolex.

Ewan McGregor for Nylon Guys MagazineVest by Duvetica. Sweater by R13. T-shirt by Cheap Monday. Pants by Neil Barrett. Shoes by Dr. Marten. Watch by Rolex.

 

Okay, he’s scaring us a little bit here.  He looks like he’s marking his territory.

[Photo Credit: Marvin Scott Jarrett for nylonguysmagazine.tumblr.com, thefashionspot.com]

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  • Aly Light

    Ha, he looks hilariously uncomfortable in all those shots! “Should I… should I do something? I’ll just.. put my leg up on this wall. Uh. How’s that?”

    • Anonymous

      I think he’s kicking the set down in protest

  • Anonymous

    What the hell is wrong with him?  Is this some sort of Trainspotting retrospective?  

    • Anonymous

      That was my thought as well.  They’retrying to recreate the Trainspotting image that made him famous.  But it is not a look that ages well.

      • angela rose

        tragic.  I saw the thumbnail and my heart fluttered.  then I wondered why they wanted him to look 20.

    • Terence Ng

      I figured that’s what it was. Getting him back to British punk druggie roots.

  • Anonymous

    in the orange-shirt picture, it looks like his trousers have an elastic waist. maybe drawstring. that’s awful.

    the shininess of that blue parka is awful – it looks like an extremely cheap winter coat from my elementary school days (1980s, of course).

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Memories. I can HEAR that coat right now…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

        swish swish swish

    • http://www.facebook.com/ann.verwiebe Ann VerWiebe

      I’m pretty sure that shiny puffy vests are on trend. Don’t ask me why…

      • Anonymous

        Could it be the horrible Old Navy commercials of kids getting put in a machine to get the puffy in their coats?

        • Anonymous

          Is it just me getting crankier, or do the Old Navy Holiday commercials get more annoying each year?

          • http://twitter.com/saturnwings Alexis

            Probably both.  The Old Navy holiday commercials have gotten more annoying, which has the effect of making one crankier.  It’s a vicious cycle.

          • Anonymous

            Their commercials have always been annoying. I don’t know how they stay in business, truthfully.

    • Anonymous

      Orange  shirt picture:  Ewan before coffee.

    • ferdinanda

      OH!  I had that jacket! Navy blue, and plastic-y, with a sad white lining.  Shaped like a box.  (both me and jacket, actually, so it worked great).

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    What have they DONE?!!!!!!  How could they do that to someone as attractive, adorable and dead sexy as Ewan?  Man I bet he’s pissed.

    • Anonymous

      Well, he sure looks pissed.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Sure does, Don’t he?  “So Ewan, we’re gonna style you like some crazed 20 something tweaker dude who hooks on the side to pay his habit.  Cool with you?”

        • muzan-e

          See, it’s funny you say this because in that second shot, with the orange shirt? He’s a dead ringer for this bloke who bummed a smoke from me one very early morning, in a diner just down the road from a shooting gallery. 

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

            Challenge: write a short story that uses this set-up. This bloke who bummed a smoke from me one very early morning, in a diner just down the road from a shooting gallery. I’ll bet Mazzy Star “Fade Into You” was playing on the jukebox.

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps the photographer hasn’t seen a movie since Trainspotting? Or maybe he blames Ewan for the bad parts of Star Wars.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        The only one to blame for the bad parts of Star Wars is Mr Lucas Hisself.  IMHO

  • Anonymous

    Yuck!  Dingy and creepy, with enough product in his hair to season a wok.

  • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

    For a second I thought this was suddenly much hotter looking Ricky Gervais.  That’s how bad he looks in these photos.

    • Anonymous

      Hah!  He does.  Oh, poor, poor Ewan.

    • Anonymous

      I CAN’T UNSEE IT

  • Anonymous

    Ewwwww, Ewan.

  • Anonymous

    He looks like he’s about to cry in the orange shirt photo.  Can’t say I blame him.  

  • Anonymous

    His hair looks awful!  I’ll just pretend I didn’t see these.

