Matthew Morrison in West Hollywood

Posted on June 15, 2012

Matthew put a lid on his new buzz cut and hit WeHo, looking every inch the hipster wannabe.


Matthew Morrison meeting friends for dinner in West Hollywood in an Ambercrombie & Fitch plaid shirt and Levi’s jeans. 

We can’t with that hat. It screams “poser.” But that’s just us. The outfit’s okay. We’re not inclined to love it because it looks so deliberate and studied. But again, that’s just us.

But we’re not being bitches when we say that shirt’s too small in a not-flattering way, are we? Or that those are the wrong shoes for jeans? Or that his cuffing skills are lacking?

Okay, maybe we’re being bitches because we just criticized every single thing he’s wearing. That’s just us.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • nannypoo

    From head to foot he looks ridiculous.

  • I dunno, he looks exactly like 10,000 other hipster douchebags I see on the streets.

    • terekirkland

       ‘Round these parts, we call guys that look like this a “fedouche”. Ditch the hat, uncuff the jeans and put on a jacket, son.

      • FEDOUCHE, that’s golden!

      • That’s great! Consider it “borrowed”.

        • meowing

          Okay, I’ll be bold:  flat out stealing it.

      • Rand Ortega

         Officially ups the ante on the perfect “Douche” prefix/suffix alongside “kazoo” & “nozzle”. Huzzah!

      •  I was gonna say “I smell DOUCHE!,” but you oh-so trumped me.

    • amf0001

      I know,  he doesn’t look made up special or anything.. there are 100 guys in the street today (I’m in Tribeca) who look just like that.  In a way,  it makes me kinder to him,  it’s just  a relguar pretentious look, not a special pretentious look 🙂

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      MM’s joined the parade of hipster douchebags that infests our world.

      • To my mind, what marks someone as an HDB, is a slavish use of fashion, not because of any real interest, but because that is how you are “supposed” to look to be cool. It results in a certain subtle, but readily identifiable, awkwardness.

        • Spicytomato1

          Sounds just like middle school. I guess some people never outgrow it!

  • He just can’t not look like a douche, can he?

    • TieDye64

      No, he really cannot.

      • formerlyAnon

         I’m coming around to believe that it is genetic and involuntary. I may have to feel pity for him.

        But not while he’s wearing that hat.

  • I usually don’t hate cuffed jeans, but boy, he really sucks at cuffing.

  • I think the shirt fits perfectly…

    • Pannyx

      I agree.

      •  Seriously? Look at where the shoulder seams are and where his shoulders actually sit. And see how the buttons are pulling at the chest. That can’t be comfortable.

        • LP

          Some of my shirts pull like that when they shrink and I have…breasts.  What’s his excuse?  Too small.

          • It’s just a bad cut for him. He’s pretty buff, right? It’s way too big around his waist, but way too small around everything else. He needs to find out where the other people at his gym buy their shirts, or whatever.

        • Was always told one’s shoulder seams should pretty much be where they are on him. That is, the seams are not supposed to sit on the lower, rounded part of one’s shoulder. When they’re up tighter like that it gives a more flattering shape and the illusion of better posture.

  • jmorino08

    Put that outfit on Mark Salling and it works. Morrison can’t pull it off.

    • Little_Olive

      May we assess why that is? I cannot put my finger on it. 

      • jmorino08

        I think @sweetestsith:disqus hit it on the nose. He’s too old for it. There’s a brief window where dudes can pull that look off and Mr Schu is past his expiration date. Plus I don’t think the hat suits his head/face at all.

        • Wellworn

          It is the age factor.  I am from Los Angeles, the douchebag capital of America (I won’t say the world, because I have heard there are numerous infestations in Europe), where douchebags swarm around everywhere, and they are all ages.  Now I live out in the country in Tennessee, and the only guys I see dressed like that are a very few high school kids.  They can get away with it because they are young.  Makes me realize how stupid an older person looks when they try that hard to look cool.

  • sweetestsith

    Honestly, I think he’s just too old for this look. He isn’t old, but some things are best left to the very young. If he goes up a size in everything I might revisit that opinion, but as is… no. 

  • sunandmoon24

    It’s like he’s a walking Target ad!
    I think I own every piece he’s got on there (from Target)
     I’ll try not to wear them as he does, however. 🙂


  • Deb_Lynn

    I don’t think that’s his hat. Anybody can wear a hat, but that one is not for him. The shape works against his features, making things exaggerated (too-long face, for example). I wonder if leaving the pants un-cuffed would have improved this in some way… maybe…. maybe not.

  • Lilithcat

    Okay, maybe we’re being bitches because we just criticized every single thing he’s wearing. That’s just us.

    And that’s why we love you.

  • rumcg66

    Douchey McDoucherson

  • Ogden1990

    “Douchenozzle Fritterburger” —-
    It took some searching but I found this phrase coined by Noshmek on a previous post.

