Colin Farrell in Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on August 07, 2012

Colin wears yet another big ol’ oil slick suit, but can we just talk about something else for a second?


Colin Farrell attends the premiere of ‘Total Recall’ in Los Angeles in Dolce&Gabbana.

This is one of those things that’s going to offend someone out in the readership who either sports them, gave birth to someone who sports them, or regularly fucks someone who sports them, but we have to be true to ourselves and just say it. KITTENS. The DOUBLE HOOP ACTION. We just can’t with that one. There’s no better and quicker way for a guy to declare “I still wish it was 2002” than the double hoop action.  In fact, here’s some fashion advice: if you’re a guy in your late 30s and you’re just dying to look like an out-of-touch middle-aged dude, then you should definitely continue to sport the fashion trends you sported in your 20s.

And yes, the suit is too shiny and too big on him, but that’s easily corrected. We fear it would take an intervention to pry those things out of his ears.

Go ahead. Scream at us for dissing the hoops. But we’ll stand firm: they look cheesy and dated as hell.


[Photo Credit: David Gabber, Emiley Schweich/PR Photos]

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  • Sobaika

    You’re not wrong about the hoops, and the suit for that matter, but I have sexual feelings towards him and give zero fucks.

    I don’t know why. You’d think Alexander would have ruined the attraction but NOPE.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Me too Sobaika, I can’t deny that the double hoop thing is terrible, but I also have the sexy feelings towards him, so he gets a pass no matter what. He’s just got something, I don’t know what it is. The accent maybe? And the expressive eyes? I’m not usually into the “bad boys”, so it’s not that for me.

      • It’s the sex tape. Best thing I’ve seen in a long time. And the accent. But the hoops are really tacky, much like the suit.

        • AthenaJ

          Omg he has a tape?? How could I have missed that? When I get home its going to be the first thing I google!

        • Sobaika

          I MUST see this tape!

        • Where can one find this sex tape? Purely for research reasons, of course!

    • I think it’s because he gives off the appearance of being a bad boy but he’s actually not.  I fell for him years ago when I saw him be incredibly sweet to an older lady on the Tonight Show.  Then, he had a son born with Angelman Syndrome and cleaned up his act, got sober and he’s very active for the foundation.  So, bad boy outside, teddy bear inside.

      • Ali

         Yes – seeing interviews of him when he talks about his son really made me a fan. Didn’t really like the bad boy schtick all that much, but bad boy who’s really a teddy bear? Yes!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      True, double hoops are soooo outdated, but I do have a soft spot for Irish rogues such as Colin (especially In Bruges), so I’ll overlook them here. 

      The fact that Colin’s career survived Alexander is a testament to something-what I”m not quite sure.

      • Sobaika

        Not just him, but Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie… that movie was embarrassing for everyone involved. I think because no one saw it the actors can pretend it never happened. 

        No, Colin.

        I remember.

        I always remember.

      • emcat8

        In Bruges is one of the best movies, ever. It’s kind of like Buckaroo Banzai for me, a test to see if I’m compatible with someone — if they don’t get it, they won’t get me, either.

        • Ali

           In Bruges is amazing – one my favorite films.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            In addition to Colin, In Bruges also has Ralph Fiennes and one of my fav character actors, Brendan Gleeson.

    • emcat8

      You made me spit my tea out. Brava.

  • I agree 100%. and to me it reads “middle-school in the early 90’s”


    • snarkykitten

      see: all boy bands of the era

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      Makes me think of animated Robin Williams’ in Aladdin. A blue genie remains a fashion icon for a fresh, forward thinking generation.

  • Judy_J

    I was going to mention that he looks cleaned up for a change.  He usually looks like he needs a bath, so I’m pleased to see him looking so fresh.  The double hoops don’t bother me.

