The Hunger Games Toronto Premiere: Da Boys

Posted on March 21, 2012

Let’s show the boys a little love. And by “love” we mean “judge them harshly.”


Liam Hemsworth in Gucci

Gucci Spring 2012 Collection

We’ll say this: he’s a much better dresser than his brother. What a fabulous jacket. We’re partial to the runway look but we know it would never work on him. He’s not the bow tie type. We tend to think, at an event where it’s not unexpected to wear a tie, that if you’re going to go tieless, you get to undo one button. Two just looks a little too casual and besides, it causes your collar/placket to collapse, which never looks good in pictures.


Alexander Ludwig

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It’s fine, but it’s a little too business-y for an actor on the red carpet. And he looks a little sloppy. The fit seems a little off. The pants are voluminous but the jacket looks too tight.


Josh Hutcherson

Boystars? Allow us to lay down a rule for you: No shiny suits on the red carpet. They NEVER photograph well. The pants are too long, the jacket’s tight, and for God’s sake, kid, you couldn’t make sure your shoes were properly tied? If you’re using a stylist, you need to have them whipped.

Also, there’s just not enough contrast between the suit, tie and shirt.

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  • Love Liam’s jacket, but can’t focus much because the new Doctor Who companion was announced and I’m excited.

  • Isy

    Every time I see Josh Hutcherson, I can’t help but think he looks like Tahmoh Penikett. And then I go and look at Tahmoh and rethink that. Why?

    Anyway, LOOOVE the Gucci on Hemsworth.

    • Ms_Flyover

      Helllooo, Helo!   In this midst of adolescents, thanks for the reminder of his existence.

      I think when you look at Mr. Penikett, you remember he’s an adult male whereas Mr. H looks like the teenager he plays on screen.  Perhaps he could mentally be the kid brother. 

      • KellyStallard

        They have very similar jawlines and coloring, so I can see it.

    • Leviosa12

      If you look up Tahmoh Penikett on Reign, he literally looks exactly the same.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I think Josh is doing the male version of “tight and shiny” here…..

  • merciblahblah

    Where are the real men at the premiere???? (i.e. Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci)????? Puh-leeze, I’m DYING to see them.

    •  Amen!  I need me a dose of some Stanley!

      • Ms_Flyover

        Yes – why is it the short bald guy garners more of my (ahem) attention then any of the young pretties that keep showing up – or even the Joe M.s of the world.

        •  It could be because he has the sexiness and smarts of a real grown up man of experience, humor, and taste.  I’m just guessing here. (EG)

          • JosephLamour

            He’s also just sexy. This is coming from a 20-something.

          •  He sure the hell is.  Always has been, even when he was a young buck doing ads for Levi’s jeans.  There’s a commercial of him that’s been kicking around youtube, when he was in his 20’s. He was smokin’ hot then, too.

        • Joe M is not attractive to me. at all.

      • NinaBoo

        He’s my sexy/ugly even though he’s not ugly.  Few of my friends get it – I’m so glad TLo peeps understand.

        •  Well, we are all here to support each other in our interests and fancies, no?

      • Susan Crawford

        I’m with you there! Mr. Tucci used to own a restaurant near where I live, and frequently stopped in to play host. Always SO nice, so amiable, and VERY sexy! My favorite Tucci flick? The wonderful “Big Night.”

        •  Oh yeah, like in a hot New york minute.  I love Big Night.  But one of my faves is “The Imposters”  for teh sheer silliness of it.

    • MilaXX

       Except for Lizzie, the grownups left the pole dancing to the young’uns. Lenny is on tour and I thin Woody is pole dancing and/or filming a few other films. Not sure what’s up with Stanley.

      • Susan Crawford

        He may have opted out of a lot of the photo calls to spend time with his kids . . . Tucci is a very devoted dad!

    • Spicytomato1

      We who appreciate the “real men” are unfortunately not the target demographic. Age discrimination at its finest.

  • Catiline

    I appreciate what Liam was going for, but I get a total “lounge singer” vibe from his outfit.