  • Carey Cauthen

    I think the expressions on his face say it all: sad, confused, slightly pissed off.

  • Anonymous

    agreed, this is not his finest work.  He barely even looks like himself.  eep.

  • Anonymous

    The pic in the cover looks nice… but the one with the orange shirt, what happened there? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ailsa-Martin/644946901 Ailsa Martin

      At a guess, they rang his doorbell at 2am, and then quickly snapped a picture of him half-asleep still in pyjamas as soon as he answered.

      • Anonymous

        Egzackly!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    You think there’s a “Nylon Ladies (And Ladyboys)” magazine somewhere with CUTE pictures of Ewan? We can only hope…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    I love Ewan… I want better for him than this.

  • Anonymous

    Second picture in the orange shirt. He looks like he just woke up with a BITCH of a hangover.

  • Anonymous

    I like him on the cover, but he scares me on the other 2 pics

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589131702 Jenna Gordon

    how in the hell did these people pull off making ewan mcgregor look unattractive? i feel like this is a sign of the apocalypse.

  • Anonymous

    No, just no. I love him, so this makes me sad. It looks like they randomly woke him up  at 5 am and dragged him to a photo shoot without his prior knowledge or consent.

    Yikes. He can look so much better.

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    What did they do to him?!?

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I seem to remember him not being the cleanest or neatest of guys in Trainspotting, and he was still hot.

    And is he ever going to age?  He still looks the same as he did in Trainspotting!

  • Anonymous

    So 90s, hip dad, Zoolander. 

  • Lulu Lafurge

    Is that a tattoo peeking out of right sleeve in the orange-shirt pix? Or is it a sparrow? Anyway, except for the hair, I actually like that photo. I guess I like ‘em surly.

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

      sparrow? I think it’s a tarantula!

  • Anonymous

    What in the HELL is this? He looks beyond terrible – like he styled his hair with a weed whacker. Or maybe a fork, like in The Little Mermaid.

    And I can’t with that second picture – all “I’m going to beat you up” on the top and “I’m going to brunch with my mom” on the bottom…

  • Anonymous

    Going for the Teddy Boy look here. Is he pimping a movie role set in that era?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001637020912 Zula Khramov

    I don’t think any of that is his fault, but stylist’s..and photographer’s…and editor’s… it’s  so  steady horrible…

  • Anonymous

    He’s in a prison movie set in 1933, right? “I should never ‘a’ fallen for Pretty Boy Floyd’s main squeeze, cause when she ratted me out, he dropped a dime on me and I got sent up the river,” he sneers. “But I’m packing heat and I’m gonna crack out of this joint and catch a freighter to Antarctica where there ain’t no G-Men and no double-dealing dames. I’ll rob every bank in Antarctica, I will. That’ll show ‘em.”

    That’s the only way I can explain the haircut, the general demeanor, the mug shot facial expressions and the bizarre puffy coat paired with a peeing-on-snow pose.

  • Anonymous

    Why did they style him to look like Justin Beiber? Embarrassing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

    That last one is “You really want me to put my leg up like this? Really?”

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      He’s saying “Ok, I’ll put my leg up here like this, but one more shot and I’m out of here, guys….”

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Wow, that’s lame. And I really like him. He also looks SUPER uncomfortable with this situation… Hate the haircut…

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

    Well congrats Nylon.  You’ve managed to show us how to take a gorgeous man and make him look ugly AND ridiculous. Bravo.

    • Lori

      Seriously. Every single person responsible for this should be fired.

  • muzan-e

    Awesome. Saving every single picture to file right now, in case either of my broodlings decide that they want to be A Big Star.

    “But darling! Look at what Hollywood did to him!”

  • Anonymous

    Too bad – they made him look like a modern day vampire. He normally looks fab. He doesn’t make my ladyboy parts tingle, but I really like him as an actor.

  • http://twitter.com/londonpenguin Teresa MacDonald

    Oh my. For me, his physical charm lies entirely in his megawatt smile, which makes his entire face light up and me go weak at the knees. How could they not let him smile? He looks like just any ol’ scrag off the street.

