Ryan Gosling in NYC

Posted on April 11, 2012

Hey Boy.


 Ryan Gosling grabbing lunch in NYC.

Just wanted to let you know that we totally dig your hipster t-shirt and were wondering how much time you spent this morning lovingly applying mud just so to your boots to give you that “sensitive ditch-digger who probably also writes poetry” look that the ladies just eat up with a spoon.

Also, can we have your sunglasses? And what’s in the bags?

Are we bothering you?

Fine. Be that way. Your jeans make you look hippy.



[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • NNgela

    Thank you.

    • Spicytomato1

      I’ll second that.

  • Heh. I’m sure his personal celebrity assistant applied the mud. 🙂

    • Gener1c


  • ThaliaMenninger

    He’s so cute. Why can’t he be with Emma Stone instead of the other hipster, the Garfield one?

    • VioletFem

      Because he’s mine. ; )

  • Dejah_Thoris

    I’ve always wondered how these stars get their shoes scuffed up. Presumably, the only time they get dirty is for a film, and I doubt they wear their own shoes.

    Do they sell them pre-scuffed? Is there a shoe-unshiner service out there?

    • Susie Pamudji

      It’s probably similar to how people can buy jeans pre-shredded or already look dirty. I don’t get it.

    • MilaXX

       Or you buy them new and go at them with steel wool or those hand sander pads.

    • Spicytomato1

      You can get them pre-scuffed for sure. I was surprised once by boots that I bought via catalog that had that treatment. You couldn’t see that level of detail in the photo and I must have missed some sort of “distressed” descriptor in the copy.

    • joe_tey83

       It’s really not That difficult to get your shoes dirty, you know.

      All you have to do is step on some mud.

      You guys make it sound like rocket science.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

         Not a lot of mud in L.A., no matter the time of year. It’s in a desert and they pipe all the water in from Northern California. Which is how perpetually rainy Humboldt County can have a drought scare, L.A. takes all the water. The more you know!

        • Well, this is in NYC, which has permanent puddles at every street corner. Mud is a little scarcer, but we have parks!

          • LesYeuxHiboux

            How’d I miss that? Ah well, my knowledge of NYC is nil. Puddle-jumping it must have been!

          •  He took a sensitive, thoughtful stroll through Central Park and wandered through some muddy grass.

          • I think they’d just be vintage.

        • Glammie

          Not quite.  They take a huge chunk from the East, which is why the Colorado doesn’t flow to the sea the way it once did and it’s why there’s the Hoover dam.

          Meanwhile, we Bay Area types (some, not all), get our water from the Hetch-Hetchy–formerly a beautiful valley said to rival Yosemite.  

          I’d say the main issue with mud in LA is not the lack of rain, but the lack of dirt.  So maybe Ryan’s shoes were imported.

          • lordandtaylor

            People on this site need to start watching the Discovery Channel and NatGeo. I can tell you do that is why I like you.

          • Glammie

            Awww, thanks–I actually know the water stuff because I’m a native Californian.  The water issue is one of the reasons northern California resents southern California, though southern California doesn’t seem to notice.  The southern folk think we’re sort of quirky with picturesque scenery.  Those to far north resent the Bay Area as well as parts farther south.

            Anyway, the water levels are all about snowfall–most of the state just doesn’t get much rain–the north coast (i.e. Humboldt, Del Norte) being an exception.

            Sorry, more than anyone wants to know.

          • Beardslee

            I was just in Palm Springs – wow, what a totally artificial environment.  Rock and scrub – and green lawns and petunias.  I am from the east coast but am interested in water rights so I don’t blame you for resenting southern California.

          • Glammie

            Yeah, Palm Springs is just strange.  Las Vegas, over the state line, even more so (it’s the city the Hoover Dam and hydropower made).  Growth in the Southwest is unsustainable.

            That said, the big water hogs in the state are farms.  

      • Dejah_Thoris

         Mud and grass don’t cause scuff marks. It takes daily wear of the same shoes to achieve that level of scuff, and I speak from lots of happy experience. It requires crawling/tromping around rough areas, not strolling around on pavement to grab lunch occasionally.

        Just Sayin’ 🙂

    • NurseEllen

       If there’s a “shoe unshiner” business opportunity in NYC, you can be sure someone has jumped in to fill it.  Facebook page coming soon.

    • marishka1

      Hey, guess what? Stars are actual real people, who go outside, and commit forms of recreation, and, you know, live life. They aren’t all hothouse flowers. : P

    • Yesterday I went with a male friend to Neiman Marcus to make a point: clothes are way more expensive than he thinks, expensive clothes are even more expensive.  We ended up in the men’s shoe department where we saw an entire display of leather Chuck Taylors with black scuff marks loving applied to the white toe-caps.

      EVERYTHING can be bought pre-worn for an extra $50.

    • Risa78

      I was in NYC the same time he was and it was big news that he pushed some reporter out of the way of a speeding cab saving her life.  Perhaps that’s how his shoes got scuffed ?  🙂

  • wisenhar

    Mmmm.  He makes me purr.

