Hugh Jackman at ‘Les Miz’ Press Conference

Posted on November 27, 2012

We swear we’re not in a bad mood today. No, really. It’s just that everyone we’re featuring today is disappointing us on the sartorial front. Besides, if we were loving and complimentary all the time, you’d stop reading, wouldn’t you? Admit it.


Hugh Jackman attends the ‘Les Miserables’ press conference in Seoul, South Korea. 

Disappointing. On an epic level. Yes, it’s another grey-on-grey look but that’s not what’s setting us off. True, it doesn’t help the look, as far as we’re concerned, but what’s really making our eyelids twitch is the fit.

Look, we’re not dogmatic about fashion. If something is currently the style and you don’t think it suits you or you just don’t like the way it looks, we’re not the types to criticize for that, so long as what you do choose to wear looks good on you. Tightly fitted suits are all the rage right now but that doesn’t mean every man should immediately go out and have all their suits altered. It’s not a look for everyone. But we’ve gotta say, when you’re in possession of a bod as slammin’ as Hugh’s it’s kind of an offense unto God that you would hide it under a gigantic banker’s suit. He’s practically swimming in that jacket. It mostly fits correctly, although it looks a tiny bit long to us; it’s just that it’s cut in a less-than-flattering way. And let’s face it: he would ROCK a tightly fitted jacket. But fine; let’s say he was feeling bloated that day or he just didn’t want to play up the bod when he’s poledancing for such an Oscar-bait of a movie. Go ahead, Hugh; wear the business suit cut. But at least pick an interesting shirt or something. Maybe a patterned shirt, or a vividly colored one; put on a V-neck sweater or a tie – anything to make this outfit look less drab.

Also: shave. You’re not Wolverine.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • awful

  • 9/10 men would give their left arm to have that guys body and he wears a suit like THAT??

    • olsonam

       That’s a bit of a paradox, haha

    • formerlyAnon

       Next interview he complains about being objectified? 😉

    • RebeccaKW

       In Hugh’s defense, I think every man I know would still dress in wrinkled cargo shorts and tshirts, regardless of whose body they had.  🙂 

      While I agree that the suit is boring and should be fitted better, at least he’s wearing a suit and not a hipster-special.

      • This is so true.  Even guys with slammin bodies dress like this.  But it’s nice when every once in a while, you see a good-looking guy in a tight t-shirt and nicely fitted jeans.  Or in thigh-revealing gym shorts.

        • RebeccaKW

          Now I will be day-dreaming of Hugh Jackman’s thighs in short gym shorts.  Thank you!

  • kimmeister

    At least the hem on the pants is good!  But yeah, that jacket is enormous on him.

  • ChiliP

    That jacket is not doing him any favors. Tisk tisk, Hugh. Why don’t you just make everything better and take that jacket off? The shirt too, please. Yes, everything will be made better by removing those two items…muuuuuch better.

  • GorgeousThings

    “It mostly fits correctly”

    Nope. No it doesn’t. Those drag lines from the button diagonally down to the hips are an indicator that he should have either gone down a size or, if the shoulder fit wasn’t going to work in a smaller size, then get a tailor to work the waist and back so it fit properly. 

    For shame, Jean Valjean. For shame.

    • Corsetmaker

      This, yes. It doesn’t fit at all.

  • charlotte

    Not only does the suit look huge on him, the camera angle makes him look about 10 feet tall. Not flattering at all.
    (Edit: I know he is tall, but not THAT tall)

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I was going to say 8 feet tall … and I like that.

  • penn collins

    my first thought was….did he buy that suit off the rack at Sears??
    he made X-men movies!! he can AFFORD a tailor! or a gay or two…or at least a mirror…

    •  It looks like he bought it off the rack and forgot to take the hanger out of it. It’s swimming on him.

  • Tatiana Luján

    But the pants are perfecty hemmed.

  • fnarf

    His ackman isn’t huge enough to fill this suit jacket, no matter what people say.

    •  That took me a moment.

      • fnarf

        Which is a moment longer than it deserves, but I can’t help myself. Every single time.

  • “Stop Making Sense, The Aussie Years.” NO.

  • CeeQ

    I love the facial fuzz but agree, hate the suit, it’s an awful fit. Such a handsome lad let down by a dismal suit.

    • JimMcC

      Agreed! Dear Hugh Jackman, Do not listen to TLo! Never shave! But also, do listen to TLo. That suit is not so super. Now come cuddle me on this cold winter night, you beautiful bastard. Yours, J

  • StellaZafella

    I like it…all of it. Color, fit, attitude…even the bit of neck beard.

    It’s the smile, I think. As has been said in other posts here before…a smile like that makes up for everything. Fire the stylist if you must, but he actually looks like he’s perfectly happy with the way he looks.

    • Colleen Robinson

      Completely agree about the smile. So often we see sour or apathetic faces on the red carpet. Seeing someone who truly seems happy to be there is such a breath of fresh air.

  • bertkeeter

    I want him under my Xmas tree! Please!

  • formerlyAnon

    Jacket seems too big, even for a loose fitting suit. Like he got the husky cut version of his size – right in the shoulders but bigger in the mid-section.

    Tie, shave, yes.

    But it is ALWAYS nice to see even a partially obscured Hugh Jackman. 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Dude. Why are you Affleck-ing this when you should be Gosling it all over? You HAVE to shave when you’re promoting an Oscar bait. You HAVE to get your suit fitted when you poledance for a blockbuster. Shut up. Chris Hemsworth is the only Australian actor right now who could work a stubble and even HE shaves. Ugh. I despair.

    • charlotte

       I love that you used “Gosling” as a verb!

      • DeborahJozayt

        Me, too! Better to Gosling it up than Paltrow it up!

  • Louise Bryan

    Why did he borrow his Dad’s jacket?  Were all of his at the cleaners?  Or is he doing a Matthew McConaughey and losing all kinds of weight for a new role?

  • i can forgive him the shave, because, while he’s NOT wolverine, he might be playing him currently in other hours.  but that jacket?  that jacket is unforgivable.  i don’t think it’s even HIS.

  • Maybe he’s pregnant and trying to hide the baby bump.

  • Sara__B

    Hugh Jackman is my trifecta of celebrity perfection (sings, dances, and acts), but that suit plus neck scruff add up to a major disappointment. Please, do better next time, okay?

  • He looks hot unshaven. And should keep it that way. But I always think the tighter on Hugh the better. In fact, the less on Hugh the better. 

  • Jenna621

    My first thought on viewing the photos was “Why is Hugh Jackman wearing a huge suit?”  As seen in the “WERQ” post suggested above, he clearly is in possession of suits that fit/people who can make suits fit him well.

  • Snailstsichr

    I think he is confused. This is the suit for a Talking Heads video, not Les Miz.

  • jilly_d

    Unff. Still hot. I aint mad at the Wolverine stubble but yeah that jacket is much too big, Hugh. Best take it off post haste. And the shirt, too….

    • Colleen Robinson

      Hell, let’s ditch the pants while we’re at it.

      • DeborahJozayt

        Is it okay if he still wears his socks, though? Gotta keep those feet warm!

  • Colleen Robinson

    Sorry, I’m so blinded by his beauty that I can’t care about anything else.

  • Aren’t they filming another Wolverine movie though?  Could be a reason for that.

  • decormaven

    No fair! Isn’t it a clause in his contract to wear something form-fitting in the chesticle area? Should be…

  • unbornfawn

    It looks like he put on somebody else’s suit.

  • Zippypie

    Hugh! Damn it, bf, don’t wear a Hefty bag.  You’ve got the goods – FLAUNT it!  And yes, please shave.  Thank you.

  • merciblahblah

    The fit of that suit, and maybe the angle of the photos, makes his head look tiny. Which immediately brings to mind Chris Farley (RIP) in Tommy Boy, when the kid at the bank accuses him of robbing the bank, and he says, “I didn’t rob any bank,” and the kid says, “Oh yeah – it was some other real fat guy with a tiny head…” AND….SCENE.