  • Anonymous

    He looks pissed off and who could blame him?

  • Sara__B

    Is this really Ewan McGregor? Facial expression (just one), hair, and poses are so unflattering. I don’t understand this at all.

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me, or does he look like Kenneth Branagh here?

    • Anonymous

      not just you!

  • sweetlilvoice

    Seriously he looked hotter as a junkie in Trainspotting. What a waste of hot sexy man. I had my Thornbirds moment when he was a priest in Angles and Demons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

    I adore Ewan, and usually find him sexy as hell.  But I can’t help but laugh at these pics. What’s up with the Jimmy Neutron hair?  And the intensely uncomfortable facial expressions?  He looks like he’s afraid the photographer is about to rape him.

  • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

    WHY, NYLON?! I love Ewan, for a long time I thought he could pull off _anything_.. I want to go back to that naïve way of thinking. 

  • Anonymous

    That is odd.   This makes him, the clothes, the accessories all look very unappealing.  

  • Anonymous

    Did he turn into Charlie Sheen when we weren’t looking?

  • http://twitter.com/Deac82 Mike M.

    Dear Editors of Nylon Magazine,

    Trainspotting came out in 1996.  You are 15 years too late for this editorial.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    He looks like he needs to vomit. I can empathize; seeing Ewan McGregor so aggressively uglied down makes me want to vomit, too.

  • Diana Martinez

    Wow, you have to actually WORK to make that man look bad…. I guess they worked pretty hard!  Ugh. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

    Don’t care.  Still hot.

  • http://www.celestiae.net Isy

    :|

  • http://www.celestiae.net Isy

    :|

  • Anonymous

    It’s not the clothes.  He’s just not cute.  Period.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not the clothes.  He’s just not cute.  Period.

  • Anonymous

    Does he always look so pinch-lipped. Not feeling a thing for this guy. Orange is not his color, either. 

  • Mariah J

    I love me some Ewan…so I’m pretty mad at what they did to him :(

  • Anonymous

    Not liking this editorial at all.  Not liking the term “ladyboys” either. 

    I know, I know…lighten up.  Don’t worry…I’m light.  ;)

  • Anonymous

    In the orange shirt picture he looks hungover and about to puke.  Wow, that makes me hot (not).

  • MilaXX

    Don’t care how nondescript the clothes, it Ewan & I’d still hit that.

  • Leslie Streeter

    Noooo.  Bad use of a fine man.

  • Rand Ortega

    It’s still Ewan, so I love it/him. It’s ridiculous, but he’s still the gorgeous dad of 5 daughters & a wife who will probably get something sparkly from this. So, (quoting Lauren/Catherine Tate) “I’m not bothered”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

    holy vanilla ice hair. ick.

  • Cathy S

    I wouldn’t have thought you could make him look horrible, but he looks horrible. He’s soooooo unhappy, like “please get this shit out of here.”

  • Anonymous

    oh lawdy. that hair

    • Anonymous

      Seriously.  Ewan, I hope they paid you a LOT.

  • iCouture

    Ewwww, me no likey!!  I want old Ewan back, now!  The pic in the orange top looks like a mug shot. Gross.

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

    What the…?

  • Anonymous

    …yikes.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045295912 Charles Purdy

    That haircut is very popular at the Lexington (SF lesbian bar near my house), but it’s definitely for young people. Those clothes look like they were scavenged from a charity-donations bin. Everyone’s fired! (On a side note, have you seen “Beginners”? So sweet, and Ewan is so adorable in it. I love Ewan.)

  • Anonymous

    Wtf did they do to my Ewan???

  • Hetha Innis

    What’s with the hair?! Take us back to him riding his bicycle around town. Now THAT was off the charts cute.

  • J Dreesen

    did anyone see the shot of him in People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue?  TOTES. SMOKIN’.  looks like a completely different guy in these pics, unfortunately.

  • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

    What the hell just happened there?

  • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

    What the hell just happened there?

  • Anonymous

    Tragic.

  • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

    NOOOO!! I need eye bleach. Someone get me the link to him riding on a bike with a puppy, STAT!

  • Anonymous

    Are they afraid of making him look good in a “guy’s” magazine (as differentiated from a “men’s” magazine)?  These are just gratuitously awful pics of a usually adorable man.

    • Anonymous

      Wait till they get a hold of Hugh Jackman.  they are going ot have to work hard to make ugly stick to him.

  • maddy lucas

    What the hell?  It looks like they had to work really hard to make him look so unattractive.  I’m impressed, he’s a good lookin guy.

  • Anonymous

    Oh fellas. These aren’t so bad. They’re the Ewan one would see were he one’s live-in honey. Though I do think one might be trying to edit his clothing choices a bit. (Probably unsuccessfully. Once things get serious you have no hope of changing anything. Sigh.)

  • Anonymous

    They’re definitely trying to steer him towards hipsterdom here, but the problem is that he’s a 40 year old adorable Scotsman. It doesn’t go with “hipster”.

  • Anonymous

    again, WHO is directing men’s styling now days?????……it’s like some huge joke…

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    Wow, never expected him to look so bad.

  • Anonymous

    He looks pretty unhappy – with reason. Yucky photos

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Wow.  I can’t believe they did that to him.  He looks so angry and nothing is flattering.

  • Anonymous

    his hair is wrong.  and he needs a facial.  and i still love him but he needs a shave and a psychotherapy session. 

  • Anonymous

    i just watched him in Beginners where he was most assuredly adorable, i have no rational explanation for this mess…..

  • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

    Ugh, too 90ies. Horrible. It’s a clear Trainspotting reference though – which was shot in the 90ies. :p

  • Anonymous

    It’s Nylon, I don’t expect to see anything well done.

    • Anonymous

      Too right.

  • Anonymous

    No.  Just … oh, god.  just, No.

  • Anonymous

    OH NO WHAT HAVE THEY DONE. He was my high school fake boyfriend. I’m just going to think really hard about Moulin Rouge and try to forget this ever happened.

  • Anonymous

    I love him…. no matter what….. but yeah awful clothes, terrible pictures, and WTF hair…..takes alot of work to make that FINE man look ordinary….

  • Anonymous

    That is one strange photo shoot.  He looks simple… or else he was really pissed-off about the ugly clothes they gave him to wear.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I don’t get this at all. How in hell did they make HIM look so utterly disgusting and ridiculous? Nylon is Ewan’s Kryptonite. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Plus he like looks like he has no neck for some reason? What’s going on there?

  • Anonymous

    the height of that hair gives him Lithgow head

  • Presumptuous Insect

    Hmmm. Yeah, I’ll take Viggo any day.

  • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

    It’s the hair, tis ugly.

  • Anonymous

    These pics are awful! The hair is all wrong for him. The clothes are ugly, except for the orange-y shirt in the middle shot. His torso looks pretty good in that, but if you go above the neck…ack, it’s that hair again! It takes real “skillz” to make a handsome man like Ewan look this bad.

  • Anne Lucchesi

    Ugh. I need to go look at him in Down With Love, stat! This is exactly why I am not hip enough for NYLON.

  • http://twitter.com/xuvious Advaita Waikar

    He looks a bit pissed in the 2nd one. Can’t really blame him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fenrulin Jenny Lin

    I can’t resist putting my ’6 degrees of separation story’ out htere– my brother attended his sister-in-laws wedding but Ewan wasn’t there because he was shooting for Star Wars in Australia at the time.

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could unsee that.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s never do this to his hair again, yes?

  • Anonymous

    I was forced to google naked pics of him just so I could unsee these and remember why I love him.

  • Anonymous

    TLo, you’re going to have to post the next good photoshoot of him you come across to make up for this…

  • Anonymous

    Love his expression in the first and second photos: Not. Amused. With the choices.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    That second one’s a mugshot, right? No, really…