  • IAmJ

    I must be the only straight female that doesn’t get his appeal at all.

    • krelnick

      Yes, and we talk about you at the meetings.

    • marignygirl

      I don’t get it either… 

    • ChiliP

      We can start a club together. I’ve seen Drive, The Notebook, Crazy Stupid Love….still nothing.

      • Blue Valentine? Half Nelson??

        • ChiliP

          Nope and nope. I appreciate that others find him attractive, and I
          understand why they do. He just does nothing for me. Like a piece of
          celery when all I went is french fries. Dipped in a Frosty.

          •  Now I’m craving french fries, frosty, and Ryan Gosling.

          • I’ll take the fries and frosty if you take Gosling. I consider that a fair trade. 

          • StillGary

            +-Chili it’s not mandatory that you love my secret husband but did you see “Lars and the Real Girl”? THe Gossling is mighty cute in that! 

          • ChiliP

            I have not- I’ll put it on the list. I do think he’s a good actor and charismatic…and I’m not just saying that because he’s your *secret* husband 🙂

      • Yep, loved him in Remember The Titans, saw the other movies, nothing.  I think he has to grow into his face, much like Leonardo DiCaprio did. Never found him attractive until a few years ago.  

    • MilaXX

       nope he’s does nothing for me. Also I can’t stand a man with hips or a girl butt.

      • formerlyAnon


      • Girl butts I like. Boobs on a guy is where I draw the line.

        • MilaXX

           yeah no moobs either

    • Sara__B

      I don’t get him either. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one…

      • UsedtobeEP

        Me either. 

    • JasmineAM

      You know, to me he’s not really all that physically attractive (in the face), but he seems to be a nice, cool, fun to hang out with guy, and that makes him kinda hot IMO.

    • Carleenml

       you’re not. he reminds me so much (looks) of my high school boyfriend. who was totally douchey.

    • You’re not alone.

    • AlieMichelle

      Nope, not the only one.

  • greymain


  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I hate hate hate that shirt.  Hate.  It looks like a shirt that the creepy neighbor used to wear with his “Member’s Only” jacket.  Ugh. Run.

    • Spicytomato1

      Totally. Very “Merry Go Round” mall store.

      • Ogden1990

        “Merry Go Round” – now that’s a blast from the past.

    • I, too, would like to burn that shirt.

    • sid123

      so tell me Big, how do you feel about that shirt?    🙂

  • PaulaBerman

    If he looks hippy, I wish every man who walks by looked “hippy.” He looks like Sunday morning on a Wednesday afternoon to me!

  • Beth G

    The sweater is a little Mr. Rogers-y

    • TAGinMO

       I actually found it more lady-y…especially paired with that daintily patterned T-shirt.

    • That’s not a bad thing.

    • sid123

      I wish I could “like” your comment about 42 x’s, but they only give me 1.

  • MilaXX

    Ever since he brought his dog on a talk show all I get is douche bag hipster from him and it negates any previous sexy vibes. bleech!

  • TieDye64

    Haha, his hips look as wide as mine! Not a good look on a dude.

  • One word:


  • Lover!!

  • I. DIE.  

    But seriously, 1992 weird college dorm blanket pattern t-shirt?  Please go away. 

    • cowper

      OMG–Perfect carbon dating. In 1992, my college boyfriend at the time had sheets in almost that exact pattern.

  • Ugh.  I could never pull off that shirt/sweater combo.  So jealous.

    • Sartorial_She

      He’s not pulling it off either! It’s not good. Not good at all.

      And the glasses are too small for his face.

    • PaulaBerman

       I could pull it off… of him.

  • Delish. I think he’s a great looking guy. 

  • Amy

    I think I have those sunglasses! And they were labeled women’s! But hey, he pulls them off better than I ever did.

    • TAGinMO

      Frankly, it wouldn’t surprise me if the sweater and shirt were women’s either.

  • formerlyAnon

    You fellas crack me the hell up when I least expect it.

  • I normally looove the Gos. And aside from the unflattering jeans, he looks great. 
    After the Ewan MacGregor post… this is kind of anti-climactic. And “anti-climactic” is not normally a term I’d equate with Ryan Gosling.

  • Some girls like boys with a girlish figure, makes sharing clothes easier.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Thanks for the giggle – much needed – as always, you’re MUCH appreciated.

  • hughman

    “I wear this shirt because the vague Navajo print reminds me of how the indigenous people suffered. I wear this cardigan because, like Mr. Rodgers, I want to really know the people in my neighborhood. I carry this paper bag to remind me of how school children lack proper nutrition. I wear this necklace so I can carry your thoughts around my neck. I wear these jeans because some whack kid at True Religion said black was slimming and that shit was some fucked up advice and now I look like I’ve been sitting on my ass updating my Tumblr and oh god, how come so many people unfollowed me after I posted that one Katy Perry song??”

  • RebeccaKW

    This might be my least favorite thing he’s ever worn.  He should come over to my house and take it all off.

  • Didn’t he save some woman from a speeding cab last week or something? Nice how he’s traded out his superhero cape for a more humble cardigan.


