Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year-The Boys

Posted on November 01, 2012

Let’s have ourselves a sampling of Brit boys to get us over the hump this morning, shall we?

Hit it, boys.


Eddie Redmayne

Tom has been jonesing for a good tweedy suit to wear for February’s Fashion Week. This isn’t quite what he had in mind for himself, but it’s a great-looking suit nonetheless. And kudos to Eddie, who doesn’t look a mess for once. We wonder if that jacket isn’t too tight for him, but it’s hard to tell with it unbuttoned. Also: don’t flip up your jacket lapel like that, son. It looks stupid.



Idris Elba in Prada

Goddamnit, Idris. We were all ready for a good pants-moving moment at the sight of you and then you had to go and ruin things by failing to have your own pants hemmed properly. A delicious man is supposed to be in a deliciously tailored suit. Didn’t anyone tell you that? Well now you know.


Luke Evans

It’s … just okay. The tie’s unimaginative, the shoes don’t really go with the look, and we don’t like the cut of the jacket. We realize this will not stop many a fanboy and girl from swooning, but we have to maintain our lofty standards here. Sniff.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • All three are damned attractive men. 
    Fail#1? Hair style
    Fail#2? Pants hem
    Fail#3? Tailoring is too tight all over.

    • RebeccaKW

       And still, my pants are moving. 

      • Oh, they put a tilt in my kilt, for sure.

    • Kristin McNamara

      Too true. Eddie needs a haircut YESTERDAY.

  • Kim Elmore

    Idris. Elba. That is all.

    • Idris. Elba. In a suit. It doesn’t get any better. 
      here’s to hoping they really do cast him as the next James Bond.

      •  Is that the rumour? That could be quite interesting.

        • Yep, but not one we should take seriously I think. Unfortunately. 

          • editrixie

            I have the distinct impression that the discussion is more of a side project kind of thing — like, here’s an alternative Bond, while still giving us the “real” white Bond for our regular dose.

      • He’d be amazing, obviously, but I’ve heard him interviewed on the subject and what I got was that he’d love to be “James Bond” but doesn’t want to be “Black James Bond”. Totally understandable. Unfortunately, since we are definitely *not* in a “post-racial” world, “Black James Bond” is definitely how he would be constantly described so I don’t think I’ll bet on him taking the role.

        • Yeah, you’re probably right. In the unlikely event that they do offer him the role, I hope he takes it. I honestly can’t think of anyone who’d be more suited for the role. 

      • Idris. Elba. Out of that suit. Better.

  • ChiliP

    F, M- Idris Elba
    The other two can sit to the side and watch. I’m not filling a K today.

  • SewingSiren

    Now I wonder if the men wear borrowed clothing for these events too. Because it looks like it.

  • AnaRoW

    You know I never would have noticed fabric puddling around Idris Elba’s ankles if you hadn’t pointed them out. That’s the last thing on him that I was interested in looking at.

  • MilaXX

    This is like the 3 little bears; no one got it completely right.
    Eddie  has nice clothes, but what is happening with the hair?
    Idris looks great from the waist up, but the pants really need a hem.
    Luke just looks off, the suit is ill fitting, the shirt is all wrong for the suit and as much as I dislike overly groomed men, those brows need some tending.

  • Mike Owens

    Whoa. Luke. Wow. One word: Yum.

  • Janet B

    Eddie looks like one of my teens friends except better dressed.
    Thank you Idris for not having your hands in your pockets, although that might have helped the hem.
    Luke’s jacket just looks odd to me.

  • curiouserandcuriousest

    I don’t know who Luke Evans is, but I find his facial hair slightly disturbing. So many patchy bits.

    Also, Idris Elba, I am not looking at your ankles.

    • halleygee

      I don’t know who he is either and agree about the facial hair but still think he’s adorable for some reason.

  • decormaven

    Can’t anyone button the bottom button of a jacket anymore? I know people want to exude a more casual attitude, but damn. If you’re going to wear a suit, wear it properly. Or just put on some sweatpants and a t-shirt, and stay at home. I will give props to the tweed suit, but who the hell pops a collar on such a nicely-tailored item? There’s some man pretty on this page, but the inattention to details, it bugs.

    • Leaving the second jacket button undone IS wearing the suit properly.

      • librarygrrl64

        Correct as always, gents! IIRC, it’s a holdover from the days when gentlemen were expected to bow slightly upon greeting ladies. Good times, good times….. 😉

      • decormaven

        I stand corrected. But depending on where the second button hits, and how the jacket is fitted on the chest, I’m seeing more shirt/belt buckle/trouser band, lately. Guess it takes a properly-fitted jacket to pull it off. 

  • bertkeeter

    @decormaven…It is correct to not button lower button on a two button suit. Problem with most of these suit styles is that the shrunk the fit like little boy suits! 

  • Idris Elba, get that shit out of your pants pockets! 

  • Mmm, Idris Elba. I’ll happily re-dress him for you. 

  • lovelyivy

    Luke Evans should be wearing less clothing. If he’d go around dressed like in the Immortals it would be way easier to maintain my mini stalker crush.

  • shirab

    Eddie’s suit looks like it’s made of felt.

  • another_laura

    These are all disappointments.  I had such high hopes!

  • Eddie Redmayne’s hair looks stupid.
    Idris Elba I forgive you for not hemming your pants correctly; now get over here.

  • YayaGurl

    This is a great post for FMK. Evans, Elba, Tremayne.

    • JasmineAM

      Fs for everyone!

  • Eddie?  Bradley Cooper called and wants his Raquel Welch wig cleaned before you return it.

  • kimmeister

    Eddie may have decent clothes on, but he still looks like a crazy vagabond.  Plus, I don’t like that particular tweed on him.  This is going to sound weird, but it’s like pattern overload when you pair it with his freckles.

  • nannypoo

    Eddie Redmayne’s hair is hilarious. I love the combination of the ducktail, the pouf on top, and the little pixie tendrils on the side. Eclectic.

    • What a hot mess it is.

  • Dot

    Oh Idris Elba…you are delectable regardless of your fucked up pants hem!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Eddie Redmayne is this decade’s Jonathan Rhys Meyers, only without the aura of insane charisma.

    Idris Elba is making me cry.

    Luke Evans will remain uninteresting until The Hobbit comes out. Yes, I said it.

    • Sara LaBatt

      mmmm, whatever happened to Jonathan Rhys Meyers?  Now I have to go watch Bend it Like Beckham again.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Alcohol happened to Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Again.

  • pookiesmom

    Oh, Idris! You could be wearing a pink mumu and you’d still be gorgeous.

  • golden_valley

    The fit of the suits on the last two men reminds me of the fit of the suits on Daniel Craig.  Is this the British style we are seeing or do these two and Craig need to wear suit jackets one size larger?

  • librarygrrl64

    “And kudos to Eddie, who doesn’t look a mess for once.”

    You forgot to add “below the neck.”

  • LJCdoc

    I have no idea who these people are but #1 has atrocious hair and #3 is boring. I will take a plentiful helping of #2, and if his pants are to long he will just have to take them off.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I’m five episodes into Luther (reached the end of Season 3 of The Wire a week or so ago and needed my Idris fix!).  Oh. My. Word. Astonishing!  There have frequently been times, watching Luther,that I’ve wanted to switch it off because it’s too traumatic but I cant’ stop watching!

    So, I forgive Mr Elba his trouser length.  I forgive him anything.

    I’m actually quite concerned about when Thor 2 is released next year, offering Mr Elba, Chris Hemsworth and Zachary Levi on the big screen… if Chris Evans cameos as Cap then I may never leave the cinema.

    • Introspective

      Luther gave me life. It was simply riveting. Idris on screen DEFINITELY helped. Even here with a wonky pants hem the man is just delicious. Swoooooooooon. That is all.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Season Two of Luther is even better than the first if that’s even possible….:)

  • agentilities

    Has Idris won the most beautiful man yet? What’s that award they give out every year called?

  • PrunellaV

    What’s with the little peekaboo shirt and belt below the suitcoat’s buttons all over the RC these days?

  • jw_ny

    I thought Luke Evans outfit was boring at first, but then upon closet inspection, I think I really like it.  The jacket collar fabric and cut is nice…different.  Looks kind of like a cross between a tuxedo and a smoking jacket.  The sleeves are a tad long, but the jacket seems to fit well, and the slim cut trousers fit him well too.  The tie has some nice texture to it.  I’ve a feeling this looks much better in person. 

  • Idris Elba…sigh. I can forgive the hems.

  • littlemac8

    Well, we’ve got a picture of two “The Boys” and then there’s a MAN!!!  

    • Contralto

      and not just a MAN but a MAY-UNNNNN!!!!!

      • DCSheehan

        Amen. Swoon.

  • Contralto

    You know what’s wrong with Idris’ pants?  THEY’RE NOT ON MY BEDROOM FLOOR.

  • Hubby says Eddie Redmayne’s hair looks like he’s been given a swirly.

  • quiltrx

    I can’t deal with the “my jacket is constricting my breathing” tailoring these days.  It can look trim and close to the body without looking like you just ate Thanksgiving dinner.

  • GTrain

    Oh my lord. Love Idris, love that suit.

  • glennethph

    Luke Evans…so is he straight or gay these days?