  • He is on my irrational dislike list (I don’t HATE him).  He just always looks like a douche to me.  My enjoyment of Glee (yes, I still watch it) would increase by 1000 if he was gone.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

       I concur. There is no logical reason, but he makes my skin crawl every time.

  • fursa_saida

    Those jeans are reaaaally bad.

  • mhleta

    To paraphrase Janis Ian from Mean Girls, seeing a teacher out of school is like seeing a dog walking on it’s hind legs. I too am having a hard time with this look, and I think part of it is that I identify him with his teacher character on Glee and if I ever saw a teacher trying to rock this look I’d find it a tad desperate, like a dog walking on it’s hind legs in hopes of getting a treat. 

  • Props for exhibiting A STYLE. Unfortunately, it looks like someone else’s style. And those jeans are not shapely.

  • sk8tfan

    Not a good look for him. This illustrates why men’s hats went out of fashion.

  • MilaXX

    The shirt is too small, the hat needs to go and the jeans look like girl jeans.

  • He’s gone Full Timberlake.

    • CarolinLA

      Minus the sex appeal.

  • aimee_parrott

    hahaha!  he’s not serious with that getup, is he?  Unless he was on his way to participate in a Justin Timberlake pathetic wannabe contest, there’s no excuse for dressing like that.  What a jackass.

  • lifetime_student

    Yes, you criticized everything he is wearing, but that does not make you bitches. It makes you correct in your assessments. 

  • CarolinLA

    He looks like a douche.  Don’t get the appeal of him AT ALL.

  • BazoDee

    Ohhh -trying too hard. 

  • Beardslee

    You can tell how hard he’s trying, and that’s never good.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Of course you’re bitches. That’s why we’re here.
    That shirt is definitely too small and the hat isn’t working for him.

  • laylagalise

    He’s too old for this style or maybe it just makes him look old, desperately clinging to his youth. 

  • MikeW_PHX

    seems to be an almost unanimous response that he looks like a douche in this get up.  The hat is doing him no favors at all either.  

  • Geoff Dankert

    Trying. Too. Hard. 

  • trying too hard

  • Little_Olive


  • GorgeousThings

    He looks like he’s trying too hard. 

  • MissAnnieRN

    The wash on those jeans makes his legs look fat. And clearly Mr Schu does not have fat legs.

  • Lina_bee

    I am with you on every single criticism. Even the hat, which, although terrible on its own, is clearly allergic to that shirt. But also, why would you wear a straw trilby at night? It’s a daytime hat, for heaven’s sake.  The rest…I can’t even.  Too much eau de skeeve.

  • AWS

    Nothing says TOOL like those fucking rat pack hats…

  • DaveinAlamitosBeach

    You didn’t quite criticize everything – what’s up with that tacky/atrocious little bag he’s carrying?  Since he’s doing his full douche look, why doesn’t he have the hipster bag to go with it?!

  • beebee10

    Oh Bitches, he looks FINE! Plus he still carries his own shopping bag. But the hat does look like it was added by photoshop as a joke! HA

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Despite such good raw material (i.e. slammin’ bod, quirky handsome face) and legitimate talent (even if he should never rap and can’t really pull of RnB the way he thinks he can), he sure smells like d-bag desperation most of the time.  He needs to ease up in every way.  

    RE: the outfit – head to toe horrible, but I think the fit on the shirt is terrific.  Maybe a tad small, but the next size up would be too big.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Makes me want to break out my “Die Hipster Scum” t-shirt.

  • Everything looks weird.

  • cam_lo

    everything about him screams douche to me all the time. i just cannot stand him. 

  • susu11

    wow, I know it’s been said but the douche is really strong on this one. it’s almost impressive how he manages to make everything he wears unbearable douchey. On almost anyone else I could shrug it off but on him it makes me side-eye hard. The man makes the clothes I guess?

  • Oh, I don’t know TLo. Don’t be so hard on yourselves.  You only criticized his shirt, pants, and shoes. 

    You didn’t say a single word about his tie…oh, wait. He isn’t wearing one.  Well, you ALSO didn’t criticize his jewelry…oh, wait. He isn’t wearing any of that either.Huh.Well, you didn’t criticize his screaming red advertising tote bag. Which I would have done. So you guys are just softies.

    And NEITHER of us said even the slightest thing about his socks. Mostly because we can barely see them, but, hey, that’s at least SOMETHING we didn’t blame him for!

  • kingderella

    maybe its because ive stopped watching glee ages ago (mid season 2), but all the hate towards this guy seems a little irrational to me. i guess one could take issue with the hat but otherwise hes looking fine to me.

  • lordandtaylor

    NO TLO, you got it right. Matty looks like a real douche. Trying way too hard to look young and “with it.”

  • Sara__B

    Trying much too hard to look effortless. Poser, indeed.

