Jude Law Loves His Vest

Posted on September 05, 2012

Jude looks utterly British and utterly amazing here.

Jude Law attends the premiere of ‘Anna Karenina’ in London.

Until you get to his pants hem.

REALLY, Jude? All that work to look sharp as shit, and you couldn’t get someone to run out for some hemming tape? How disappointing. With a proper hem, this would have been a WERQ.

He certainly loves showing off that vest, doesn’t he? Sorry, “waistcoat.”


[Photo Credit: Getty]

Please review our Community Guidelines before posting a comment. Thank you!

  • Sorry, it doesn’t get close to WERQ status unless the neck beard gets trimmed off, and the pants get a belt

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      And hands out of pockets?

    • janetjb

      So true.

    • ballerinawithagun

      That was the other thing I was going to mention. But I do love me some Jude and he looks more like the original Alfie, Michael Caine all the time.

      • THAT’S who he reminds me of!!!!

        • Cathy S

          I’m listening to Michael Caine read his book, The Elephant to Hollywood, and even he mentions the resemblance. Great book by the way.

    • halleygee

      The neck beard has GOT to go!

    • Czarina5 Czarina5

      I would prefer not seeing the end of his tie peeking out of that vest/waistcoat whatever…..

      • That bugged me too!

      • unbornfawn

        Drives me nuts when there is a big gap between the bottom of the vest and the top of the pants.

    • mmc2315

      Thank you.  I saw the neck beard before I saw the lack of belt and pants hem.

    • Didn’t T-Lo just skewer a man on the red carpet for the neckbeard? Why did Jude get the pass?

      •  Unfortunately I think Jude usually gets a pass from T.Lo. He practically wore track pants on the RC once along with a rasta cap, and even that didn’t warrant a ding.

    • j_anson

      I think a beard just doesn’t work on him period (although the neckbeard makes it particularly bad). Some men just have scraggly face hair, and Jude… is one of them.

    • T-LO just mentioned in the Robert Pattinson post that neckbeards would be denounced! Maybe they think Jude rocks the beard? 

      • I think it more likely, that in the rush to get packed and up to NYC, it slipped through.

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        Well, IMHO, Jude Law on a bad day beats Robert Pattison on ANY day.  Love his blue blue eyes.  He just gets more gorgeous with age.

    • no more neckbeards.  They do not look sexy, they look scruffy. hmph

    •  aannnd that waistcoat (pronounced weskit) gets an inch or 2 longer.  Exposed bottom of tie is not good, nor is exposed waistband of trou.

    • Sartorial question: wouldn’t he be wearing braces with a waistcoat and not a belt?  Enquiring minds want to know…

      • Depends on the trousers. In this case his pants are clearly designed for a belt, so he should be wearing one. Pants meant to be worn with braces do not, as a rule, have belt loops. There’s no hard and fast rule.

        • Corsetmaker

          Not with the waistcoat though, it would catch on it and add clutter. 
          He should’ve worn trousers with no loops or snipped the damn things off just to shut people up 😉

    • kschwarting

      I agree on the neck beard, and while he looks awfully good, may I add a request for the vest to be a tiny bit bigger?

      • The span on the chest is fine. I suspect you’re reacting to the squared off bottom. It was quit popular in menswear at the beginning of the 20th. It is, even so, a trifle short for his torso.

    • Absolutely, and if it’s what’s making him mangle his jacket in such manner, I could do without the waistcoat. Not to mention the “3 shades of grey”.

    •  Agreed. Still love him, though.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    He is still sexy as hell and he looks sharp!  But, the neck scruff seems especially out of place with this kind of look.  Becks does it better.

  • For someone on the thin side, that vest makes his midsection look wide and flat.  Not good. 

  • gabbilevy

    Obviously he’s a slim guy, so something about the buttons on that waistcoat is doing some unflattering widening. Too bad. He looks pretty suave otherwise.

  • Tigrrl

    I’m a bit irritated by the lack of a belt. And yes, the hem is awful, but he’s looking better than I’ve seen him look in a long time!

  • Who knew Alexey Alexandrovitch was so sexy!

    • Is that the boyfriend/soldier? I saw the old version a long time ago, so I am fuzzy on the characters. Never read the novel.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I thought Count Vronksy was the boyfriend/soldier.

      • Glammie

        Vronsky’s the lover, Alexei Karenin is the dried-out cuckolded hubby.  The casting kind of surprises me–even with his ups and downs, I think Jude Law’s got a certain sexy thing going, but he’s taken on more than one wimp role–like the one in Closer where he’s pretty undone by the Clive Owen character.  

  • looks great and has some personality! however… that’s more hair than he’s had in the past isn’t it? must be getting some kinda plugs? or something?