    Thank you – this concludes the Tommy Boy portion of my comment.

  • Melmybelle

    I take issue with the shoes. 

  • H3ff

    Dayum, for me this is the best he’s looked in a looong time. 

    He has been looking very grey in the face lately, but here he’s positively radiant.

  • I think he wore one of his Wolverine-weight suits while still at Valjean-weight. Not cute.

  • Violina23

    It looks like he lost a ton of weight and didn’t have the cash to spring for a new suit for work… 🙂

  • It looks like he went vintage shopping in David Byrne’s closet.

  • iCouture

    I would ride him off into the sunset…..    Ahhhh..

    I mean….  Yeah, its a bit loose, but Lord….

  • Trisha26

    Yay! I picked every one of your nits before reading them, TLo! The biggest one to me is the grooming.

  • NCDFan

    Please Hugh, take the suit off!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Sometimes I’m just so easily pleased, and seeing Hugh Jackson, even in a overly large jacket,  is making me very pleased. Although I would not turn down Hugh in a very well-fitted suit-or out of one, for that matter.

  • berkeleygirl

    Honestly?  I think he was trying to help Russell Crowe look less bloated.

  • Awful suit, Hugh-remove it immediately!!  And the underclothes as well.  : ] ~~

  • I don’t think the “fitted suit” trend would necessarily work on him, BUT it does look like this jacket is just too big on him. He could have done a much better job. 

  • sk8tfan

    I like how he’s standing as if he’s poised to flick his adamantium knuckle knives at anyone who disses him.

  • DCSheehan

    The not shaving is the best part about this look.

  • Suit’s not workin’ for us, Hugh.
    Maybe you should take everything off.


  • quiltrx

    He’s so gorgeous I really TRIED to let all this wrongness go!

    Between the floppy shirt collar and the humongous suit…well, I’m going to make up a backstory (which I’m good for doing for random strangers, so why not celebrities too) where an old lady was choking and he heroically saved her.  Then she threw up on his REAL clothes, so he had to borrow these from a large security guard.

  • I’m sorry I couldn’t focus on the writing.


  • Carolyn

    To be fair to Hugh he literally just wrapped The Wolverine a few days ago. He looks exhausted and rightfully so.

  • Again, if you can’t dress right for these events, you might as well just don’t wear anything at all.

    Really, please. We want you to come naked.

  • ccm800

    He looks like a damn giant. A big Dopey one at that. 

  • jan lee

    Men can be so disappointing, even god looking ones.

    • jan lee

      I meant good

  • I was so excited for a Hugh post, and then I saw the first photo. I’m so disappointed.

  • kat89

    I had read somewhere that he had to lose a lot of weight for his role in Le Mis, so I’m sure the suit is too big because of that. However, there must be designers lining up to give him clothes and he could have called any one of them for a suit to wear to this.

  • Le_Sigh

    You know what Hugh – just go naked next time I’m so very disappointed in you.

  • Cathy S

    At first, it was difficult to notice the clothes, especially in that second picture where he’s smiling. But absolutely that jacket is enormous. C’mon Hugh, no hiding.

  • The jacket could be a bit more tailored, but i love the pants. And I’m not a fan of the smedium look on big, fit guys anyway. 

  • That gives him major pinhead.


    It’s as if he borrowed one of my suits and looks as awful in it as I would squeezed & squished into one of his. Let’s just stick to not wearing each others clothes, ok Hugh? 😉

  • Amy_R

    He looks like he is at the store trying on a suit..

  • crash1212

    Talk about hiding your light under a bushel basket…

  • lalahartma

    I think it was fitted from when he was super buff.

  • Nazzzy

    I’d still hit that.

  • oohsparkley!

    I agree with the assessment. He’s still gorgeous.

  • LuluBI

    Terrible.  He should just take it off. And I mean all off.