Matthew Morrison In New York

Posted on October 18, 2012

Okay, we know the internet reaction to any picture of Matthew is to immediately declare that he’s a douche, but we love this look. It’s perfect for fall.


‘Glee’ star Matthew Morrison and girlfriend Renee Puente stroll hand in hand after stopping off at their local Starbucks.

They both look cute, in fact. Girl can seriously rock some seriously skinny pants. We love that his suit fits him pretty much perfectly, and anyone who’s read this site for a while knows what a rarity that is among male celebritykind.

A word about his gloves and his scarf, because we know someone’s going to say they look douchey and we’re defensive little drama queens who wear gloves just like that and scarves in just that manner. We’re in that annoying period on the east coast where a day can go from cold to warm in the space of an hour and then back again. Sure, he could’ve worn a sweater, but if he’s anything like us, he’d be too hot in it as soon as he hits a patch of sun. A scarf with a lightweight jacket just works – and that noose style of wearing it is much easier than trying to wrap it around yourself and much less douchey-looking than having it trail down your front. Plus, it stays in place.  As for the fingerless gloves, one word: smartphone. It’s impossible to operate one while wearing gloves and it’s annoying having to constantly take them off when you need to check yours. Yes, we’re defensive and those were WAY too many words about a scarf and gloves, but we’ve heard too many people make fun of that look when in our experience, it just makes good sense when you’re walking down a city street in October.

So there.

So! Glee! Does it still suck?

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  • Sobaika

    Bless her ability to walk in those heels. He’s looking mighty attractive, but that might be because there are no quotes accompanying these pictures.

    And yes, Glee still sucks.

    • @google-fe24171f183a13925473818ad76610f4:disqus Who the hell buys a shopping bag full of stuff at Starbucks? Clara answered I’m taken by surprise that a single mom able to get paid $483O in a few wees on the net<!–script The VBScript code should go in this spot*** –>work. did you look at

    • LANDRU3000

       I think Glee is surprisingly better.  I stopped watching last season and watched the premier just out of curiosity sake.  I watched ever since. 

      • Sobaika

        I thought the Britney 2.0 episode was among their worst ever. Experienced secondhand embarrassment, I think that was the last one I saw. I hate how they’re shoehorning the graduates in. I’d probably still be interested if they’d let them move on and focused on the new kids, like Skins or Degrassi.

  • I think he looks good – not douchey at all. From mid-September to late October, I’m constantly putting my scarf on, taking it off, putting on gloves/fingerless mitts, or wishing that I hadn’t left them at home. So I get it. 

    • J. Preposterice

      Same.  I keep a spare scarf and pair of fingerless gloves in the car, even! 

  • thecitysleeps

    Douche.  Look at him looking at the camera thinking he’s the King of the World.  Douche.  OK, I really don’t like him.

  • I haven’t watched Glee in a long time (Gosh, when you two stopped blogging about it….. hmmm) so I couldn’t tell you.

    •  I stopped after the suicide thing — I knew it would piss me off as much as some of the plot problems did for the guys.  I tried to turn it on the other day and I just couldn’t get into it, but that might have been my mood.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Yes, he’s kinda douchey but at least he has the sense to wear underwear when he knows he’s going to be papped. *cough*Jon Hamm*coough*

    • julnyes

       Woah there! It is a basic human right for Hamm to run this world commando! I think its in the Bill of Rights or the Magna Carta.

  • hughman

    Who the hell buys a shopping bag full of stuff at Starbucks? 

    •  Could be a couple of pounds of their coffees, jus’ sayin’.

    •  Mugs and coffee beans.

    • PaperPusher2

       If you buy more than one food item, you’re getting the tote bag. 

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      Uhmmm…I’m from the Seattle area and we buy shopping bags full of stuff at Starbucks all of the time … plus the bags are nice and sturdy and reusable, so I take them non-Starbucks shopping with me frequently.

      • Truthiness2U

        I’m with you. Being in Seattle, and yeah, buy some beans or some extra goodies, and they give a cute bag you can reuse for lots of stuff. So yay! small Starbucks bags. 