  • AuntieAnonny

    Oh thank god, he got rid of that ugly hair. Too bad he replaced it with an ugly hat.

  • SapphoPoet

    He is too old for this look. Period. 

  • Douchemarmot.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      wonderful word.

  • Toto Maya

    DOOOOUCHE. That’s all I can say about Morrison whenever I see him. DOUCHECANOE.

  • Toto Maya

     And now that I’ve read the comments, I can see that I didn’t have to post anything at all.

  • Toto Maya

    I’ve never even seen Glee. He just looks like a douchebag. I guess that’s irrational and unfair, but there you go. I think it’s the way he leans to one side in every picture. He just looks like he thinks he is so amazing and hot and talented.

    EDIT: These were supposed to be replies to people. Whoops.

  • He’s just gross.

  • granddelusion

    It’s not just you; the hat is silly.

  • formerlyAnon

    You are so right in all particulars. Though I fixate on the hat and shirt size – it’s too short for him.

    But he’s not any different from the shoals of hipster wannabes that sweat their way through the 90 degree temp & humidity of the night time scene hereabouts. I think he just has some innate poser/douche gene that gives him that look.

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    I bet his underwear is f-ed up too.

  • You know who he reminds me of?  That jazz dude that Carrie Bradshaw had the most intense orgasm of her life with.  That’s who:  Craig Bierko.

  • I do not like this at all. He should wear less at all times, hehe 

  • Louise Bryan

    uber-geek in the worst possible way….

  • BeeBeauNYC

    The shirt does look odd on him – the seam on the sleeve is sitting way far up on his shoulders, which would make think his armpits are in great pain.  But yeah, douchey, but I’ve always thought he was douchey.

  • everest19

    Abercrombie & Fitch ≠ “Hipster”

  • Isn’t he a little old to be trying to work the hipster vibe anyway?

  • Puckndc

    SUCH douchebaggery

  • I’m sorry. I always want to slap him. Ugh. So, see? Even if you ARE being bitches, you can come stand next to me and your bitchy will be small in comparison to mine!

  • plinkiedoodle

    No.  You are NOT bitches!  You’re absolutely right!!!

  • guest2visits

    I think I’m now over the rolled pant leg.

  • quiltrx

    Hipster douche deluxe.

  • LittleKarnak

    It’s not just you………

  • MissMariRose

    To paraphrase Obi Wan Kenobi … The douche is strong in this one. 

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Well, I’ve said it about enough ladies so why not: I think he’s too old for this look. Definitely lose the hat and uncuff the jeans, at a minimum. 

  • LambeeBaby

    I’ve never seen douche used so effectively by so many.

  • clairellis

    He looks like a total bag of douche.

  • bitterk

    not working at all

  • Linderella

    Geez, this is pretty much how I dress all the time*.  Though I am from Portland, OR, so I have that excuse.  Thank goodness I’m not famous or the bitches be hatin’.

    *minus the hat–can’t wear hats, they freak me out

  • He just doesn’t have the head and face shape to work this look. It takes someone like Mondo’s head to be able to pull this off.

    Matthew’s head is just far too elongated with an oversized chin to be able to look like anything BUT a tryhard. Not to mention his eyes that tilt up like a picasso painting, his long nose that seems to be lacking the nostril flairs to make it distinguishable, and his ridiculously small mouth. Putting a hat on top of a face like that just makes me focus on that absurd face way too much.

    And you guys are right about those shoes. They don’t go well with jeans at all, not even for hipsters. Maybe if he switches shoes and took off the hat it’d be okay.

    but for now he looks like someone who is worse than a hipster, someone who TRIES to be a hipster and fails.

  • PaulaBerman

    It’s so funny, because as soon as I saw this picture, I said to myself, “I can’t with that hat!” Then I scrolled down… apparently it was a universal sentiment.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    You criticize because you CARE!  Besides, you are absolutely right on every count. 

  • Wow — this is a monumentally BAD look!  Does the photographer have a genius for capturing awkward and unflattering expressions?
    MM looks haggard, and the shirt color isn’t doing his skin tone any favors — he really doesn’t look the least bit comfortable in any component of this outfit, and the hat and the bag he’s toting are like the whipped cream and the cherry on top of the Matthew Morrison Sundae of Suckitude.

  • i hate those cuffed jeans on any man, they make their legs look so stumpy.

  • andreawey

    douchebag poser…..

  • Sara McMurray

    When did Michael Stipe put on a little weight?

  • PeaceBang

    I just snorted with disgust and sounded just like a horse. Give. Me. A. BREAK. Such a stupid, irritating look from head to toe.

  • This guy does N O T H I N G for this woman right here.

  • Roman000

    He looks great, more guys should dress like this instead of the grease monkeys and Guidos that live around my part of the country. 

  • pdquick

    It would all look better on the floor.