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I was wondering about that too. Or are his curls just grown out a little and strategically zhuzhed?

    • julnyes

       I also vote for strategic zhuzzing as opposed to plugs.

  • Pennymac

    Also, NECK BEARD!

  • l_c_ann

    Have belt loops become decorative rather than functional? 

    (He’s not the only beltless one running around out there.)

  • Judy_J

    Belt loops are for belts.  Please use them.

  • kimmeister

    The three different grays bug me a bit (as well as the puddled pants).  That being said, Jude Law almost ALWAYS does it for me, and this is no exception.

    • TropiCarla

      I have loved him since Gattaca, which, strangely enough, we watched during an honors course I took freshman year: Social and Ethical dilemmas in Human Experimentation.

      • kimmeister

        It’s a pretty fitting movie for such subject matter.  Ah, Jerome . . .

  • Alyson Epstein

    neckbeard blech.  from the neck up he looks like a homeless person

    • Yeah, that needs to be dealt with!

  • ojosazules

    He’s hotter than fried honey. 

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      OMG isn’t he?  Love him.

  • Kayceed

    Eek. Not a fan of this look. A double-breasted waistcoat that appears a bit short and tight and with of my top pet peeves, a row of buttons that look to be non-functional. No belt, puddling hem, indifferent grooming…he gives off a rather louche vibe, in my book.

    • He doesn’t look terrible, but that was my first thought on the vest, too. The tie and shirt are showing out the bottom in one of the shots, which makes it look like he’s rented the suit from Mr. Tux. And the neck beard. For the love of god, gentlemen, STOP with the fucking neck beards.

  • BazoDee

    I think i want about 2 more inches….on the waistcoat.

  • The neck beard has GOT to go, and he needs his pants hemmed.  Other than that, he looks fabu!  He’s hot – he’s balding gracefully and everything!

    • Agreed. Hate the scruffy neck. Jude Law has never done a thing for me though his outfit here is really great. That vest is almost enough to make him palatable to me. Almost but not quite.

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    my 12 year old self is salivating and going epiplectic with all her pent-up, at the time yet unidentified, sexual longing. still a beautiful stylish dandy.

  • waistcoat pronounced ‘wescott’  and with British English ‘…’, not American “…”
    He looks cute, but the hem is tragic.

  • alyce1213

    He’s almost at the top of my irrational hate list of smarmy beige actors. With neck pubes, to boot!
    People liken him to the great Michael Caine (the Alife connection I guess), but just no. There is no comparison.

  • MilaXX

     I think this look works despite the bad hem job.

  • miagain

    I think his waistcoat should be a scosh longer…

  • LuisaNL

    yum! jude, never change.

  • I think it is a fun look and he at least looks like he’s having fun. As for neck scruff…I kind of love it. I keep my beard trim but there is something about it that melts my butter.

  • For a long time I didn’t think that Law would age well, but I appear to be very wrong on that count. He looks great. I love his shoes and the tiny hint of colorful pocket square peaking out. 

    Several flaws here: hem, lack of belt, neck beard, and the darned hands in pockets, which has the effect of making his beloved vest look too short and his waist bigger than I am sure it really is.  I wish that there were a tiny fashion elf, like the brownies of legend, who would slip into fitting rooms every night and sew all suit pants pockets shut. 

    • 3boysful

       Thank you–the lack of a belt is making my eye twitch.  Clearly he thought the v–um, waistcoat covered it, eliminating the need.  Then he decides to work the pockets.  Oy.

      Still cute, however.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I love me some Jude, but that posing is a little ridiculous. He’s the male version of Angelina Jolie and her Leg at the Oscars.

  • lilibetp


  • Beardslee

    Love the tweed trousers. Love tweed.  He looks great; I will even forgive the neck beard.

  • Kimmu

    I’ll forgive him the neckbeard. He’s still mourning the loss of RDJ to another man. But Jude, you really do need a belt with this look.

  • The concept of this look IS super sharp, but the execution is a fail because a) Acckkkhhhh… neck beard makes me retch for realzies; b) peek-a-boo tie sticking out below the vest gives off a vibe similar to when a guy has the tip of his junk coming out of his shorts and he (wrongly) assumes it’s all supersexy; c) the way everything is fitting him *does* make him look portly, and we know that he’s not; d) all of the above.

  • crash1212


  • Can’t he afford a belt?  Looks unfinished without a belt, proper hemming, and a clean shave. 

  • Neck.beard.

  • Vickiefantastico

    Neck beard aside, he looks Brit-FAB!

  • sk8tfan

    lose the neck beard, lengthen the vest, fix the hem. Then we can talk. Love the shoes, though.

  • granddelusion

    (Through gritted teeth) Hands. Out. Of. Pockets. He looks great from the waist up.

