Pharrell Williams at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Posted on November 14, 2012

Pharell. You’re killing us here.


Pharrell Williams attends the 22nd annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City.

First, GET YOUR DAMN HANDS OUT OF YOUR POCKETS. That looks bad in any instance, but when you’re wearing the slim cut highwaters with no socks, it looks downright ridiculous.

Second, IS THAT A CANVAS BELT YOU’RE WEARING WITH YOUR TUXEDO? We’re fanning ourselves like Aunt Pittypat. It looks like it might be leather in one or two of the pics, but that style of buckle is all wrong, as is the blue color.

Third, WHITE DRESS SHIRTS REQUIRE UNDERSHIRTS. There is NO wiggle room on this one.

The shame of it all is that looks like a pretty nice tux, once you peer past all the mistakes he’s making. He’s a whip-thin, elegant-looking man in a tux. This could have been – and SHOULD have been – a knockout look.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • sweet_potato

    He looks ridiculous and he’s an another “arbiter of style”.  What’s up with that???

  • Mismarker

    Oh, HELL to the no! You know who goes socks-less while wearing a tux? A hobo, Pharrell.  A hobo.

    •  Do NOT start me on my loathing for the “dress shoes with no socks” thing. Harumph

      • I’m generally against all things that look smelly. That includes latex leggings, dirty hair, Melissa shoes, “Robsten” (almost everytime) and this.

  • Dot

    HAHA! His facial hair looks so ridiculous — it’s especially laughable in the close-up. The belt reminds me of a seatbelt on a plane.

    • Mismarker

      Andre 3000 needs to teach him about good facial hair.  He just looks like a lazy a-hole here.  If you can’t keep it groomed, shave it off!

    • H3ff

      He looks like Rupaul when OUT of drag. All he needs are a pair of thick-rimmed glasses.

  • PinkLemon

    i can’t get past the facial hair. I CAN’T.

    • Dot

      All I can see are face pubes.

    • Nicholas

      Pretty sure we’re dealing with Parallel Universe Pharrell here.

    • ChiliP

      Is it possible he’s participating in Movember? I have a few guy friends how are growing the same silly looking mustaches, but it’s part of an initiative to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and other charities. If he is participating, I’ll give him a pass.

      Now, if he’s not participating….that’s one sad 70s looking porno stache, and it needs to go. Stat.

      • snarkykitten

         That’s why all the dudes around me are suddenly sporting mountain men faces? Why don’t they just skip the poor grooming choices and donate directly? Seems about as useful as posting the color of your undies on FB

  • I thought you were going to say the facial hair ruined it. Terrible.

  • Sal Neslusan

    ok TLo, help a lady out. HOW do you know when a guy is not wearing an undershirt. I can’t seem to see it here!

    • mellbell

      See how the placket and collar (which have more than one layer of fabric) are solid white and the rest of the shirt (which only has one layer) is more off-white? When you wear an undershirt, it adds another layer behind the rest of the shirt and keeps your skin from peeking through.

  • I can’t with the skeevy mustache.

  • MOVEMBER. All I can think about is Nick Offerman’s motivation for a “Fuller Mo”

  • I have a mental picture of the two of you “fanning yourselves like Aunt Pittypat” and it is cracking me up! 

    He is being sloppy with this but I do give him a few points for having a “tie it yourself” bow tie.  So many men default to the clip-on and it’s just not right. 

    So he’s at the “Glamour Women of the Year” event and Diane (previous post) is at the “GQ Men of the Year” event. Is there a “Children of the Year” post coming soon? “Animal of the Year”? “Politician of the Year”? Methinks the events are getting more an more dubious.

  • I literally gasped when I saw this. It’s painful to look at.

  • Deedles

    …and fix your tie! It’s all wonky.

  • amaranth16

    No socks?!

  • stubbornthoughts

    His mustache matches his bow tie. They’re in perfect symmetry with each other.

  • This solidifies his douche status for me. 

  • And THIS man is “the best dressed man on Earth”?!!!!!!!!!
    I laugh,
    I guffaw,
    I giggle like a naughty schoolgirl.

    • This is just as good as Kelly Osborne as a Style Icon from a few weeks back. Laughable, for sure. 

      •  Icon status must be earned after years of consistently Killing It. Dita Von Teese? Yeah, she’s an icon. HBC? Yep, icon.

        • MilaXX

           I’d have rather seen this go to Andre 3000. Now that’s a man with style.

  • It’s top to bottom terrible. 

  • MilaXX

    I’ve seen Pharrell make public appearances before and this could have been much, much worse. Shame because he’s a nice enough looking guy.

  • SophiaPehawkins

    I’ll deal with the belt, the hands in the pocket, and anything else that may be wrong with his suit. I can’t with the molestache. That has to go.

  • I try not to take any of this to seriously , it’s not that deep.

  • What could have been. *sigh*

  • annrr

    Add me to the list of people who couldn’t see past his attempt at facial hair. 

  • jw_ny

    No socks with shoes on a man always makes me think ‘stink feet’.  Hate the idea of it with a tux or suit.  

    • poohbahI

      It’s OK in summer with deck shoes. But it’s just insolent with black tie.

  • I like the shoes…

  • Janet B

    Oh, brother.   He looks as if he’s trying it all on for a fitting, not ready to go out for the night.

    Pharrell, please listen to what T Lo are telling you. 

  • poohbah1



    • Was that unclear for you, dear?

      • poohbah1

        Yes, it was. Otherwise I wouldn’t have asked, would I? Now get up from the computer, nip over the kitchen, get a tea towel and wipe that sour expression of your face, and then come back and explain WHY ‘white dress shirts require undershirts, because – as someone who wears black tie regularly (no, I’m not a wine waiter), – I’ve never heard this rule before.

        • Actually, we think we’ll just ban you from the comments section, given your string of nasty comments.

          • poohbahI

            What ‘string of nasty comments’? You haven’t deleted anything of mine?  I have been courteous and polite to everyone on your forum. However, if you wish me not to post here any more, of course I will comply.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Well said. Plus, his mustache is raggedy. If he is trying to copy those fierce 1940s style ‘staches, they have to be PRECISE. My dad’s never had a hair out of place on his.

  • meowing

    That’s one handsome man who could be handsomer by fixing those tiny flaws.

  • B_C_J

    I will give him credit for wearing a real bow tie and not a clip on. The belt is heinous with a tuxedo and I agree with TLo that undershirts are mandatory with a formal look.  I am not a fan of the sockless look for formal wear. 

  • decormaven

    This shows complete lack of thought. If you can’t get it together, then go home. The spotlight is only so big; if you’re not going to make a good reflection, get out of the way and let somebody else shine. 

  • This probably shows that I know nothing about men’s fashion, but how can you tell he’s not wearing an undershirt?

    • Meelah

      My mom was a stickler about always wearing an undershirt (I’m a woman though) and I can’t tell if he’s wearing one or not…maybe TLo was there in person and could see.  There are also other pics that were taken that I’ve seen on other blogs so maybe the no-undershirt evidence is there.

  • The camera angle in that first pic makes him look short & dumpy.

  • He kinda looks like an old lady.  Old crazy lady.

  • maggiemaybe

    God he’s pretty. Shame about the tux.

  • Dislike the no sock thing as well. :/