    • Usually he looks like he needs to be hosed down with a good engine de-greaser, this is darn good for him! (Yes, I hate the hoops but he’s still dirty hot)

  • GorgeousThings

    No screaming from me. Hoops whisper (loudly) “Wham”
    His eyebrows look like two wooly bear caterpillars. Going by those, it’s looking like a looooooong winter!

    • Kayceed

      LOL! I love his manly-man eyebrows!

    • Billie_Dawn

      “Hoops whisper (loudly) “Wham”

      I believe this kind of whisper is known as a Careless Whisper.

      • He’s never gonna dance again.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Guilty feet have got no rhythm…

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Wow, I remember Dick Goddard (Cleveland meteorologist) talking about wooly bear caterpillars every year when they emerged. I think he still does although I’m no longer in Cleveland and can’t be sure.

      • Ali

         He still does!

        • Call me Bee

          As does every other meteorologist in the upper Midwest.  We in WI hear about them wooly caterpillars just about every year…and they are never right! 

  • bitterk

    Ok, so he’s not winning any awards for fashion but he is sexy as all get up

  • No contest here. Of course the best remedy will be for him to divest himself of all those offensive articles. At Once!

  • The hoops are bad, but I’m glad to see that he’s waxing his unibrow these days. The suit… oh, that suit is sad.

  • Why is she holding a phone on the red carpet? Is she waiting for someone to call to tell her that the liver for her transplant has arrived?

    • Because she got a text from TLo, telling her to rip those double hoops out of his ears before the photographers saw him. But it was ….too late.

    • i thought it was a stun gun at first.

  • annie_wonder

    Even that blonde lady in the first photo hates the hoops.  And presumably the shiny suit too.

    I still would though.

  • I have irrational hate for him. He ties with McConaughey for the douche prize.

    • jenuwefa

      Nah, McConaughey’s got that one in the bag, hands down.  Colin’s at least reasonably attractive.  Even though he’s short.

    • But, he’s SOOO not.  He’s got sober seven years ago for his disabled son.  You should hear Colin talk about him.  And he’s very active with foundation dedicated to finding a cure for it.  It’s called Angelman Syndrome (my nephew has it).

    • Call me Bee

      I did as well–have a hate for him (and I still do for MM…) but I saw him on Jay Leno a few weeks ago and he was genuinely funny and warm and not douchey at all!  I was shocked…shocked! 

      • mshesterp

        And he was really good in Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges.  He’s made his way off the douche train for me, and I didn’t even know about his son.  I just knew he was getting himself in the tabloids lately, and that’s always a good thing to me.

  • snarkykitten

    I’d look like crap too if I had to promote that shit movie, too

  • mjude

    i love his face & i ignore the rest.

  • janetjb

    Why is she holding her phone and her sunglasses?  Why is she carrying a clutch?

    The earrings say 1980’s to me.  I’ve moved on, why can’t he?

  • schadenfreudelicious

    agreed, he really needs to wake up and go-go with those hoops..*blushes*

  • YoungSally

    Double Hoops in 2012 = I am going to be on the next edition of Top Chef.

    • Wendi126

      And a fauxhawk would complete the Top Chef contestant look.

      • altalinda

        Along with tats.

  • kat89

    Agreed on the hoops, but I give him props for looking like he bathed for a change. He usually looks like he just rolled in after a weekend binge.

  • Maine1ac

    I was hoping you were going to talk about that little bit of hair under the lip and on the bottom of the chin.  I just don’t get it with the tiny patches of facial hair.  I can’t say much more without going into a rant, so I’ll control myself. Is there any hope it will ever go out of style?

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Take deep breaths. I know that the facial hair art is maddening, but we just have to have hope that it will go away soon and take the droopy-pants fad with it.

  • Something a little tighter would have been much better for him, but also for everyone else for that matter. Yeah, those double hoops, like double diamond studs, just scream boyband. But I got nothing but love for the sexy beast!

  • We should be discussing what his date is wearing.  A glorified trash bag.

    Agreed on the hoops.  And the shiny suit.  I didn’t like him when it was popular to like him.  Gross. 

  • StellaZafella

    I wear 2 tiny hoops that hug my lobes in gold…have done for 40 years (since before it was fashionable). A guy on Castro Street once asked my why I wear two earrings – in the days when left meant ‘top’ and right meant ‘bottom’ – I replied: “I like to keep people guessing.” Besides, I’m a working professional Drag Queen, these aren’t fashion statements, they’re tools of my trade.
       I don’t think Mr Farrell is planning a remake of Tootsie and these are too many for a remake of a Sinbad movie so he must like them…I say to each his own. I’m more freaked by the greasy cheap looking Mafia suit than his choice in jewelery!

  • MilaXX

    I have 7 holes in my ears and even I don’t like guys with earrings, much less the double hoop action.

  • MissAnnieRN

    Remember in the 80’s (full disclosure – I was in elementary school then) when everyone said if you wore your earring in your right ear it meant you were gay?  Ahahahaha, yes, earrings – the definitive gaydar.  

    I agree gentlemen.  The doop hoop action is kinda douchey.  Esp. when paired with the douchey facial hair.  But then, Colin Farrell has never done it for me, so….

    • I do remember, and what’s funny is, some people still feel that way, so double hoops must really confuse them. No one could ever agree on which ear it was, anyway.

  • At least he bathed?

    I’m a child of the 90’s, and I **HATE** guys with earrings. Always did, always will.

    (Actually, as a girl, I regret the piercings I got up my ear. Those never go away.)

  • AmandaCathleen

    Thank you!! It has needed to be said for awhile now, and not just about Colin. I think “cheesy and dated as hell” (and worse) whenever I see a guy wearing double hoops.

  • miagain

    Who’s the lady?… she looks so much more interesting… and how ’bout the blondie in the first pic… yuck yuck!

  • nannypoo

    I think not cheesy so much as ridiculous. She was nice to lend them to him. She should have advised him on the suit as well.

  • Those really aren’t double hoops. He has been micro-chipped so they can find him when he strays. 

  • Terence Ng

    If a guy wants to wear two earrings instead of one or none, I give no fucks about it.

    Hate the sheen on that suit, though.

  • shopgirl716

    I’m old fashioned but I prefer jewelry free ears on my men.  I’m from the 80’s and it’s been done to death as far as I’m concerned.  But I will say he has been looking might fine lately – cleaned up and buff as all get out.  Meow.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    His date is kind of a mix of Katie Holmes and Janice Dickinson…

  • l_c_ann

    He shaved! and trimmed his remaining facial hair.
    What a sad day it is when a bit of grooming becomes appreciated. 
    Now which dude will be the first to copy the Anya/Major Kyra in Star Trek, multiple punctures in an ear joined by chains look?

  • DaveUWSNYC

    BRAVO gentlemen! You hit the hoops on the head. 

  • Allyson Wells

    I agree, they are awful, and I just don’t get why he thinks they look good!  They are worse than Bruce Jenner’s earrings, and those are hard to beat.

  • AlexisPayne

    Oh thank god you said it, I hate, hate, hate those hoops! Even a single earring on an older man (even a super hunky one) kills my attraction.

  • His “date” is his sister, Claudine.

    • jw_ny

       oops…I wish I read this before I posted what I did.  (eh…not really…lol)  🙂

  • formerlyAnon

    The double hoop does look dated, and yet if he’s always had them I wanna give him a pass. Yesterday I had to mingle with clean cut 30-something former frat boys dressed in the IDENTICAL

    • Ali

      Perhaps it’s because I’m a prepster, but – are boat shoes really dated?
      I thought they were pretty much standard. My dad has worn them his
      entire life. I don’t think they really ever go “out.”

      • formerlyAnon

         Oh, I think you’re right. I know people who’ve worn them from elementary school through to retirement.