  • It’s a shame b/c I feel like if Josh’s suit had been a slightly darker, flat grey, this outfit would be SO elevated. But I should not think “sharkskin” when I see your suit, child.

  • Laura Rizzo

    I am glad that Liam took steps towards showing some personality on the RC- love the exuberant jacket. 

    Alexander who? He must play Cato, I think. A meathead kinda role, with those cheekbones.
    Oh Josh…….you are usually the best-dressed, but this look is not making you stand out. Sadface.

    • YolandaHawkins

      Yes Alexander plays Cato.    And my dear sweet Josh looks so sad here.  He had been doing a good job up until this get-up.  If he had Cinna as a stylist…

  • GorgeousThings

    Agree re JHutch. I will say though, the stitching on that lapel is perfect!

    Liam Hemsworth… le sigh! I’ll even forgive the second button

    Alexander Ludwig,  well, he’s a kid.

    I agree with merciblahblah – where are the REAL men???

  • LOVE Liam’s jacket. I want it, NOW.  Alexander needs to learn how to gauge the length of his necktie when he ties it, so it doesn’t look like a striped tongue hanging about his man parts. And Josh?  His tie is a great color and those shoes are nicely shined.  But everything else is a tragic mess, plus it gives him giant head.

    •  “plus it gives him giant head.”  The jokes write themselves.

  • Judy_J

    That jacket Liam is wearing is stunning.  I really, really hate Josh’s suit.  Makes my eyes twitch.

  • MAJOR props for Liam’s guts. Way to go, kid. He should still have buttoned the jacket, but he looks good.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I’ll just say that the Hemsworth boys did well in the old genetic lottery, and yes, Liam does a better job dressing than his brother.

    • And apparently Miley has slept with them both (according to a Gawker blind item, anyway). Bravo, chica, bravo. Get it.

      • *shudder* I know two boys who are brothers. I have slept with one and think his brother is attractive but I would never ever go there.

        • DO IT. You can bet they both timelessly argue about who is better in bed – settle the bet!

  • Ms_Flyover

    Seeing the last post on Jennifer Lawrence and seeing the photos here of Josh H., I have the distinct feeling I’m going to see the film and see the Katniss/Peeta thing as a schoolteacher having an illicit affair with her middle school student.   They look a generation apart in terms of maturity.  Of course, the fact that they keep standing Josh and Liam together, with their nearly 1 foot height difference, probably isn’t helping my mental imagery of Josh as a Hobbit.

    On topic – I love that the Gucci looks almost dandy on the runway model and masculine on Liam.  The kid wears clothes well.

    • The Hobbit – yes! I’d never seen Josh H. before the TLo posts for this movie and his looks have been bothering me. Now I know how he looks to me – a combination of Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe. Anyone else see it?

      • RWtD

         Good lord, yes, you nailed it Nancy.

  • Allyson Wells

    Have TLO read the Hunger Games yet?  

    • Sue_Asponte

      Boys, it’s actually very good. Nothing like that Twilight drivel.

  • Jessi03

    That last outfit literally made me jerk backwards in my desk chair.  What on earth is that?  Also, whoever brought the Hemsworth brothers into my life, thank you!

  • MilaXX

    I like Liam’s look but agree he needs to button one more button. At least he branched out of the the all black suit. The jacket is really nice. Alex looks like an NBC page. I like Josh’s color combo but hate the shiny.

  • dress_up_doll

    Although it seems Lorenzo is more partial to plaids, I think Tom would look amazing in the Gucci jacket.

    •  Agreed!   It needs a man of some height to carry it off properly, otherwise the textile would be overwhelming.  Tom, you need to get this jacket!

  • Pennymac

    Josh Hutcherson looks like he bought that suit off the back of a truck in Newark from Tony Soprano. Liam’s Gucci jacket is FAB.

  • janetjb

    Hat’s off to Josh if he isn’t using a stylist. 

  • serenitynow02

    Aw. Alexander looks so good in his first big-boy suit. 

    Josh should really not be looking so pleased with himself, not when he’s wearing a suit that looks like it’s made out of plastic.