  • MzzPants

    Ya’ll go on and hate.  The more haters there are, the more I will have Matthew Morrison all to myself.  We will procreate and make curly-headed singing babies who wear fingerless gloves and dance like perverts on prime time television.

    •  Thank you for the much needed laugh, MzzP!

  • Violina23

    I get the practicality of the gloves, but they always read “hobo” to me. Love the suit & scarf though. He may be a douche, but he looks good here.

    FYI, I think they make gloves that have special tips that allow you to use a smartphone while keeping your fingers covered. I’ve never tried them, but a friend of mine swears by them

    • tereliz

      Husband has them and they work okay. My leather Brooks Brothers gloves work for me, but they have a very solid seam at the top of the fingers. 

    • kimmeister

      I have several pairs, in different textiles from different brands, and they all work pretty well!

    • Arid makes awesome gloves you don’t have to remove to operate touchscreens on phones and gas pumps. Lifesavers here in the frigid Midwest.

      •  I bought some last winter. Brilliant, they are.

  • charlotte

    I haven’t watched a single episode of Glee, so I don’t know who this man is. He does look a bit douchey, but man do I love a suit that actually fits.

  • I have no issue with the scarf & gloves, I have issue with the not-quite-matching suit and black shirt. I reckon if he were in jeans it’d be better.

  • Imasewsure

    Love her shoes. They will look great at Prom next year…

    • mshesterp

      I thought she looked like a fetus too!  I’m not sure how old she is, but girl looks YOUNG.  

      I like everything he’s working–but it still doesn’t seem THAT cold for fingerless gloves.

    • Maria Rosenfire

       The Internet tells me she’s 28, but she looks about 16.

    • julnyes

       Yeah, she does look very young in these shots but I just googled her and she is 28.

  • Being an SF denizen, where the temp can change by 20 degrees from one side of town to the other, within an hour, I’m quite used to seeing this sort of thing. I think they both look terrific, though the fit on his trousers is just That Much too snug for my taste.

    • I am going to the Castro tomorrow night to engage in some Little Mermaid madness and I asked my boyfriend what the weather will be like. He said I should wear a shell bikini top and a peacoat because it is so wildly inconsistent. Weather is weird. 

  • Her shoes remind me of those shoes that people wore back in the 90s- they had that weird straight across cut on the top and the top was some sort of elastic type fabric. They were made by a company with a whacked out name like Mootsie something. Am I crazy? Does anyone know what I am talking about? I can’t hardly even see him because I kept focusing on her shoes! But I do love me some fingerless gloves so I will never disparage them.

    • tereliz

      Mootsie Tootsies? The shoes they make now are mostly pretty safe and standard. 

    • KateShouldBeWorking

       I’m getting an equine vibe from those shoes.

  • ZnSD

    Aww. He’s not a douche, is he? I always thought he was a nice guy. Hmm. And yes, I’ve totally rocked that look, almost exactly when I lived on the East Coast. Now that I live in Sunny SD, I don’t do what the truly douchey guys do here: tank top, flip flops and a SCARF. I’m all like, BITCH PLEASE. Oh, and yeah. I totally watch Glee still. I never had such high expectations as *some* queens so I’m not all bent outta shape. I actually thought the Breaking Up episode was pretty good, in particular the supercheese direction of the “Don’t Speak” number with Finn/Rachel/Porcelain/Hairgel all being super drama. But I appreciate some musical camp. Looking forward to seeing what happens with Trouty mouth and Brittany S. Pierce. 

    • MilaXX

       I liked the Breaking Up ep as well.

      • I actually really would have liked to hear TLo’s reaction to Blaine’s re-hash of “Teenage Dream”. It was so heartbreaking, especially since the originally performance has a bit more meaning due to the post that followed on this site.

        • MilaXX

          I thought the breakup episode was one of the better Glee episodes and in a weird way it bookends the episode here they all lost their virginity very nice.

  • He’s dressed better than she is. The brown gloves with all that grey and black is making my eye twitch.  Otherwise I quite like what they are both wearing. I too, wear my scarves just like that.

    I attempted to watch the season opener of glee.  I watched it to see the hype about Kate Hudson–she did a song/dance number that kicked ass.  And then I changed it. It doesn’t still suck, I believe it sucks worse than it did before you guys stopped blogging about it. 