        I was including the shoes as part of the whole creepy vibe I got from this event – maybe because I work on a college campus & see the 20-yr-old version regularly – of guys whose style hasn’t changed in nearly 20 years, who wore the same clothes, had the same haircuts and were falling back into patterns of conversation they’d formed over a decade ago, just updated to reflect their current jobs & families.

        Now, to be fair, if grudgingly, the attire was so much a uniform that I bet even guys who no longer dress in this style (Old-style Southern prep, I call it) dug the clothes out of their closets for the event, just as the wives who probably vary from yoga pants to power suits on any given day almost unanimously broke out the floral print dresses.

        • Ali

           Ah, gotcha. It’s one thing to dress in a classic style, it’s another not to have your style evolve at all in twenty years.

  • FashionShowAtLunch

    I do not care one whit what he wears on his body or his ears, or what unfortunate hair/facial hair he may or may not be sporting: I would sex this man six ways from Sunday.  

    Frankly I’d rather he just wear nothing. 

  • Le_Sigh

    Maybe he’s trying to be in character for his newest film – a biopic about a 90s boy band?

  • prettybigkitty

    Aye matey!

  • Sara__B

    Double hoops looked cheesy as hell when they were popular, but it’s hard to move on from what made you feel sexy and attractive when you were younger. (How about Mary Louise and her hoops? I had to give mine away so I’d stop wearing them!) Learning to be an attractive grown-up instead of a hot young bad ass must be hard for Colin.

  • I’m actually more interested to see what his date is wearing.  I think I might like it for myself on a Thursday night – NOT for a red carpet.

  • Susan Crawford

    OK, I get the double-hoop hate, but honestly, I am so crazy about Col that I will overlook them. I’d like him to shave off that chin-patch, but again – – – it’s Col, so let it go.

    I just caught up with the series “BallyKissAngel” on Netflix, and he had a great story arc as a sexy, moody Irish farmer – he was probably about 20, and just as adorable as he is to this date. Just love this wild Irish boy!

  • I think those hoops are damn hot.

  • The kids are still doing it, the teens and 20 year olds of today. It’s time to except that male earrings are the norm, not a trend.

  • Jessi03

    Hated double hoops then and I hate them more now.  Douche.

  • fursa_saida

    Nope. The hoops are awful. If men are going to pierce their heads (which I fully support), go for an eyebrow, a cartilage, or full-on metalface body mod. I would rather gauges than hoops.

  • Props to you for getting some in the car before the premiere honey, but pass a damn comb through your hair before the pictures, mmkay?

  • Amy

    Yeah, you have to leave the hoops in the 90’s where they belong. Sometimes I can grant a pass to someone if they are attractive and European because there is a nostalgia outside of the US that keeps some trends alive but no. Not in this case.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    And everyone shouts “but COLIN FARRELL! He gives us CROTCH FEELINGS!” 

    And Tom and Lorenzo would whisper, “no.”

  • Eh.  No screaming, but I do feel that body mods like piercings and tattoos fall a bit outside the realm of fashion; that is, there certainly are trends, but they’re more permanent and sometimes have a lot of meaning.  I’d feel uncomfortable dissing them.

  • My boyfriend does multiple hoops, but he has about four piercings in each ear and the mix-matching of different-sized studs and hoops ultimately balances them. I had never deeply thought on it, but I guess I feel that, on men, double hoops are either one hoop too many, or one hoop too few.

  • Ugh. He grosses me out. The earrings are only one of myriad reasons why, but they’re the most egregious.

  • her dress looks the rag that was used to sop up the tracks on the floor from his suit.

    • kimmeister

      I was thinking along those lines too, like his oil slick rubbed off on her.

  • fungstyle

    you can take the boy out of the caravan, but you can’t take the caravan out of the boy. 

  • jw_ny

    Agree on his earrings, however I do have a double standard in that I often think that younger men, and men of color can pull off wearing earrings while a white man his age can’t…in most cases. 

