Jake Gyllenhaal in Salvatore Ferragamo

Posted on November 26, 2012

We are tsking at you right now, Jake. TSKING.


Jake Gyllenhaal attends the New Eyes for the Needy 80th Anniversary Gala in New York City in Salvatore Ferragamo. Jake
wore a tailor-made charcoal grey, double-breasted flannel suit with peak lapels, a white shirt, charcoal tie, and a pair of brown leather tramezza shoes.

First, there’s the grey-on-grey. Sure, it’s on trend at the moment, but we’re sick of it. Second, your pants could use a slight hemming. Not too much, but a little bit could come off there. And finally, you’re wearing a double-breasted jacket and it’s not doing you any favors. It makes you look hippy. This is why we’ll always say that the double-breasted jacket is evil. Because you have to be one skinny little bitch to pull it off. Still, it’s a great suit and we love the shoes, so there’s that.


[Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images]

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  • Normally I’m a fan of bearded men — and especially a fan of bearded Jake Gyllenhaal — but he needs a trim.  It looks like he has no neck.

    • 3boysful

       Maybe he thought he should’ve gotten the Lincoln role.

      • sherrietee

         If you hadn’t said it already, I was going to!

    •  Word. And no visible neck + fluffy beard = Muppety. Especially in the second picture.

      • leftcoastpickle

        OMG,with the big smile, total muppet! It gets funnier every time I look at it!

      • harlowish

         YES!  That is perfect.  I’ve always said JG has big Muppet features, but now he’s just messing with me.

    • This is more of a Facial Pelt than a beard. I’m scared.

      • It makes his head look too big.  All Hollywood stars are basically bobbleheads anyway (tiny little bodies, big giant heads), so they have to be careful about anything that makes the head appear any larger.

      • FancyPhilly

         omg, facial pelt is now going in the daily vocabulary. lol!

        The pelt also seems to be highlighting the pancake makeup he is wearing.

  • teensmom99

    Tight jacket with too big pants creates a strange silhouette, as my dearest gay uncles have taught me. Add overly full hair and beard and the silhouette is bizarre.

  • Kristina Toma

    He’s being swallowed by his suit and beard. 

  • mshesterp

    I think he looks awesome–that suit is GORGEOUS and I just want to  touch it–despite the minor suggestions TLo mentioned.  But I don’t mind the double-breasted look on him.  I think he looks really handsome–if only he had a different tie!

    I do think his beard needs a trim. But like Saul on Homeland–if a man can rock a glorious beard like that, by all means DO THAT, SIR (also see: Andrew Garfield).  It ages him, but he’s still working it.

  • Lori

    I think I love the fabric of that suit. It looks like it would feel wonderful, and not just because it’s on Jake Gyllenhaa. 

  • Dot

    I think Jake’s beard ate his neck.

  • This man is making my bear loving heart go pitty pat.  However, the pants DO need a hem.  I could do that for you, Jake, pass them over here,….

    • Fordzo

      You can hem his pants while I check the fit on his underoos. Teamwork, baby.

      • Ahem, I was planning on this being a one person project.  You can help him out later with something else.

    •  You guys are cracking me up with this little spat over an imaginary meeting.  Thanks for the laugh.

      •  Well, if I was ever lucky enough to get the chance with Mr G, I would be in no fit mood to share. At least not right away, anyhow.

  • that suit makes him look really short.

  • Janet B

    The suit is okay (for a double breasted suit), but with his current hair and beard it looks silly.


  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the suit and the shoes and I don’t think the jacket is wrong for him. I just wish he had trimmed that beard and worn a tie with some color.
    Yes, the pants need a bit of hemming.

  • Ana_ragu

    Let’s be real: the man has a big head. Adding all that fur only makes his head look bigger. Add a tight suit, and geez, that is one Bigheaded Wolfman wearing a tight jacket. Such a shame…

    • Introspective

      bigheaded wolfman for the win. snort.

  • That beard desperately needs to be trimmed. I’m so distracted by it that I don’t even notice the suit (except to say that he looks like a banker from the neck down).

  • bpayne

    Someone needs to pin him to the ground and shave off that beard.  I volunteer to pin him 🙂

  • A B

    I hardly recognized him with the beard!

  • Snailstsichr

    The fabric that suit is made of is so beautiful. Can I fondle it while ya’ll are hemming his pants?

    • decormaven

      I’m in on that action. Gorgeous fabric; I’ll forgive all the other style flaws named above. 

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    These guys all look like the caveman in the Gieco commericals.  Funny, yes.  Sexy, no.

  • Hot. Period. It’s winter, grow a beard and don a dark suit, fine by me. Those baby blues!

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    …a very manly muppet…

  • kimmeister

    So, if custom-made pants are too long, does that mean that Jake himself wanted them that way?  TSK indeed.