  • tereliz

    He looks very… Continental. Put together is never douchey in my world. 

  • The scarf doesn’t bother me (though being me, there will never be a time I want a scarf and no coat), it’s the glimpses of neck under — if you’re cold, you should have it arrange to actually cover the bare skin.  I don’t hold it against him, though, because I think it’s just from moving around. 

    The gloves annoy.  I understand their function and they are highly practical.  But since I have essentially no circulation, they just make me cold.  I’ve never been to Philly or NY in the winter, but I hear they aren’t warm, so may I recommend you get some of the gloves with the little smartphone pad on the fingertip for the coming cold?  I don’t know how well they work, but they’d keep you from frostbite:D

    • MilaXX

       Depends on the body temp. I prefer the fingerless gloves over the one with the thingys in them. I need to feel the phone for some strange reason. I also will wear a scarf and sweater or a down vest. I need warm clothing, but I also need ventilation.

    • colleenjanel

       For me, it’s not just the smartphone issue. It’s also papers, money, coins, keys … I hate having to remove gloves every time I need to pick up something small or thin.

  • maybe I’m the minority, but I still watch and love Glee.  What I hate about these photos: (1) the way he is holding her hand (who does the whole finger enlacement like that while walking? so uncomfortable! look at his torqued wrist!); and (2) the brown gloves with the gray suit (hate brown with gray).  The rest is adorable.  Love the scarf.

    •  Well, as for the hand holding thing,  I do that with my husband, but we are nearly the same height, so it is actually really comfortable. They also appear to be about the same height, so there’s that. 

      • GorgeousThings

        Me too, with my husband.

  • MilaXX

    He is very high up on my irrational hate list, but I have to admit he looks good. I need to dress in layers to deal with my personal summer moments and yes, smart phones have made fingerless gloves a necessity.

    Glee is not awful. I’m enjoying the new characters. I am surprisingly enjoying Kurt & Rachel in NYC. Hated Kate Hudson, LOVED SJP. The entire NYC storyline is typical tv fantasy; Kurt gets dream job, they live in a huge apt. Sue did have that stupid baby, but it feels or I hope, they are done with that storyline. For Glee, I’d give them a b/b+ grade.

    • colleenjanel

      I’m with you on the SJP love. I was worried that they were going to be predictable and make her all “Devil Wears Prada.” Hopefully we’ll see more of her.

  • Ms_Flyover

    I find it unfortunate that because his character got a little “douchey” (douchie?) on Glee, the word translates to the individual.  Am I missing the interviews that sow this guy to be a jerk?  I think he’s remarkably talented, and he looks quite good in these photos.  

    • NC_Meg

      Ditto. I’ve never gotten a douchy vibe from Matthew himself. Mr. Schue is another story.

    • MilaXX

       Oh I saw him in interviews being douche-y. Besides the failed cd that he had written by the other douche. JC Chasez, he always gives off a try hard vibe in interviews.  I also recall on one occasion him mocking the kids for what I assume is a contractual obligation to do the Glee tour in the off season.

  • Maria Rosenfire

    I think they might be even higher up on the douche-scale, but I personally love the fingerless gloves that have little mittens that go over the top. Best of both worlds, and you can stick your finger out of the mitten to use your phone!

    Like this, in case I wasn’t clear:

  • Rand Ortega

    Forget him (though he looks very chic)! She’s gorge! All natural & modest & like she’s a little embarrassed/nervous about all the attention. Those skinny’s are slammin’ & those shoes! Is she on Glee?

  • I gave up GLEE. I assume it’s worse than ever.

  • Myra C

    I did not know that, TLo. Now it makes sense about the gloves and I always wear my scarf like that.  It’s so easy and stylish.  And they look pretty damn cute and put-together.

  • He looks great, which surprises me, and as a person who lives in Massachusetts, this is the time of year when my scarves get their biggest workout.

    They do make gloves now with a little doohickey on the fingertips, specifically for texting. I thought they were silly until I got an iPhone. Now I’m going to have to find some. 

  • random_poster

    He looks good and put together.  She does too, although the clothes make them look like they’re heading to two separate events.

  • I live not far from you and I still say gloves?  Already?  It’s barely made it to the 30s a couple of times so far this fall and that’s been at night.  The nattily-dressed douche must have delicate hands; his girlfriend is apparently braving the “cold” sans hand coverings.

    • MilaXX

       I’m in Philly and I’ve been wearing gloves.

  • Stopped watching Glee when you guys did so can’t answer to that but yes, he does look cute. I tell ya’ what: I’ll understand about his gloves and scarf if you understand about Jen G. and Ben A.’s baby-exhaustion. Come on…if you can wear fingerless gloves for the sake of a smartphone, you can wear bleary eyes and wrinkled clothes for the sake of small children. Oui? Non?

  • NCDFan

    I saw a story that said Bette Midler was going to be on Glee. That might be worth watching.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I’m kind of enjoying the New York parts of Glee this year; although you have to sort of view them as the “Once Upon A Time” fairy tale version of New York.  The high school stuff still sucks pretty hard.

  • Stuck_on_Mute

    I’m just thrilled to see a pic of him where he’s not doing his typical photoshoot ‘lean’ – they both look good. 

    • Ann

      Thanks for bringing up the whole “lean” thing he does.  It is as if he can’t wait to run away from the cameras and go inside and get a drink or something.  He strikes me overly confident in his talent/looks but not comfortable with fame.  Does that make sense?  She is stunning.  

  • First two episodes actually gave me some hope, which was immediately dashed by the third.  Rachel Plus Kurt in New York could have been great, but instead it equals SUCK. 

  • The clothes look good, the girl looks good, he still comes off like a scumbag.

  • He looks much more dressed up than her; if they weren’t holding hands, I’d have thought she was his assistant. 

  • joancarol

    I thought she was his daughter.

  • I still don’t care for Matty, but it does look like something that wardrobe rejected for Kurt because it was too tame. In fact, I think he wore those gloves on the show. 

    As for Glee, no, it does not currently suck. For your viewing purposes though, I would just keep an eye on Kurt’s wardrobe. The Vogue internship is doing wonderful things for him. 

  • KateWo

    Glee does not suck…so far.  There are some new characters that have potential to get very sucky and repetitive though.  I like Kurt and Rachel in New York but I want a Kurt working at Vogue spin off. 

  • Glee is better than it has been since season 2–especially the New York, parts, I think. But not as good as it was when it first started. Last year it wasn’t worth watching, but this year I’m at least interested again. 

  • nankipoo

     Make way for His Smugness, the Douchemaster-General and his beard!

  • I just think the scarf is too short…. or his shirt collar is gaping oddly. He looks surprisingly less douchey than usual. She looks really pretty!

    • mountainFashionista

       Yeah, the scarf would look a LOT better if it were just a few inches longer.

  • snarkykitten

    Glee has always sucked but I agree. His outfit is sensible for an East Coast fall

  • Glee is nigh unwatchable.  Yet I still torture myself.

  • j_anson

    I have no problem with this look, other than that I think the calculatedly raggedy scarf thing is annoying. If you’re going to have an otherwise impeccable look, why have a scarf that looks like you use it to clean your bathtub when you’re not wearing it? But yeah, in a general sense I see no reason why guys shouldn’t wear scarves, and no reason why they shouldn’t use the same convenient tie style that I do…

  • filmcricket

    The only truly douchey thing about his appearance here is that his shirt is way too unbuttoned; if it’s cold enough for a scarf, it’s too cold to have your shirt undone to the third button. Otherwise they both look pretty good, even if her pants are giving me fits.

    Glee does indeed still suck, and yet I can’t stop watching. It’s awful. I do still wish you guys would do a “Mad Style”-style post on some of the clothes worn on it, particularly Kurt’s wardrobe, but I understand not wanting to dip one’s toes back into that sea of crazy. Oh, and Rachel got a “makeover” a few eps back and basically now looks like Lea Michele on casual Friday – big hair, false eyelashes, short shorts. Which she affords on a student’s income, living in Brooklyn, because of course she does.