  • Damn.  That man is FINE.

  • muzan-e

    Predictably, I adored him in Drive.

    Predictably, because I find romantic comedies miserably depressing, and he always looks like he just stepped out of one. It’s those All-American Hipster Vegan Poet good looks, you know? It’s the perfect hair and the sweet, slightly soulful smile.

    Drive bundled all of those things up in its bloody-knuckled fist and hit me in the face with it for two straight hours. And I loved every moment of it.

    …. this, though, is just a return to meh. 

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      thats what it is? i guess i must be spoiled seeing the more credible versions of this guy’s pastiche over the last few decades.

    • formerlyAnon

      “the sweet, slightly soulful smile.”

      I can’t help it. That smile makes my flesh creep, no matter what guy it’s on. Honest to god, I react as if it were the tell for a psychopath who might just smother you to death with cloying sensitivity before he got around to ruining your life and beating you with random household objects.

      This has nothing to do with Ryan Gosling, obviously.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I call this “Ryan Gosling: Baby Goose for the Unisex Hipster”, now can be find in every Urban Outfitters everywhere! (but the less-crappy and ridiculously-priced version will be in Anthropologie)

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    the jeans make him look hippy & the sweater shirt combo make him look bloated & for the life of me i do not get what people find so overwhelmingly fascinating about this guy. i dont hate him or anything but i’m totally indifferent & wouldve been totally indifferent, i’m pretty sure, even if i were twelve years old & needed to find a random celeb to adore. i’ve actually asked at least one person to explain to me the charm here–cos i read about it so much–& that person was unable to do it. maybe cos it was a guy? but he likes pop culture a whole lot more than i do so i thought he’d at least know. anyway.

  • marilyn

    Wherei s the Slim Jim he bought?  This is not fashion.  It is a bunch of stuff from the bottom of the laundry basket. 

  • bluefish

    Love him.  Hey, Boy, is right!  He looks great.  Love the Native American looking shirt.  And the haircut and that little smile.

  • jw_ny

    XD…hippy!  I thought exactly the same thing about his jeans.  The sweaters aren’t doing him any favors either.  still though…a cute guy.

  • Ogden1990

    Ryan has lady hips? Nope. I think it’s the sweater’s shadow that is creating that illusion.

    • PaulaBerman

       I was just thinking this and going to post it but you beat me to it!

  • MN Bajric


  • Swoon. 

  • TheOtherChristina

    Swap out the cardi for a hoodie and this could be my fiancé, but that might be because I buy my fiancé nice clothes from ASOS and then make him do his own laundry. And also because he is a straight man who draws a line at cardigans.

  • bellafigura1

    The last picture, well,  you guys should have left that one out!  It’s just mean and not fair!  He looks lumpy!  And a little dumpy!  I love him!  What’s in the bag??  And yeah, chick sunglasses on baby goose.

  • jblaked

    Yummy, yum, yum, yum.

  • filmcricket

    Hee. Watched Drive with my dad this weekend and one of his comments was “He’s very wide-hipped for a man.”

  • snarkykitten

    why do chicks fall for this shit?

    • PaulaBerman

       Have you seen him with his shirt off? If not, you owe it to yourself, girl.

  • Lexie


  • AthenaJ

    He can dig my ditch anytime.

    There, I’ve said it. 

  • CQAussie

    Oh yum.  Ewan and Ryan on the same day.  SIGH.  

  • This guy with the hipster makes my eye twitch as much as Michelle What’s-her-name with the twee. 

  • Bless you for this, TLo.

  • PeaceBang

    He’s so perfect. And that silly nerd cardie just makes it better. 

  • sleepycat

    He is so dreamy.

  • lrhoff

    If those jeans make him look “hippy”, I’ll take the hips!

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    Hahaha, you guys never fail to crack me up.

  • Thathoodwink

    I have jeans JUST like that. I use them when I paint my walls. A pox upon once-black jeans that have faded into ugliness. And they are wrinkly as sin.

  • allisankelly

    Love this man. A little sad his shirt resembles one my daughter bought at Charlotte Russe.

  • tsid2012

    Have to disagree: that tee is just ugly and unflattering but he fits those jeans just fine.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Under normal circumstances I would say nay to this outfit on a guy, but he manages to look sexy even in a pink-and-blue tee shirt and burgundy grandpa cardigan. Go fig.

  • Cathy S

    I love the color of his cardigan.

  • guest2visits

    he’s a good looking guy; but this isn’t my favorite look.

  • kingderella

    oh hell yeah

  • lordandtaylor

    What’s in the bag? He is bringing me lunch. Jealous? You should be.
    I want the sunglasses for my birthday.

  • mrspeel2

    You guys make me smile, and sometimes LOL, every day; thanks for all you do!

  • siriuslover

    I, too, wonder what’s in his takeout bags… May I come over Mr. Gosling?

  • letter_M

    those sunglasses make his chin look even more Leno.

  • He probably buys his shoes vintage, therefore, they came pre-scuffed. That’s what makes them hipster.

  • anyone know where I can get that shirt?