    •  YES. It’s not like a gown being too long because she was wearing the wrong shoes when it was hemmed, is it? Custom made should be an impeccable fit.

  • cooperalden

    I love a double breasted suit…but it does seem to call for the man himself to have a slight vintage look (slicked hair, a face from another generation…. not in a boy band…and not  Grizzly Adams pictured  here).

  • KSuKim

    His head looks HUGE!!

  • Puck Thornton

    I know it’s Movember, but lose the Grizzly Adams look already! And that is a lovely colour suit, but it is something my grandfather would wear.

  • judybrowni

    Hate, hate, hate, the double-breasted for myself, as well, and I’m a girl.

  • erinbinek

    Just goes to show how a beard can make a normally attractive man completely and utterly unattractive.

  • Trisha26

    Noticed the pant length right away (you have trained us well, TLo!). Other than that I think he looks great. Now what role is he sporting the mountain man look for? (That is one awful beard & head of hair.)

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  • mozzer0906

    The mountain man beard and hair looks ridiculous with that nice suit.  Backwoods on top, business on the bottom.

  • dramamajor

    Not a word about his scraggly beard?

  • BobStPaul

    I don’t mind the jacket because it’s perfectly fitted.  I think the pants need to trimmed more than a little bit.  However, here is a perfect example of how facial hair can make a very attractive man relatively unattractive – and I am not averse to facial hair, having had some variation of it for nearly 40 years.   Guess I gave away my age there.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Are we not talking about the hair situation? Just because Tom Hardy was a mountain man in Cannes, doesn’t mean you should take lessons.

    I’m yet to see a dude in a double breasted suit who doesn’t look hippy, to be quite honest.

  • altalinda

    Hmmm.  I think he looks pretty darn perfect.

  • Either these photos are mirrored or that is the first double breasted jacked I have seen that overlaps that direction other than women’s. That or my brain has been working too hard lately. I think the side has been dictated by history of men dressing themselves and women having attendants. Just a strange thing that made my eye twitch.

  • e jerry powell

    You’re right.  Take the suit off of him, and then I will have teh sex0rs with him all all will be right in the world.

  • bertkeeter

    Beard…trim it!

  • RocknLox

    So you’re not even going to touch that homeless beard? 

  • bolger

    All the hoopla for the huge beard… it’s for the character he plays in “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet” off-Broadway: a drifter who comes back to his family after years spent on the streets – hence the hippy(ish) look, complete with 3 fake tatoos he tries to cover when not on stage. From August until December this is how Jake will look.

    On breaks, he usually grows a beard for his own comfort, dislike of shaving, whatever, but this time – by his own admission – it’s for a role. Trust me, he’s fully aware the bushy beard and long hair are not the best look for promotional events: he makes all kind of jokes in interviews about looking like Abraham Lincoln.

    I say he does his best with the out-of-control beard and hair required by the role. Plus, his body frame is gorgeous, he can pull off any suit. He’s fit and the suit fits him perfectly (the pants hem being, IMO, the only mistake).
    BTW, for all the previous events he avoided the tie (good choice IMO). This Ferragamo winter ensemble demanded a tie though.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I don’t know what I could say about this finely bearded bearcub that would not get me permanently banned from TLO so I will just pour me a glass of milk and eat some graham crackers.

  • i hope that it’s for a role.

  • nope, i really like this look. if there is one thing id critisize, its that ridiculous beard.

  • Hate the beard he looks like the scary king in Burger King commercials

  • He looks no-neckish.

  • nannypoo

    I’m glad this beard is for a role, because it is absolutely nasty. He looks like Ben Affleck in Argo, which just goes to show that if you cover up half of a man’s face he just looks like some other guy and nothing at all like himself.

  • Ugh, that beard is AWFUL. If you’re not living alone in the mountains, that thing needs to be trimmed. 

  • Toto Maya

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. He looks spectacularly ridiculous.

  • lalahartma

    Yes, why can’t these men groom their beards?

  • Esz

    How can he go from looking like a GOD to looking like a hobo just with a bit (or a lot) of facial hair??

    I usually dont mind a beard either but it’s not for Jake. Not this length.

  • quiltrx

    Everybody run!  It’s the Wolfman!!!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    OMG that facial hair.  Oy.

  • RzYoung

    I irrationally love beards, it’s official. I know they don’t necessarily suit all men but I just think they improve all men in my eyes, it’s like a beard blindness, i can’t see straight when there’s one in the room!

  • bitterk

    Good Lord no

  • dharmabum8

    That beard makes him look like Tim Allen in The Santa Clause.

  • ccm800

    Never ever did a thing for me. Ever. This suit continues the streak. 

  • So tired of both grey-on-grey and the mountain man looks!!