  • TSkot

    Everyman should have neckbeard if they’d look this hot.
    Love that he skipped the belt, too.  Very chic.

  • Carla_Charlton

    From the waist up — swoon.  From the waist down, he looks like a college kid at a summer job in a suit he bought the weekend before.

  • This man once looked glorious, no he has lost it!

  • julnyes

    I’m liking the waistcoat and his happy expression and his is definitely an IN in my book (my fellow Bitter Kittens have already pointed out why it isn’t a WERQ)

  • Trisha26

    Um…did TLo replace themselves with pod people while at NYFW? Everything about this look seems off to me. Hands in pockets make the pants look ill-fitting (and yes, too long), the shirt & tie look off, and the vest looks too tight. The one close-up with the jacket buttoned looked great until I noticed – NECK BEARD! 

    • Tamara Hogan

      Trisha26 already wrote everything I was going to post.

      So, +1 with a bullet.

  • mjude

    i do think he is quite cute

  • j_anson

    Love that vest, but Jude. The beard is not for you.

  • snarkykitten

    I think the lack of carbs is getting to you boys!
    the neckbeard is tragic
    the vest makes his middle look ginormous
    and hands in pockets!

  • who friggen cares about the stupid hem? he’s hot as fuck. 

  • Dot

    Where is his belt? That vest looks absurdly cropped on him, too — like a woman’s vest. It’s riding ridiculously high on him in the second photo.

  • guest2visits

    Inspite of the pant length and the peeking tie-end; this whole outfit looked really good. I guess waistcoats really suit him.
    And usually Jude doesn’t do anything for me (apart from being an exceptional actor).

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Love the vest, love the boy.  Not so crazy about the neck hair, but otherwise, perfection.  Le sigh!!

  • Those shoes are killer!

  • Love the waistcoat but if you’re going to go that far, why not wear a belt?

  • He is still a hot little hottie nanny-screwer.

  • Hands out of pockets.
    Pants too long.
    Where is the belt.
    Nice try but no cigar.

  • SapphoPoet

    Points against: Neckbeard. No belt. Hands in pockets (the name of my next band, BTW). No belt. Puddling pants (also a good band name). 

    Points for: POCKETSQUARE! Nice use of grays. VEST! Also, he’s fuckin’ Jude Law. I rest my case.  

  • msdamselfly

    WOw!  He looks amazing ..The fit is impeccable

  • bitterk

    strange pose but he still passes for dapper

  • neofashionista

    he is a beautiful man especially from the waist up, south of that is just sloppy

  • rolacus2

    a man with facial hair will always beat a man without, but a neck-beard does no one any favors.

    I don’t mind the pants though, and I definitely don’t mind the hands in his pockets. I know I certainly put my hands in my pockets when I’m not holding anything. Keep me from fidgeting or letting my arms flap against my side.

  • margaret meyers

    Puh-leez.  Besides the neck beard he is wearing pieces from 3 different suits. That is not what they mean when they say “three piece suit.” And I really don’t like the gaposis between his vest and trousers, or the missing belt. This is not well dressed.

  • ccm800

    guh DAM He is sexy. I’ll hem them. 

    • LambeeBaby

       Can I watch?

  • jw_ny

    I totally agree about his pant length…but dang!, the rest of those pants fit him just fine!  The suit and vest…Dr Watson-ish.  Perfect style for Jude.  Hem the pants and shave the neck beard and he’d be close to perfect.  (Still sexy as all heck tho….;) )

  • quiltrx

    This is a totally hot outfit, and I love the shoes…too bad about the hem.

    And I can’t believe you guys didn’t criticize that nasty-ass neckbeard!

  • jmorino08

    Maybe it’s the way he’s standing with his hands in his pockets, but that waistcoat looks like it’s bursting at the seams and gives him a much thicker midsection that he has in real life.

  • joything

    He still sets of Sexual Red Alert alarums in three states.

  • That waistcoat/vest/whatever should have been an inch or two longer. His tie is sticking out of it for goodness’ sake. It looks a little obscene. 

    • Jennifer Coleman

      I totally agree! shouldn’t it be lower than his belt loops?

  • redgauntlet

    ‘Waisctcoat’, goddammit. A ‘vest’ is what you wear under a shirt. Also, it sounds common.

  • …See my vest, see my vest,
    Made from real gorilla chest….

    With an nod to Mr. Burns.  

  • EEKstl


  • PeaceBang

    I get why this is fabulous despite the little iss-yews with pants and etc: because he looks like he was just shot out of a cannon and landed in front of the photographers exploding with Jude Law virility, hotness and swagger! Because he’s so freaking dazzlingly hot and happy in his waistcoat that I don’t even CARE that his hands are in his pockets or that he has neck beard! And THAT is how we make it fashion werq.

  • LilyPad