  • Alexander looks like he’s a little kid wearing last year’s jacket. It just doesn’t fit, in any way. Liam looks AWESOME. Oh, Hutch, wha’ happened?

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I don’t know if Thor Jr. has enough personality to carry off a jacket like that. But when the other guys look like a recent graduate from Eton and the sleaziest Ferrari salesman ever, I guess he looks great.

    • I don’t know ever since these movie promo’s started I’ve been falling in love with him. I’m really excited about this jacket.

  • DeborahLipp

    Liam wins.

  • I really, really love that jacket.  Like…really.  

  • JenXer

    Talking about having stylists whipped isn’t the best idea regarding a movie/book series in which stylists are subjected to corporal punishment.

    • You win the internet for that comment.

  • AC

    I love the fuggirls comment about how they would love to be stuck in an elevator with Miley so they could ask if Liam has any other facial expressions. Does he??

  • kolokOlchik

    Yes, yes and yes!  Agree on all fronts!

    Liam’s jacket is so stylish!!

  • Spicytomato1

    I don’t know, I get such a lackluster vibe from these guys every time. They don’t seem to be all that happy about their promotional duties. Understandable, but they are actors and it would be nice to see some enthusiasm, even if it’s faux. 

    The Twilight guys (a fair comparison, I think) had more charisma and style. Maybe these guys will get better with more practice.

    The only comment-worthy piece is the Gucci jacket, imo. It’s stylish and unique. But I’m afraid I like it on the model better. 

  • Cinna, Effie Trinket, Octavia, Venia, and Flavius – please come out of the pages of the trilogy and the movies and give them a fashion intervention!

  • alyce1213

    Killa jacket! Gorgeous.  He looks better than the runway model.
    The rest – as you said.

  • understateddiva

    Jacket, tie and shirt almost matching always takes me back to Regis on Who wants to be a millionaire, and the micro-trend of matchy shiny ties and shirts he created that year.  It’s not a good place.

  • LOVE the Gucci jacket. The other guys, not so much. They need jackets that fit.

  • TheOtherChristina

    Coke dealer, prep school sophomore, sad robot.

    Love the Gucci runway look, though.

  • mjude

    nothing to add except i am just laughing my ass off, love your bitches.

  • ccm800

    HungerGames producers needs to fork over some Budget for this troupe’s styling – they look HEINOUS for a movie that is pretty well guaranteed to be a hit and high exposure. 

  • I mostly just appreciate the bear behind Josh who is totally unintentionally photo-bombing. 

  • 3boysful

    Poor  Josh’s ensemble is what Johnny Quest would wear when he grew up and became an accountant.

  • formerlyAnon

    Love the Gucci jacket and, except for the unbuttoning, I think Mr. Helmsworth’s wearing it well.

    That final jacket is hideously rumpled and tight-looking and even if it looks better in person, when it’s not reflecting camera flash, I don’t believe it actually could look good, as worn.

  • Susan Crawford

    I was doing fine until the last photos of Josh Hutcherson rendered me temporarily – and hysterically – blind.

    On the other hand, that Gucci jacket on Hemsworth? Delicioso!

  • quiltrx

    J’ADORE that Gucci jacket!  Props to Liam for going with something not so expected.

  • I really don’t understand the Hemsworth brother’s appeal. They are just so very…i don’t know. smarmy?

    I’d take to the other two- especially the adorable josh- over Liam any day.

  • Jaspreet5

    “Welcome to Ernst & Young.” 

    I used to work there. No man dressed that well, unfortunately. Even though he doesn’t look that great! 

  • kingderella

    only want to say that i like the lack of contrast in hutchersons colours. youre right about the other points, though.

  • In Australia, Liam would be the most stylish guy in any room. I don’t mind the two buttons, because I think it suits his ease, but I clearly have very low standards for comparison.

    I feel like shiny-suit guy has a smile that says he thinks he looks awesome and stylish, and… I’m sorry, honey.

  • cam_lo

    hutch is so tinnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy