GQ Men of the Year Awards – The Men

Posted on November 14, 2012

Darlings, it’s the GQ Men of the Year Awards! Not to be confused with the Glamour Women of the Year Awards or the Elle Women of the Year Awards, or the Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards and probably a couple of others we’ve neglected to mention. GodDAMN, but celebrities do love patting themselves on the back a lot don’t they?

Hit it, boys!


Aaron Paul

 We are feeling the NEED; the NEED for TWEED. Seriously, we’re so getting tweed suits before Fashion Week in February. Anyway, it’s hard to tell from the angle, which kind of makes him look like a fetus, proportionally speaking, but we like the suit. We think a tie with some contrast was called for here.


Ben Affleck

 Nicely done, sir. VERY nicely done.


Ben Feldman

 It’s good, but the flushed face and greasy looking hair or not helping the look.


Ben McKenzie

 He’s adorable and we love the unusual color, but this doesn’t look like it fits all that well.


Chace Crawford

 Never button both buttons, son. And pick a tie with some color.


Chord Overstreet

Jesus Christ, you pussies. Enough with the grey on grey looks. Color won’t make people think you’re gay, we promise.


Chris Hardwick

 He’s cute, but the jacket’s pulling and the tie is too long. But hey, a patterned tie with some color! You’re our hero, Chris!


Colton Haynes



Cory Monteith

 We appreciate the burgundy tie – with clip, even! – but we need to see a half-inch of shirt cuff, Corey.


Darren Criss

 The jacket looks a little short, but its a cute look.


Gabriel Mann

 We’re disappointed, Gabriel. It’s a nice suit, tie, and pair of shoes, but your jacket’s obviously a bit too small on you.


James Marsden

It’s a great look, but it looks a little off-season to us. This is more of a summer suit.


James Van Der Beek

 A great look. Love the pattern-on-pattern and the bright blue color. Looks a bit snug to us, though.


Jamie Foxx



Jesse Ferguson

 Cute. Shirt cuffs a bit too long.


Joshua Bowman

 Boring from a color perspective, but nicely tailored.


Lamorne Morris

 LOVE that color on him. Are those lapels leather? Because that would be kind of awesome.


Matthew Morrison

 Thank you for the purple tie, Matthew.


Mehcad Brooks

Rocking the plaid and the pocket square.


Reid Scott

 Another plaid to love. Get your hands out of your pockets, Clooney-clone.


Steven Moyer

 Put on a tie, Goddamit. It’s the GQ Men of the Year awards.




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  • Lamorne Morris. Why are we not married? I don’t know who he is, but he is so damn cute. 

    • gabbilevy

      Love him on New Girl, desperately wish they’d give him better storylines. 

      •  I KNOW. Every episode I wish for more Winston. He is so awesome.

      • I wish Zooey Deschanel didn’t annoy the hell out of me, because I’ve heard the rest of the cast makes the show quite enjoyable. 

        • FrayedMachine

          Truth be told, the show seems to be more increasingly focused on the other characters than her which is something I completely agree with them doing since every one else is exponentially more engaging than her. 

        • MGMcD

          They’ve definitely downplayed her over the top, twee dorkiness so she’s not as unbearable as she was in the first season, and they’ve made it more of an ensemble than all about her, so you can probably watch and enjoy the boys (who are all fantastic) without wanting to scratch your own eyes out because of Zooey.

          • RebeccaKW

             I agree.  I’m fine with her in small doses.  But at this point, I’d watch the show if it was just the 3 guys.

      • Dhammadina

        He was hilarious with PMS. He stole big chunks of the last episode. 

    • Cathy S

       I was thinking the same thing. He looks great, who the hell is he, and why haven’t I seen this cute man before?

    • JosephLamour

      I think his look is a WERQ.

  • homofascist

    Gabriel Mann’s shoes are making me puffy.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Is it just me, or is Gabriel Mann vying for Alexander Skarsgard’s place as Hollywood’s resident lanky-hot blond? Skarsgard still beats him in suit wearing, though.

  • StellaZafella

    Ben Affleck wins it again…
    and he may not be that old, but he’s been around at least twice as long as any 2 of these other dweebs. (Except Jamie Foxx who’s clearly phoning this in)

    Why do half of these guys make me think of the name Frank Zappa gave his kid…just the name: Dweezle…?

    • JosephLamour

      It looks like someone shouted “Ray SUCKED” right before they took that picture of Jamie.

  • Sobaika

    Gabriel, this will not do. You look a wrinkled mess.

  • f_yeah_marie

    Mmm, Gabriel Mann…

  • Undershirts with white dress shirts, 1/2 inch of shirt cuff (no more, no less), patterned ties … I’m learning so damn much on this website! *marches off to whip husband’s style into shape*

  • Violina23

    Cory looks like he’s leaving for work

    • Deb_Lynn

      as a funeral director

  • Mehcad Brooks! #fanningmyself

  • Did one of the kids spit up on Ben Affleck’s jacket? I get the impression some of these men think that a slim-fit suit means a suit that is too tight.

  • Puck Thornton

    Ben Feldman reminds me of a young Al Pacino.
    Gabriel, that suit is not doing you any favours, and those shoes make my eyes hurt. Take it off, just take it all off.

  • Mismarker

    Ben Feldman looks like his car got stuck in traffic and he had to run the last 8 blocks.  Chris Hardwick is an adorable nerd.  Ben Affleck for the win!

  • It looks like the gents have figured out that people responded well to plaid and tweed on their more fashion forward colleagues. Pretty soon they’ll all be wearing it.

  • hughman

    T-Lo, I’m impressed you slogged through this. To me it’s like looking at a group of women at the Little Black Dress Awards. 

  • VicksieDo

    It must be the angle, but they all look like bobble heads.  Crazy proportions!  

    • Dot

      The weird angles are so distracting…everyone is totally distorted.

    • It’s like they’re standing in front of a funhouse mirror. 

    • Billie_Dawn

       It’s downright unsettling how Joshua Bowman’s body seems to get narrower and narrower the further you look down.

  • Giustina Pileggi

    love love love gabriel’s shoes

  • charlotte

    I always want to hug Jesse Tyler Ferguson. And when did Ben McKenzie get so old? Didn’t I watch The OC….yesterday?

    • You have my permission to hug him. Anything else I will deal with personally. He is a dore a bull.

  • j_anson

    I just feel like the world would be a better place if someone took all the boystars aside and told them that putting their hands in their pockets accentuates their hips and gives them a girlish, hourglass figure. Surely that would scare them into better deportment.

  • altalinda

    I’m not sure about a whole suit of tweed, dear Uncles.  It’s a lot of tweed.

  • James Van Der Beek and Lamorne Morris ROCKED! Why the hell they think that colored suit means gay?????? It’s so stylish and fresh, I love men that use it… like The Overtones (british band)

  • “We are feeling the NEED; the NEED for TWEED.”

    Did anyone else read this and start thinking ‘Everybody needs a thneed?’

    • kimmeister

      Nope, I only got Top Gun out of that.

  • beebee10

    What lens was someone using? half of the pic’s have giant heads with short bodies—weird!! Bizarre

    With that said, I’m liking what’s going on with men’s fashion here. Well done gentlemen!

  • Clearly James Van Der Beek dresses to the right. TOO TIGHT.

    • Wendi126

      Ya think? I think I see veins

  • minnye

    *timidly raising hand* Why not both buttons?

    • Derek_anny

      Silly rule of fashion.  I suspect it originated in having to unbutton the bottom button when you sit down.  People were lazy, so they started saying to just leave it unbuttoned.  As a consequence, tailors started cutting jackets to not sit properly if the last button isn’t buttoned.   I don’t follow it, myself.

      • minnye

        Thanks for the explanation. I was puzzled.

  • Annabelle Archer

    I’ve been wondering – someone please to explain – why “never button both buttons?

  • Inspirit

    Good lord, Darren Criss looks SHORT.
    Also, Lamorne Morris. Yes please.

  • Mr. Marsden, T-Lo says your suit is off-season so I must insist you remove it at once!  Yes, ALL of it! 

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    I can’t believe neither Diane nor Dawson had the good sense to bring Pacey with them today. I am also shocked that Dawson is dressed better than Diane. 

  • MilaXX

    Oh goody, boys! First let me make a general, “Get your hands out of your pockets!” for all.
    Aaron Paul – I like the tweed
    Ben Affleck – I think the vest makes him look blocky
    Ben Feldman – Suit is okay, but due seriously needs some powder to counteract that ruddiness
    Ben McKenzie – Love the color, but the overall look is sloppy
    Chace Crawford – Boring
    Chord Overstreet – His look is safe, but has anyone seen his spoof of Brad Pitt’s Channel no 5 commercial? It’s hysterical.
    Chris Hardwick – Why does no one give men instructions on how to stand on the RC? This could be a decent look, but he needed to adjust everything and stand a little better than this to showcase any of it.
    Colton Haynes – Looks great. Nice neat suit, love the pop of color on the pocket square.
    Corey Monteith – He looks pretty good. Sleeves a skoosh long, but overall pretty good.
    Darren Criss – Jacket too short and I don’t like how pointy his shoes are.
    Gabriel Mann – LOVE the shoes, the rest is kinda “meh”
    James Marsden – Summer suit, but good look.
    James Van Der Beek – Suit too small.
    Jamie Foxx – Boring
    Jesse Fergusen – Has he dropped the “Tyler” part? Sleeves are too long, but this is a personal best for him. He always looks a bit disheveled to me.
    Joshua Bowman – Another boring banker look
    Lamorne Morris – Love this sort of retro look
    Matthew Morrison – All I see is douche
    Mehcad Brooks – Tall drink of water. YUM!
    Reid Scott – Loving all the plaid on the RC, which more men would wear something besides a white shirt.
    Steven Moyer – I swear he wears the same awful look on every RC

  • I don’t know who Ben Feldman is but the hair is so “Aliens” Guy.

  • Imasewsure

    With few exceptions, these guys bore – yet no jeans among them so that is something

  • jilly_d

    Affleck FTW!

  • Lamorne Morris and Mehcad Brooks win this round, though James Van Der Beek (Dawson!!!) and Ben Affleck get honorable mentions. Most of the others are just boring…zzzzzzz

  • Garbriel Mann- Shoes are just gorgeous!!
    Larmorne Morris – Am in Loveee!!! 

  • Are those dinosaurs on Chris Hardwick’s tie?  If so, he wins the tie portion of the competition for the evening!

  • Michael Owens

    Ben Affleck is a completely delicious meal. (Too much for a mere morsel!)

  • kikisayshi

    Can I just say, I love you guys.

  • julnyes

    Mehcad Brooks is luscious.

  • editrixie

    Oh, Officer Sherman, no.

    Gabriel Mann could have been perfect if his jacket had fit.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Re: ben feldman’s face, that looks like a windburn to me. You can practically see the outline of the ski goggles.

  • Deedles

    Moyer needs to lay-off the bottle… of cheap drug store hair color, that is. He’s been previously reprimanded for that offense!

  • Ben Affleck, I’ve refound the love I had for you in Good Will Hunting.

  • quiltrx

    I see Ben Mc and Lamorne got their suits from the “That Thing You Do!” collection.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    I’m going to have to give the win to Darren Criss.  But Gabriel, those shoes are so magical!!

  • Lisa_Cop

    Love the plaid suits! Thank you Mad Men for bringing them back (and more tastefully).

  • I love the plaid suits too! And James Van Der Beek wears Pete Campbell blues! 

  • Lamorne Morris wins it!

  • Janet B

    A personal best for Corey Monteith?
    Lamorne Morris looks fab!
    Love the plaid suits on Mehcad Brooks and Reid Scott.

  • decormaven

    Not familiar with many of these actors, but the suits on Lamorne Morris and Joshua Bowman look nicely fitted- although it cannot be said enough- hands out of pockets! That plaid on Reid Scott is beautiful, but the tie is too long and color is blah. Ben McKenzie looks like Santa’s Forgotten Elf. All I can think when I see Ben Feldman’s flushed face is “You didn’t have to go a single day without telling me I’m an idiot.”

  • When did grey on grey (with a little black thrown in there) become the new uniform? As you say, it’s BORING by now. (I had to look up about half these guys in Wikipedia. I am so OUT of it.)

  • Le_Sigh

    Lamorne for the win.  Ben Affleck just has a douchey face doesn’t he?  Something about him just makes me want to punch him.

  • Judy_J

    Lamorne Morris looks like he could be one of the Temptin’ Temptations.

  • Liz

    This post just confronted me with the fact that Ben Feldman and Reid Scott are not, in fact, the same person.

    Edited to add: Lamorne Morris wins, obv.

  • jenuwefa

    FTLOG, is the photographer 8 feet tall or something? I am sooooo tired of everyone looking like a bobblehead….

  • librarygrrl64

    The angle on these pics is insane, no? Props to Mr. Affleck, though.

  • Ana_ragu

    The guys are at a disadvantage here, since almost all the photos seem to be taken by someone standing on a ladder and angling down at them. Their heads are big, their feet are tiny, and I get woozy just looking at all these odd shots. Matthew Morrison is the only exception. Everyone else appears to be leaning UP somehow into a fisheye lens…

  • I don’t know who you are Lamorne Morris but you just made my day. Fantastic!

  • mozzer0906

    Some of these slim cuts make me blanch, I feel for their manly bits as I’m sure it is all just uncomfortable down there.

  • andreawey

    Jesse Ferguson…….that is all;)

  • Yay! Nerd love to Chris Hardwick.  I love him so hard.  Sweet, cute and nerdy? Yes, please!

  • H3ff

    Le sigh.
    They nearly all look like stockbrokers. Lamorne Morris wins this contest by a long shot.