  • nigle2003

    I met Matthew once and he was perfectly lovely. He has worked in showbizz for over decade now and this guy rarely gets any diva rumors surrounding him unlike some of his peers. The worst that you could say about him is that he can be cocky which isnt a huge crime. He was involved in a cancer charity fundraiser only a few days ago, he seems to be a decent guy.

    fingerless gloves are very practical as well.

  • VioletFem

    Glee, so far, does not suck. It is not flawless, but it is better than most of what was shown last season. In fact, their very best episode so far was the “Break-Up” episode. I’m hoping they can keep it up for the rest of the season, but it is Glee.

  • Rachel and Kurt in NY is fun.  Although I hate Kate Hudson worship.  It’s fun to see SJP with Kurt.  There is lots of chemistry.  The high school part is boring.  I would like it all to concentrate on NY.  I’m glad to see no more of the Diana Agron character.

  • Does anyone else think that girlfriend looks a little like Naya Rivera?

  • librarygrrl64

    I gave up on Glee at about the third episode of the second season. No regrets.

  • Janet B

    He looks better than usual, I’ll attribute that to the lovely woman beside him.

  • MarinaCat

    Sorry, it just wasn’t *that* chilly here in NYC the past two days. I give the self-conscious fingerless gloves a douche-nod.

  • drdirection

    that’s the least douche-y I’ve ever seen him.  And living in Seattle, I can totally vouce for importance of fingerless gloves and scarves.

  • quiltrx

    I can usually take or leave him, but he’s looking pretty hunky here.  And his girlfriend has beautiful hair.

  • margaret meyers

    The faculty is allowed to date the high school students in Cali?  “We’ll need to some ID, missy.”

  • I thought she was his teenage daughter. They both look great, but that was slightly off-putting, and yes, set off the douche-o-meter.

  • decormaven

    I give him snaps for having nicely-shined shoes and a well-fitted jacket. Sad when that earns snaps- elevate the look, men!

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Tlo, I have your back on most of what you said, but I can’t sign off on the fingerless gloves, which send him squarely to Doucheland. They have smartphone gloves now. Buy them.

  • Natalie Marshall

    My issue with the gloves is that they’re brown (or look brown in these photos anyway) and the rest of the outfit is grey and black. I figure Glee money’s good enough for fingerless gloves in more than one neutral.

    Also, he does look like a douche, but I think that’s not so much his clothes as… him.

  • Stylish or not, it hasn’t been THAT cold in NYC yet to warrant that much outerwear.

  • Everything about this makes me want to punch him in the face.

  • MissAnnieRN

    Your defense of scarves, tying methods, and fingerless gloves is spot on.  Fall in NE requires such garments as well as Philly and NYC.  I feel like I get defensive about Crocs as gardening footwear and practical children’s footwear and I still get pushback from people. Although, I’d die if I was ever photographed in my crocs.  However, my fingerless gloves and scarves, snap away, paparazzo!

  • onefifteen

    So, MM is a douche now? Like, in the John Mayer douche territory? I thought he was still a dreamy singer (albeit one that doesn’t get stage time on Glee anymore). Please enlighten.

  • GorgeousThings

    “Yes, we’re defensive and those were WAY too many words about a scarf and gloves, but we’ve heard too many people make fun of that look when in our experience, it just makes good sense when you’re walking down a city street in October.”

    Thank you! 

    I don’t watch Glee any more. My kids do. I peeked in on it a couple of weeks back when everyone was singing about breaking up. It sucked, so I left the room and haven’t watched it since.

  • melanie0866

    Yes, Glee sucks more than ever.

  • Scott Hester-Johnson


    And, that’s a great look for fall.

  • jan lee

    As much as the suit and everything looks good here, it’s too fucking obvious this is styled like crazy, what’s with the starbucks and everything, they so wanted to get snapped. I’ll be fine if it was anyone else, but he’s a douche so…like the scarf if anything

  • Jessica O’Connell

    He does look douchey, but only because he’s Matthew Morrison. Nothing wrong with his clothes.

    Yes Glee’s pretty awful still but, much like a car crash, I can’t stop watching. At least the music is still usually well done.

  • he’s a douche?