    It looks like his oil slick suit stained his dates dress while there were rolling around in the limo.  😉 

    I rather like his burgundy tie tho…looks sharp with the black and white.  I just wish the knot was up where it’s supposed to be. 

    All in all tho…Colin looks pretty good here when I think about his usual scruffy, dirty, casual looks. 

  • altalinda

    He’s promoting his pirate flick, right?

  • It looks like his oily suit rubbed off on her dress.

  • Ali

    Supposed to be a reply above…

  • librarygrrl64

    Agreed on the hoops, but I am happy to see how well-groomed he is. Because he so often isn’t.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    He’s so hot.  Hate the suit and the hoops, but still…  Also, his wife has a beautiful smile.  She’s very pretty.

  • ASK26

    I like a shiny suit – provided it fits correctly – but I had the same reaction about the hoops. 

  • ccm800

    Craig Ferguson once said something like men need to remove all piercings once they hit 25 – but its okay  – they can put them back when they’re 60, because its cool again by then. LOL

  • I didn’t even realize you were referring to the his earrings. I thought maybe you were ranting about the moustache-soul patch-chin scruff thing.

    1. Earrings on men: totally hot. Every man should dress like Jack Sparrow.

    2.  Beards and/or mustaches: Smoking, but pick one or the other. Don’t just have random bits of hair like you had to answer the door while you were still shaving.

  • Cheesy & dated.  All that’s missing is the guyliner.

  • Joshau Norton

    I’ve always disliked double earrings on a man. Any man. One earring has that devil-may-care swashbuckling look. Two earrings looks like you’ve been playing in mommy’s jewelry box again.

  • Monabel

    just because something dates back does not in itself make it a bad idea. Just saying.

  • MrsJulien

    I didn’t even notice the hoops. I thought you’d be addressing the Miss Clairol factor. He has gorgeous salt and pepper hair and he has covered it up. And I know he’s not your taste, but for me that man is sex on a stick. It actually makes be giggle whenever I see him and then my clothing starts removing itself.

  • guest2visits

    I’m not crazy for guy-earrings, at all – but I don’t even mind his double hoops. There most be some authentic pirate gene in Colin;
    they work ok for him. In fact, I’m almost on board with the big shiny suit. Arrr.    That must be his beautiful wife.

  • sk8tfan

    Exhibit A: Bruce Jenner.

  • redgauntlet

    It’s not the earrings, it’s the ‘tache! He looks like a sex offender from a Miami Vice episode.

  • quiltrx

    I’ve always found him to be such a tool, and I guess I consider the hoops part of the tool ‘package’.

    He IS starting to look a skosh like Anthony LaPaglia, which bodes well, though.

  • All three of my hoops are sad. Granted, they’re much thinner than his and I’m 31…but they’re still sad. For the first time since I was 18, I’m questioning them! What have you done to me?? 

    • Don’t let them win! Own your own style, just like Colin does! Are you or aren’t you an earring guy? That’s the question.

  • Underdogg99

    Guess I’m the only one to disagree about the hoops.  Just yesterday I remarked how they seem to be making a comeback of late – among both young guys (18-22 or so) and older guys who used to rock them and have finally decided it’s okay to put them back in.  I predict you’ll be seeing more and more of them; by this time next year they’ll be unquestionably “IN” again.

    Oh, and for me colin can do no wrong since “A Home At The End Of The World”.

  • joe_tey83

    Definitely cheesy and dated. But I don’t mind it as much as I mind people wearing outrageous stuff that screams for attention and then go on to say phony shit like “I don’t take fashion too seriously.” If so very deliberately using clothes for the sole purpose of drawing attention isn’t taking it seriously, what the fck is?!

    So, this earrings thingy is whatever. He’s just clueless.

  • Jenna621

    Very first thing I thought of when I saw the photos was “Good grief, is he still wearing those things?”  They look quite silly to me.

  • CatherineRhodes

    I agree on the double hoops, that was the first thing I noticed. One, I don’t mind, but two and a guy is entering pirate territory.